It’s been almost 12 weeks. Originally, my goal weight was 125 but after reaching that at week 8, I had to reassess and decided 120 was a healthy and realistic new goal because according to the cdc.gov website, 101 to 136 is a normal weight range and 18.5-24.9 is a healthy BMI for a female who is 5’2”.
Today, I’m weighing in at 121, with a BMI of 22.1. Guess it’s finally time for a progress picture:
I’m sure you’re all enthralled by now and want to know exactly what I’m eating so you can go and do the same. Well, WISH GRANTED:
Anyone who knows me at all knows I have a deep and unashamed love for shitty reality TV. I blame it entirely on my cousin, Sophie, who introduced me to Toddlers & Tiaras about 8 years ago. And it’s only grown from there.
I know all the real housewives (except Atlanta – who watches that one, anyway?). Rich Kids, my latest obsession – can’t get enough of it. And I can tell you everything there is to know about keeping up with the Kardashians. It’s why I signed up for snapchat. Seriously, I can’t miss Kylie’s unfiltered face (so many freckles).
So even though I started training on my own accord, I was thrilled to find out Kim Kardashian was also on a new fitness regime (and Khloe and Kourt, but I stalk Kim the most, so…ya).
Even more thrilled when yesterday she snapped a pic of her feet on the scale that showed her weighing in at 123.8. Because I also weighed in on Friday… AT 123.2!
Sidebar: things I don’t care about:
1. Kim has had 2 kids (thanks for pointing that out, Thomas)
2. Kim, although the same height as me, has a very different body type
3. My personal successes or losses should not be measured against anyone else
4. The feet on the photo may or may not actually be Kim Kardashian’s feet (thanks Meagan)
So ya, I’ve been working my ass off and now I’ve basically turned into a Kardashian. #winning
I wasn’t feeling very motivated this week. It was a struggle to get up and get my butt to the gym every morning and I REALLY wanted lobster mac and cheese (which is weird because even before I started training this wasn’t something I craved). Anyways, I finally made it to the end of the week and decided I should get my Body Fat Percentage tested and GUESS WHAT?! I’m down from 33% to 26%!!!
I’m learning that this is why you can’t use just one form of measurement. It’s not just about scale, or BMI or inches. This is why progress pics are so important. I didn’t lose any weight this week, which is part of the reason I was feeling so bleh, but as it turns out, even though the scale didn’t reflect it, I’m still on track.
According to builtlean.com, I am now in the “average” category of the Ideal Body Fat Percentage chart. It took 6 weeks and a pretty significant lifestyle change to get there, but I did it! Safely and on my own.
Now I’ve got my eye on the 18-22% body fat percentage range…and then a coach to get me to those bikini competitor dreams.