1. To control my diet by bringing lunchbox to work everyday:
I managed to do this pretty well! I did eat out like three times during this time, however it was still very healthy.
2. To train 5 resistance session per week:
I was doing really well the 2 first weeks, I was on a mission to prove to myself that work, stress, lack of sleep would not get in my way. The third week everything caught up with me. I was focusing all my energy on my new job and trying to get organised before Cameron would arrive. I did not achieve my secondary goal!
3. To reach a fat percentage of 8.5 from 10.5
Bio-Signature is a skin fold analysis done on 12 sites telling you how each site relates to the hormones in your body. I didn´t reach my goal, however I was down to 9.5 %, the leanest I have ever been! I also had a lot more treats that final week than I usually have. I general I crave more sweets when I´m overtrained or a bit burned out.
The interesting thing was that:
- My calf reading which relates to my sleep was absolutely SH*T.
- My stomach which has never been a problem was a bit higher which relates to stress.
- My hip which has never really been a problem area or priority was higher as well, due to having more sweets than I usually have.
IT ALL MAKE SENSE TO ME!
Can you see how Bio-Signuture actually can give a reason to why hormones in your body is responding the way they are. It can be discouraging when you feel like you work so hard, but at the same time it gives you such a good explanation to why I didn´t reach my goal.
Dont´t be discourage if you don´t always reach your goal, circumstances will sometimes have an impact no matter how hard you try! Brush off and get up again!
ONE TWO THREE – LET´S GO!
Another of my exercise tips: I think that this exercise actually makes your lower back look really sexy. Along with other back and hamstring exercises I incorporate hip extensions to get my lover back looking sexy and strong.
If the gym doesen´t have a seated hamstring curl /laying hamstring curl machine this exercise can be a good alternative as your hamstrings are still activated during this exercise, that´s if you can´t do some sort of deadlift. Hip extensions are not a substitute nor the same movement as a hamstring curl, however I always look for alternative exercises when the gym doesn´t have the equipment I need.
Note: This is if you have already done the exercises laying hamstring curl and some sort of deadlift.
I´m starting a new program today and I´m letting go of the control and Cameron has free hands to tell me what to do. It will be interesting to see if I will be able to let go and let him do his magic. I´m so excited to see what result I will get in 3 weeks!
I´m doing my BioSig today, so in my next post I will be evaluating the 3 week challenge. I´m certaint that it won´t be as good as I aimed for. I was sick and a bit too stressed at work last week, however that´s life and no excuse! I´m still very excited to evaluate how I went in order to improve for next challenge.
THERE ARE NOW EXCUSES – ALWAYS DO YOUR BEST WITH THE CONDITIONS GIVEN!
“I´M ON THE CONSTANTLY HUNGRY DIET” – This is what I think when I hear people say they have salads for lunch. Seriously how are you going to stay full and keep your energy levels up all day when you have a green-leaf salad for lunch? My suggestion is that you start incorporate more fibrous carbs into your diet like broccoli. You will get the fibers you need and stay full and energised for longer. This also works if you are waking up in the middle of the night starving. This means that you need to add more fibrous carbs into your meals.
I´m so excited about this weekend – I have been working all week so I have not been able to spend that much time with Cameron. I feel like visiting all the health food and organic shops here in Stockholm today. But first a mad training session of course!
You probably can´t tell because of the funny faces that I´m pulling in these photos, but this is one of my favourite exercises for the upper body. Haha!
I mostly use free weights in my training sessions, however this is a good machine to use and incorporate into your routine. This exercise has helped increasing my strength in my lats as well as helped me with my chin ups.