The Fit Countdown – Week #1

Hi guys!

I’ve been looking forward to this update, mainly because it’s the FIRST actual update:) If you missed last week’s post, you can check it out here. Let me start off by saying thank you for all of the support I’ve gotten from Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, and my Blog. You have no idea how much your words and your own experiences inspire me to strive for my goals.

Now let’s get to the results shall we?

Weigh In:
134.2 pounds
Body Fat: 23.2%

Arms: 11.9”  (- .2”)
Chest: 34.5”  (same)
Waist (Belly Button): 32.5”  (-1”)
Booty: 37”  (-1”)
Hips (added): 35.4”
Thighs: 22”  (-.2”)
Calf: 14.2”  (+.2”)

Inches down: 2.2”
Weight Loss: 0.8 pounds
Body Fat Loss: 1.4%

First I have to point out that I have NO idea why the top half of my body is so much darker/red?!? It’s the strangest thing ever! Oh well!

I don’t think the changes are that visible yet but I’m glad I’m doing these. It’s keeping me accountable. Just the thought of having to take pictures in my sports bra, let alone WORKOUT in it, keeps me away from eating the things I shouldn’t!


On point! I’ve been following my workout log all week. My active rest days are when I instruct my Boot Camps and my FULL on rest day is Saturday. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday is when I do my harder/go all out workouts. I love how my week is split up:)


- Protein, protein, protein. I’ve increased my protein intake. Making sure I have it in  the morning, lunch and dinner which kept my hunger at bay

- 6 small meals/day as opposed to 3 big meals.

- I eat when I’m hungry – there’s no point to wait until noon to eat if you’re hungry at  11am!

- Stopped mindless snacking, if I’m not hungry I won’t go to the pantry!

How I feel

Amazing – I keep feeling stronger day after day and getting more comfortable with my body (which is always a good thing). Although you can’t see it in these pictures, my shoulders have squared off a LOT more as well, which brings a smile to my face!! I simply feel good in my body - I feel healthy, strong and confident.

I KNOW I can do this – hard work, dedication, perseverance…I got this.

Weeks Down: 1
Weeks to Go: 8

Week 2…Bring it!

Much Love,

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  • Karlee @ BringingBackBalance

    You are always soo motivating! You look great already, and I am confident that you will achieve your goals :)

    Keep up the good work!!

  • Laura

    I think you are doing incredibly well jess. i personally think you have had large changes in your body this week, especially your face.

  • Brigid

    Great job! Keep it up! I love watching these transformations. I’m glad that I came upon your challenge in the beginning! I’m following your blog now so that I don’t miss the rest! I’d love to hear more about the workouts you’re doing.

  • Jana

    Jess! -Awesome results this week! You can totally see the change in your shoulders!

  • Tara Burner

    keep up the great work!!!

  • Tamara

    Well, I certainly can see some differences between this week and last week’s pics! (But I work as a personal trainer and have a practiced eye ;) )
    Looking forward to hearing about your DVD audition!

  • Truly Jess

    Thanks so much Jana!!! <333

  • Sabrina @ NutritiouslySweet

    I totally agree, you can see it so much in your face and I see a bit more definition in your shoulders…work it Jess :)