January 15, 2015

Fitness Progress {January 2014 to Present}

Fitness Progress {January 2014 to Present} via Earl-Leigh Designs

If you have been reading my blog for a while, you may be familiar with this picture. In 2013, I decided that I wanted needed to lose some weight in order to have more energy and keep up with my growing kiddo. Hell, I wanted to go to the beach and rock a bikini! I was always fatigued and felt heavy. I started doing the cardio bunny thing and dropped weight rather quickly. After months of work, my body was not responding as I had hoped as I was still flat/flabby. It didn't dawn on me at the time that I really wanted muscle mass. After Thanksgiving, Harper's 1st birthday and Christmas of that year...let's just say the weight came back.

I  joined the bodybuilding.com 100K Transformation Challenge and that hot mess above was my entry picture. Good gracious! My body language was screaming discomfort. Once I started lifting, thanks to Jamie Eason's Live Fit Trainer, my body started to take on the shape I had imagined. I always thought that I wanted to be "skinny" but I was loving my muscles, y'all!

After watching my body transform, I decided that I wanted to compete in the sport of bodybuilding. At least once! I tried training myself for a while but I wasn't seeing the results that I wanted. Then came Susie...
Fitness Progress {January 2014 to Present} via Earl-Leigh Designs

Please excuse my sleepy face in the January picture but I legit woke up, dressed and started taking shameless selfies that morning. Haha!

My biceps still measure in at 12.5" but there is more muscle than fat now. I'm down 2" in my natural waist and around my navel region. Each thigh is 1" trimmer. We're working on building muscle now so I'm excited and hopeful!

If you are thinking about making positive changes in your life, start now. If you "mess up", move on but don't you dare quit.

This post was fueled by strawberries and Arcade Fire because I'm feeling sassy. Haha!

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7 comments:

  1. Felling sassy? Lady you ARE sassy and such an inspiration! I want to be like you when I get my shit together.

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  2. Look at that arm!!!! Hello muscle!!!! Glad you have a trainer giving you great direction!!!

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  3. YOU ARE SO SASSY.
    And I am so proud of you. I know I say it a lot, but I really am.

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  4. You are right..........muscles look great on you! I am so impressed and inspired by your progress. I can't wait to see where this journey takes you.

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  5. Lookit, those deltoids are well on their way!

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  6. You should be proud of yourself! <3 You've made such amazinggg progress, and have every right to rock them shameless selfies! ;P

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