Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Since I could remember, I always wanted to be 140 lbs; from when I was an overweight teenager, up till now. I was 143 lbs at the peak of my athletic weight: muscles, semi flat stomach, huge quads and all. I was content with my weight and clothing size. However, like I stated before, the weight loss plan I used to get to that athletic weight was really strenuous, stressful, and unbalanced. I also felt that there were areas of my body that needed improvement in order for me get to that "tigress" physique.
Every good house is built on a strong foundation. My goal is to get to an optimal body fat percentage in order to have a cleaner physique than I did at 143 lbs (polishing a diamond, so to speak). With my DIY Medifast plan I’m not doing tons of cardio and lifting which is now revealing a softer / non athletic look at 145.5 lbs. I talked with my fiancé and we both agreed to see what my frame looks like at 140 lbs and from there, gauge whether or not I like my new “foundation” look before Transition and a steadier exercise regimen.
The tricky part is Transition and the possibility of losing more weight or maintaining. I’m torn about the possibility of setting my new goal to 130lbs, because I have never been that “thin”. My fear is the whole sickly and undefined look.
Pic Below = Thin vs Borderline Anorexic
When I begin a steady weight lifting and cardio routine, I can gain anywhere between 5-10lbs of lean muscle fairly quickly. Knowing this fact really puts me at odds when I do the math concerning my current goal weight, potential new goal weight, and future weight in transition. The unknown is really making me concerned, but I will keep cool and relaxed till this fork in the road comes to pass. My ultimate goal is a healthy frame with good definition and muscle mass.