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:
|Dec 3, 2010||Feb 22, 2011||Delta|
|Weight (lb):||168.4||164.2||-4.2 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 gameified featureset is definitely helping keep me honest.
Now I just need to practice getting more sleep!