How Much Can You Love Yourself? Lift & Find Out.

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    Since it’s #TransformationTuesday , I would like to give you an update of a second transformation I went through—one that is MUCH more mental than physical. It is also to prove that: 
1⃣ Lifting heavy weights does NOT make a woman grow bulky man muscles.
2⃣ The number on the scale is NOT everything.
3⃣ skinny doesn’t always equal healthy. 
My first transformation, I have posted here several times. I lost a drastic amount of weight in late 2006 and maintained a 118-120lbs range weight for 6 years, thinking I was healthy. I was wrong. I had a relatively high body fat percentage regardless of being thin, I had close to no muscle, under-ate because I had slow metabolism (muscle gives you a fast metabolism, yet I was clueless back then). All I did was endless cardio and light weight circuit training. I wasn’t confident in clothes regardless of being small, because I was flabby everywhere and I still had rolls when I put on something tight. In 2012 I found out why: I wasn’t lifting heavy and wasn’t eating enough of the right things. Throughout the span of 2 years of doing it right, learning about nutrition, researching daily, getting certified as a PT and competing in bikini bodybuilding, I learned how to put on the right kind of weight (muscle) and burn off the pounds of fat. I put on over 10lbs but lost 4% body fat (and this isn’t even my contest lean. I come in at about 18% in season). For the past 2 years I have been consistently isolating body parts, lifting 5 days a week and doing shorter, high intensity cardio 2-5 days a week depending on how close I am to a competition. I squat and deadlift heavier than my own bodyweight. I eat 6 times a day. I don’t see any hulk man muscles, I only see feminine muscles aka curves. I fit in a size 2 top and size 4 bottoms and I no longer feel self conscious that I won’t look decent in my clothes. I am no longer obsessed with the number on the scale. I listen to my body and do what I know works for me rather than what other people are doing or try to tell me to do. When you pay good attention to what you put into your body, you learn a lot about what your body responds to. Happier now than ever!

    Since it’s #TransformationTuesday , I would like to give you an update of a second transformation I went through—one that is MUCH more mental than physical. It is also to prove that:
    1⃣ Lifting heavy weights does NOT make a woman grow bulky man muscles.
    2⃣ The number on the scale is NOT everything.
    3⃣ skinny doesn’t always equal healthy.
    My first transformation, I have posted here several times. I lost a drastic amount of weight in late 2006 and maintained a 118-120lbs range weight for 6 years, thinking I was healthy. I was wrong. I had a relatively high body fat percentage regardless of being thin, I had close to no muscle, under-ate because I had slow metabolism (muscle gives you a fast metabolism, yet I was clueless back then). All I did was endless cardio and light weight circuit training. I wasn’t confident in clothes regardless of being small, because I was flabby everywhere and I still had rolls when I put on something tight. In 2012 I found out why: I wasn’t lifting heavy and wasn’t eating enough of the right things. Throughout the span of 2 years of doing it right, learning about nutrition, researching daily, getting certified as a PT and competing in bikini bodybuilding, I learned how to put on the right kind of weight (muscle) and burn off the pounds of fat. I put on over 10lbs but lost 4% body fat (and this isn’t even my contest lean. I come in at about 18% in season). For the past 2 years I have been consistently isolating body parts, lifting 5 days a week and doing shorter, high intensity cardio 2-5 days a week depending on how close I am to a competition. I squat and deadlift heavier than my own bodyweight. I eat 6 times a day. I don’t see any hulk man muscles, I only see feminine muscles aka curves. I fit in a size 2 top and size 4 bottoms and I no longer feel self conscious that I won’t look decent in my clothes. I am no longer obsessed with the number on the scale. I listen to my body and do what I know works for me rather than what other people are doing or try to tell me to do. When you pay good attention to what you put into your body, you learn a lot about what your body responds to. Happier now than ever!

    — 18 hours ago with 1 note
    #transformationtuesday 
    Sucessful glute pump from today’s super intense workouts. Supersets of 15-20reps mixing barbell/dumbbell/smith exercises with bodyweight explosive plyometric exercises. Super burn, super pump, super happy. #legday #pump #glutes #glutehamtiein #squats #fitspo #fitness #fitgirls #bikinicompetitor #bodybuilding #beastmode #doyouevenlift #girls_who_lift #iifym #eatcleantraindirty #yourmom

    Sucessful glute pump from today’s super intense workouts. Supersets of 15-20reps mixing barbell/dumbbell/smith exercises with bodyweight explosive plyometric exercises. Super burn, super pump, super happy. #legday #pump #glutes #glutehamtiein #squats #fitspo #fitness #fitgirls #bikinicompetitor #bodybuilding #beastmode #doyouevenlift #girls_who_lift #iifym #eatcleantraindirty #yourmom

