To that end, I’ve starting working out three times a week for an hour in December at a Google-subsidized program called Core Performance.
Though I’ve been tracking my weight and BMI nearly daily using my Withings WiFI scale, I prefer to rely on the body composition measurements taken manually by Core Performance staff. Today I got my body comp results for my first three months and the good news is that I’m making considerable progress:
12/3/2010 2/22/2011 Delta
Weight (lb): 168.4 164.2 -4.20 lb
Body Fat %: 22.91 17.66 -5.25%
Lean Mass (lb): 129.82 135.20 +5.38 lb
Fat Mass (lb): 38.58 29.00 -9.58 lb
Waist (in): 37.5 37.25 -0.25 in
Hip (in): 41.5 39.75 -1.75 in
Apart from the weekly workouts, I’ve also become more proactive in my water intake, and monitoring what I eat and when (i.e. I now eat a banana and peanut butter an hour before I work out). I’ve been using Healthmonth and so far its gamified featureset is definitely helping keep me honest.
Now I just need to practice getting more sleep!
Originally published at chrismessina.me on February 22, 2011.