My 3 Month Fitness Journey: I learned that I love bulking and suck at leaning out! Also that Fitness competitions are not my thing and would rather nail every obstacle at a Spartan Race or apply for American Ninja Warrior. I was secretly deciding to enter the Beachbody Classic at Vegas this month, but nope maybe in the future, future. I also learned I appreciate and love counting my macros instead. #IIFYM
To Start off these are my measurements. I started on March 10, 2014 and ended on June 7th.
I love the Body Beast program! It’s great to do at home or the gym. Especially if you don’t know what to do once you get to the gym or at home. When I worked out at home I used the Bowflex Adjustable weights and a stability ball. That’s the only equipment. Lifting was between 8-30 pound dumbells. It depended on what the exercise was and type of set. I dropped my cardio to 1-2 times a week during the first 9 weeks. After that I added more to it.
Ok so the HARD part: EATING!!! Ok I should of done a better lean bulk. I had to eat 2400 calories a day! I started the first few weeks really good, but it was so hard to eat clean. I was eating nonstop and felt full where I couldn’t eat enough, so I went the easy way and ate more junk then I was use to. Here are my progress pics from the beginning.
Day 1-Day 27
In 27 days, I didn’t put too much weight on. But by week 9 I had gained 11 pounds. It was time to shred this crap off! I mean crap- literally! I was suppose to go down to 1200 calories a day….now remember I was at 2400 and had to immediately drop down to 1200! Who does that???? Well not me! I tried and was starving! I don’t know how these competitors do it! I am not disciplined enough to do it! So I had to go back to 1500 calories and kept my macros at 40p/30c/20f. After my 3 weeks of modified leaning out, I dropped 5 pounds and 8 inches. I’m not mad at that. I figured it took me 9 weeks to gain so I don’t plan on losing in 3. Here are the rest of my pics.
So…. I may not look as fit as I started, but guess what- hard work and dedication will get me back there! I am so much happier not having to starve cause that was just plain miserable! Thanks for stopping by and reading my blogg! Check back and I’ll have more updated pics and posts!
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This is a super quick and easy breakfast for those on the go! These are the only ingredients you will use unless you want to change it up!
1/2 cup egg whites or egg beaters
1tbsp real bacon bits
Spray your mug with cooking spray. Add all the ingredients and stir it together. Put it in the microwave for 1 minute and stir and then microwave it again for about 30 seconds. Fluff it up with your fork and voila! Breakfast is served! (I added pepper to it at the end. )
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I love Quinoa and decided to make this for breakfast. This is super easy! I don’t like to cook, but managed making this.
Coconut Milk Quinoa (Breakfast)
1/2 cup dry quinoa
3/4 cup coconut milk (canned)
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Drizzle coconut milk
2 bananas (1 for each serving)
2 tbsp walnuts (1 for each)
2 packets of Stevia (1 for each)
Mix all ingredients over the stove and bring to a boil. Then put on low and cook for about 15 minutes or until quinoa is soft. After that split in two servings and add the toppings! And that is it!
Stevia is optional….I thought it had to be a bit sweeter. I also only had red quinoa, but plain is fine too.
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Banana Protein Pancakes #1. I’ve tried so many different versions of these and this one turned out the best!
- 1 egg
- 3 tbsp egg whites
- 1/2 scoop Shakeology – chocolate
- 2 bananas
1/2 container Chobani Greek yogurt and 1 tbsp walnuts.
Then make them like pancakes in a frying pan. I used some EVOO spray to prevent from sticking. Make sure to cook long enough so it won’t fall apart. At the end I took half a container of apple Chobani Greek yogurt and walnuts. No need for syrup!
Fat: 12 grams/ Protein:29 grams/ Carbs: 75 grams
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Challenge Packs are a great way to get back into a routine! You get the workout program and your choice of Shakeology! Plus you will get support from me! Get the results you have been wanting! Choose a workout and … Continue reading