Check In #2

Day 15 Whole30, and I am half way there!

Every Tuesday I provide check-in stats to my coach, and below are my metrics:

Weight: 144.3 lbs

Measurements:

  • Chest: 36″
  • Waist: 27.5″
  • Butt: 38″
  • Thigh: 22″
  • Bicep: 11″

I’ve decided to not upload my progress pictures because there isn’t a noticeable difference between last week. There isn’t a huge noticeable difference in my weight either, in one week it went down 1.3lbs.

What is something to note, is my difference of inches compared to last week. I am down a full inch in my waist, a 1/2 inch in my thigh, and a half inch in my butt.

This goes to show, that the number on the scale does not reflect the full and true result of your body composition change.

I am happy to see that I am thriving with my workouts and eating Whole30. I don’t feel the full effects of tiger blood, but here are a few of my “non-scale victories” I’ve felt already:

  • Falling asleep faster
  • Better quality of sleep
  • Whiter eyes
  • Waking up easier
  • Going to the tightest loop on my belt
  • My once tight work pants now fit well

I am excited to see what next week will bring, and my full metrics from Whole30. I am half way there, and I’ve said this almost every day I’ve talked about Whole30, it’s not that bad.

I think a huge game changer for me has been meditation. My coach suggested downloading headspace, and I can’t put into words how much more at ease I feel. I love the image below, it changed my view of meditation. I thought when I meditate, my mind should be clear and I should squash all thoughts that circle my mind. But in reality, I should just acknowledge that was a thought, and be at ease with it and let it go.

I will now sign of with gratitude. I truly appreciate if you are reading this and welcome all comments. I am honored you are reading what I write. Thank you.

We All Start Somewhere

Well it is Day 7 of my Whole30 and I apologize for being quiet on my site. To be honest, the last few days have felt exhausting due to the change my body is going through. My body now is forced to find other sources of energy than sugar and simple carbs. This process depletes your energy levels in the beginning, but in about a week, I will start to feel phenomenal.

I wanted to post some metrics from my InBody scan I had done on New Year’s Eve. Please see below:

As you can note from above, I am starting off strong. I have a significant amount of muscle to start with, but I have a decent amount of fat as well. 23.3% is where I’m starting, and many bikini competitors get their body fat lower than 15%. I have a lot of work to do!

Sunday I had an amazing conditioning class with my coach and I am so honored to be surrounded by so many motivating women!

And that class was no joke, check my Fitbit stats:

I think that is all for now. Just wanted to give a baseline of where I’m starting. I’ll have pictures and measurements taken tomorrow and I may just update my post here.

I’m drinking Bigelow benefits tea right now, it has tumeric, chili, and matcha in it. I was pleasantly surprised to see what it said on the tag:

Calm, well rested, balanced, happy, these are all words we aim to be. But we must remember, we all start somewhere.

The Best is Yet to Come

Day 3 Whole30 for me. Yesterday was hard. I was tired, I had headaches, low energy. It was not an optimal day for me. But you know what? It’s all worth it. I know how I feel when I hit the “tiger-blood” stage and my body is thriving on what I am eating. To remind me WHY I’m doing a Whole30, I’m going to list out my successes from previous Whole30’s:

  • Even energy levels
  • Deep sleep
  • Falling asleep immediately
  • Whiter eyes
  • Clear skin
  • No seasonal allergies
  • Waking up ready to take on the world
  • Clothes fitting significantly more loose
  • Winning a body composition challenge

And now to list my metrics:

  • Lost 16.5 pounds
  • Dropped 3% body fat
  • Went from a size 6/8 to a 2/4

This is WHY. My best is yet to come. It’s only Day 3, but I’m already 1/10th of the way through it.

I’m ready to become my best. I’m so excited to have my first training session with my coach tomorrow at 7am. More to come then!

TGIM

TGIM = Thank God it’s Monday. I love starting out a week with a nice heavy leg day at the gym. Today is interesting, as we start a week, but end a year.

I’m very excited for this year to come, I know 2019 will bring so much positivity, challenge, and strength in so many ways.

I met with a competition coach this morning and we vibed so well. I’m so excited to start this journey!

Below are a few videos from my workout this morning.

My Next Step in Fitness

I have been thinking about doing something for about two years now and I’m not sure what has been holding me back, but 2019 will be the year I complete my next step in my fitness journey.

I have decided to compete in a Natural Body Building Competition, in the Bikini division. Several of my friends have competed in bodybuilding shows and I originally thought it was not for me since it is a subjective sport. However, I’m going into this with the right intention. My definition of success will not be a trophy or a place, but my success will be the transformation my body goes through during this process. I plan on competing in the 2019 Mr. and Mrs. Natural Minnesota Bodybuilding Competition on May 24th and 25th.

I will be publishing content throughout the way, about types of workouts I’m doing, how I am changing my diet, and how I am keeping it all together mentally.