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21 Day Fix Results

The beginning of October I decided to start the 21 Day Fix by celebrity trainer Autumn Calabrese. I had dabbled in the workouts before, but nothing serious. Along with that I started doing Chalene Johnson’s online 30 Day Push, read her book Push, and listened to her podcast The Chalene Show. Personal Development is crucial to being on the top of your game and staying motivated.

My results please me to no end. I was in a rut and it was just what I needed. I hadn’t worked out consistently for a few months and I was really getting down on myself.

 

My starting measurements are as follows:

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Weight 140 @ 5 foot 2 inches

Waist 29.5

Hips 37

Chest 35.5

Right and left thigh 24.5

Body Fat 24%

 

I began to take pictures on many of the days and working out on the days that I worked before work. That meant getting up at 4:15am.

Here are some of my progress pics:

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Final Measurements are as follows:

Weight 137

Waist 29

Hips 38.5

Chest 29

Right and left thigh 24

Body Fat 21%

 

The thing I really want you all to note is my percentage of body fat. While I didn’t see huge changes in all areas this is a big deal. And done in 21 days!

 

What does body fat percentage mean?

Your body fat percentage is simply the percentage of fat your body contains.  If you are 150 pounds and 10% fat, it  means that your body consists of 15 pounds fat and 135 pounds lean body mass (bone, muscle, organ tissue, blood and everything else).

A certain amount of fat is essential to bodily functions.  Fat regulates body temperature, cushions and insulates organs and tissues and is the main form of the body’s energy storage.

 

Here is a table of ranges: BF table

So, before my 21 days I was at the top end of fitness and now I am on the low end pushing an athlete level. This is a far better way of measuring your progress than the scale. Below is my before and after picture.

 

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