Unfortunately with work and leaving this weekend I wasn't able to grab a paper for my after photos, but wanted to get them posted anyway. Feel good about my progress and am happy to see how toned I can get in just a matter of weeks!
Received some nice compliments boating last weekend which helps keep me motivated and on track! Will continue throughout the summer, but may actually have a glass of wine this week!
This is my last week of the 6 week challenge. Will be out of town all next week, so I won't be able to end with my team. I will post final measurements, progress pics, bf, and weight Friday morning.
Received a compliment from a co-worker on my progress today and they didn't even know I was doing the challenge. Nice to know the change is noticeable!
Check back in a couple days!
Been a while since I have been able to do an update. I am proud of myself for sticking with the transformation and my goals. I have already reached the goals I have made since the beginning, and will be continuing to try to shred with extra workouts over the next couple of weeks!
I am going on vacation the last week of July, so I will be posting my after photos next Friday!!
I am finally to the point where I can go on a hike with my shirt off and look forward to water sports and feeling confident!
I don't own a scale at home, and unfortunately the one at the office I have been using each week is out of batteries. Was eager to see where I stood this week, but numbers will have to wait. I feel great and comfortable in my swimsuit.
Went to another winery to enjoy a relaxing Sunday sunbathing, napping and listening to some pretty awesome music, but just said no to alcohol.
I am up to 30 push-ups and typically do those and planks on top of my cycling to get a full body workout on slower weeks.
Only 3 more weeks!
Getting my diet on point! Thank goodness for Quest protein bars! They are yummy and low in sugar! Great for an occasional afternoon snack!
Today was shoulders and abs at lunch.
Tonight: 22 mile bike ride!
This weekend was tough! Supported the Relay for Life with my family, which was awesome! BUT they celebrated with pizza, cupcakes and donuts. I had planned ahead and brought chicken breast, spinach salad and hard boiled eggs, but it was hard to smell the temptation and say no. Instead, I worked out. I had my brother down doing pushups with me and people sitting on my back as I did planks. I ended up walking the laps as fast as I could and my legs were so sore I was limping by the end!
Happy to see the drop in weight and bodyfat! Need to keep it up and see how fit I can get!!
Getting mentally prepared for this weekend. 3-day road trip family weekend for the Relay for Life. This means meal prep for the entire weekend tonight. Chicken is de-thawing in the fridge and should be ready to bake when I get home!
Breakfast: 1/2 cup dry oats, scoop of Protogen, blueberries and cinnamon
Lunch: Lettuce wrap with turkey, tomato, avacado, cucumber and mustard
Snack: Protein Bar
Dinner: Chicken Breast and beets
Walked to get lunch instead of driving.
I won't be able to post over the weekend while out of town, but plan on bringing some bands to use while not walking in the relay.
Feeling good this morning. My body is already less bloated which makes me look and feel better in my clothes.
Breakfast: egg whites, spinach, garlic, cumin
Lunch: Shake (spinach, blueberries, chia seeds, flax seeds, cinnamon, nutmeg, almond butter, protein and coconut milk)
Snack: I made so much shake that I also had it for my snack.
Dinner: Cobb salad (egg, chicken breast, tomatoes, avacodo)
Lunch - At home gym workout to my RIPPED video trainer
After work: Went for a walk after all my errands to get in a little extra (this was supposed to be a rest day, but I am not ready to rest yet!)
Awesome how little things like sneezing can hurt so bad after a good ab workout! LOVE IT!!
Keeping myself accountable by posting workouts and meals daily.
Breakfast: Egg whites, fresh spinach, garlic, cumin, pepper, tiny bit of salt
Lunch: Ground turkey, tomatoes, celery, mushrooms, chillies, fresh cilantro, onion, garlic, cumin, chili powder, vinegar, yellow mustard
Snack: Almond Honey Rise Protein Bar - Extra carbs okay on Cycling day
Dinner: Spinach/salmon salad with eggs, tomatoes, artichoke no dressing.
1 hour yoga at lunch
20+ mile bike ride after work
Feeling great after one day and have missed the soar feeling of my muscles!
Today is day one of my 6 week transformation. Back in January was the last time I did a progress pic/update on here and was still feeling pretty great about where I was physically. Once the weather started to get warmer - the invites for bbqing, grabbing a drink, wine tasting, and social events came as well. I thought as long as I stayed active (tennis, hiking, cycling) it wouldn't catch up to me. Turns out after doing those long rides, your body craves carbs, and I happily obliged.
Taking a step back and identifying these things that I have allowed to creep in, I believe will help in the success of my transformation.
Breakfast: 1 cup of coffee, ½ cup oats with 1 scoop Protogen and cinnamon powder
Lunch: Ground turkey, tomatoes, mushrooms, onion, celery, zucchini, garlic, green chillies and fresh cilantro
Snack: Protein Shake
Dinner in a blender: spinach, chia seeds, flax seeds, blue berries, almond butter, protein, nutmeg, cinnamon
*Plus LOTS of water throughout the day
Did a workout at lunch and back to weight training tonight.
I am excited to get my body back and be healthy again. I am determined to make it a priority and instead of going out for drinking, going for a hike instead.
Let's do this!
The Transformation 12 Weeks is over, but a life style of eating healthy and staying physically fit does not have an end date. My goal was not to get to the point to compete or to model, but to be a healthy woman. To gain the tools and education to maintain and continuously improve.
The Bodybuilding.com website and employees have been tremendous in keeping me motivated. When beginning a transformation such as this, it is very difficult. Going from eating what you want, when you want, not worrying about how many glasses of wine I've had, or having a lazy day or week for that matter and not going to the gym - to restricting my diet, being the only one at the party not drinking, and making sure every body part got attention throughout the week wasn't easy - but the results feel so good! After a while my cravings for the unhealthy foods started to disappear. My body reacted differently when having a glass of wine that made it less enjoyable (which I never thought possible), and my body feels so much happier after a good workout.
During this transformation I was diagnosed with exercise induced asthma. At first, I thought it was going to hold me back, but I decided to push harder. I now had an inhaler that allowed me to breathe better and workout longer. It felt great! I haven't been able to do that in years!
Although I have not had a major weight issue, I also hadn't been taking the best care of my body. It feels great to know that even in my 30's, I am able to have such pleasing results after only a matter of weeks. It is exciting to be beach bod ready in March! I typically just start thinking about getting in shape now. I look forward to where I will be in July and August! I have definitely enjoyed the journey!
It feels great to see progress and to watch the numbers go down!
I am determined to be bikini ready by the end of this and try new ways of working out! I did Bootcamp a couple days ago which was Awesome and pushed me a lot harder than I would by myself. I may continue doing that if possible!
For the first time I am going to challenge myself to not just workout hard, but combine that with the proper diet. I see ladies all the time in this industry that are 30+ and look Amazing - I want to be like that when I am 40+! I would love to see how I can train my body and get into the best shape possible at this point in my life.
I am already at a decent weight (3 pounds more than I was in high school), but would like to see more muscle definition.
It would be cool to inspire my siblings and show them what they can do at this age, and that it is not too late to hit the weights hard and change their eating habits.
It is awesome to work for a company that encourages good health and fitness on a daily basis!
Watch out BBcomers - Jill is going to kick some bootay!