Results: my 1st three months at Core Performance

Fitness is my themeword for 2011 and since I’m now 30, I’ve begun to reassess where I’m at, how I’m doing, and have started to devote some energy to becoming even better.

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:

                    12/3/2010     2/22/2011          Delta 
Weight (lb): 168.4 164.2 -4.20 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 gamified featureset is definitely helping keep me honest.

Now I just need to practice getting more sleep!

Originally published at on February 22, 2011.

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