I have recently been trying to go through my insane supplement collection to get rid of some of the older stuff. I like to have a lot of different supplements because I get sick of them quite often, and I … Continue reading
I am slowly becoming a strong believer that the scale means NOTHING at all. It’s either that, or I need a new scale. My scale hasn’t moved an ounce since Christmas, I’ve bounced between 126ish-129ish no matter what I eat, BUT the changes can be clearly seen. If I was to tell someone my weight hasn’t changed at all in this time they would tell me I’m lying. To me this is clear proof that the scale is an unreliable measurement. I’m waiting for my new body fat monitor, and that is what I’m going to start using as a more reliable progress measurement tool. Even my actual measurements haven’t made many changes, but I am seeing the fat loss in areas I don’t measure, particularly love handles! Score!
According to my Accumeasure BF caliper, I have dropped 3% body fat, which is awesome! I’ve upped the intensity of my morning HIIT training, and I can tell the difference for sure. The last 10-15 seconds of my 1 min runs are DEADLY and I can feel the intensity over an hour after the workouts. It’s beautiful! I also started using fat burners on Monday. I’ve got a lot of supplements in my collection that I’m starting to blow through. I’m supposed to cycle fat burners for 8 weeks, so we will see if my supply lasts that long and if any changes are visible. I’m really interested to see. Right now I’m using BSN Hyper Shred. One at 8AM, taken half an hour before breakfast, and another at 12 PM, half an hour before meal 2. I haven’t had any issues sleeping so far, which is an improvement. I just can’t combine them with a caffeinated preworkout, or caffeine in general. That’s a huge no-no that I won’t do again.
I’m still taking creatine, two pills of CON-CRET on workout days, and one on off days. I’ll take that until I run out, then I’ll probably suspend it for awhile. I’m interested to see if my weight on the scale drops once I quit it, that’s a huge sign that it actually did what it was supposed to do. It’s so hard to tell sometimes when supplements are actually working!
Here is my collage of Week 5 images:
I definitely notice the biggest changes in my stomach and sides!
Side by side of weeks 1 and 5 shows some big fat loss changes! I’m on the right track, it’s just time to turn up the intensity and work on my diet a bit more. I still think I am consuming too many calories, and I have had a few cheat meals, so I can definitely make changes there. I’ve skipped a few cardio sessions, but I haven’t missed a workout yet. Bigger changes to come!
This has been a pretty uneventful weigh in Wednesday. I really didn’t see a big difference anywhere in my measurements, and my weight has still been between 126-127 steadily–though this may have something to do with the creatine. Keeping positive, staying steadily active. I took a full rest day yesterday, the first one in a few weeks. Back to normal today. Somehow I hurt my left shoulder a bit on Monday, but I’m keeping positive that the dull pain there will go away too. I’m not going to let it throw me off this time though! I’m hoping to see results by week 5, and keeping this as my motivational quote:
“IT TAKES 4 WEEKS FOR YOU TO NOTICE YOUR BODY CHANGING, 8 WEEKS FOR YOUR FRIENDS TO NOTICE, AND 12 WEEKS FOR THE REST OF THE WORLD TO NOTICE. GIVE IT 12 WEEKS. DON’T QUIT!”
Here are my pictures for the week:
To make things easier, I will be circling all increased measurements in RED and all decreases in GREEN! Let’s hope to see a lot more green in the coming weeks 🙂
Over the past week I’ve been trying to find a way to work on improving my cardio sessions to start seeing fat burning results. I’m usually pretty boring and lazy with cardio. I’m good at doing two cardio sessions a … Continue reading
I am just wrapping up my second week of the Dymatize Nutrition #100kreasons transformation challenge, and I’m pumped to keep working towards my goal of 115 lbs. This week, I added an extra day to my workout routine. I have … Continue reading