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A Quick Update on My Boot Camp Progress and Why I Love Strength Training

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

I'm approaching the end of my annual summer boot camp and thought I'd throw on some progress stats before I get caught up in my vacation preparations. I still have five more days left, but here's what I've achieved so far since June 15. For the first time, weight loss was not a goal of mine and it's been hard to not drop a few pounds with all of my increased activity. I've been cycling up and down pretty much every week and have come out with a slight loss as of this morning. I took a ton of progress pictures this morning and have shared what I think is the most striking one, considering I haven't dropped much weight.

Starting Stats:
Weight: 148
Chest: 38
Waist: 29
Hips: 39

Ending Stats (as of this morning--five days from the end):
Weight: 145
Chest: 37.5
Waist: 28
Hips: 38

And the biggest change--my back view! My progress pictures showed nice changes all around, but none were as shocking to me as the reduction in cellulite and improved tone that I saw in my hamstrings and glutes (as well as the increased definition in my waist). These are two of my biggest and most stubborn problem areas, so I'm thrilled with these results. I was tempted to hit myself with some self tanner since I'm so white, but didn't want a faux tan to show false progress. Now I'm going to spritz away, lol! Just goes to show how much improvement you can see from a solid heavy lifting routine. I'm ready for vacation now!

Back view before:


Back view after:
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VTRICIA 8/14/2013 10:19AM

    You look great! I hope you're having an awesome vacation.

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GREGGWEISBROD 7/30/2013 3:49PM

    Looks amazing! Your shoulders and upper back look awesome!

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KONRAD695 7/28/2013 10:44PM

    It is said that "the numbers don't lie". Well, they don't tell the truth now do they. The pics don't completely show it, but I'm willing to bet there is a whole different feeling to those legs and glutes. I also like the more defined hourglass to you midsection. Very well done. You're making me want to get back into my classes more. emoticon emoticon

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GEORGE815 7/28/2013 7:28AM

    Keep up the good work!

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HOPEFULHIPPO 7/25/2013 6:16PM

    wowza that's awesome!!!

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CLAUD1313 7/25/2013 12:15PM

    Thank you for sharing. You look great! Have an enjoyable and healthy holiday.

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NUOVAELLE 7/25/2013 3:17AM

    Oh yes, strength training works magic! Great job, Tina! You can definitely call this bootcamp a successful one!
Enjoy your vacation!
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CAROLISCIOUS 7/24/2013 9:29PM

    Your butt is totally lifted!
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FUNLOVEN 7/24/2013 9:28AM

    Tina that is AWESOME! This just goes to show that hard work pays off. Thanks for braving the camera in your undies for us. I love the leopard print emoticon

Many years ago I figured I could save money on buying cheap, plain underwear - Ugh! Then one day I saw some of my daughters cute undies and thought to myself "If she can spend money on panties like these than so can I!" instead of being such a "plain Jane" as the saying goes (no offense please to anyone with the name of Jane). So it's been Victoria Secret for me ever since. I only write this little tidbit because I think that all of the women out there could get a self esteem lift by getting themselves some sexy undies. I've heard that Lane Bryant for bigger gals is owned by VS. So get shopping ladies and feel good about how you can look!

Back to topic, I'll be glad when weight loss is not my goal and I can really hone in on ST.

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GABY1948 7/24/2013 9:22AM

    You are doing GREAT! Keep it up! emoticon

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MANDELOVICH 7/24/2013 9:16AM

    Wow Tina! Amazing stats and great photos! What a terrific way to measure all of the incredible changes, including weight loss, inches lost, cellulite lost, and rockin that leopard bikini!! Amazing!!

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TIME-4-TINA 7/24/2013 8:59AM

    Look at you!!! Rocking the leopard bikini!! the Tushie is definitely fimer!!

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FELINEBETTER 7/24/2013 8:39AM

    Wow! You really DO rock!!!! How great it is to be able to actually see and feel the difference! emoticon emoticon

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KANOE10 7/24/2013 8:36AM

    You look wonderful. Great job on losing 3 pounds as well as inches. Your bootcamp worked. Enjoy your holiday!



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MYRTROSE 7/24/2013 8:29AM

    Amazing! Did you change your calorie intake as well?

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WATERMELLEN 7/24/2013 7:55AM

    Love that back view: you look fabulous!!

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AUNTB63 7/24/2013 7:51AM

    emoticon great job....

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TRAVELGRRL 7/24/2013 7:26AM

    Great job!! And I'm always MEGA-IMPRESSED with anyone who used to weigh over 200 and can now wear a bikini! You ROCK!!!

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IRISHEI 7/24/2013 7:24AM

    Great job, keep up the routine. Have a wonderful vacation. emoticon

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MISSUSRIVERRAT 7/24/2013 7:16AM

    Definite difference noticeable, especially at waist. Woo hoo!

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MAGGIE101857 7/24/2013 6:38AM

    Definite changes in your body! Great job!!!!

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JUST_BRENDA 7/24/2013 4:23AM

    wow you look great!!!!

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MERRY_XMAS 7/24/2013 4:06AM

    Wow! What a difference indeed!!!
It was totally worth it! Well done!

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ROXIGIRL 7/24/2013 3:43AM

    Well done! Enjoy your holiday!

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