5.31.2013

Operation Red Bikini and a New Challenge

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I'm sorry, I just couldn't help myself. It's been on my brainz for awhile now and needed to get it outta there. Ha!

Anyway...

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!

8 comments:

  1. Hey, Lady! I liked the video you linked to and will be doing a post tomorrow about it!

    I think it's a great idea! To do something for a month. Just like Matt Cutt's says in the video, "the next 30 days will pass no matter what." Why not try it? What reason do we have NOT to do something?

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. My thoughts exactly! I look forward to reading your post tomorrow :)

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  2. What a great idea for a 30 day challenge you can choose yourself. Looking forward to your results :)I just randomly tried a pull up the other day and was embarassingly weak, great goal!!!

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    1. Ha, yea I don't think I have ever been able to do a pull up with out a little help. I have danced all my life, so my strength has always been in my legs, so I want to change that!

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  3. 16 percent body fat!? BEAST MODE!! I love that you use the end of one challenge to leap into the next! Can't wait to here about all of your progress!! I have a yearly goal of 10 unassisted pull ups- those bad boys are no joke! Thank you for linking up with us gorgeous girl! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. It may take awhile to get down to that, but it's all part of the journey. Thanks again for being such a great motivator!

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  4. You are unsatisfied?
    In that picture you look utterly healthy and happy!

    I don't understand where your unhappiness comes from...

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    1. I am not unhappy by any means! I just want to make sure that I am taking care of myself and making good decisions :)

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