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here we are... October.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

ahhh... October 1st...

so, i haven't been on sparkpeople very often lately, so i figured, first day of a new month, let me post some updates...

i got my body fat percentage measured. my trainer measured it using that caliper thing. 26.7%. he said to be super fit for a 24 year old woman, i should be at 20-21%. he said that means i would need to lose about 9.9lbs. of fat. wow. then he said if i train hard, and optimize, i could do it in 8 weeks. DOUBLE WOW. but here's the deal, i was training, like i said before, focusing more on lifting and eating more protein than i ever have in my life, and i found that i felt really bulky. i'm going to miami for a week from october 16th thru the 23rd. i really don't want to feel bulky laying on a beach in miami... OR walking down the aisle in the bridesmaid dress. soooo, i decided to make my diet my main focus and make sure i'm eating clean, and still working out 5-6 days a week, but not focus so much on gaining muscle. once i get back from miami, i'm going to start lifting hard again, but right now, it just doesn't feel right. ya know, i was kind of bummed about the body fat percentage, but i said to myself, imagine what it musta been when you were 58lbs. heavier... yikes. so i thought, well, i'm really not THAT far off from being super fit then... 9.9 lbs. PLEASE. if i've lost 58, i can do another 9.9. it's prolly going to be a lil difficult, but my trainer is going to be reviewing my food journal and seeing what i need to change in order to speed it up. i'm pretty pumped. another update, i have a new boyfriend. we worked together for about a year and a half and were friends, but after i dumped my ex-boyfriend 2 months ago, he gave his notice at work, and we've been dating. he's coming to miami with me, which i'm really excited about. it's early in the relationship, but i haven't felt this happy in years. towards the end of this month, after we get back from vacation, i know i'm going to be really emotional tho, so i'll need some support. he's leaving for Navy boot camp on November 4th. that's 2 months away from my birthday. just thinking about it now gets me all upset. he'll be at boot camp for 2 months or something like that. i'm already planning to focus all my emotional energy in to my workouts. i said to him, imagine if you come home from boot camp and your girl is down to 20% body fat. he's like, you're nuts! lol. he makes me smile so much. anyway... i'm talking wayyyy too much. i hope all of you are doing well. sorry i haven't been on a lot lately, i will try to make time :)

much love,
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    You are a rockstar girl, don't ever doubt your talents! :)
    4372 days ago
    Hey Wendi it is great to hear how things are going for you! I think you have some awesome goals and realistic ways of reaching them . It is great that you are not going to stress or focus so much on the BF% until after your trip to FL. Have FUN and enjoy skinny little self in your sexy bikini on the beach!! Cause u TOTALLY deserve it you have come so far and look AMAZING!!! It is so good to hear that you are so happy and that you have a wonderful boyfriend. Have fun in FL!!!
    4375 days ago
    Don't listen to what that gym said, you're amazing! You look so great in your pics - I can only aspire to do what you did. Glad you got a new guy - he sounds nice from what you wrote. All the best and have a lovely holiday in Miami
    4375 days ago
    that is absolutely awesome on all accounts.. congrats.. P.S. what does a day in the life of food look like for you? :-)
    4376 days ago
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    I live in Miami. You are going to love it here.

    emoticon on the weight loss
    4376 days ago
    You can do it! You can do it! You can do it!

    It's wonderful how happy you are! Good for you!!!
    4376 days ago
    You're amazing, and I have no doubt that you can do it!!!
    4376 days ago
    Heya Wendi! Sounds like you are still on track and working hard! Glad to hear it! Congrats on the new found love! That is exciting, and so is going to Miami! Yipee! I hope you have a blast! I know what you mean about the bulking up with the weights, I just completed Making the Cut by Jillian Micheals and I feel "thick" and my pants are tight, now gonna really do what you are doing- focus on my nutrition! We will get there!
    4377 days ago
    Yay for all your progress!! 9.9 is UNDER 10 lbs! And you're already smoking! Wahoo! Also, the new guy sounds so refreshing! Good for you- what is the plan for the focused eating? emoticon
    4377 days ago
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