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Summer Shape Up “Before”

So on Monday I started following The Fitnessista’s Summer Shape Up program. Since I’m not on the depression diet of last summer any longer, I’ve put on about 5 lbs and am not loving how my clothes are fitting or how I’m feeling. I figured a good workout kick in the ass and a little cleaning up of my diet would do me some good. I took some measurements and “before” photos to help keep myself motivated and in line and uh I’m gonna post em here. If I’m being honest these photos make me hate myself a little and I think I look awful, but I guess that’s why I’m trying to tighten things up a bit.

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Measurements:
Waist: 30
Stomach: 34
Hips: 39
Left Thigh: 23
Right Thigh: 23.5

Last summer, my waist was around 28.5 so ideally I’d like to get back to that, and my stomach well I just need to cool it on the wine haha. So Monday was the first day, and I did the workout for week 1 followed by 20 minutes of HIIT on the elliptical. Food wise I’ve been pretty good as well. Breakfast is usually some egg whites, frozen fajita veggies, and a sprinkle of cheese. Lunch is a turkey sandwich on a flat-out wrap with spinach and carrots and hummus, afternoon snack of a smoothie with fruit and spinach and a little skim milk. Dinner has been a piece of chicken, sweet potato, and asparagus this week.

Tuesday’s workout was just 3o minutes of cardio, which I spent on the elliptical, and yesterday was Workout 1 again followed by the Hill Challenge (just realized I did this for 25 minutes instead of 20, oops). ┬áSo yeah, two workouts left as part of week 1 and I’m excited to see what the Week 2 workout will be. I’ll be sure to check in on post updates on how it’s going, uh and please be kind about the photos.