For someone who loves to workout and stay in shape, it’s a very common mistake to think that you need to be adding more and more workouts or keep cutting those calories to achieve that amazing body you have been dreaming about.
Today I made the best decision I have ever made for my body! I went and saw my friend Carly Mitchell at VO2 MAX. Carly specializes in training everyone from your average individual looking to step it up, to those figure models you see gracing the stages of your local bikini contest:) She also is one of the best trainers I have had the privilege to train with.
Do I intend on entering a bikini contest ….Uh I think not!
But what I do want is to achieve my goals to be a healthy and active woman who does not have to worry about my weight every time I turn around. After I had McCarthy my baby weight came off rather easy I believe due to the fact I was breast feeding and stayed active through out my pregnancy. But before I had McCarthy, I had made it my goal that after this baby I was going to go clean with my eating, lean out and really change how I viewed food. Even though I was extremely active, I knew there were still areas I needed to improve in.
Now you may say “Your a trainer! Why would you hire a trainer?” Because us trainers need our butts kicked too! And Carly does just that.
Throughout this journey I will be very honest with you on where my measurements are, what I eat, where my body fat % is at and what my goals are in all these areas.
The first thing Carly did for me was test my body fat % which at 3 1/2 months after baby is at 24%. This is the high end of healthy which is between 18-24%. I was fine being on the high end due to the fact that I just had a baby and us breast feeding moms need some fat. My goal for this area is to be down to 18% By July 16th .
We also did inches.
l thigh 24
r thigh 24
l calf 14.25
r calf 14.25
After 3 weeks I had already lost 13.0 inches.
How? CLEAN EATING and BEING ACTIVE! This is the key to every lean bodies success. Carly set me up on a program consisting of 1800 cal .
900 carbs 100 fruit
400 fibrous veggies
400 complex carbs
The change i have already seen in my body is crazy and I feel amazing. I know every diet that you have ever gone on promises you’ll never be hungry! Yeah right! First off this is not a diet but a change of life. I follow this eating 7 days a week with ONE cheat meal a week.
Through out this journey I will list my daily meals and what my workouts look like. I’m excited to share this process with you and answer any questions you may have for me! I hope this helps you in your journey.