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New Year, New You: shaping up to compete

New year resolutions have been made, some have already been broken; but it’s never too late to get into shape. Need an idea of what to do and don’t know where to start? Then see what this Houstonian’s fitness resolution is for the New Year. Over the next few months, we will keep track of “Jennifer” as she follows her fitness goals for 2010.

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Q. What is your 2010 fitness resolution?

A. My “physical fitness” resolution is to re-establish my competition weight and level of fitness for either a pageant or a NPC (National Physique Committee) Bikini/Figure competition.  Specifically:  8 Week Goal:  Body Fat: 15%; Weight 122 and 12 Week Goal:  Body Fat:  11%; Weight: 122.

Q. How do you plan to reach your goal?

A. Fitness: Work out with a personal trainer in the gym, lifting weights 3x’s a week and increasing to 4x’s week; cardio two times a day, 6 days a week for 30 minutes to an hour (varieties will include spin, treadmill (jog/run/walk), Arc Trainer, Stairmaster, and Jazzercise). The second cardio will mostly consist of riding my horse 3 to 5 days a week, attending horse shows and fox hunts. On the days I don’t ride my horse, I will incorporate a second low intensity cardio activity such as walking outside or on the treadmill for 30 minutes to an hour.

Diet:  Follow the nutrition plan designed especially for me by Lindsay Mulinazzi and Fitness Inferno. The diet includes 1500 to 1700 calories a day and focuses on low carbs/sugars and high protein. I will use protein substitutes for my major source proteins, as I don’t eat a lot of meat. As well, I will incorporate high fiber foods in my diet by choosing fruits and veggies to add to my meal or as snacks. I also plan to detox for 7 days using supplements purchased through Advocare as well as “mini” detoxes throughout my diet by “fasting” for not more than 1 day, should I over indulge on food/drink the day before. On a “mini detox/fast”, I usually drink liquids only with the focus of drinking a gallon of lemon water. If I work out on the day I “fast”, I will incorporate a protein shake so I can maintain energy and not lose muscle.

Q.  What are your starting measurements?

A.  See below:

  • Weight ~ 132
  • Body Fat % ~ 22.6%

Other Measurements ~ Current vs. Goal:

  • Chest/Back ~ 36 ½” to 36”
  • Waist ~ 26 7/8” to 26 ¼”
  • Waist Umbilicus ~ 29 ½” to 28 7/8”
  • Hips ~ 38” to 37”
  • Thigh R~20 5/8” L~20 ¼” to 20 ½” respectively
  • Calves R~13 1/8” L~13 1/8” to remain the same but leaner muscle
  • Arm R~10 ¼” L~ 10 ¼” to 10” respectively


This article is first in a series, see what other resolutions Jennifer has made, her progress and what challenges she is facing on her journey to success in New Year, New You: resolutions.

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