So I’ve been working out for 3 weeks again now, this last week I’ve been working out really hard and for the most part my diet Is back on track but when the weekend hits I tend to lose focus of my goals. I’m not even all that disappointed in myself for that as this time around I’m trying to Live a more healthy balance of fit and social life but I’m still trying to figure out if that can even be done…. Maybe for me it is all or nothing. Has anyone else successfully found that balance? Maybe the answer is a cheat or treat meal every second weekend. I do see the muscle moving back and I do feel good and strong again but so far the scale remains the same-not that I’m overly hung up on that, but it is a way out of many to measure some progress.
Thought I’d share this in case someone out there has been in this same position.
Thanks or hearing me out.
Hey there, so it’s been a really long time since I blogged. That doesn’t mean I stopped caring about fitness, quite the opposite actually. In this post I will explain what I’ve been up to since I last blogged and declare my intentions for myself on how I plan to continue. As you know from previous blog posts I always like to declare my intentions as a way of setting out my own goals for myself, this way if I blog about them my goals are out in the universe and are more likely to be achieved.
Last Spring started spiralling out of control in many parts of my life, in every way except in fitness. Not that I mind, actually it was the beginning of the rest of my life and the last year had to happen to bring me to where I am now.
In short, my long term relationship ended, I floated around in many jobs trying to find the right one. At the time it seemed like nothing was going right… but I think it was the universe’s way of putting me on the right track.
Something I realized when I very first started getting fit, last October was that nobody has things given to them, if you want to be a certain person, have a certain lifestyle you have to make it happen for yourself. In short that’s exactly what happened.
I’m clearly cutting out many many details, but what is important is that I now have a booming career in exactly what I am educated, trained, experienced and passionate about, photography. If you want to see my work please go to www.LianeBergen.com
Also I have the absolute love of my life as a partner and I’ve never been so loved and supported and I’ve never in my life felt this certain about what I share with my partner.
In the hard times of last year what got me through was focusing on fitness, I literally became a lean, mean machine. I actually did hit my goals and was 130 pounds at 13% body fat. Here’s a photo:
At the end of the summer I started going out with friends, I was single and enjoying myself. I kept working out, but enjoying wine, going out, etc started to seem more important. I lost sight a tiny bit of my goals, but for the most part kept a good hold to my fitness.
October 3rd, to the day that I started working out and changing my life the prior year I met the love of my life. We were both fit and healthy, but we both went nuts going out to eat almost daily, we didn’t care, we were together. Sound familiar to anyone? haha. I’m pretty sure we are not the first people to gain some ‘love weight’
Well, now we are happy together, my career is booming and my man and I have started to train and eat healthy together, both of us want to hit our goals again. So this brings me to now. I assessed myself this past weekend and I am 140 pounds at 19% body fat, which honestly I can live with. I know I can meet my goals again and this time with the support of my love, and also the joy of doing it together. It’s pretty awesome.
Some days honestly I do feel frustrated that I had hit my goals and I let it go, but at least I’m doing what I have to do to get back there and I can proud of where I am in more facets of my life.
Welcome back to my blog. I hope you start to follow regularly again :)
Hey all, so I’ve been back on track and actually training a couple other people now. It’s been awesome. I’m finding that helping others get started on their goals has actually been more motivating than just thinking about my own goals.
This last week I turned 30 years old, that was a huge motivation for me too. I really don’t care about getting older, I’ve never feared it at all. You can’t deny that 30 isn’t a huge milestone. I wanted to know that I was looking and feeling my best for when I crossed this point in my life. I think I achieved that goal. I had my body fat assessed again this morning and I’m down a lean 14.8% body fat.
My original goal was to be 115 pounds and 14% body fat.
I’m now 140 pounds and 14.8% body fat.
Which is making me realize that 115 pounds is not an achievable goal. At my current body composition 119 pounds of me already is lean mass (muscle, bone, organs, etc). So now I’m reassessing my goals. I’m thinking 130 is more achievable, though it may also may be too small. Since this really can be broken down to a science, I’ll have to take out my calculator and figure out what is a healthy goal for myself since I promised myself I wouldn’t go under 13% body fat.