HELLO 2017!!!! WELCOME TO THE NEW YEAR DEAR READER!!!
Thinking back to this time last year and all that has gone on in between…well… it’s been a hell of a year. I think it’s safe to say that most of us had a few ups and downs in 2016 and welcomed 2017 with open arms and open legs! (hopefully more-so open legs).
2017…. a new year….a whole new motivation and a time to get re-focused. At least for me. I have a TON of resolutions that I made this year. I have a few choice ones that I have put as “priority 1” resolutions. Two of those are to get my YouTube channel up and going and get regular videos out to the cyber world and do the same for my blog. My YouTube videos are geared toward the bariatric community (nothing against you normies out there), I wanted to have another resource for people out there who are going through surgery and I hope I can help a large number of people and offer solid advice and guidance on there (maybe a chuckle here or there). The blog will keep following my training and diet. My goal…. though it may seem crazy… is to be 120 pounds. That’s my challenge to myself. The last time I was 120 pounds…I was 8.
While maintaining my muscle mass and hopefully adding a little…I want to be 120 pounds in my off-season. Will it be difficult? UHM…HELL YEAH! Will it take a while?! LET’S HOPE SO!
Mom and I have been doing something a bit different with our diet the last two weeks. We started the Isagenix program. In a nut-shell: For the first 30 days you do 2 shakes per day, 2 snacks and one meal consisting of lean protein, veggies and a low-glycemic carb. The meal can be breakfast, lunch or dinner and the other two meals are replaced with these shakes. One day per week you do a cleanse day where you take the day to cleanse out your body with their cleansing beverages.
So far, mom has lost 4 pounds and I’ve lost 3 pounds. The shakes are super easy peasy (especially at work- no egg white smell, no broccoli smell and no sesame oil smell…you’re welcome office peeps!) this past week, I started to feel hungry during the day. I haven’t felt hunger in a long time! So far, I like how easy the program is. We are sticking with it until we leave for a family cruise February 18th so I’ll keep you posted!
Training has become more focused since the beginning of the new year. My goal is to gain lean muscle while burning body fat…as we all know, that is essentially impossible BUT I don’t know what that word means so I’m going for it anyway!
Tonight was Chest/Shoulders with my girl Laurie
Dumbbell Shoulder Press / Superset / Dumbbell Lateral Raises
Machine Chest Press
Assisted Dips / Superset / Plate Upright Rows
Cable Upright Rows / Superset / Battle Rope Slams
Cable Flys / Superset / Planks
Pec Dec Rear Delts / Superset / Cable Rope Pull-Downs
Partner Leg Raises
Roman Chair Leg Raises
Steps today: 9,567
Being back in the corporate world means one thing…well it means a LOT of things (that’s a different blog post all together) but…LONG, STRESSFUL days stuck behind a computer at a desk are now a norm so getting back into a healthy routine while sticking to jobly duties are back on my radar and have to be taken into consideration when doing training schedule, meal preps and scheduling.
Had an AMAZING weekend this past weekend in Las Vegas. I went to visit my beautiful friend Heather who is getting married in October and I’m lucky enough to be her maid of honor. We went shopping, caught up, went for an AWESOME hike at Red Rock and as a total spur of the moment, Mark and I looked at houses…oh yes we did! Just looking…you know… like when you look at the menu knowing you may come back another time and actually eat there. Sometime in the future.
Progress pictures are from January 2nd so I’m due for new ones this weekend! These are sitting at 150 pounds and nice and fluffy
Also check out the GORGEOUS pictures from our hike in Vegas!
Stay tuned! Subscribe to my YouTube Channel- From Bariatrics to Bodybuilding. Videos come out Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Feel free to ask a question you would like me to answer or throw out a topic I can chit chat about (be careful what you request-I can talk about anything…yes that’s a threat!) Stay tuned here for updates on workouts and diet Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.
OH AND HAPPY THROWBACK THURSDAY!!!!! Here’s an oldie but a goodie to celebrate!