Wednesday, January 21, 2009
STARTING FRESH, STARTING SIMPLE AND FINISHING STRONG
I recently asked the guidance of a fellow Spark member to help me on my journey during the last 10 weeks of the Transformation Challenge that I am participating in. She has some great credentials along with a genuine regard for my success and all the people she trains online and in the gym. She an ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer, ISSA Specialist in Performance Nutrition and a NGA Figure Competitor> she is currently also studying to become a ISSA Fitness Therapist. I figured after reading more about her online that this is someone I want on my side.
So we have started with a basic nutrition plan for the moment, to get my body and mind frame into consuming more calories with the write macro nutrients. I am excited and am ready to give this my all.
I also though getting exposed to different techniques and being a part of something like this could only enrich my own knowledge and one day take this to my own clients. I am in the process of finishing of my Nutritional Consultant certification. I want to specialize on more of a Fitness and Nutrition regimen along with getting my own personal training specialist title. This is the field I want to be in - to learn, to grow and enrich the lives of others who want a better life, a more healthier life and one full of possibilities of challenging the body and mind to do things they never though possible. That is where I want to be. In the middle of it all.
So back to Karen. She will be providing me a nutrition plan and strength training plan in the next few days, in hopes of starting first thing Monday morning. So I figured until than I would in co-operate the eating plan now and what for the specifics later. In the meantime I got out my measuring tape and jumped on the scale. Oh yes and used my Omron Body Fat Analyzer. That being said, I think it is giving me a faulty read. But I can use it as a measure of my progress, so I will include it here anyways.
Weight: 104.8 lbs
Omron Boday Fat%: 15.45 %
Small of my Waist: 24 "
Navel (across the belly button): 26 3/4 "
Hips/Butt (widest part if my body): 34 1/2"
Left Thigh: 19 1/4"
Right Thigh: 19 1/4 "
So this is what I am working with. I omitted the upper body measurements because quite frankly I can never seem to measure the same area twice.
Now to see the transformation continue to unfold. I'll be sending my 24 weeks stats and photos in less than 2 weeks and I want to see a visible difference. It is going to happen!!