Cutting Month 1 Results

My first month of cutting post-marathon is done! I’ve been backing down on my mileage, adding in more strength training and eating at a slight caloric deficit. So, how did my first month go?

Starting Measurements—October 1

Weight: 142.6 lbs

Body fat: 27.5%

Waist: 29 inches

Hips: 37 inches

Thighs: 20.25 inches

Forearms: 11 inches

Current Measurements—November 1

Weight: 137.8 lbs (4.8 lbs↓)

Body fat: 26.3% (1.2%↓)

Waist: 28.5 inches (0.5 inches↓)

Hips: 36.5 inches (0.5 inches↓)

Thighs: 20 inches (0.25 inches↓)

Forearms: 10.5 inches (0.5 inches↓)


I had a pretty drastic drop in weight the first week after the marathon, just over 3 lbs, which I was expecting as my body got back to normal after marathon training. I also had a bigger drop the second week (just before I went on my honeymoon) but while I was gone I wasn’t paying as close of attention to my calories. When I got back, I was up from the day we left (which I expected) but I’ve continued to see a small drop in weight since then. I might have weighed in another pound lighter if I hadn’t been on vacation (or if I had been super strict with my eating then) but the memories are more than worth it.

I’m really impressed with the changes that have happened already and how easy it’s feeling. I’m eating about 300 calories below my maintenance and was eating so much during marathon training that I was worried about my body feeling hungry during this phase. But I’ve adjusted really quickly to it and I feel like I’m eating healthier than during marathon training as I’m working on getting more volume in my food by adding in vegetables.

November will turn out a lot different from October. I’m not planning on losing almost five pounds but I’d like to get down to 135 by the end of the month.I feel like is completely reasonable based on how my weight has been moving since getting back from the honeymoon. I’m also hoping to see my hip measurement drop more too since that’s the spot where I carry most of my weight and the last place I lose weight from. I will also have a lot more consistency in November since we won’t be on vacation for two weeks!

I won’t be making any major changes to my nutrition or workouts in November. I might be having to hit the treadmill more depending on what weather comes our way in Minnesota but that’s just to be expected. I’ll also be moving on to the second phase of Strong Curves next week which will be fun to mix things up again.