Posted by: Run For Life | 28 April, 2009

Operation: Bikini Bod

Oh summer…how you tempt us with your hot weather, a plethora of outdoor adventures and cool treats.  The underbelly you try to hide is the panic of sunburn, short shorts, and beach humiliation.

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In order to combat this sneaky beast I am launching Operation: Bikini Bod.  Now, since I’m already on the quest for the elusive sexy six pack (potentially NSFW – pics of my “abs”) the battery my abs have been taking will continue.  I’ll add more upper body strength and butt blasting moves.  (Running alone does not tackle this blubber-butt!)

I hopped onto the scale and the weight is fine.  I think I need a more reliable fat analyzer though because it’s all over the map (I use a bioimpedance scale.)  Regardless of what number pops up I know how I feel/look is certainly more important.

While I already eat relatively clean (I’d estimate 85% of the time) I am going to be even more mindful the next few weeks.  Lately my calcium and iron intake has been unacceptable (Ca averaging around 40% of DRV the last month and Fe even lower…über fail.)   I do take a multivitamin but I am a strong believer that you should think of it as an insurance policy rather than the main source of micronutrients.

I’ve decided I’ll post once a week with a workout I’ve done (expect them to be similar to this one) and an update on nutrition.  Really, I’m about maintaining a healthy lifestyle ALL the time and always looking  for ways to improve it!

If any of you want to do this as well or have questions to ask, feel free.

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Responses

  1. Good luck on your quest for the bikini bod! Some of the ladies here at work are organizing a Biggest Loser contest. Hopefully this will be the jump start I need to lose a few more pounds to get me down to a good race weight!

    • Good luck on your contest as well!!! Sometimes being a woman is so annoying. 😛

  2. Looks like we’re on the same quest of sorts…keep us posted!

  3. “über fail”

    Ha! I love it. Taking failboat to the next level.

  4. Keeping track of those micronutrients is such a pain. And when you do get it right it messes with your head as you try to keep track of what’s good and bad.

    good hunting for that six pack. If I find mine I’ll let you know where to look. 🙂

  5. […] One: Operation Bikini Bod I am on a mission to get ready for summer!  Each week I will post an overall review, a featured workout and […]


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