One week down!
As I said in my previous post, week 13 was more “establish a baseline” as opposed to hard-core prep.
Hard core begins now. 🙂
This week, I reduced my calories by 50 (not many, slow and steady wins the race!) and adjusted my macro percentages. My carbs are currently higher than my protein so that as I progress through prep I can slowly lower my carbs and up my protein. Coach man and I also changed up some supplements and vitamins.
This week I really got back into the swing of tracking my food. For those that follow me regularly, you know I don’t count, measure, or weigh my food. During prep, I have chosen to follow IIFYM. I don’t do well with restriction or being told I can or can’t have something. Macros are a much more balanced approach to prep and work for me and my lifestyle. Some people need a rigid plan – I would fail with one. My advice is figure out what works for you!
Many people are interested in what I’m eating. You guys can always follow what I’m eating on Instagram! My food hashtag is #WhatSheAte.
Posing has been at the top of my to-do list! Posing can definitely make or break a competitor and I want to feel confident. Practice makes perfect.
Listening to Latin Workout on Pandora is my favorite way to get into the groove! 😉 I’ll post a few pictures and/or a video in my heels next week.
My current weight, measurements, and progress pictures are below. Remember: My numbers and your number will not be the same. Every BODY is different and that is OKAY. Measurements and progress pictures are simply a tool in your “weight loss belt.”
Over the past week I lost 1/2 an inch around my waist, hips, and thighs and added in a calf measurement since I am focused on growing those babies.
- Weight: 130.2 lbs
- Height: 5’4
- Bust – 29 inches
- Chest – 27 1/2 inches
- Arm (bicep) – 11 inches
- Arm (forearm) – 8.5 inches
- Waist (navel) – 29 1/2 inches
- Booty – 37 1/2 inches
- Hips – 32 1/2 inches
- Thighs – 21 1/2 inches
- Calves – 13 inches
I’m actually quite surprised by my lower weight and measurements. Today was the start of my [irregular] period so I was bloated and crampy. (If there are any boys reading this, I don’t apologize. Get over it. It’s part of life. 😛 ) I have a Mirena which makes it hard to know when to expect menstrual changes.
I am expecting to see little changes this week. Little nutritional adjustments, 3x HIIT cardio weekly, and more structured lifting should start producing results. <3
This is a total side note… but I am REALLY diggin’ on this chicks legs! I only hope mine look half as amazing in a few weeks.
As always, feel free to post any comments or questions below.