December Fitness & Fat Loss Goals

November Fat Loss Progress = 0 Muscle building progress, some. It doesn’t take much to derail fat loss. Just one day of shitty eating per week! I’m not in panic mode yet. And that’s the problem! In my mind, I have time. I’m not losing or gaining. Just staying exactly the same. It would be fine…

When it Comes to Your Body and What You Eat, “What’s Normal?”

“One eating method will not work for everyone, and this is why your friend or co-worker may achieve great results from a diet, but you don’t. The solution is clear: you must be your own guru. You must find what will work for you.”  -Nia Shanks I’ve started posting my food journal again.  I’m not…

I Need a Goal

Clearly I need a concrete, physical goal. I was supposed to reevaluate my macros on the 16th of October but I obviously couldn’t think of a good enough reason to stick with my macros on Saturdays and Sundays so nothing changed in that 28 days. I didn’t gain, but, I didn’t lose either. So I’m…

What are Macros & Why Do I Count Them?

What are Macros: Each calorie you consume comes from one of three sources: Carbohydrates, Proteins, or Fats. 1 gram of Carbohydrate = 4 calories 1 gram of Proteins = 4 calories 1 gram of Fat = 9 calories The recommended intakes, for adults, for each of these macronutrients is: 20%-35% Fat 45%-65% Carbohydrates 10% to…

Body Goals

Body goals for my 41st year. Find my body fat “sweet spot.” Glutes (build) Shoulders/Lats (build) Perfect My Posing Compete again in Spring/Summer 2018 Determining My Body Fat Sweet Spot I ended up at ~13% body fat for my (first) figure competition on June 10th 2017. I started my journey at 28% body fat in…