Heather » Blog Archive » Ok, Posting the Measurements. For Posterior…I Mean Posterity.


I mentioned in my before/after photo post that I couldn’t take my measurements because all I had was a toy tape measure.

Well, today,  I picked up measuring tape (AND IT’S PINK!). And I took my measurements. I’m hoping this will give me a little boost – after my scale boo boo this week, I’m hoping my body is changing shape – even if the number one the scale doesn’t reflect it.

So, here are my ’starting’ measurements for the 30 Day Shred Challenge:

Bust: 38″

Waist: 31 1/2″

Hips: 38″

Upper Arm (aka ‘the guns’): 13″

Upper Thigh: 23″

In the past, I’ve not been great about taking my measurements. But, I’m stashing my measuring tape in a safe place to I can follow through.

Also, I found an old post from my personal blog that has my measurements from last summer.

At the beginning of the last Sisterhood Challenge, my waist was 35″ and my hips were 42″. At the end? 33″ and 41″. And I was not talking about my bust at the time because it was absolutely ridiculously inflated with breastfeeding. Since then, I’ve weaned and my chest has gone buh-bye, so I will now discuss it again.

So everyone, if you’re doing the Shred or the Spring Fling, I really encourage you to take your measurements! It’s pretty fantastic to be able to see the inches disappear!