The 8 weeks of the Lean, Cut, & Straight Up Jacked Nutrition Plan have come to a close. Pretty cool that I stuck with something like that for 8 whole weeks. Well, I’d say more like 7…
Week 8 was a write-off. That’s right, I’m fessin’ up. I call it ‘The Easter Downfall’. After the honey glazed spiral ham everything fell apart for me! I already knew Easter Sunday would be a day of gluttony, but the free food theme continued at school, practicum, and in my personal time. I ended up feeling like there was no point in even trying, so I didn’t. Not proud of that but hey, there was another factor too.
SCHOOL. Final papers and exams means I NEED TO EAT. My education comes before my personal health. That sounds bad, and looks worse now that I’ve written it out, but that is truly how I feel. Muscle and fat come and go, but I have one shot at school so I had better make the best of it.
Anyway, despite my Easter downfall, and despite probably going a bit overboard on my cheat days throughout the nutrition plan, I have some results to share which make me very happy. I was going to post a picture of my measurement tracker, but I keep getting an upload error message so I’ll just tell you instead. All measurements are in inches.
February 15th, 2015 April 12th, 2015
Neck: 12 3/4 Neck: 12
Shoulder: 43 Shoulder: 40
Chest: 38 Chest: 35
Waist: 36 Waist: 31
Hip: 43 Hip: 38
Glutes: 46 Glutes: 43 1/2
Thigh-R: 24 Thigh-R: 23 1/2
Calve-R: 16.5 Calve-R: 15
Right Bic: 13.5 Right Bic: 11 3/4
Skinfold: 4.5 Skinfold: 2.5
Body Fat: 36 Body Fat: 19
Weight: 175.3 Weight: 176.8
I am pleased. I lost 5 inches off my waist and my hips. I also lost 2 inches off the dreaded tummy fold. My overall weight actually increased, so I just converted from winter storage to lean muscle mass. THIS IS WHY YOU SHOULD NOT USE A SCALE ALONE. IT IS THE DEVIL.
I am holding off on posting pictures because I had a bunch taken at the New You Transformation Center. Once I receive them I will post before and after pictures.
I want to thank and congratulate all participants in this round of the Lean, Cut, & Straight Up Jacked! Nutrition Plan. We all worked so hard to stay on track! And there was such a consistent level of support and participation and sharing. It was really great, 🙂 and still is since many of us are interested in a second round after a couple weeks off.
A big thank you to Coach Rish for putting this nutrition plan together in addition to his fantastic Koyabell classes. Oh and the yummy shakes and desserts you came up with, I like those, thank you for those…
And a big thank you to all the coaches at New You Health Transformations. You are my energy and drive when I have none. Thank you for all your motivation and support.
I was at my previous gym for 1 year, and did not see results like this, or have as much fun while on my journey.
Again, THANK YOU.
I’ll continue to blog, but it won’t be about the nutrition plan for a couple weeks. I’ll find other stuff to talk about. 🙂
Bye for now!