10 Year Challenge – A Reverse Transformation!

I jumped on the 10 Year Challenge…

Here’s a different transformation of sorts, a Reverse Transformation. You’re probably looking at the photo on the left, saying you look so good! No ma’am, nope. Now I’m in a great place on the right, both physically and mentally.

2009:
27 years young: Dieting Mentality!

– Scale weight: Lighter, probably around 150 – 160 ish lbs! Lived and died by the scale number – wanted to be smaller by any means necessary!

– Dieting Mindset – very rigid with my food – disordered eating.

– Eating clean during the week – eating like a bird, hoarded food all week – you know the off-limits stuff, so that I could binge on the weekends, to include cheat meals.

– Not eating enough food! Hungry AF all.the.time!

– 2 Hour training sessions.

– 2 a-days – Team No Days off – Team No Pain, No Gain workouts!

– Wouldn’t miss a session everrrrr – Sacrificed life so that I could go to the gym.

– Punishing workouts for what I ate.

– Trained on an empty stomach – I don’t recommend it.

– Took every supplement under the sun.

– Stringy AF – muscle depleted, looking like a string bean, lol!

– I could not maintain this body without suffering and white knuckling, and I still thought I had fat to lose.

Thank God, I never lost my menstrual cycle, my hair, but my mindset was in the dumps. Body Dysmorphia anyone?! I’m so glad that I am not doing that to my body anymore!!

 

Moving on to now…

2019

37 years young- Flexible Mentality!

– Scale weight: Heavier – 180-ish lbs – 15 to 20 lb difference from 10 years ago! Bigggggger & STRONGER! Taking up all the space!

– Flexible Mindset

– Eat ALL foods – no banned food lists – No good or bad food list!

– Eat what I want – when I want it, and that doesn’t mean I eat everything! I eat the amount of food that is right for me.

– No Cheat meals.

– Eating like a boss – close to 3000 calories a day!

– STRONG AF!

– When I feel like it, and I want to drop some fat, it’s in a slow, sustainable manner.

– I train to get STRONG and build muscle, not to burn calories.

– I prioritize Strength Training – it’s a combo of BB Style, Functional, Powerlifting, and Weightlifting!

– I train 3-5 times a week. Most of the time just 4 days. I know the power of taking rest days!

– Minimal Cardio – it’s the side dish and it’s things I like, like sprints, jump rope, metabolic conditioning, finishers.

– I walk just about every day and I prioritize sleep too.

– I do the best that I can with what I have.

I feel so much better than I did back then in my body – inside and out.

The left photo was not sustainable, and it certainly wasn’t healthy!

Ladies, you do not, I repeat, do not have to diet extremely to get where you want to be. You get no brownie points for white-knuckling your way through, suffering, eliminating whole food groups, nor do you have to exercise like a maniac. Just NO!

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