One Year Later- RESULTS!

My photos from a year ago popped up on my phone this morning.  I saw a pic of where I was at then and I had to of course compare it to now, 6 or so months into a ketogenic lifestyle.

The second picture was this morning.  Of course I had to make a dorky face.  Might as well if you’re taking bathroom selfies, and flexing no less.  I think I look leaner and more defined.  I’m probably only a couple pounds lighter.  I started lifting heavier and increased my lean muscle mass while cutting a bit of body fat.

In the “before” pic I was very fit, working out very hard but not getting the results I wanted.  I remember thinking I should be getting more out of the work I was putting in.  I wanted to be leaner but, as much as I knew about health and fitness, I wasn’t sure how to go about it.  I knew just cutting calories wasn’t a great plan because cutting calories is a sure fire way to slow your metabolism which is like shooting yourself in the foot.

I have to admit this all pure vanity stuff.  Of course I want to be healthy but when it’s five pounds plus or minus it’s pretty much aesthetics.  I’ve had three babies but I really wanted great abs.  20180608_1309022006147604.jpg

Goal: accomplished.

I don’t do crunches or count calories.  I just keep my carbs low, eat plenty of healthy fat and protein, and lift challenging weights.  When I do cardio I keep it very short with HIIT style workouts.

My belly button looks wonky and I have plenty of stretch marks, but they’re badges of honor.  I just want to be the best version of me and honor what my body has accomplished.