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Admiring myself


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

So over the last week, I've been consistently doing strength and cardio training on my own. I've stopped obsessing over the number on the scale (I completely give up on it actually) and decided to just keep working at my body and see what happens... kinda like a science experiment. I haven't been meticulous about tracking every little thing I eat, although overall I'm still using the nutrition tracker to keep me accountable for 80% of what I eat. Over the last two days, I'm enjoying looking at the subtle changes on my body that I'm not sure if anyone else would notice. My arm muscles are more defined to the point where I don't even have to flex my arm and my bicep is clearly visible. My quads and calfs don't 'jiggle' anymore. There is still a layer of fat on these legs, but the muscle I'm building is keeping them from flapping in the wind, same with my butt. There is actually a hard muscle on each butt cheek that I never noticed before. I did my consultation for bootcamp that is starting in a month. My body fat percentage is 30% which is good since it's under the 32%. My hydration level for my body is at 48.8% which apparently should be at 60%. That is what I will be working on. Since water and fat don't mix (like oil and water), the fat cells in my body are keeping my hydration level down. I also realized I had been doing situps/crunches wrong all this time. Now that I've been taught the correct way, my abs are going to look amazing by the end of the summer. I also was doing squats incorrectly, which explains the pain in my knees and the fact that my quads were working instuead of my butt and hamstring. This is the start of a new hard body... the one I've always wanted. I was actually able to buy pants last weekend and they fit perfectly! Right now I'm a size 8. Not bad from having to buy size 10 just to get them over my hips before. Screw the scale, I can FEEL my body getting better.
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