Having just finished Day 1 of our Fitness Challenge Experiment with Lindsey, the Gym Buddies and I all got our body fat percentage tested so we’d have our official results from November and December’s Rachel Cosgrove Experiment. I posted last night about my results from it but these new numbers were so stunning I had to add an update. Seriously, any of you who are still undecided about heavy lifting and minimal endurance cardio, this will be the push you need! Just try it!
Me: Today I got the same trainer to take my body fat as I did a month ago and I’m down 7% according to her measurements. (The other trainer gave me a drop of 5% on Saturday. Yes, I had my body fat tested twice in three days and yes I know that’s nuts.) So I lost 5-7% body fat, either of which is a massive success.
Allison: Down between 5% and 8%, which is impressive alone but considering she started at the very low end of the body fat scale makes it even more remarkable. (But don’t lose any more girl – you need some fat to live!)
Krista: Did the impressive feat of losing both weight (down 8.8 pounds) and fat (down 6%) by combining Rachel Cosgrove with Weight Watchers.
Daria: Lost 5% body fat and 2 pants sizes. In one month. Just amazing.
And for all of you on Team GFE for this month’s Experiment, don’t forget to do your first workout today! Just FYI, since Lindsey made the workouts to be done at home and we work out at the gym (free childcare!), we altered them by adding weights to each move.
Written with love by Charlotte Hilton Andersen for The Great Fitness Experiment (c) 2010. If you enjoyed this, please check out my new book for more of my crazy antics and uncomfortable over-shares!