I almost don't believe it to be honest. In June, I met with a trainer who coaches girls for competitions. He got me at 25%, and I was shocked- in a bad way. I was really hoping to be more like 20%. I also hoped to be able to compete in October. That was always my goal while I was pregnant- to take 9 months post-baby to lose it and get in killer shape again. BUT we are going on a volunteer trip to Cambodia with Aaron's work, in October so I'd miss the show.
I decided I still want to ease into super fit status regardless of competing, and by the time the end of October hits, I'm hoping for some good results- all on my own. =)
I've still been taking pictures every month because pictures tell me more than the scale does. I can see results that I haven't been able to notice on a day to day basis.
First picture was a couple weeks post c-section (February of this year) and second picture, today!
Down 40+ pounds, and "supposedly" at 15% body fat as of last week, measured by a different trainer.
FYI the reason I'm skeptical, is because 15% has been my goal all along. When I hit 15 when I trained for my show a year and a half ago, I felt really good, with a moderate balanced clean diet that I could maintain, and I looked good. I feel like I still have a little ways to go to get to where I was.
Not that I'm not content with this difference =) What you don't see is the additional stretch marks, and loosey goosey skin that I don't know what to do with, and a bit of a pooch still when I'm relaxed. Trying to give it time and be patient. The funny thing is, with the 10% body fat drop, I only lost 3 pounds in that time.. That's why the scale is DUMB! I don't even know why I ever weigh myself anymore...
You might notice that I painted my walls =) Yeah, exercising, and home projects are kind of what I live for! My bedroom makeover will be revealed when I am finished ;)
So...I'm training for the Red Rock Relay (like Ragnar) next weekend, and I am NOT a runner. I'm just trying to be, at the expense of my knees! =(
I'm counting on an exciting, fun weekend though, with fun people.
On another note, my awesome husband wasn't supposed to be home til mid-September, and he drove home from Texas and surprised us a week and a half ago!
It's sooo nice to be a family again =)