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Pulled a 220lb deadlift today @ bodyweight 126lbs.
Super happy but I know I can do more; next Saturday, gonna smash my new PR. <3
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Had an email from a friend this morning to say she keeps messing up and is getting fed up. Made me sad, honestly. "It doesn't matter how many times you skip the gym, how many times you eat too much or cheat on your 'diet', I will be here waiting for you when you're ready - to help you back up, dust you off and get back on track. You might doubt yourself, but I will ALWAYS believe in you xo"
Went to a BBQ yesterday, managed to stick to my macros though! 1763cals, 19g carbs, 62g fat, 263g protein. Another <30g carb day today until recomp day tomorrow. Starting weight circuits tomorrow as well and getting back out for another run. Woop :D
I screwed up today and I'm feeling pessimistic about my progress. Took new pics and I'm not seeing any difference. Gonna go make some cottage cheese ice-cream to cheer myself up. Blork. bit.ly/MVhULq
Start my "Nutrition & Weight Management" course next week, looking forward to that! I've actually ran for two days in a row for the first time in... ever? Drink & smoke free for 9 weeks now - feeling amazing. 2.5 weeks left on Livefit and then the last round of measurements and photos - so excited. I am loving my life <3
Second day of phase 3, yesterday's workout was killer and I'm sure today's will be just as insane - 30 minutes of sprints afterward! Bwark :3
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Got my gym instructor assessment on Sunday - kind of terrified, but not scared enough to be panicking and getting my portfolio completed... hmm... starting week 9 of Livefit next week as well, really looking forward to it! 7 weeks drink and smoke free :)
Newest progress picture: bit.ly/L8JF6P Was given a new pair of jeans as a present - they're a US size 4 (UK size 8) and they actually fit... WTF
Had a fantastic workout earlier and walked home in a vest in the pouring rain - but I feel really burned out now and quite melancholy. I hate days like these.
Just about to head out for an early one in the gym, delivery man should be bringing me new protein powder today as well (chocolate coconut, cookies & cream, raspberry and rocky road omggg) - so hooray! Took new photos last night and actually shed a tear of joy, pretty weird :P
Double session today - chest and arms (weight room is closed again tomorrow ffs) - then home to eat a big old pile of mushrooms! Yesterday I ate something dumb like 1600 calories or something (need to eat more argh) and about 200g of protein - that cottage cheese is certainly serving it's purpose :D
One month free from smoking and drinking now; feeling amazing. Treated myself to that fabled indulgence known as "skinny jeans" this weekend, absolutely love them! Hit a PR on my squats toda in the gym, 80kg (176lbs) might not be a lot but I felt like the hulk! Just drank a tub of cottage cheese and protein powder. Feel mega today!
I missed a workout yesterday because the weights room was closed for construction stuff - they are re-opening it today though so I will be going in for another triple-session (catch up for yesterday, todays workout and also compensation for tomorrow's) Off to Essex this weekend to visit family - hidden bonus of being able to go to the Nike, Adidas and Reebok stores - yeeeeeeeeeah! :D
Well I think I'm making the transition into being boring... I'm excited about going to IKEA tonight. I want a new TV table so I can put my costume box back into my dressing room - easier access to my dressing up stuff :D also meatballs
Dear family, thanks for continually trying to undermine my progress - I really appreciate it, honestly. I love that you think I'm going to fail, it's just going to make me smile even harder when I succeed. I'm especially looking forward to "we knew you could do it" when I make it. You know what you can do? You can kiss my big muscular ass xox
Been sleeping LOADS better since I've been home, waking up hungry again though - I have to admit I've been forgetting my casein shake before bed this week... will make sure to start again with that tonight...
After a long stressful day, I thought that an early night might do me some good; so I cuddled up into bed and went to sleep... I just woke up and it's 1am, I can't get back to sleep. Argh!
Am I the only one that's all "man, I sure love my family!" but then after spending time with them I remember why I don't spend more time with them? I made it very clear I've given up drinking and they still try and push me to have 'just one'. Nevertheless, despite the open bar, i stayed drink-free. Mega proud of myself right now :D
Thanks to everyone who congratulated me yesterday, was so exhausted by the time I got home, I was asleep within a few hours! Finally had a good night's sleep so I'm just packing my gym bag and heading out to see my brother on his post-tour parade :) Have an awesome day everybody! :D
Exam results came back... I passed with flying colours! I'm so happy right now! Just on the train home to see my lovely man and my six ratties - somebody pinch me, I could cry with relief.
Amazing what the human body is capable of when we take care of it. Great job!
I believe you will ...that PR is getting crushed!
You sound like a really good friend :3
You're right on! For someone to succeed, how many times they fail has no bearing, it's how many times they pick themselves back up and try again.