    — 1 day ago
    #girls_who_lift  #beastmode  #bikinicompetitor  #doyouevenlift  #fitspo  #squats  #glutehamtiein  #bodybuilding  #pump  #iifym  #legday  #eatcleantraindirty  #fitgirls  #fitness  #glutes  #yourmom 
    I am severely dependent on and efficient with the art of planning/organizing and note-taking. My methods are old school, as I prefer to physically write things down, color code them with crayolas and graph them up from scratch. It’s personal and it makes me stick to things as well as remember them. I have my own day planner, a gym log, a nutrition log and a separate log for my clients. But seriously, you know it’s mine when you see the @bodybuildingcom sticker. You know I spend way too much money on that website. Not complaining though. They’re fucking awesome. #bbcomsticker #bodybuildingcom #bodybuilding #plantosucceed #trusttheprocess #fitness #bikinicompetitor #personaltrainer #atypepersonality #motivation #motivationmonday #iifym #yourmom

    I am severely dependent on and efficient with the art of planning/organizing and note-taking. My methods are old school, as I prefer to physically write things down, color code them with crayolas and graph them up from scratch. It’s personal and it makes me stick to things as well as remember them. I have my own day planner, a gym log, a nutrition log and a separate log for my clients. But seriously, you know it’s mine when you see the @bodybuildingcom sticker. You know I spend way too much money on that website. Not complaining though. They’re fucking awesome. #bbcomsticker #bodybuildingcom #bodybuilding #plantosucceed #trusttheprocess #fitness #bikinicompetitor #personaltrainer #atypepersonality #motivation #motivationmonday #iifym #yourmom

    — 1 day ago
    #bikinicompetitor  #yourmom  #personaltrainer  #bbcomsticker  #motivation  #atypepersonality  #motivationmonday  #iifym  #bodybuildingcom  #fitness  #bodybuilding  #plantosucceed  #trusttheprocess 
    I have a lot of fresh thoughts in the morning. If you’re on FB, go like my page!! 💪❤️✌️facebook.com/FitWithImmy ✌️ #fitness #realtalk #trusttheprocess #motivation #inspiration #motivationmonday

    I have a lot of fresh thoughts in the morning. If you’re on FB, go like my page!! 💪❤️✌️facebook.com/FitWithImmy ✌️ #fitness #realtalk #trusttheprocess #motivation #inspiration #motivationmonday

    — 1 day ago with 1 note
    #motivation  #realtalk  #fitness  #motivationmonday  #trusttheprocess  #inspiration 
    There’s so much more to life and if you spend more time really looking inward, you’ll stop existing and you’ll start living. Sure I learned the hard way. We all have our stories. Doesn’t make it less possible for anyone. Keywords: persepective, following through. #Preach #Wisdom

    There’s so much more to life and if you spend more time really looking inward, you’ll stop existing and you’ll start living. Sure I learned the hard way. We all have our stories. Doesn’t make it less possible for anyone. Keywords: persepective, following through. #Preach #Wisdom

    — 3 days ago with 2 notes
    #wisdom  #preach 
    I love this still shot. ❤️💪😚 Do it for the pump. #Pump #Biceps #gains #guns #gunshow #fitness #fitspo #fitspiration #workout #workhard #beastmode #muscle #girls_who_lift #girlswithmuscle #fitgirls #doyouevenlift #bikinicompetitor #bodybuilding #iifym #eatcleantraindirty #yourmom

    I love this still shot. ❤️💪😚 Do it for the pump. #Pump #Biceps #gains #guns #gunshow #fitness #fitspo #fitspiration #workout #workhard #beastmode #muscle #girls_who_lift #girlswithmuscle #fitgirls #doyouevenlift #bikinicompetitor #bodybuilding #iifym #eatcleantraindirty #yourmom

    — 4 days ago with 1 note
    #beastmode  #biceps  #girlswithmuscle  #workhard  #gains  #yourmom  #fitspiration  #workout  #eatcleantraindirty  #gunshow  #bikinicompetitor  #doyouevenlift  #pump  #fitgirls  #iifym  #girls_who_lift  #fitness  #bodybuilding  #muscle  #guns  #fitspo 

    Do it for the pump. #Pump #Biceps #gains #guns #gunshow #fitness #fitspo #fitspiration #workout #workhard #beastmode #muscle #girls_who_lift #girlswithmuscle #fitgirls #doyouevenlift #bikinicompetitor #bodybuilding #iifym #eatcleantraindirty #yourmom

