It's officially the end of Operation Red Bikini. SAD DAY! I have loved participating with the girls over at Southern Girl Gets Fit and ElleNoel, and the hashtag #operationredbikini has been fun to follow as well.
Initially, I participated in ORB to help me stay motivated and as inspiration for Rams Cheerleaders try outs. It's so much easier staying on track when you surround yourself with things that will help you work towards your goals, like ORB. I worked really hard and got down to 21.5% body fat, and I was and still am so proud of myself!
After try outs were over, I stopped working out regularly and wasn't as concerned with the food choices I was making, and I gained 6 lbs. It doesn't sound like a lot, but I am short, so its noticeable. And, you know how it goes...6 lbs turns into 10 then 15 and on and on. It's gotta stop!
I haven't checked my body fat percentage, but I can most definitely tell you that I am not at 21.5%. Honestly, I was burned out and disappointed.
BUT NOT ANYMORE!
Operation Red Bikini may be over, but I am ready to get back on track and work towards my goals.
Here's what's up:
- I want to get down to 16% body fat.
- I want to be able to do an unassisted pull up.
- I want to get down to 120lbs.
I am doing a 30-day challenge with some friends at work, and it starts tomorrow. Each of us picked something we want to do everyday during the month of June, and I chose to do yoga. I decided on this for a couple reasons. First, its an amazing workout. Second, it helps me de-stress and stay focused. And, of course, doing yoga everyday will help me achieve my goals. Up until this point, I have only ever done yoga once a week, so I am really excited to see how my body transforms during the challenge.
Side note: Our 30-day challenge was inspired by this TED Talk. Check it out, and if you want to join the challenge, let me know! I would be happy to be your accountability partner, and it doesn't have to be fitness related if you don't want it to be.
Here's my pre-30 Day Challenge photo:
My face is fuller, my arms and tummy are softer, and I can see that I have slacked lately. Here's to a new challenge and achieving goals!