We had our last progress check for the fitness challenge. Last one until the challenge is over. Here is my progress… looks crazy to see it on paper like this!
Down 30 lbs, 6.3% body fat, and 4 pts on my BMI! YEAHHH!
4 more weeks until the final weigh-in. FOUR WEEKS. I know that’s not a lot of time to see a HUGE change from now until then, but I am going to continue to work hard and make an improved effort on my eating habits in order to maximize my results in these last weeks. One or two cheat meals a week, limit alcohol consumption to ONLY once a week, focus on minimally processed eating (chicken, fish, eggs, lots of veg, fresh fruit, yogurt, very little quinoa/brown rice), just to boost any more progress I can achieve.
One thing I will say is the HUGE jump you see from mid-June until now is that I started to focus less on constant cardio and more on HEAVY lifting. I’m increasing the weight that I lift weekly, I’m focusing on strengthening weak areas, homework homework homework. Give me some deadlifts (155 max currently), leg presses (450 max), and box jumps in lieu of the treadmill or bike. I still do zumba a couple/few times a week, but I lift almost every day that I work out.
Ladies, I can tell you from experience… lifting will burn more fat and increase your metabolism more effectively than spending hours on the treadmill or elliptical all week. Start lifting! You will see your body transform and strength build, which will only provide you with the motivation to work for more!
Wish me luck in these last several weeks. I still have a long road after this challenge is over, which is ideal because I see this as a lifestyle change. I want to continue working towards a constant goal of a healthier, stronger me. :)