Before & Afters 1.3.13
Okay so this is slightly horrifying for me but it is what it is.
I’ve been at this thing for 4 months now (this includes a terrible December with regards to fitness…flu bug) and I have managed to lose a few much needed L-B’s. What I am looking forward to now is some definition under the skin, a winning fight against gravity in the ass area and maybe a tan. My biggest problem area is my butt & thighs (and arms and abs I suppose). In order to keep a nice view of what’s going on I felt the need to lose the gear for the before & after pictures. I’ve convinced myself it will be just like wearing a bikini (as if that isn’t bad enough). I’m strengthening my limbs as I work out and the exterior chub I was carrying around has been slipping away making way for muscles to make an appearance. Now this is what I’m really excited about. I have never had definition. NEVER! If this works, I will be out of my mind excited for the summer and I will be proven completely wrong. I just always thought my body type was meant to be soft-ish. It will be the first summer in a long time that I will be
ecstatic pumped alright not completely horrified with the idea of wearing a swimsuit on the beach. In the past I have wanted to just hide under a rock until the beach is completely empty. I’d go to a beach on the other side of the island, or “accidentally” fall into the sea with all my clothes on…hey…while I’m wet I might as well just swim for a bit right? Or if I managed to get a moment at the beach when everyone else was fishing or hiking or napping, I’d jump in for a quick cool down. Usually my safety zone was in the evening. Sad but true. The upside to this is I have been swimming amongst the most beautiful phosphorescence during my evening dips at the bay. We bonded that plankton and I. Bottom line is this; I would love to be comfortable playing around in the water with my boys no matter who’s around.
If I could continue to tighten this bod up it would be quite an achievement for me. Skinny fat to long & lean was always the plan so I feel confident I’m on the right path. By looking at this pictures I feel very proud about how far I’ve come. Mainly because of the fact that I haven’t really felt deprived of my favourite foods and I continue to enjoy my workouts. I eat chinese when we want to order chinese, I eat a burger & fries when out at a pub, I have a Whole Foods Snickerdoodle whenever I’m passing through but I’ve made some serious day to day changes for the better. I work out every 2nd day with a few back to backs in the middle here & there. I start my day off with something in my tummy. I jump at the chance and in fact seek out opportunities to try new and fun ways to get in some fitness. I am having a blast doing this and the skinnyfat blog, once again, has played a very significant roll in helping me get to where I am. Thanks if you’ve checked in once in a while…every little bit helps.
Onto the inevitable. Please be warned I still have a ways to go. I’ve just been patting myself on the back because of where I’ve come from.