I never really paid much attention to calories or tracking but kind of knew I was under eating due to my percentages and seeing gradual changes. The only thing that changed when I started working out was that I ate healthier/cleaner and tried to get in 3 meals but usually failed and drank water of course. As much as I hate to track things it has become necessary to complete my future goals. I am finally getting my metabolism back on track. I feel like I am eating like a horse (but really my tdee is indeed high) but I am getting closer. The scale has moved down which indicates I've reached cutting calories but right now I want to finish the year with building so I still need to eat more...ughhh So once I have my calories on track then I will focus more on macros. This is all part of the journey and that's why it takes consistency, patience and remembering where you came from. If you crazy restrict, you are only hurting yourself and probably will quit. Also skinny doesn't equate to healthy necessarily and that's why good choices are still important regardless of macros. I may be sick as hell today but I'm so excited to get where I'm going and will finish this year strong #makeaplan
Congratulations to @nathan_mackey56 on being named our October MVP Athlete of the Month! This kid has been working incredibly hard even through football season to work towards his ultimate goals! Big things ahead if you keep it up buddy!
#throwback to December 2016 ➡️ October 2017. I gained 10lbs in my first year after the Marine Corps. Between my transition, moving across country, traveling every other week for work, and going to school full time, I lost sight of my health. I was exhausted, weak, and deeply unhappy. I chose bodybuilding because I knew it would require meticulous dedication. It hasn’t solved all of my problems, but it has given me a constant in this crazy life - something I could work towards a little every day with a major return on investment, not only for my body, but for my soul.
As you probably know, figure skating is a huge part of my life. Although synchro is my main focus, I've tried pretty much every discipline- singles, ice dance, and even theater on ice. I've passed some of my international dances and I'm working on testing the rest with one of my teammates, Spencer. I also competed internationally as a member of a senior theater on ice team my senior year of high school, and I competed freestyle until I decided to start traveling to Boston (about 2 hours from my home) for synchro in 7th grade. I continued taking freestyle lessons until around 11th grade. I could do all my doubles except for a double toe, so I couldn't pass novice free and didn't see a point in continuing because I preferred synchro and ice dance.
It's probably been at least 5 years since I seriously attempted jumping until last night, and I was able to get back a few of my jumps on the first try- including the double toe I was never able to land (seriously, I think the best one I ever did was last night after a casual 5-6 year break). And it really made me realize how much fitness has impacted my life. I am so much stronger now than I was back when I was in high school, both mentally and physically. It's funny, because when I was younger I thought I had to be lighter so I would be better at jumping. But I weigh 20 pounds more now and I'm a lot stronger and more powerful so I get more time in the air than I used to. Anyways, take this as some motivation to try something new, or something old you haven't done in a while haha you might surprise yourself with what you're capable of!
Throwing it back to my last peak week☠
Peak Week is slowly approaching for my next show and I am so excited for the package I will be bringing to the stage. The best thing about this sport is seeing the growth and development of both my body and mind. I no longer think about the short term and temporary goals, but I am always thinking about my growth in the long term which makes every stage of this process that much more rewarding. Here's to self improvement! #throwbackthursday
😊 first picture 🦋June 2017 🦋#europagames 😘Second picture almost 🌹5 years ago🙈🌹 ☀️Provably these pictures look too extreme.. yeah yeah in one of them I'm all doll up, on the other picture I look a lot more natural without all the tanning and bling bling 😎😅!! .
•The difference in huge.. but not just talking about the physic, but mentally .. the gap between those pictures is immense... Back then I was like a deer in the headlights in every aspect of my life, scare, depress, not enjoying my teenage years at all 🙈🙊🐵🤦🏼♀️!! 🦋☀️It is not being easy to let myself be as happy as I am now, when you find something where you feel like a fish into the water wow !! Everything changes ... my confidence and self esteem went up. Since I learned how to apply my passion in something that I enjoy and is so healthy for me wow fitness opened my mind to new a bigger dreams🌞
Bench press 185 lbs 2x5, 155 lbs paused 3x5
Overhead press 105 lbs 2x5, 75 lbs 1x5
Bentover row 145 lbs 3x6
Was going to take a rest day, but ended up doing upper body workout.
Need to work on preventing lordotic curve when I do OHP. I should go lower weight and build stability.