Can you believe it? Can anyone out there believe that I actually made it through 90 days of ANY workout regimen???
As you can imagine, I am extremely proud of me. And, well, a little bit sad. Just like finishing a good book, it was a bit of a downer to say goodbye to my much loved Metamorphosis. I even took an extra day off during that last week, trying to delay the inevitable. Yes, I had Continuity already waiting beside my DVD player, but it's always a bummer reaching that finish line, the big goal you've worked so hard for. They say it's really all about the journey, right?
And what a journey it has been! Especially for my wardrobe!! But more on that in a bit.... let's get to those stats!
Day 1 Day 60 Day *90*
Bust 36" 36" 34"
Arms 11.5" 11.5" 11"
Waist 32.5" 30.25" 29.5"
Belly Button 34" 32" 30.75"
Hips 42" 41" 39.75"
Thigh 24.5" 23.5" 22.5"
Weight 146.4 140.4 133.8
If you missed the 60 Day Results Show (or just forgot), let me explain the belly button vs. waist measurements. Having been pregnant with two (still ungrateful) children, my abdominals separated and never came all the way back together (a diastasis), causing that "pooch" that a lot of mommies are sporting. This means the widest part of my waistline is the area around my belly button, so I added a line for that measurement.
And there it is! The fruits of all my hard, HARD labor. I swear to you, Tracy just about killed me with that last level, Level 9. I had no idea the human body could be contorted like that and still move! Then I saw some breakdancers performing at a street fair last week, and couldn't help noticing how many of Tracy's muscular structure moves closely resembled what these guys were laying down. Grab my boombox, folks, I may just have the foundation for a second career!
Anyway, I am totally amazed at how my tummy has shrunk. I knew Tracy would work my core, but I still couldn't imagine actually having a waistline again! And the other phenomenon is in the lower region. Ya'll, somebody done STOLE the JUNK in my TRUNK!!! When I set out on this endeavor, I never expected to see such a change in my hips and thighs. Add in the flattening tummy, and you've got a recipe for a whole new wardrobe! When I began, I fit into a size 10. Maybe an 8 on a good day. Now I am a solid size 6. I actually weigh a couple pounds less than I did before I was pregnant with my oldest!
Which I'm sure some of you are pointing out right now. I can already hear it, "Of course you've gone down in sizes, you lost 13 pounds!"
Well, that is true. Losing weight will definitely get you into a smaller dress size. But smaller underwear? Not for this girl! The only other workout that I stuck with for about the same amount of time was Body Pump. And all those squats and lunges made my butt muscular, but they didn't do anything to shrink the bodaciousness of my badonkadonk.
(Spellcheck is gonna LOVE this post!)
People, I have some additional news....
I bought a bikini.
No, no, not a TANKini. A BIkini, as in two tiny separate pieces of fabric that, if worn properly, will not come anywhere near touching each other. Mind you, it is not yet ready for public consumption - this is a strictly Backyard Only Bikini. But can you imagine? My oh-so-pale stomach will once again see the light of day! (Pass the SPF 600, please.)
In other news, I, unfortunately, did not win the Detox in the Hamptons contest that all of you were so generously kind to lend your vote to. I didn't even make it to the Top 10. But I did stay on Page 1 (Top 25), which I thought was pretty impressive!
I would also like to add how excited I am to hear that two of my friends have purchased the Metamorphosis program! Tanya works crazy hours in the medical industry and knows from the get-go that she won't be able to work out the prescribed six days a week. I'm fascinated to see what her results will look like on an every-other-day type of schedule. And Becca just had her third baby, so she'll be tackling this Meta on top of juggling an infant and two preschoolers. I am thrilled to see how the Metamophosis Journies will develop for both of these women. Best of luck to them!