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Transformation: Phase I-Valentine's Day Challenge

Thursday, January 10, 2013

I want to transform my body this year. First phase will be 'controlling my appetite'. I always thought I burn off calories I ate by exercising but I didn't and couldn't; I eat way too much. So for this phase, I will concentrate on eating right. "Right" I meant, eating within daily allowed calories, eating more protein, eating more fiber, eating more good fat and drinking lots of water. I will not drink soda. It will be hard because I like to drink diet soda but it makes my stomach bloated and I crave food that's not good for me. I will be mainly walking and lifting weights. No heavy cardio which I always do...I have a 10K race coming in April but I will train for that after this phase is over.
So here is my day 1, phase I--reality check

Weigh-in: 166.2(32.9 BF%) @6AM
Bicep:R-12.75", L-12.5"
Above Chest: 36"
Chest: 38.5"
Below Chest: 35"
Waist: 35"
Belly Button: 42"
Hip: 40"
Thigh: R-24", L-24.5"
Calf:R-15", L-15.5"

My body is not symmetric. I'm right handed and my right arm is much stronger than my left. Therefore, it is .5" bigger. But why my left side lower body is bigger than my right thigh/calf? I know I cannot reduce one spot. I need to lose the body fat in order to see more defined muscle tone all over the body. I gain muscle easily yet it's hard to lose the fat since I overeat all the time. I will evaluate the progress on February 13. My weight for this morning is due to water retention due to my 2 weeks of indulging myself in high sodium foods and my monthly cycle. I am sure it will go down once I start my period (or at least I hope.)
I will try to blog everyday for my accountability.
I want to accomplish something this time around since I never follow the plan.

Update-It's almost 8PM and I didn't do good on my eating or walking. I only walked 3.5 miles and ate almost 4,000 calories I think(didn't measure). Also, I started my period this afternoon and that explained why I was craving for all sorts of stuff and body ache and chill. Wish tomorrow is a brand new day and start fresh. Will reach my goal this time!!! emoticon

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