For my 41st birthday, my boyfriend, John, got me the best gift because it was unexpected and something that I would never get for myself. He surprised me with a fitness consultation with trainer/nutrition coach Megan Vaccaro.
During my hour consultation with Megan, we discussed my daily calorie intake (approx. 1200) and my goals. I shared my struggle to see the benefits of my working out like getting stronger and losing weight. Based on the information that I provided, Megan’s assessment was that I wasn’t taking in enough calories and that my metabolism needed to be challenged. She asked me an interesting question, “Would you be okay if you didn’t get to your weight goal, but were leaner and saw more muscle definition as muscle weighs more than fat? This was a rather challenging question to answer because part of me thinks the scale matters and I personally have a goal in mind from a number perspective. However, I trusted the process of getting lean and seeing what results that would hold.
After meeting with Megan, I shared with John the goals that I discussed with Megan and he brought up a good point, wouldn’t you like to know what it would be like if you were to train as if you were going to compete in a fitness competition? He reminded me that I am in awe of women I see at the gym who have that leanness and definition or the women that I see in fitness magazines (Photoshopping aside) who have defined muscles. I am interested in seeing the transformation from that perspective. I immediately texted Megan and shared with her my goal. She was so excited. By identifying a true goal she is able to craft the right meal plan and workouts.
On this journey, I will track my measurements. Weight will be tracked weekly and body measurements will be tracked monthly. Below are my starting measurements.
- Weight: 126 pounds
- Right Bicep: 10 5/8″ n0n-flexed & 11 1/4″ flexed
- Left Bicep: 10 5/8″ non-flexed & 11″ flexed
- Waist: 28 1/4″
- Hips: 36 1/8″
- Bust: 32 5/8″
- Right Thigh: 21 1/8″
- Left Thigh: 21 1/8″
- Neck: 12 1/4″
- Left Calf: 14 1/8″
- Right Calf: 14 1/8″
I am hoping to learn from this journey, to transform my physique, and to take my fitness to the next level. I am dedicated to the journey and will record this journey to share with you.