Day 51 - 60
I've traveled a whole lot the past few weeks. At first, I was kicking myself for starting this challenge before making plans to travel. Now, I'm really glad I did, because being able to stay on track during my travels took me to a hole new level of confidence!! Here are some highlights: 🚶♀️Planning my workouts ahead of time was super helpful! I did my resistance training first. That way I could walk uphill and get my cardio in while exploring new places. 🍽Meal prepping ahead of time was also really helpful. Duh! ;)
🏋️♀️Doing my homework on gym locations ahead of time was a huge plus! ❌❌❌I used my last strike on day 57. I started feeling ill on day 55, tried to keep up on day 56 and collapsed on day 57. Still ate clean, but I skipped a meal and cardio. 🛌 I slept for like 15hours that day instead. 😁Woke up all bright eyed and bushy tailed on Day 58. That felt great!
💛I'm following up with more logs from my trip.
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When the gym rules make you want to be a better person 😍
💪Use your brain as well as your muscles.
✌Leave your head trash outside.
🧘♀️Failure is expected.
🏆Do not, under any circumstances, ever ever quit.
🌎Feel free to adapt these rules to life outside the gym.
Here are days 42 to 50🎉🙌
Crazy how I've been stuffing my face five times a day for 50 days and peeps are telling me I'm looking lean. I get how the whole process works and all. I've just never gotten "leaner" during my "bulking" season before. #yes !
Still trying to change my attitude about blogging my training. Not in a good place with that yet. Still get annoyed AF when I do things like having to stop myself from digging into my grub, so I can go track my phone down to take a picture of what I'm about to eat. Shit really hits the fan when I can't find my phone and my precious food starts to get cold 😅. Good things I'm trying to focus on are:
1. My problems are silly - really. I have food to eat, a fancy phone to use, and I get to spend my time doing things privileged women get to do. I think that a woman in a third world country working overtime to feed her kids would probably curse me if she heard me whining about my fourth meal getting cold, or how I want to watch Netflix instead of doing yoga... 2. My problems are good for my training. At first, it was SO hard to eat/drink on my meal schedule and now I am actually starting to get hungry/thirsty on time. I still struggle a bit with eating on some days, but my thirst is on point. 👌
3. When I started this challenge, the hardest thing was making myself a priority. Now, the hardest thing is getting past the boredom of logging my routine. That's a win in my book! 👍
CMC Fitness Studio client Sue started at CMC in November last year as a beginner weight lifter. In less than 9 months she transformed her physique in what she looks today through following her training program specifically designed for her needs and goals by Coach Shawn @alaskacoach and coach Cinzia @cinziamassaroclapp_ifbbpro Massaro
Sue lost 10% body fat and most importantly while gaining almost more that 2 lbs of lean mass. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Many fitness programs focus on weight loss; however body weight is not necessarily the best indicator of health. Body composition and body mass index combined are often a more telling measure of health. The reason weight can be misleading is the fact that lean mass tissue weighs much more than fat tissue.
One pound of muscle occupies 1/3 the space of one pound of fat. Rapid weight loss programs will cause as much, or more, lean mass loss as fat loss.
An ideal fitness plan will aim for an increase in lean mass while decreasing fat mass. The end result May be less overall weight loss but more fat loss.
By focusing on adding a lean mass tissue while decreasing fat tissue, fitness improvements are much more lasting, as any lean mass gain that results in increased resting metabolism rate, stamina, and endurance.
Conversely, weight loss at the cost of lean mass loss results in a Laurent resting metabolic rate, and decreased stamina and endurance.