Every time I weigh in at the gym and the number goes down, I get pissed. No one around me, except my trainer gets it. They all look at me like I’m crazy… Because apparently since I’m a woman, that must mean I only have goals to lose weight and be skinnier.

Nope. Couldn’t be more wrong.

We have worked VERY hard over the past year or so to get a plan in place that keeps me gaining. Because I was too skinny (not a luxury at all, so don’t even say it) I was sick. I wasn’t comfortable in my skin. I was weak. I was unhealthy. It wasn’t a good thing.

And no, it’s not because I needed to eat a cheeseburger. Trust me, I eat… A LOT. Eating enough has never been the problem.

This journey has been a roller-coaster of trial and error. Some weeks my weight was down, either I slacked on my meals or I was stressed and not sleeping enough. Some weeks I was on point with my diet, sleep was good, water intake amazing and weight was the same. Some weeks it was up for no apparent reason… Here’s the thing though, it’s all an experiment.

Especially when you’re dealing with a “not so normal” health issue like I always have. BUT if you’re committed to making a change, you’re committed and you ride the roller-coaster, make the adjustments as needed and figure it out.
Last night we did my measurements. It had been 5 months since we did them last and I was eager as fuck to see the results.

You see, I’ve been noticing a lot of changes lately. Places where my strength is up, pants fitting extremely different or no longer fitting at all, and I was very eager and super curious to see where I would land as far as actual visible muscle growth.

Needless to say, I was super fucking excited with these results.

Yes, I’m happy with the visual changes and I’m even MORE happy with the way I feel each day now but it’s even more exciting to numbers, actual measurements to go off of.

This is pure proof of what consistency can create. That, and the value of working with a coach who not only listens to you but is willing to put in the work to tweak your training and meals as needed to keep you track towards your goals…
When I sat down with Brent (my personal trainer) in June of 2016 I told him that I didn’t want to feel like shit anymore. I wanted to be able to walk up the stairs without being out of breath. I wanted to stop feeling like I was going to vomit every day. I wanted to stop actually vomiting every morning. I wanted to feel strong. And I wanted to gain weight…
Where he has helped me take my physique is somewhere I never thought was possible.  The measurements don’t lie but neither does the way I feel.

I never knew I could feel this strong and capable. I never knew I could have upper body strength like this, or that I would love the muscles I have so much! I also never knew that my legs could be this strong and powerful. Overall, I am incredibly happy with the results we have and we have come a really LONG way in this journey, that is a fact!
I’m super proud of this progress and am excited to keep sculpting and perfecting what we’ve built so far…
You have the power to create the life you want friends, in every area 🙂

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