So, the results are in for the 2017 Tone It Up Bikini Series.
Now, please be gentle with me, because I’ve never a posted a vulnerable picture of myself, like this, in a two-piece, on the internet before.
But then again, I so BAD want you to know and SEE my results. I want that more than I want to hide.
So, here goes…
My results for the 2017 Tone It Up Bikini Series
Before (April 2017) and After (June 2017)
My happy “after” picture, after completing the TIU Bikini Series
Okay, okay I know the transformation in the pictures is hard to pinpoint. They don’t look that much different to me either.
For one, the distance from the camera is different, so that changes the perspective.
We don’t even need to mention the lighting.
But the real transformation?
You’d have to talk to me (or read this post;) to know more about the true transformation.
Let’s pull out the numbers first though:
Pounds lost: 9
Inches lost: 3.5″
Satisfaction meter: through the roof!
Non-weight changes: I did a cartwheel in the living room with my son (hehe, picture that!) without “seeing stars” and the lower back pain I was having from running outside went away! Must be all those deadlifts and ab work.
It never cease to amaze me that getting fit can actually make activities easier and that it actually alleviates pain!
If you’ve read this blog for awhile, you know I’ve been having a hard time losing any weight whatsoever. To be down 9 lbs might as well be 109. It felt impossible!
I’ve even been to the doctor to talk about it (And a nutritionist. And a wellness coordinator. And, and and…) Everyone said I was already doing what I should be, better than most people.
That’s not very helpful!
I’ve religiously worked out 6 days a week for forever and eat healthier than anyone I know (not to mention I’m a fitness professional), yet my weight wouldn’t budge, except to go up.
I’ve felt ashamed about it, often. But that’s a whole ‘nother post.
But then it happened!
The scale started to move. I didn’t put my hopes in it too hard.
But then it started to move some more! What the actual…?
Somehow, over the course of 8 weeks, I lost 9lbs. That’s a tad over 1lb per week, that all added up. I even had a few “off” or “cheat” days in there. But that didn’t reverse my progress.
I just can’t even believe it!
I can’t even tell you how pleased this makes me feel. How light. How hopeful. How thankful.
I guess a few little tweaks really can make a heckuva difference. But not just any tiny tweaks. Really effective ones.
I will be back shortly with a follow-up post about what is it about Tone it Up that I think made all the difference in the world. Because I wanted so badly to “figure it out.” Figure out why this worked when nothing else did. Figure out what exactly helped, so I know what to do if I ever need another “refresh.”
But most importantly, so I can help you!
I know what to do now! I KNOW WHAT TO DO NOW!!!
Then, after that, I’ll be back with another post on what I think about the nutrition plan. If you’re on the fence about buying it, you’ll want to read this one!
So, what now?
I joined a group of women to do Round 2 of the Tone it Up Bikini Series. Since this plan is working so well, I might as well keep going with it. If it ain’t broke…right?
By fall, when my “baby” turns 3, if everything goes right, I plan to be down to pre-pregnancy weight.
You just watch! 🙂
Just think, if you lose 1lb a week, where you could be in three months. No, I mean, really think about that! That goes for anything. If you have a project you want to complete, weight or otherwise, think about where you could be in three months if you worked on it a little every day.
How about you?
What were your results for the Tone it Up Bikini Series this year? What are you going to work on a little every day for the next three months?