Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Personal Update: Getting it Back

I do not take a lot of time to do my own personal updates, so I thought I would give it a go. Back in August I had surgery (elective, no worries!! :) right after 7 months of dieting for shows. This means that I was doing intensive cardio and weight training sessions right up to surgery date, as well as dieting. Well, combine surgery with a complete lack of exercise, and I ballooned up. It was rather embarassing to me, since I had promised myself that I would alsways stay in control of myself, my weight and my diet, especially after being signed by Sexy-Strong: Nutrition for Women...Now I feel like I am anything but Sexy-Strong!!

Well, I am fully healed, lifting heavy again, and finally in the right mental place to take my body back! I am not weighing myself right now, becuase I KNOW me. I know I will let the number on the scale discourage me, and use it as an excuse to fall off. Nope, not this time.  After a week of being 100% compliant to my diet, then I will see what I weight. I can estimate through that in my heaviest I probably reached 148 (still 8 lbs less than my previous bulge though, and thats will three pounds of boobs added!).

So now, my mind is clear, my motivation is high, and my workouts are intense! I am steering clear of long slow cardio. I am trying to keep my metabolism up throught about 20-30 minutes of HITT training per day, and relynig on my weight training workouts for calorie burn. I am carb cycling (4 day low, one day high) but that may change. It is technically my off season, so dieting to lose massive weight is not my goal. My goal is to get back down to a healthy and maintainable off-season weight. Then, its muscle growing time!

I am going to see about my own personal 4 week transformation! Where can I be in 4 weeks without extreme dieting or cardio, but just getting back to eating 100% healthy (with maybe a cheat meal on the weekend) and maintaining my high-intensity workouts. Basically, compliance!

My goals for the future are to grow my shoulders, back, and hamstrings. so I will working out those 2 days/week. I hope to do more jounraling here on my blog, to help inspire others to live the Sexy-Strong life!

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