It’s Week 11, babes!
I’ve been macro counting, hitting the gym 6 days a week, and got in my cardio by hiking a mountain (twice). Not too shabby.
On Friday, my coach and I met to review his plan for my workouts. I manage my nutrition but in terms of muscle growth, he’s my man. I officially start his plan tomorrow, so today I get to do leg day (my way) one last time. 😉 Lots of squats, deadlifts, leg presses, and lunges.
Per his plan, I will have one day off from the gym per week. Since I live in Colorado and I am rarely found sitting at home, this will probably mean I am snowboarding or hiking instead. Can’t complain about that!
My professional life took an unexpected turn as well. I officially quit my “real job” about 2 weeks ago. Since then, I have been focused on coaching and growing my online business. On Friday, I was offered a position at a Denver-based OB/GYN that I couldn’t turn down. So, starting tomorrow I’m back on the clock in the real world. This means I need to be on my game and prep all my meals the night before work. No room for error! Thank God for my plethora of 6 Pack Bags. 😀
Today I dropped 50 more calories and readjusted some of my macro percentages. I bumped up carbs a bit more so I won’t have to cut down as drastically as other competitors find themselves needing to do. It was also time to [finally] lower my fats. I keep a pretty high fat diet normally because my body likes fats and proteins. My fat normally sits around 35% of my diet and today I lowered that to 30%. Most reputable coaches recommend keeping fat <30% during prep.
I opted out of progress pictures this week for no other reason than there aren’t any noticeable changes to my body. I will probably be taking them every 2 weeks from here on out.
My current stats are listed below. My weight did not shift at all (which is why measurements are recommended!) I lost a few inches around my midsection and booty (good) and gained in my arms and calves (GREAT!) My goal is not to lose any inches around my calves or arms. I don’t need to. I want to grow those muscles (or at least maintain them) during prep.
- Weight: 130.2 lbs
- Height: 5’4
- Bust – 29 inches ( Same – I don’t know if my boobs will get any smaller. I certainly hope not. 😉 )
- Chest – 29 1/2 inches (I actually changed this measurement. Instead of measuring under my boobs, I measured just under my arms. This is more accurate for where my body will change.)
- Arm (bicep) – 11 1/2 inches
- Arm (forearm) – 9 inches
- Waist (navel) – 28 inches
- Booty – 37 inches
- Hips – 32 inches
- Thighs – 21 1/2 inches
- Calves – 13 1/4 inches (that 1/4 inch is very important! 🙂 )
I’m ready to start seeing changes! Hopefully, as I continue to progress through my diet and workouts more radical changes will come. Practicing patience.
As always, feel free to post any comments or questions below!