Wednesday, September 4, 2013

workin on my fitness..

During the summers in which we move to a new city for Aaron's work, I usually gain 5 or so pounds. Late nights, snacking because I'm bored, eating out more, etc...  But over this summer I lost 10% body fat!

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 =)

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  1. Get it girl! I need to just set a time frame goal like that (I'm thinking the end of this year), and just push to eat my best everyday, and get what workouts in that I can, and just hope for the best haha.

  2. You look amazing. Seriously AH. MAZE. ING. I am channeling my inner Stephanie and trying to stay motivated in my work outs. It's so funny you mention the scale because I literally have only lost 5 pounds since my six week post partum check up. It was seriously driving me crazy, but when I went back and looked at my progress pictures and took note of how my clothes were fitting it made me realize that the scale is SO DUMB! Anyway you inspire me. Wish we lived closer and you could coach and mentor me cause I am learning it as I go! Plus... I know we would have tons of fun outside of the gym too! hahaha keep up the good work!


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