Good lord what the hell has happened to me???
I’ve been following a reverse diet which ultimately had me gain 10lbs over 12 weeks , I looked leaner but the scale is a liar. But ….. today I did my Before pics for the Still In It Challenge and man oh man I look so fluffy and fat!
The scale doesn’t lie in this case because I’m 185lbs and 35% body fat, that’s dam near obese! My WLS would be going nuts right now.
Proof – look at these pics which I took in my bathing suit so my afters will be done in the same suit
Girl —– cellulite is for realz!!!!
I’m on a moderate fat loss program now but it’s time to ramp it up and hit rapid fat loss. Yes my macros are going to decrease but I need to be in a calorie deficit if I want to lose. I know there is muscle in there somewhere but that ugly fat layer needs to be shed first.
I’m going to use my Alpha Female training for my lifts for the challenge as they were tough!
I AM Doing CARDIO because I have too, but only 25 min HIIT 3-4x a week.
I’ll be posting my video on my weigh in to my You Tube channel every Thursday so stay tuned and watch me get my weekly macros!
#250kchallenge and I’m mentally beat up. I keep seeing other people who are participating and their results are amazing, I’m not seeing the same with me. What I need to get into my head is what this challenge means to me.
THIS ISNT A WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE.
I am doing this challenge for myself and I want to grow my muscles and physique into something it has never been, strong.
Since being a part of Avatar Nutrition I’ve learned about the importance of actually feeding/fueling your body. Weeks 6 & 7 I changed my goal to fat loss and guess what , I weighed in at 183 for week 8. I gained weight on reduced calories/macros. My body was not ready for this nor was my metabolism. I decided immediately that I needed to reverse diet and bring my macros up to jump that metabolism.
I feel frustrated because in my head I think that 8 weeks of serious changes in my diet and 5x a week heavy lifting I should magically have muscles. That’s not the case and I realize it takes time, this is a journey.
Week 8 also had me out with pneumonia so I did 1 workout and no cardio because I had only 1 functioning lung.
Week 9 begins today and I feel a bit better about it . I’m really looking forward to ending this challenge so I can stop comparing my progress to others. I’m also going to change up my workouts a bit, taking away PH3 and starting Lee Labrada 12 week lean program which are all found on the bodyspace app for Bodybuilding.com
Weigh in is Thursday so I’m hoping to have lost some weight in order to get my macros up even more! Here’s to more carbs!
Week 1 done and dusted and I feel so good!
I have had an incredible week of lifts and made some gains. Let’s first talk nutrition
I cannot express how much I’ve learned from Avatar Nutrition and how I look at making progress growing muscle. I was so afraid of carbs and did everything to avoid them but I know now that if I want to build muscle I need them. This site figures out your macros and sends you videos to teach you proper macro counting. I started out at 178lbs last week, hit my target macros daily but lost a pound – so guess what ?? I get to eat more this week!!!
Now the lifts , I’m following 2 programs on the Bodyspace app and they are Keto gains and the Livefit trainer programs.
I ended my back squat last week at 135lbs, deadlifts at 135lbs and still managed 4 hiit cardio sessions.
Week 2 is off to a great start so stay tuned for those results.
Ditch the scale because the proof is in the pics!