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02 February 2012

My Results of Sequence 1

Days 9 and 10 of Tracy Anderson's Bootcamp

I am happy to report that I have completed the last two days of Sequence 1 of the Tracy Anderson Method!  Woohooo!!  I have to say though that Days 9 and 10 seemed to go on and on and on and on.  I kept thinking, "Will this workout ever end!?"  It did in fact end though and I am very, very happy about it!

Before I continue, I guess I should explain a bit more about TAM's BC (Tracy Anderson Method Bootcamp) so that you understand what I mean by sequences. BC lasts 30 days and each day in addition to the food which has been one of the obsessions focuses of this blog, there are two exercise components to complete: dance cardio (DC) and muscular structure (MS).  Keep that in mind as I explain how each day works as it relates to exercise:
  • Days 1 - 10 are DC and Sequence 1: MS
  • Days 11 - 20 are DC and Sequence 2: MS
  • Days 21 - 30 are DC and Sequence 3: MS
The idea behind switching up the muscular structure every 10 days is so that your muscles do not get bored and you do not start to plateau and let's face it, your muscles are not the only thing that gets bored when you are doing the same work out everyday.

Also, after each Sequence you are supposed to weigh-in, take pictures and re-measure to track your progress.  I did this (except for the photos which I'll take and not share later), but I feel like my progress has been sabotaged by my cycle because I have gained a few pounds back over the last couple of days.  Let's hope that's a temporary woman issue.  So, while I don't think my weight loss results are as good as they could be, I will share them with you anyway. *sad face*

So, here's what you REALLY want to know...

My Progress So Far
  • Weight : -3.8 lbs (ANGRY RANT:  As much sleep I have lost cooking 4 meals from scratch a [okay, most days...] day and working out 2-2.5 hours a day, this had better because of my cycle!!)
  • Chest : -1" (I sure hope this was just back fat...)
  • Waist at Belly Button : -1.75"
  • Natural Waist : -1"
  • L Arm : -1"
  • R Arm : -0.5"
  • L Thigh : -0.5"
  • R Thigh : -1.25"
  • L Bikini : -2"
  • R Bikini : -1"
  • Hips : -3.25"
That's a total of 3.8 lbs (BOO!!) and 13.25" inches (EXCELLENT) down in just 10 day!!!

Take that Thunder Thighs!!

Oh and in case you wondered what the bikini measurement is, I'll tell you.  Imagine sticking your leg through the hole of a bikini bottom, the part that touches your leg where it meets your torso is your bikini measurement.  So basically you would wrap the measuring tape around the top part of your leg at an angle.  I think Tracy has you track this measurement to see how your butt is shaping up.  Literally, up!

Can you believe the hips measurements!?  No more screaming seams in these jeans! 

10 days down, 20 to go.


  1. Way to go girl!! I've lost more inches than weight as well...although with the last weekend of stuffing myself silly, we'll see what the end weigh in is on Sunday ( ; Thanks again for the awesome nomination! xxoo

    1. Hey Parker! Thank you & you're welcome! Yeah, your results have been awesome. It just goes to show you that this method really works. I'm trying not to focus on the scale too much, but it's a hard habit to break.

  2. Fantastic results with the inches. The weight will come, but personally losing inches means it is easier to fit into clothes and that is a huge plus.
    The important thing is that you finished the first sequence. Now on to the next and building on your success!
    Make sure you are keeping well hydrated as dehydration can cause you to retain water.

    1. Thanks, Michelle! I'm sticking with it and so glad to be done with Sequence 1. Now, if only Sequence 2 would end. :-) I think I will take your advice and up my water intake even more this sequence just in case I'm not taking in enough.

  3. Oh wow! Good job on those inches Jae!:) Especially the hips!

    The weight will come in time - muscle weighs more than fat after all.

    I only started measuring last week, and this week was a bit of a fail in terms of workout and diet, so don't have too much hope, but here's to the next weigh-in.

    Good luck with the second sequence!

    1. Thanks and same to you!! Yeah, I was impressed by the hips! No more wiggling into extra fitted clothing! Haha.

  4. Great job Jae! And thanks for the Liebster Award nomination! Had no idea that even existed as I am new to blogging. And congrats on your results! I too am not seeing the scale go down too much but I can see my body changing every day. Keep up the great work and you truly motivate me.

    1. Thanks, Cindy! I'm glad that someone else is also noticing more of a measurement versus scale change. At least that way, I don't feel like I'm doing the exercises wrong.

      You're welcome for the nomination! You deserve it. I hadn't heard of it either until I received one myself. It's pretty awesome to know someone thinks you're special! 8-)

  5. Congrats Girly! That's amazing progress for only 10 days! Keep on working it-- you're 1/3 of the way done!


  6. Hi Jae,

    Congrats on your results, way to go. Keep going strong, it just keeps getting better and better.

    Take Care

    1. Thanks for the encouragement, Tracy! I sure do need it. :o)