Well...the first 28 days is officially over! I really enjoyed this run and look forward to some big things in the future with. I took my final measurements yesterday and lest there be any doubt, I took pics of the tape measure to verify the numbers. I was shocked to see most, if not all of the numbers increase (or decrease) in the appropriate direction!! Again, there was a little less than 2 weeks between these final measurements and the secondary ones I took and only 28 days from the starting measurements. Here are the numbers *drumroll*
12/09/12: Chest = 42" Arms = 17" Waist = 32.75" Thigh = 22.5" Calf = 15.5"
12/24/12: Chest = 42.375" Arms = 17.25" Waist = 32.62" Thigh = 22.75" Calf = 15.5"
01/06/13: Chest = 42.375" Arms = 17.375" Waist = 32.62" Thigh = 23" Calf = 15.625"
That's a 3/8" increase in the chest (by far my weakest bodypart), 3/8" in the upper arm, waist decreased 1/8" (for doing very little cardio and a little extra cheating over the holidays, I am extremely pleased with this), mid-thighs increased 1/2" and calves went up 1/8". All this done in 28 days!! I can't even begin to imagine extrapolating that over a solid year's time.
My weight leveled off about a week ago at 196. Comparing that to my starting weight of 193.5, that is a solid 2.5 pound increase!! Now, based on the fact that my waist measurement is virtually the same and my waist area is the only place that I am holding any fat right now, I feel really confident is saying that 2.5 pounds is mostly/all lean body mass. I think that is awesome for a 28 day stretch!!
I will add my final thoughts on different asepcts of the product in my next post.