Looking awesome, Nicole!
(picture taken when I first received my bikini)
Finally feeling just about fully recovered from yesterday. My binge was so unnecessary! Feeling bloated! I have this picture on my phone. Going to look at it if I ever ever ever decide I wanted to break away from my diet.
5 weeks away from competition. Back on track again. Looking forward to this whole week and for my trainer to get back to me :)
**I also wanted to put up this picture because I see more definition in my body, my cameras flash/pasty skin seem to wash me out a bit.
Jamie Chung training for the filming of Sucker Punch.
Most of you will just see her hot body. But notice the gallon jug of water in the background. Get the connection?
thenextlifee asked: the before and after picture of the girl you just posted.. yea how long do you think that would take?
Hi Jenna! Depending on effort and intensity, I’d say 5-6 months. Granted, I don’t know her or anything about her. You get exactly what you put into it, so the cleaner your diet and the harder you work out, the sooner it will come. For any transformation, you have to give it at least 3 months before passing judgement. Take Before pictures to document your starting point and then progress pictures every 30 days to compare and keep yourself motivated. Don’t go by the number on the scale. Go by how differently your clothes fit or how your progress pictures change. Hope this helps. Thanks for following!
The Before was fine already but the After is RIPPED!
If you’re going to spend all that time working out, you might as well look good doing it.
xshakeitout asked: I really love your blog, I have a question about abs. I work on my abs six days a week. Every day I do 10 sets of 10 on a certain ab workout. They have definition, and my stomach is flat but I was wondering what ab workouts I could do that are more challenging and will give me more definition.
Hi Lauren! You have a really cool blog. I get asked about abs more than any other subject, so hopefully this will help you and a lot of other people. They’re the most highly coveted body part, primarily bc they’re so hard to achieve. For most people, its about shedding body fat since they have too much fat around the mid-section for their abs to show. In that case, NO AMOUNT of sit-ups or crunches will help bc your abs will still be covered by a layer of fat. Doing crunches or sit-ups WILL NOT burn the fat around your mid-section. The first step is to change your diet and increase your amount of physical activity to burn off the fat until the skin around your midsection lays right on top of the muscle, with very little fat between the muscle & the skin. Since you mention that your abs are already flat and you’re looking for definition, you’ll need to increase the intensity/workload you are doing. It sounds like you can do 100 reps of your ab workout with ease. If you can do the same workout six days/per week, its NOT challenging enough. You’ll need to start working towards 200-300 reps to challenge and push yourself to the next level. Also, it’s not just about doing more reps but also making each rep more difficult. This might include incorporating weights (example), doing your exercises from a declined angle (example1, example2, example3) or even doing exercises hanging from a chin-up bar (example). Despite what most people think, there are different regions of the abdominals and different exercises target different regions - upper abs, lower abs, side abs (left & right) and the deep underneath-abs (not visible from the outside but necessary for overall strength & stability of the core). Most people just focus on the upper abs (the muscles just below your chest) and this region will usually develop first. The people with the best abs will be ripped up from all angles. One final note: don’t waste your money on any ab gadgets you see advertised on tv or infomercials. Also, don’t waste your money on any pills that claim to burn-fat. They’re all useless junk and are all just marketing gimmicks to get you to give them your money. Sorry for the long post. Hope this helps!