@the_incredible_shrinking_alli / Allison Heeke
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Ok so here they are, from day 1 until today. I screwed up, I fell off track. I told myself that it wasn't a huge deal, I hadn't completely fallen off track and I was still hearing pretty healthy. I was wrong. I am one of those people who see bad food and gain 10 pounds. I need to realize this and learn from it. I HAVE to stick to my plan, I can't go off, at all, until I have hit my goal. It's life or death. My weigh in yesterday, my visceral fat had gone up 1 point. This is absolutely the most important thing for me to focus on, it's the fat around my organs and the reason why I started this to begin with. I will NOT let this disease kill me! I will choose my health over everything else! This is when I need y'all the most, don't let me fall off guys, call me out!!!
So yesterday, after talking with Amy, I decided it's time to take the next step in my fitness journey. I signed up for the Nutrition Coach Certification Course through Venice Nutrition! I'm going to add Nutrition Coach to my resume you guys!!! I have learned, in this journey, that you can work out every hour of every day and still not lose and ounce. If your diet isn't matching your workouts, you're going to get nowhere except maybe in the hospital after injuring yourself. So I chose to get my certification so I can help others like me figure out their way though this crazy world of fake health food and fad diets and find what can and will truly bring them lifelong success! My goal (I am putting this out there so y'all will hold me accountable) is to be ready to take/pass the test by Halloween!
This hit hard today. There are MANY things that I wish I had control over and could change in my life, but I just can't. And I need to accept that, be patient, and let God work out whatever it is that He has planned for me. However, I CAN control what I eat, how active I am, my own thoughts, who I choose to surround myself with and my priorities. Once I realized this and started taking control of those things, SO much has changed in my life and I couldn't be more happy with the changes!
All of this busting my ass has definitely paid off!! Live weigh-in on my Facebook page (link in bio) but in 100 days, I am down 43.4 pounds, I've lost 2.7% body fat, my visceral fat dropped 1 point, my BMI dropped 5.4 points, and my muscle mass went up 1.1%. I am a VERY happy girl today! Day 1 or 101 starts tomorrow!
4 more days!!! Today I want to show y'all one of my "whys" this is my Mamaw. We lost her 11 months ago, Memorial Day weekend will mark 1 year. Although I was lucky enough to have all of my grandparents in my life, I was definitely the closest to her. She was, by far, my biggest cheerleader. Despite not getting around the best, she made it to every game, dance recital, graduation, awards ceremony, anything that I ever had. She lived within walking distance to my parents house and I kick myself now for not taking better advantage of that when I was younger. She is one of my whys because despite how much love she had around her, she more or less just gave up. I watched as her mind stayed sharp as a tack but her body deteriorated slowly and she did nothing to slow it. She spent her final few months in a nursing home, one of the worst places in the world in my mind. People just sitting around waiting to die. Seeing those people, seeing her in there made me realize that I don't want that same fate. I want to go out knowing that I lived every last minute of my life to it's peak! After we lost her, I sunk into a pretty big depression, that was when I ballooned up to my starting weight. Thankfully, I woke up and started this crazy journey. I know she isn't here to see me succeed but, being the most devout catholic woman I have ever met, I have no doubt in my mind that she is watching me from heaven and cheering me on every step of the way. WHEN I succeed, it will be because of her love. Letting her down now, is not an option.
5 more days guys!!! I wanted to share some pictures with y'all this morning. Most of the extreme weight loss stories that I have seen start out with "I've been big all my life" well for me, that's not the case. I guess you could say I am one of those people who "peaked" in high school. I was thin all of my life, a two sport athlete in school and always active. The problem was, I also ate like shit. So when I graduated and all of the activity stopped, I continued to eat like shit and quickly found myself gaining weight. I have steadily gained since then, yo-yoing more times than I am willing to admit, even losing around 50 pounds at one point, but inevitably, always finding my way back to comfort food and chilling on the couch. This time I have all of you guys to help me prevent that from happening, this time is my last time! Considering doing my weigh in live on Saturday but not sure how I can do it without anyone to hold the camera for me.