Hammer & Chisel: Day 1

One of my New Years Resolutions is to be more open about my fitness journey. If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you know I post a lot of workout videos, motivational quotes, and the occasional food pic. Well there is a lot that goes on behind the scenes that really only my husband sees! None of you really see when I’m struggling to get my workout in or when I’m dying to eat the pizza my husband brought home from a work function. I fully struggle! ALL the time! It’s not that I’m hiding anything by not sharing most of this through my social media, I personally just think sometimes it’s too much to post out there. I feel a little more comfortable giving all the details here!

So for the next 60 days I’m going to walk you through my successes, struggles, and all that comes along with living a healthy lifestyle.

Today is officially day 1 of my new program, Hammer and Chisel. I did about three weeks of it in December as a test run and to end the year out with a bang! But with the holidays, I let my eating slide a little. So I kind of just stayed at the same weight and didn’t see a lot of change in my measurements. I’m starting fresh with 100% commitment to stay on track during this program.

Anyways, I’m a huge believer in progress pictures and measurements. I always take them before starting a new plan and frequently during the plan. This is why:

  1. Seeing the difference between before and after pictures just makes you feel awesome!
  2. Taking pictures during, allows you to see where you need to step it up in some areas and also just makes you feel awesome that you are doing something!
  3. Measurements are important because sometimes the scale doesn’t move because you’re gaining muscle (that’s a good thing!) so to track progress you want to see the difference in your size.

I took my before pics and measurements a little early, on December 31, 2015

I’m still hesitant to show my full before pic haha, because I have a lot of work to do! But my measurements are as follows:

Chest: 35 inches
R. Arm: 11.75 inches
L. Arm: 11.5 inches
Waist: 31 inches
Hips: 37.5 inches
R. Thigh: 22 inches
L. Thigh: 22 inches
R. Calf: 13.5 inches
L. Calf: 13.5 inches
Weight: 144 lbs
I meal prepped yesterday (for the most part). I don’t have pictures because I wasn’t sure if I was really going to go through with this, haha! So I will have pictures in the future. I’m following the meal plan from the program so I am required to eat the following per day:

  • Protein: 4 servings
  • Carbs: 2 servings
  • Veggies: 3 servings
  • Fruits: 2 servings
  • Healthy Fats: 1 serving
  • Oils/Dressing/Seeds: 1 serving

I will get more detailed about my food and workouts later this week, and I’ll remember to take pictures 🙂


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