Friday, June 26, 2009

12 Week Contest Before and After Pics

If you have been reading my blog for the last couple months, you already know that I participated in a 12 week competition on the Tosca Reno Eat-Clean Diet forum. For more information on the competition, read this blog post.

Here are the goals that I set for myself in this competition and how I did at accomplishing them:
  • Pray for strength, courage, and determination every day - I have been praying a lot lately and definitely feel closer to God, reading the Psalms has been helping a lot with this
  • Loose 17.5 pounds and at least 18 inches - I lost 14.75 inches and 6.5 pounds, I am starting to realize that inches are much more important than pounds
  • Lift weights 2-3 days per week - accomplished, NROL4W is now over... what to do next???
  • Run intervals 2 days per week for 20-30 minutes - I faltered at this as the days became nicer, I spent more time outside with Allan and was biking a lot more instead of running
  • Follow Cooler 2 strictly, allow myself one cheat per week, usually a glass of red wine - with our busy schedule filled with lots of events, parties, and family outings away from home, I ended up having more cheats than one a week
  • Eat more high-water content vegetables instead of fruit - I added a lot more green smoothies to my diet and have been trying some new types of greens and really liking them (kale, chard, etc.)
  • Remember to take my multi-vitamin, omega, calcium/magnesium, digestive enzymes and wheatgrass every day - accomplished and added CLA to the list
  • Eat a variety of protein sources every day - accomplished
  • Stay positive - really working on this one!
  • Create an organization area in my kitchen for a vision board and menu planning - accomplished, just need to fill up the vision board a bit more :)
  • First note for the vision board: "Cast your burden upon the LORD and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken." Psalm 55:2

The following are my results from the competition:


Anonymous said...

You did a great job. I'm proud of you and all of your accomplishments!

Melanie Buchanan said...

You did an amazing job and look great. Keep up the good work.

allanpeters said...

You look amazing! I'm so proud of you.

Maria Peters said...

Thank you for the kind words!!!

Everyday Superhero said...

Awesome achievement! You look great.

If you're looking to try something different regarding your workouts then I highly recommend P90X. It's a challenge and you'll see results. Of course, it's hard to spend an hour/day working out when it's beautiful so there's also Tony Horton's 10-minute Trainer. You can choose to just do 10 minutes/day or combine 2-3 workouts. Cathe Friedrich is always great too.

Anonymous said...

So that's you!? I didn't know!
Congrats, you have done a great job, lots of improvement there! Keep it up!

(In for the Induvidual Summer Goals? I am.)

Deborah J. said...

Great Job! I think it's beautiful that you keep Christ in all that you do.

Anonymous said...

You look great. I just found your blog by googling NROL4W before and afters. I currently workout with a trainer and a small group of women, but I am looking to branch out on my own to save some $.

What did you think of the NROL4W book? I'd love your feedback. Are you still working out according to their plan or is it just a 12 week program and then there is nothing to maintain your success?

Also, I am a vegan who eats mainly raw fruits and vegetables. I was exclusively raw for over a year maybe 2. If you are interested in some recipes, check out my blog:

Have a wonderful day!

Maria Peters said...


I had a baby on May 29th, so I am working on getting my body back.

I LOVED NROL4W and feel that it completely transformed by body. I re-started NROL4W post-baby and just finished Stage 1. However, after finishing all 7 stages, I definitely felt lost.

You might want to check out Rachel Cosgrove's The Female Body Breakthrough for a similar workout plan, as her husband developed the workouts for NROL4W.

I will definitely check out your blog!

Anonymous said...

Thanks. I just placed a hold on both books at the library. I'll check them out and then decide if I want to buy them. ;)

Maria Peters said...

You are very welcome. I hope that you enjoy them both.