Week 3 + Week 4 ✔️

Week 3:  September 12 2014

I didn’t lose much weight this week,instead I gained 1kg of lean muscle! 😱

So, now under 20% body fat, having lost 1.3% body fat, currently  standing at 19.4% in week 3.

In body-building, that’s a good thing – ‘cos for each kg of lean muscle built, one burns an extra 444 calories a day.  But I’m still living in ‘normal’ people’s worlds – entrenched in what the scales say and obsessing over lower numbers each time I on the scales! Duh!  I’m disappointed, anyway…

My training is going well – pushing hard, training 5 times a week.  Lots of squats – an exercise I’ve stopped doing for the past 4 years since I fractured my hip bone.  I’m slowly warming to squats after learning the breathing techniques, and I must say, I’m starting to enjoy it!  Good news for my booties!

Gameplan for the week ahead:  Tightening up my diet by reducing sugar free lollies, sauces to pep up my meals, diet cokes…. basically reducing eating empty hidden calories..

I’m also test-driving my new dessert treat – coconut oil mixed with nut butter (raw nuts blitzed in a high-power blender). I’m going to eat 2 tablespoons of it after dinner as a treat.

Until next week… xx

Week 4:  September 22 2014

The past week, I got a new nutritional plan so am consuming 6 meals a day!  Wowsers!  I’m constantly cooking and stuffing myself silly.  Being a glutton is NOT pleasurable at all, it’s a painful chore!!  Up to date, I’ve lost a grand total of 6.1% body fat, standing at 18.5% body fat.  Still a long way to go – like, 8%-9% body fat to cut!  My goal is 57kg at 10% body fat!

Gameplan for the week ahead:  Ditch all sugar-free fizzy drinks (am drinking 3 diet cokes per day…)

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My cheat treat on Saturday: A man-sized bag of crisp, a bottle of Pinto Gris (yes!) and some Ben & Jerry’s ice-cream

PS:  In case you are wondering if I’m doing some cheesy poolside bikini comp, here’s the epitome of the bikini athletes.  Watch the distraction here:

Week 2 ✓!

Date:  September 5 2014

Week 2 ticked.  Not a good week at all because I only lost 1.6% body fat this past week.  Grr…very, very annoying. I shall blame it on the weather – and boredom.  I snacked on a few extra almonds and brazils nuts on top of my allowance on my nutrition plan.  Coach’s advice was to eat 1 tablespoon of coconut oil or nut butter after dinner to keep the cravings away…  Anyway, the cold weather has gotten so bad that I climb into my electric blanket at 8:30pm! 😅

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9g of Macadamia nuts are in fact 3 macadamia nuts!

Good news is, tomorrow, I am allowed a cheat meal.  So I’m going to have a huge bag of chips and a cherry ripe chocolate bar after dinner!

Here’s David Jones’ Annual Spring Flower Show currently showing in the City Store.  Enjoy!

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Week 1✓! Diet Treats…

Just a quick update on my Bikini Fitness progress.  I lost 2.3% body fat and dropped 1.3kg in a week! Dieting wasn’t too hard – but the training was… 5 times per week!

My nutritional plan included a variety of meats (kangaroo, steak, pork, chicken and turkey), fishes (salmon and barramundi) and lots of nuts (macadamia, almonds and brazil nuts – all raw).  And of course, my new BFF is the electronic kitchen scale I use to measure ALL my food!

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Kangaroo meat from Coles Supermarket

Meat and nuts for breakfast?!  Never!  But this is my breakfast!  76g of Kangaroo, 34g Raw Brazil Nuts and 67g Blueberries.

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Sample pic of my brekkie

My snack:  90g Chicken cooked in Coconut oil and 49g Boiled Sweet Potato

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Sample pic of my mid-morning snack

And of course a shedload of vitamins (up to 24 tablets) a day for an even stronger body!

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Vitamins!! 💪 💪💪

Let’s see how I measure up next week!