Happy Friday peeps!
I wanted to pop in and give you an update on Operation: GET LEAN!
In my last update, I was feeling really good and like I had finally gotten in the right head-space for this.
I’m happy to say that I feel even more dialed in today than I did then!
Starting Weight: 152 lbs
Weight Today: 145.4 lbs
- 1 inch in my waist
- 0 inches in my bootay (that will be the last to go for sure..)
- .75 inches in each leg
- 2 inches in my chest (REALLY?! ugh haha)
- 1.5 inches on my hips
- 0.5 inches on each arm
Are these crazy numbers? No. But 5.75 inches in 6 weeks is fine by me. I’m not trying to win a race, I’m just trying to lean out and be healthy. Progress is progress and as long as I’m moving in the right direction, that’s all that matters to me.
What I’m Doing:
I’m lifting 4 days per week, with 1 ab circuit each week.
No cardio. (except for 1 baseball game I play every Sunday and the occasional rollerblading by the beach, which only happens about once every 2-3 weeks)
I think that’s one of the biggest things that makes people’s jaw drop.
“What?? No cardio?? How is that possible?!”
“I have to do cardio everyday!!! How are you doing that?!”
The truth is, quitting daily cardio was the best thing I ever did for ME. It doesn’t mean cardio is BAD by any means. In fact, a little bit of cardio is good for you. And if daily cardio makes you feel good, clears your head, or of course, is part of your training for a race, then by all means DO IT. But daily cardio for the purposes of fat loss is just unnecessary, in my opinion.
I lift heavy (for me) weights, and I go hard in the gym. I’m a sweaty, out of breath MESS after EVERY one of my workouts. I don’t half-ass them. I’m also diligent with eating well and staying within the parameters that will help me achieve fat loss.
The formula is SIMPLE
Executing it is CHALLENGING.
BUT, if you have your eyes set on a goal and are WILLING to put the work in,
Question of the Day
- How are you doing with your goals?
- What do you find to be the hardest part about fat loss?