08 March 2013

WORKING ON MY FITNESS: Before

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The Above Measurements are from Feb 11. I started Washington Gym toward the end of November, right around the time for Thanksgiving. I wish I had photo's to show from then but we never got around to it. My posture was pitiful (Still working on that)!  I was going to the gym 2-3 times a week, but I was also eating whatever I wanted and I was still drinking a lot (wine night every night). So when we took the above photo's after 3 months I was disappointed in myself because I knew I could of done a lot better. However, I was impressed with the results from the gym and the workouts, so I figured if I just ate right and drank less then I would be a lot happier with myself.

Hahn, one of the trainers at the gym came up with a BCI challenge. When I heard about it I was super excited and I knew this was just what I needed to get my butt in gear.

BCI challenge // 30 days of:
<> eating clean
<> 5 meals a day // every 3 hours // customized proportions
<> 8 hours of sleep a night
<> intense workouts
<> no alcohol
<> no sugar
<> 2 cheat meals a week... but their cheat meals are like oatmeal or cereal.

...there is more to it but this is the jest of it. Below are my current results

-38 March 7 ( Day 6 into 30 day BCI challenge) We took measurements again so that we could track the progress of the Challenge properly. I did not know we were taking photo's (which is why I didn't bring my swimsuit in photo 1). If I knew we were taking photo's I would not have eaten beforehand!
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The top section is my frame measurements so that won't really change in numbers much.
The second and third section is what will change dramatically if I make wise choices. So from here you can see that I went from 29 % to 17 % body fat. Jess (my trainer) is trying to get me to stop weighing myself in the scale but I can't help it though. I even brought in a photo of what I weighed before I ate because I knew I would be heavier when I got my measurements. She did not care and put down how much I weighed at that moment. boo.

My Goal:
I want to get down to 14% body fat and have at least a 4 pack.

Adjustments:
Instead of drinking a bottle of wine every night with friends I mostly hang out with them during the day so I am not the girl who keeps saying " I can't eat that" or "I'm not drinking."
I'm also loving hanging out with my friends at WG while working out. 


All in all I'm feeling great and realize how much I am what I eat! 

10 comments:

Cal said...

You can do it! Girl, you can already see major changes, like the gap between your thighs, your posture, & your arms/tricep area. All these surfing trips must be great motivation, too. You're such an inspiration to me right now. =)

Idée Géniale said...

Good work Brandi! Keep it up! 14% body fat is a huge goal! I remember asking a trainer to check my body fat last summer when I was at my most fit ever and I was still 20%! I couldn't believe it. I wouldn't even want to check it now... hoping to get more inspired after this snow is gone and we can show some skin again!

AlexandriaNolan said...

You look amazeballs and I am cheering for you errday. 'Nuff said. I'm going to miss you so much!! We will reunite farmers market style when i get back :) xx

Kelly @ turned UP to ELEVEN! said...

Girl the difference just in these photos is insane! You got this and that's AWESOME! Like I said in the pictures from a previous post your legs look awesome - I can tell you've been working out.

Keep up the great work and keep inspiring us!!!

erika.n.boom said...

hot dang girl! looking good! mad props to you - i've recently upped my fitness and started cross training... but on top of that i would not be willing to give up my wine and cheese! haha - you are an inspiration! also, cheers to you for having the balls to post the before pictures - i hid my mine on my computer in a file named something like "college bills '09" haha:) keep it up! you inspire me!!

karin said...

awesome!
huge motivation to see your progress!
keep up the good work!
i am eating clean again after eating loads of bullshit cause of stress situation at work - but i dont want to have excuses anymore. my skin feels better and my energy level too since eating glutenfree and working out more!
you rock!
hi from switzerland! <3

Monica said...

This is so inspiring, Brandi! You look awesome! And you're so brave to post all this online, haha. This post is just what I needed to get me moving and shed my winter "layers" before summer. Michigan winters are not the best environment for an exercise/diet plan!

Thanks so much for sharing and have a great weekend!

nicole said...

WOW! 17% body fat?! YOU LEAN & MEAN, GIRL!

Melissa said...

Sounds great! You look wonderful. x

<3 Melissa
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grrfeisty said...

SO COOL! i am workin' on it, too. but it's very cool that you've got the math [and pics!] to prove it all. nicely done!