Saturday, 19 January 2013

Body Progress + Moving Forward

Not going to lie - I was pretty petrified of posting these photos on here for the world to see, but after seeing Jayne's post earlier today and seeing her talk about how she's changed I felt it was something I just had to pluck up the courage to do.
I am by no means done with my transformation but when I put my 'starting' pictures next to my most recent photos, I couldn't help but smile because I could actually see a difference! I definitely think that progress photos can be one of the best ways to see how far you've come over time. These photos are over a period of around six months - and although there are probably a lot of people who have come a lot further than me - I can't help but feel extremely proud of myself that I have come from a solid size 12, to being in between an 8 and a 10!

Moving forward with my mission to a better body (and most importantly, continuing with my healthy lifestyle!) I will carry on with my Intermittent Fasting which is something which has worked out really well for me so far, and I will also be adding heaps of cardio to my weights routine so that hopefully - combined with my 4-day-a-week training schedule with the Coventry Cougars - I will be looking awesome in no time. I'm thinking rowing machine intervals, HIIT at my local park and aiming to actually be able to run 10K will help the last bits of fat melt away no problem.
I am currently stuck with 25% body fat which over the next few months I will be hoping to get down to around 12-15%. I've been told is achievable as long as I'm super sensible with what I eat, and stay on top of the cardio so fingers crossed that as time passes, I'll be able to report back with a few successes and maybe even another set of progress photos if I don't chicken out! I've also made the decision to post monthly progress reports from now on so keep a look out for those as well! :)

I've seen Sandra's latest competition in partnership with Moneysupermarket.com over on her blog, where one lucky person will be in with a chance of winning some SmartScales and a FitBit activity tracker by talking about how they have/are going to 'Get Fit and Feel Epic!' Although not my original intention as I had been planning to post this anyway, I've made the decision to submit this blog post as my entry into the competition as well so that hopefully I can help keep a better track of my progress without having to use those god-awful scales at my gym. ;)

Good luck for everyone with their 2013 health and fitness goals, I wish you all the best! If you have a story or experience you'd like to share, email me on thebarbelle@gmail.com and I might feature it on my blog! :)

8 comments:

  1. oh wow you have done so well! amazing! i am trying to lose a bit of weight that i have gained,not much but it is bothering me :/ x

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    1. Aww thanks my lovely! I'm sure if you put your mind to it, the weight will fall off! You're super skinny anyway though! :)
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  2. Well done on your progress. Before and after photos are always very inspiring!

    Thanks for entering the competition and good luck with reaching your goal! x

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    1. Aww thanks Sandra! Good luck to everyone else who entered! :)
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  3. I thought I had commented last night but it hasn't shown up! Thank you so much for the mention - you have come so far! Keep up the good work! xx

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    1. Haha typical Blogger playing up all the time probably! No rpobs for the mention, I'd probably still be too much of a coward to post mine if you hadn't shown me that there isn't anything to be scared of by publishing it! :)
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  4. you look amazing and you're doing so well... i'm so glad ive come across your blog because it's really inspiring! i follow all these kind of things on a silly little tumblr account but most are just ridiculously skinny girls reposting pictures of super tanned tall gorgeous girls and i'm like BLAH this is just not real progress!!

    keep up the good work!!!

    www.sophie-lm.blogspot.co.uk xxx

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  5. It was so lovely to meet you at the Notts meet up today! Going to be following your blog closely now as I want to start reading some fitness blogs, you'll inspire me to get motivated and exercise! Well done on your progress and determination you look lovely :) xx

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