ARMARTIN527's Blogs

UPDATE!!! Progress pics
Saturday, September 21, 2013      3 comments

Well, here it is, all laid out... At my heaviest, I weighed 235 the day before I was induced for gestational hypertension with my first born in August 2009. I lost... Read more
Why I'm sticking to a low carb diet
Monday, February 25, 2013      3 comments

Saturday marked the completion of my first official week of “competition training.” There are so many articles that I’ve read that indicated how difficult training can be – the worst part being changes to diet. Thankfully, I’ve been following ... Read more
Where I've been...and where I'm headed
Monday, February 18, 2013      8 comments

So I thought I'd start blogging about my new fitness journey. Just a few weeks ago I decided to take the plunge and train for my first figure competition!!! Don't tell anyone yet because I still haven't told my husband. But I did tell my tra... Read more
Liver for weight loss???
Thursday, December 06, 2012      1 comments

I meant the organ in YOUR body, not the one you're trying to choke down at dinner. I’ve been with my personal trainer, Justin, for over 3 months now. I wasn’t looking for a trainer when I met him, but the way he talked about nutrition and ... Read more
Another milestone met!!!
Monday, November 19, 2012      2 comments

After I gave birth to my second son in Feburary at a whopping 222lbs, I started sweating bullets. I didn't know how in the world I was going to get down to 156lbs by November...when I had to take my first post-partum Physical Readiness Test (PR... Read more
2-month update
Saturday, October 20, 2012      1 comments

I can't believe it's been 2 months since I started working out with Justin, my personal trainer at Rawman Fitness! Not only has it been 2 months of training but 2 months of low-carb dieting. Well...sort of. Even though I cheated a little here... Read more
On to the next plan...
Thursday, September 06, 2012      4 comments

In August, I started Jamie Eason's 12-week LiveFit Trainer. I think it's a fantastic program and really enjoy it. I haven't focused on weight training in many many years. I've always been fighting the fat and put weight training on the back b... Read more
WEEK 2 IN REVIEW - Jamie Eason's LIVEFIT 12-Week Trainer Challenge
Sunday, August 12, 2012      5 comments

WOW! 2 weeks down and I feel GREAT (I can say that now that it’s Sunday)! As expected, this past week was much better than last, but it wasn’t all smooth sailing. There were some bumps along the road. I ended Week 1 with 2 consecutive da... Read more
WEEK 1 IN REVIEW - Jamie Eason's LIVEFIT 12-Week Trainer Challenge
Sunday, August 05, 2012      1 comments

I don’t know how I found out about this, possibly on a friend’s Facebook page, but I learned about Jamie Eason’s 12-week trainer on this past week. The program looked completely doable and she’s pretty impressive herself, so I ... Read more
Gotta love pictures! :-}
Sunday, July 15, 2012      0 comments

Even though I've lost 16lbs since I started my recent weight loss journey, I still have a long way to go. I'm still 14lbs away from my pre-pregnancy weight with my newest baby and 24lbs away from my pre-pregnancy weight from my oldest baby. Th... Read more
It's official...Color ME Rad!
Wednesday, June 27, 2012      1 comments

Just wanted to mention that I signed up for the Color Me Rad 5K in San Diego on August 11th! I'm pretty excited because it looks like a lot of fun. Who doesn't want to be doused in colored corn starch and finish tie-dyed??? After I was di... Read more
Aren't people supposed to look forward to vacation??? I'm DREADING it!
Monday, June 18, 2012      1 comments

In just about 2 weeks, my family is packing up and flying back east to my parents house. I love my family and I love being around them. They'll finally get to meet our newest bundle of joy and get to see how much my first bundle of joy has gro... Read more
The standards I live by…
Friday, June 15, 2012      2 comments

If you’ve read my bio, you’ll see that I’m an officer in the US Navy. To remain in the navy, you must remain within body fat standards and pass the semi-annual physical readiness test – combined, it’s called the physical fitness assessment (PFA... Read more
Down a uniform pant size!
Thursday, June 14, 2012      1 comments they new uniform pants may still be a little tight. Or as the Officer Candidate School tailors would say, "too sexy." But the ones I was wearing were just too big and baggy, and I can't stand baggy uniforms, that I had to put the small... Read more
The sweet spot!
Monday, June 11, 2012      1 comments

I think I found a sweet spot regarding caloric intake = 2000 calories It took me several weeks (maybe months) to figure this one out. But I finally came to this conclusion this week. When I first started "dieting" I was eating ~2400 calor... Read more

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