Monday, March 7, 2011

Day 1 of Experiment

So as I explained in the previous  post, my out of state test subject is running her own experiment. She gained around 4lbs over the holidays and lost it all by eating less and working out daily. Here are her current numbers:

Height: 5'6
Weight: 130
Waist (measured at the belly button): 30'
Thighs: 20'
Arms: 11' 1/4

She has never gone below 130 in all her years of working out and dieting but have gone well above it. She isn't someone who wants to lose a lot of weight, she just always wanted to tone up.  I gave her a set of guidelines, scaled back her work outs to 3 times a week instead of daily. Each week I intend to give her stricter guidelines (I don't do it all at once as to slowly build it up as habit). The focus is to optimize her eating and work outs. Whatever weight she goes up or down to, will be optimal for her. We shall see how it turns out. At no point will she ever count calories or eat less. Nor does she even have to lose weight or feel like her current body is overweight, because it's not and we don't want to build a poor self image. Just seeing what will naturally happen to her body when she is optimized. The goal is always being as lean and as strong as you can be, never compromising one for the other. I give her the rules, she tracks her own results and will send it back to me, our correspondence will be brief and once a week.

Track her progress: The ExperimentDay 1Week 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Day 30
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