Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Toned Up Tuesday - Fit Nika 101 Gym Guide

Over the past month or two I’ve fallen back in love with lifting weights. I should clarify that I don’t have cut abs or biceps; I’m definitely still a little soft in places. I eat pizza regularly - actually as I type that I realize I haven’t had pizza in a week or two. *Currently checks pulse to make sure still alive* If you’ve been following me for a little while now you know I’ve been doing the James Grage’s Rewired 9-Week Challenge. I actually still LOVE the challenge and the workouts that have been picked out. They work great - but I LOVE Nika way more.

Nika (@FitNika101) has been a huge fitness motivation of mine for awhile. I found her when Tumblr was really big at my school years ago and I’ve been following her on Instagram for almost as long as I’ve had Instagram. When she announced that she created a 16-week gym guide (also created a home guide but I only bought the gym one) I had to jump on it. I’ve been patient and trying to finish James Grage’s Rewired but I can’t. I want to jump into Nika’s guide. I would talk more about how amazing she is but my fan-girl will come out in full and I don’t want to expose that to you just yet… 
I’m also doing this guide while following the If It Fits Your Macros (IIFYM) program that I mentioned in last week’s Toned Up Tuesday post. So as this posts goes up today,  Toned Up Tuesday, I will be posting the new starting measurements and before photos of the Fit Nika 101 gym guide. I invited you to follow me for the next 16 weeks either here on this blog or here on my fitness Instagram.

The IIFYM program has worked wonderfully for me lately. There are a few days where I hit my macros early and I don't get to have a satisfying dessert (stop judging me...) but then I remember that for the next day and I work harder to eat better so that I can have a treat because let's be honest, the treats are what keeps us going. AM I RIGHT LADIES? 

*Would insert photo of York peppermint patty but already inhaled it - because it fits my macros.* 

I'm currently three weeks into the program and I'm already feeling better about myself and my body. I feel like my confidence has gone up. I've accepted how thick my thighs can get and I've grown to love how strong my legs are. I understand that I have a long way to go to reach the goals I have set but for now, I'm happy and that is the most important thing for me right now.


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