Monday, April 13, 2015

Bikini Series - The Beginning - Measurements & Goal Setting!

Gah! It's already the 2015 Bikini Series and I am definitely not in Bikini Shape!!!!!! 

This morning I completed the Set the Bar workout on BB2 DVD. What an eye opener! I know it has been a long time since I worked out properly, but really, that was ridiculous!!! However, I'm not going to get down on myself. The point of the exercise (no pun intended) was to set the bar... find out where I am starting... so in the name of transparency and accountability, I'm going to post my beginning stats. Karena and Katrina have counseled us to repeat the workout every couple of weeks and to take our measurements every couple of weeks to see how far we have come. So, are you ready to be shocked? 

I had to modify the exercises in the Set the Bar workout in order to be able to complete them at all. That was really disappointing, but hey, I got it done - so I'm giving myself a pat on the back for that! 

Resting Heart Rate: 79bpm
Kneeling push-ups: 22
Abdominal Crunches (knees bent): 28
Standing Lunges: 33
Plank: 40 seconds
Get Ups: 6
Recovery Heart Rate 1: 180 bpm
Recovery Heart Rate 2: 120 bpm

Starting Weight & Measurements
283lbs.......................................enough said.

Neck: 42.5cm
Left Arm: 35.5 cm
Right Arm: 35.5cm
Waist: 131.5cm
Torso: 118.5cm
Hips: 160cm
Left Thigh: 74.5cm (seated)
Right Thigh: 70.5cm (seated)
Left Calf: 48cm
Right Calf: 46.5cm

What do I want to achieve this week?

  • work out every day, except Sunday
  • Choose healthier foods
  • NO fast food. Period. No. 
  • Drink 2-3l water each day
  • Track my food every day
  • Checkin with my #TIUTeam daily
  • Get outside every day
  • Smile and enjoy each day!
I also have these goals for the whole Bikini Series!
What are your goals? Where are you starting from?


  1. hello, well done your set the bar results aren't so bad! I'll be supporting you!

    1. Thank you so much, Toni! Good luck with this year's Bikini Series! I'm really enjoying it so far!

  2. It was an amazing series this year! I looooove TIU! :)