Today marks a milestone post as it is 6 months since I began Fit to the Next Level and my journey to raise the bar on my health and fitness.    I have learned so much since I started, and I owe a lot of my success to my support system, my family, my life long partner, John, my friends, and my trainer, Megan Vaccaro. Without a strong and supportive system, this journey would have been even more challenging.

One important thing that I’ve learned is that progress is slow.  Change doesn’t happen overnight.  You think to yourself, “I’m working so hard, and I’m not seeing the results fast enough.”  You debate if it’s worth it, is what I’m doing working, are the sacrifices I’m making paying off?  And, then one day it all seems to come together and the hard work is starting to show.

While I am really ecstatic with the results, the goals I have hit, and the  improved level of fitness and performance, I am not done.  Fit to the Next Level is a lifelong journey for me.  Raising the bar on what I eat, drink, and the purpose I have when I’m in the gym has become a lifestyle.  A lifestyle that I am committed to.

Below are my measurements (compared to my baseline when I started).   I believe that these measurements are more exact than previous measurement posts as I am using my new Fit & Healthy brand tape measure (see below for device image).

Weight: 117 (loss of 9 pounds)

Right Bicep: Unflexed: 10 1/4″ (decrease 3/8″)/ Flexed:  10 3/4″ (decrease 1/2″)

Left Bicep: Unflexed: 10 1/4″ (decrease 3/8″) / Flexed: 11″ (no change)

Waist: 27″ (loss of 1 1/4″)

Hips: 33 1/2″ (decrease of 2 5/8″)

Bust: 31 1/4″ (decrease of 1 3/8″)

Right Thigh: 19 1/2″  (decrease of  1 5/8″)

Left Thigh: 20″ (decrease of 1 1/8″)

Neck: 12″ (loss of 1/4″)

Left Calf: 14″ (loss of 1/8″)

Right Calf: 14″ (loss of 1/8″