My progress tracking begins with a weigh in and progress shots for the bikini competition. This is my base. Joy.
I will be weighing in every Friday and sending my coach a log of my weekly progress with meals and training.
Last Friday, is what I’m referring to as Day Zero. This is where I begin this six month transformation.
Starting Weight: 197.5
(Height for Reference: 5’9”)
In case you track my progress, you’re probably wondering why I’m not 190 pounds like I was about two months ago briefly. While some of it is muscle gain, some is likely from poor food choices. Yes, I make lots of mistakes. No, I’m not perfect. Get off my back.
Monday the 9th was the first day of what I’m going to make a PERFECT week. PERFECT, I tell you. Workouts on track every day, in addition to my first half marathon next weekend. I’m not going to say the next six months are going to be perfect. I’m a realist and I know that I suck sometimes. However, I’m going to work everyday to put the crap out of my mind.
Yeah, chicken, brown rice and broccoli will probably be boring, but so what. It’s food. Food doesn’t have to be exciting. What I’m DOING is exciting. The changes my body will make will be exciting. Having a flat, toned stomach and possibly abs for the first time in my life will be exciting. NOT having a flabby mom body will be exciting. I don’t need food to be exciting. I have me.
I’m sort of looking forward to simplicity though. I know I might eat those words, but at least for a while, I don’t want to think about what I’m going to pack for lunch or make for dinner when I get home. It will be simple and prepped ahead of time. My days are way too busy to worry about what I’m going to cook now that school has started, my training is increasing and I’m working two or three jobs a week. I need to be efficient. And I need to learn to like sweet potatoes too.
Yesterday, I also ordered a paleo protein powder which I’ll review after I’ve tried it. It’s one of the only “paleo” protein powders on the market I’ve found without non-paleo ingredients such as soy, corn, or milk!