here we are. four weeks in to the tone it up #bikniseries and things are looking bright...even after the binge-fest on supper yummy foods on mother's day.

here are some observations.

F I R S T | eating that much sugar you will surely surely feel like absolute garbage and your heart will race...this happened to me as i was trying to go to sleep. no more cinnamon rolls for dinner. (seriously...that's what i ate for dinner on mother's day - a homemade cinnamon roll.)

S E C O N D | i love dairy. dairy doesn't love me. i wouldn't go as far to say i'm lactose intolerant, but i can say that it makes me bloated and gives me a stomach ache. i just never realized this before because i've never cut dairy.

T H I R D | i hope i'm setting a good example for kaye.

F O U R T H | i've noticed a lot of "body-shaming" discussion on the internet lately about how we should love our bodies and embrace what we have after we have children. maybe i'm missing the message, but it's making me feel bad for wanting a hot bod. like...maybe i need to be less worried about enjoying the fit of my clothing and spend more time crawling around like a horse on the floor with kaye.

but then i quickly shake that bizz-nass off. i say to each their own. if you want to embrace your mom-pooch or the extra five pounds or the cellulite that crept up during month five of your second pregnancy, that's totally your prerogative. if you feel good, you feel good. end of story.

i don't feel good like that. i feel good when i can sit down and not have to pull my jeans up over my bellybutton so my stomach doesn't pooch out. i feel good when i can stand in my closet and wear whatever i want and not have to think i'm having a fat-day...have to wear those jeans. i feel good when i have energy.

F I F T H | my energy levels continue to be awesome. i really had no idea how low they were until i started eating lean, clean, and green. it's all about fueling your body.

S I X T H | i haven't stepped foot in a gym. all my workouts have been at home with hand weights, a kettlebell, and running.

now...the stats.

i got some questions regarding the results and i thought it would be good to let you know that i've extremely average in height. so to give you a better idea, i'm 5' 5" and my starting weight was 135 pounds.


MID-SECTION | 32 inches

HIPS | 36.5 inches

ARMS | 10.5 inches

THIGHS | 22 inches

WEIGHT | 135 pounds
RESTING HEART RATE | 60 beats p/minute

MID-SECTION | 29.5 inches - 2.5 inch loss

HIPS | 35.5 inches - 1 inch loss

ARMS | 10 inches - 1/4 inch loss

THIGHS | 21 inches - 1 inch loss

WEIGHT | 128 pounds

here is what i looked like before the challenge began.

and again after two weeks...
and now after four weeks...
what i'm noticing - 
  • more definition in my obliques.
  • slight booty lift? wishful thinking.
  • more waist definition from the back shot.
now the starting week and fifth week together...
i still have some serious work to do, but these subtle changes from week to week will add up!

there are four more weeks of the challenge and i'm really hoping i can get my act together and cut the cravings for snacking after dinner.

does anybody have a tip for this? what are your tricks?

does anybody have any questions about the program? (i've been getting a few here and there and plan on doing a full post to address your questions!)

have a great tuesday!