The July challenge is upon us. Just to give a brief background of what I’m having for July, just read this and come back after, ok? 🙂

Now that the July challenge is here, let us set some things straight. There will be a before and after shot, a before and after list of stats (see image below of my starting stats), and a weekly post of what I did. The blood work will be done at the beginning and end of the challenge while the weighing side and pictures will be done on a weekly basis — best effort — to see the immediate progress (or regress — in which we cancel that in Jesus’ Name!). The blood work includes CBC, my thyroid level, and my uric acid. Three of the things a plus-sized person struggles with.


The starting stats was done yesterday, June 30, 2014. The blood work in the morning and the weight and measurements in the afternoon and at night, respectively. The final stats will be done on August 2, 2014 because it is my rest day and I would like to be fully rested so that my muscles are relaxed and so that we can see the real weight.

Aside from the very disappointing yet unsurprising results from yesterday, I will also be having a before-and-after list of things I am feeling as of the stat date.

So, as of June 30, 2014, here are my “ailments”:
1. Numbing sensation on my hands
2. Numbing sensation in my feet (but not as frequent as with my hands)
3. Sore knees
4. Stiff hamstrings
5. Tennis elbow on the right elbow

I feel bad and shouldn’t be proud of my stats and am aware of how I got it this way. I am, however, very positive about my July challenge and am expecting a big rebound (for the better) in the process to get me started, again. I don’t feel too bad because this is exactly what I want all of you to see and get motivation — and hopefully, inspiration — from.

The fact that I can be truly transparent of this and prove to you once and for all that this is possible and that I do have a battleplan:
1. 4 sessions of Yoga with Bikram Yoga Alabang every week.
2. 6 CrossFit WODs every week.
3. Strictly Paleo meals with the meals I purchased from Vetri Pasta Deli.
4. In bed by 9:30PM (drop everything by 10:30PM) to get at least 8 hours of sleep per day.
5. 6.2 liters of water per day.

Prayers and well wishes are needed for this to work.

I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency].
— Philippians 4:13 (AMP)


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