This is an awesome message. Thx for sharing. We all need to hear that from a friend (and provide that for a friend) sometimes - no matter how 'successful' we are :)
Good for you!!
Yea! Go! Go!
I would say you are a bit more defined in your abs than the previous dated photos, but you are so fit at this point you will probably not notice many differences. BTW nice wonder woman underoos :p
Wow...nice abs...great def. , but like the previous comment ...not sure how much better ya can get...progress is bound to slow down at this point. but it won't stop .keep up the good work.
Thanks guys - no matter how far I've come, I still have these 'dark days' where I start convincing myself that nothing has changed. And Zomboid - it won't stop cause I'll never stop - not until the world knows my name ;D
You have a ridiculously awesome figure and I know you work your a$$ off to get it, I read your posts about your workouts and I can only dream to have a tenth of your determination. Believe it or not, but you are an inspration to me and I'm sure to many on this site. We all wanna be bad a$$es like xprawn! :)
Congratulations.....Drink and Smoke Free for 9 weeks now that is someting to be proud of. Keep up the good work and stay Strong!
Wow! Awesome job! Great job on being drink and smoke free! 2 very hard habits to break!
Yay! Good for you!
Woooow 7 weeks!! I need to punch all my friends to be able to resist for that long.
Congrats!! So happy for you!
Whoooohooooo your da shizzel nizzel :)))
I don't think it's weird at all... you've made huge changes in your life and the results are dramatic... a little emotion when you can actually see those results is pretty darn ok!
Pile of mushrooms? Really?! Ok, sorry, but I'm not buying the "Xprawn Diet to Awesomeness" book if you make us eat a pile of mushrooms! Just sayin' ;-D
Haha, I wish I could be well behaved enough to eat a pile of mushrooms by themselves... they were baked with butter and garlic, so it isn't completely innocent... I didn't eat many though because I had 2 protein cheesecakes before I got to the mushrooms :3
Quinoa = protein! Try it; you'll like it!
Breakfast time for me, I have mushrooms, garlic, butter ------ so off I go to cook (and tick off my cooking challenge for the day) thanks, Jo
Pretty soon they're going to invent a new word to describe your type of commitment and intensity!
Haha, thanks Grizz! Most people think I'm insane and obsessed! I'm on a mega high today, everytime I hit a new PR I get all giddy :D
WTG!!! Smoking is a hard habit to break.
@xprawn SlimKicker is now back up, after being down for the past day. Our web host (Amazon) was having problems, but it's all fixed now. Because of the downtime, for the next 2 days, we're giving away +20 bonus points for every food you log. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
I vote for a dress form to remain in the corner donned with your favorite item. ;o)
Unfortunately, a condition of sinful man is jealousy and envy. I hate to say it but, MOST people that know you really, secretly, want you to fail. It is normal because when others fail it makes us feel better about ourselves... sad, but true. Next time, help yourself by remembering that they actually are just really envious of you and your accomplishments.
I know they want me to fail, it's what puts fire into my belly - it spurs me on to know that people think I can't accomplish something :) The majority of the people that really motivate me and push me to succeed out of a good heart are people who are already achieving the same things as me. I've never met a fit, healthy person who wanted somebody else to fail in their own lifestyle changes - it seems to be people who are busy making excuses that do all the armchair critiquing. Thanks Grizz :)
You're right. People who are doing similar things and have similar goals don't feel threatened, they feel encouraged and inspired (like us on this site)!
Yes family is a pain. But I can tell you the best thing about being adopted is looking around the table at Thanksgiving and knowing, I aint really related to any of you crazy people! Keep up the fight X you can do anything you want to do!!!!
I feel your pain! My family is the same way! But it sounds like you're doing an awesome job tuning it out and surging forward! Take comfort in knowing that you're taking care of yourself first which is what you have to do before you're able to help others. Who knows, maybe you'll end up inspring one of your family member into improving themselves.
The middle of the night is great for meditation, or creating happy dreams, you have lots to celebrate and look forward to. Jo
@xprawn Way to go!! You are really strong:)
Thanks :) it can be tough sometimes, but I just try to remember that if I cheat myself, I will never get anywhere good :) Good luck with your goals! :D
Whhoooppp ;) good on you girl
I know the feeling. I went vegan for a summer a couple years ago and they kept saying "oh but you can have this thing with eggs/cheese/fish/etc." for nearly every meal. Good job, and keep it up, they'll catch on eventually.
Family is the hardest. Maybe its because they don't have the will power or drive you do. Anyway GREAT JOB!!!!
Way to stick to your guns!
Good for you!
I do honestly love my family (most of the time!) but if they're not going to support me, they can kiss my butt. I went to the gym after being with them and got in one of the most productive workouts ever! So thanks for stressing me out, I guess. But thanks to you guys, you keep me honest - keep kicking butts!
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