Behind the scenes photo Credit-Madison Cook
Day 2 of our fitness video shoot is over and I’m wiped out! Abs are sore, arms are tired and my butt is aching for a massage. That being said, there is no feeling like living out your dream! These past two days have really been incredible, and an incredible amount of work. I keep reminding myself to take a deep breath and soak in every moment. Tomorrow is the last day of shooting for this project, and I’m going to give it everything I have physically, mentally and enjoy every salty French fry that waits for me at home!
As I promised last night, I have included measurements, weight and my body comp results below. Over the last few months, I have come to realize that the number on the scale doesn’t tell the whole story. When I decided to take on this project, I made the decision to train, eat and think in a way that was completely different for me. I started lifting heavy, cut my cardio sessions to 20 min 2-3 times a week and upped my calories from 1500 to 1800 on a low day and around 2400 on a high day. At my last shoot I weighed in at 121 pounds and had a body fat percentage of 10%. I trained like crazy, did tons of cardio and lived on a very restricted diet up until the day of my shoot. This time around, I upped my carbs as the shoot got closer (which was actually pretty hard for me mentally, but I pushed through) did not dehydrate and weighed in at 128 shoot day with a body fat % of 6.4 Yuhasz test and 8.6 Parizkova, with my muscle mass index at 54.9% (elite athletes typically are 55%.) My body is stronger, healthier and my fat % is way lower then last time! Ladies, pick up the heavy weights! Muscle eats fat and leaves you with a body that is leaner and able to handle those carbs you have been longing for.
Shane Pizzey from Aspire did a great job of breaking down the information gathered from the body fat tests into real-life action steps to help me improve. With having Hypo-Thyroidism, my Estrogen levels tend to be high and my testosterone levels low, which is still the case in my body. This results in me carrying more body fat in the lower half of my body. Over the next couple months, my goal is to alter these levels by training 6-8 rep max for my lower body, boosting my Vitamin B intake and continuing to fuel with a lot of greens. Thanks again Shane for taking the time to explain all of this to me!
I’ve included my measurements below.
Ribs – 27 inches
Waist – 24
Stomach – 26
Hips – 33