Flabby-Assed to Fabulous With Chape! 2M 2W Update

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Hello there, everyone πŸ™‚

A very HAPPY Saint Patrick’s Day! I’m not sure how everyone celebrates this around the world, but I do hope that if you are celebrating, that you are careful and have a fantastic time!

Today, I wanted to give an update on how my weight loss journey is going. I’ve been working with David at Chape Fitness and he is awesome!

I am SO HAPPY to announce that I have lost 5,1% of my body fat so far in total! YAY! It’s been stubborn fat to get rid of too, let me tell you! The hormones make it sooooo difficult to shed the weight. However, David has finally managed to convince me to stop staring at the scale all the time. I realized that although the scale says my weight is bouncing close to the same numbers, I’m still losing cm. Inches, even! I am gaining muscle. So really, if I’m back in my skinny jeans soon – I don’t care what the scale says because I can SEE my body toning up.

Right now, the part of my body I am happiest with the results I’m seeing are my upper arms. David was concerned that I might be losing muscle mass, but it turns out that since my arms were quite flubby. You know what I mean – I wave and it looks like I have some sort of extra part that waves back at me from under my arms (Oh, so gross!). Anyway, that part that waves back is getting smaller – more tone. YYYIIIPPPPEEE!!!! All that weight work is starting to show, and not a moment too soon!

The challenges I’ve been facing are:

  • Peanut Butter. I know its fatty, but I was kiiiinnnnd of hoping it was good fat – like salmon. Turns out, I shouldn’t be eating it. Especially not smeared all over my bananas. And David was not very happy with me making it habit. Soooorrryyyy…. Peanut butter is out.
  • Push-ups. I can’t do pushups. Not even girl pushups. I’m doing it incorrectly, of course. Trying to use my arms and then whining cause I can’t do it. David says I need to use my pectorals for pushups and not my arms. This, I cannot seem to work out completely, but it does help. Consider this a WIP. (Work in Progress)
  • Happy Eating & Stress Starving. Some people are stress eaters. I am not one of them. If I’m really stressed out about something, I cannot possibly eat. I can go days with barely snacking, and then…..when I’m ok again, I’m starving! This is really where I get into trouble. I eat whatever reaches my hands the fastest, and that is usually not a good thing. Β I had a long convo with David where he informed me (in quite strong voice) that I cannot skip meals! My body has gotten used to eating and metabolizing, and if I suddenly stop – chaos ensues. I’ve been on at least 3 meals (& working back into snacks) since then. Obviously, my response was ‘Yessir!’.

Things are going well and I’m really hoping that I can get back into that swimsuit by the time Spring is in full-swing. I’m so happy with the 5,1% body fat loss and am looking forward to hitting that next milestone!

Chape is currently running a new contest (found HERE) and this time there are 1300 Euros worth of prizes! That is HUGE! Only 19 days left, so I hope you do take the time to sign up. You pay nothing (no worries, you aren’t ask for any payment information) and somebody WILL win it, so it might as well be you!

Thanks so much for reading!

-Mliae

*Photo source: chestersflowers.com

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9 Comments Add yours

  1. That’s so exciting! It’s always fun to see progress 😊 keep up the good work!

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    1. mliae says:

      Whhhyyy THANK YOU, madame! πŸ˜€

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  2. It looks like half the battle is life skills. Dave knows life skills. Congrats on the progress!

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    1. mliae says:

      Agreed! Thanks πŸ˜€

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  3. adguru101 says:

    Congrats; you are doing great! As a fellow peanut butter addict I feel your pain 😦 I buy sugar free p.b. that’s basically just peanuts and salt and pour off the top oil. Not “health food” but not terrible either!

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    1. mliae says:

      Thanks! I know, that peanut butter thing…ugh. One day. One day I can eat as much peanut butter as I want. Just as soon as I lose this weight first πŸ˜‰

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  4. Glenda says:

    I understand the diet stuff and girl push ups. I’ve been so busy but I am just about to pop to tell you about my experience with Chape fitness. I read your article on me. The congratulations were quite motivating. When things slow down; I am going to write a real letter about how great things are but meanwhile THANK YOU! THANK YOU FOR INTRODUCING US ALL THE CHAPE FITNESS AND DAVID , THE TRAINER SUPERB!

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  5. Goodness you are doing really well. That is an awesome achievement. I would love to get rid of my wobbly upper arms…

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    1. mliae says:

      Thank you! The wobbly…its a horrible thing to see in the mirror. I just hope they tone all the way up so I can manage spaghetti straps in the summer! πŸ˜€

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