Progress Photos

Flex Friday!

Progress photos have been posted, I really hit the nail on the head with re-creating my last progress collage.

There are still some problem areas like the soft stuff under my butt and around my thighs. Not a very flattering pose either. Just plain ole’ me, standing there like a cold dead fish.

Today is Day #6 of the cutting phase, and next week marks 15 weeks out! I have a new training schedule so I’m ready to GO. Derek kicks my ass tomorrow and teaches me how to set up a TRX so I can do my own shit at the gym. “Uhhhh, sorry bro, can’t work in with me, this is MY TRX.” We’ll also be measuring my body fat percentage because I’m soooooo curious! He thinks that stuff is dumb, he thinks being TOO meticulous about all of this is dumb. Counting calories, counting macros, taking measurements, the whole thing….. DUMB. I’m also gonna ask him to show me how to do pull ups… cause I’m lame and I don’t know how! I feel like pull ups would be the BEST upper body exercise for me right now while I try to cut back on isolating muscles with lifting.


Hopefully discussing finances this weekend, maybe figure out a mini savings plan to have enough money to compete in Tanji Johnson’s Vancouver competition April 12th. I would definitely like a practice round if I’m paying $120 for the NPC card, or at least attend a competition so I know what they are all about, can feel out the vibe, watch how other girls do their routines, poses, etc. I don’t want to be 100% in the dark on game day!

I’m getting so antsy! Derek keeps saying I haven’t even scratched the surface yet. We’ll see how I feel at the end of next week’s training schedule on a 1,200 calorie diet (that’s right, I cut my calories more to match my macro intake). Much mental preparation is needed this weekend! I’ll basically be doing a mini sprint tri every week on Wednesday’s.

Derek is a HUGE supporter of endurance sports like running, biking, and swimming. Obviously, he does them. He keeps telling me that running will shrink my legs, sprints and hill intervals will lift my butt; biking will build my butt and make my hamstrings *POP*; and swimming will build my butt and create a sexy streamline back…. notice how all of these things are fabulous for my ass! I’M DOWN FOR THAT!

So, today’s progress picture collage is the BEFORE-intense-training-programming-and-dieting-photos.


~Jess ♥




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