I am still a little shocked at myself for my ability to share this.
Please tell me it's no different than being in a bikini at the beach! OMG.
I have so much extra skin- but I suppose in a way I see it more than you?
Be Kind- I used to Look like this ↓
I vowed to get back into CalorieCounting. For many Reasons. First I want to remember what it feels like to Count. It will help me to help you even more. I can be reminded of my 2 year journey with counting. I have not needed to count since I hit my goal weight of 158lbs.
I never strength trained (except my core) while losing weight. So once I hit goal it was about becoming more athletic and stronger. So I started Weight Training and really I love it so Much, I love how it has changed my body. It has tightened up loose skin- it has filled in saggy areas and I feel Strong and Super Sexy.
Start of Summer
Fall after 2 months of Marathon training and strength training
Right Now- April 2nd
There you have it- I'm up 6lbs from Goal weight but I'm down 4.5 inches and that does not include any leg measurements which I will confess I look very different in my legs. I have more gaps in my thighs- I have alot less in my groin area- my inner thighs are super thin- from running- my legs are just really shaping up so differently :)
This is Just Proof not to Watch the Scale and Don't be So Hard On yourself. I never was- although I was perplexed at times when I would go up in weight...made me question if I was eating more than I should (remember I stopped counting- so I wondered if I was consuming too much) but now I know I was gaining muscle and losing fat! I wished I had some half nakey pics like today- maybe I do- I go back at some point and look in my external hard drive for some!
So those are my stats with Picture. I hope you did yourself the favor and did the same? If not- Please do it. Even if don't see a huge difference in just one month, maybe in 6 months we can look back and see a Great Comparison. Actually I wonder if I can find a nakey belly pic of last summer.....
1 mile Warm Up - 13:30 walk/run - hard to get warmed up- so sore, calves/itb
45min run= 5.33 run (8:26 pace) - I bounced my pace alot-treadmill boredom- my calves so tight and so sore. I fought three temptations to run just 30min or maybe even just 4 miles, lol- dam you treadmill. longest tready run in about a month.
35lbs set of 21's x 3
20lbs bicep curls rep of 12 x 6 sets
110lbs pulldowns rep of 10x 2 sets
110lbs rows rep of 10 x2 sets
This Evening- 25min walk/run with the Auburn Running Club
Whole Wheat bread- 60
Organic Egg- 75
spritz of olive oil spray- 10
Coffee x 2 - 70
8oz almond milk -35 c
1 scoop Jillian Michaels Whey Protein-100
Cup of Grapes- 75
Whole Grain Taco Tortillas (3)- 210
Fresh spinach- 20
Fresh Tomato dices- 10
Greek Yogurt- 140
Ground Turkey- 200
LowFat Cheese- 90
Evening Protein Drink - 135
Todays Total: 1230