Just popping in to share a progress picture I snapped today- 10 weeks out from my bikini contest. I am seeing good progress, but I also am standing tall and “sucking in”! 😉 I hope that in the next few weeks, I won’t have to try so hard!
I’m happy to be back home so that I can stick to my eating and training routine. Last week I was off my game with the trip to Dallas and then the Gala on Saturday night. But, being home, I can eat my food and on schedule. It’s a lot of food to eat, but I’m hungry every few hours, so it’s perfect right now.
Also, while I was gone, we didn’t get much sleep, staying up with late-night pillow chats that I wouldn’t miss, but paid for when I got home. I’m back on my sleep schedule now (which is CRUCIAL for the workouts I’m doing. I notice a huge difference in the difficulty level of my workouts when I haven’t gotten enough sleep. Like, I want to quit and go home, but my trainer keeps me going. I tend to be a night owl, but I find myself being ready for bed by 10:00 p.m. now.
I have to do posing practice for the show too. I went to one session and it was terrible. My coach said I was stiff and couldn’t twist enough- she said I needed to get massages to loosen up . . . My next posing practice is Friday, and I hope it goes better! It feels ridiculous, but I don’t want to embarrass myself on stage.
My trainer measured my body fat last Thursday, and it was down to 21% (from 25% when he first measured it). I also lost 3 pounds. I’m not sure how accurate the measurement it, and I really want to go to a facility to get it tested with the Bod Pod y’all recommended, but I haven’t made time for it yet.
I found the first picture I posted when I started working out again after the New Year. It was taken on February 6, 2014. The second picture is the one I took today, April 29, 2014- so just about 3 months apart. And I only started with my trainer 5 weeks ago. I’m wearing the same sports bra in both pictures. Seeing it this way makes me realize how far I’ve come. I’m proud of my efforts!
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Okay, off to bed! Gotta get that sleep! Thank you for following in this journey with me!