    — 4 days ago
    #beastmode  #biceps  #girlswithmuscle  #workhard  #gains  #yourmom  #fitspiration  #workout  #eatcleantraindirty  #gunshow  #bikinicompetitor  #doyouevenlift  #pump  #fitgirls  #iifym  #girls_who_lift  #fitness  #bodybuilding  #muscle  #guns  #fitspo 
    Soon, I can slap people with my wings of fury haha #progress #lats #vtaper #hourglass #flex_fridays #flexfridays #marvel #fitness #fitspo #fitspiration #iifym #bikinicompetitor #bodybuilding #beastmode #doyouevenlift #girlswithmuscle #girls_who_lift #eatcleantraindirty #yourmom

    Soon, I can slap people with my wings of fury haha #progress #lats #vtaper #hourglass #flex_fridays #flexfridays #marvel #fitness #fitspo #fitspiration #iifym #bikinicompetitor #bodybuilding #beastmode #doyouevenlift #girlswithmuscle #girls_who_lift #eatcleantraindirty #yourmom

    — 4 days ago with 2 notes
    #girls_who_lift  #beastmode  #bikinicompetitor  #fitspo  #lats  #flex_fridays  #girlswithmuscle  #flexfridays  #fitspiration  #iifym  #eatcleantraindirty  #doyouevenlift  #fitness  #bodybuilding  #progress  #marvel  #yourmom  #vtaper  #hourglass 
    Hey, with the charger on and everything. haha #flex_fridays #flexfridays #marvel #fitness #fitspo #fitspiration #iifym #bikinicompetitor #bodybuilding #beastmode #doyouevenlift #girlswithmuscle #girls_who_lift #eatcleantraindirty #yourmom

    Hey, with the charger on and everything. haha #flex_fridays #flexfridays #marvel #fitness #fitspo #fitspiration #iifym #bikinicompetitor #bodybuilding #beastmode #doyouevenlift #girlswithmuscle #girls_who_lift #eatcleantraindirty #yourmom

    — 4 days ago with 3 notes
    #girls_who_lift  #beastmode  #bikinicompetitor  #fitspo  #flex_fridays  #flexfridays  #fitspiration  #iifym  #eatcleantraindirty  #doyouevenlift  #fitness  #bodybuilding  #girlswithmuscle  #yourmom  #marvel 
    😂😂😂 #iwokeuplikethis

    😂😂😂 #iwokeuplikethis

    — 6 days ago with 4 notes
    #iwokeuplikethis 

    Help raise awareness of the ongoing issue of sexism in our society and join the movement. Just use the hashtag #IfIWereABoy and post your thoughts. Pics, tweets, videos etc. all accepted! 💪💋❤️ (To see full video, go to facebook.com/FitWithImmy ) ✌️😌 #awareness #empowerment #feminist #fitspo #fitness #bodybuilding #girls_who_lift #girlswithmuscle #doyouevenlift #bikinicompetitor #teambombshell #healthy #100happydays #fightforequality

    — 1 week ago with 1 note
    #empowerment  #ifiwereaboy  #doyouevenlift  #fitspo  #teambombshell  #feminist  #healthy  #bikinicompetitor  #100happydays  #girls_who_lift  #fitness  #bodybuilding  #fightforequality  #awareness  #girlswithmuscle 

    Help raise awareness of the ongoing issue of sexism in our society and join the movement. Just use the hashtag #IfIWereABoy and post your thoughts. Pics, tweets, videos etc. all accepted! 💪💋❤️ (To see full video, go to facebook.com/FitWithImmy ) ✌️😌 #awareness #empowerment #feminist #fitspo #fitness #bodybuilding #girls_who_lift #girlswithmuscle #doyouevenlift #bikinicompetitor #teambombshell #healthy #100happydays #fightforequality

    — 1 week ago
    #empowerment  #ifiwereaboy  #doyouevenlift  #fitspo  #teambombshell  #feminist  #healthy  #bikinicompetitor  #100happydays  #girls_who_lift  #fitness  #bodybuilding  #fightforequality  #awareness  #girlswithmuscle 
    Lemon herb chicken quinoa salad fresh from my kitchen! #spicy #postworkout #iifym #eattogrow #eatcleantraindirty #healthy #food #foodporn #foodie #instafood #yummy #fitness #bikinicompetitor #bodybuilding #fitspo #nomnom #yourmom

    Lemon herb chicken quinoa salad fresh from my kitchen! #spicy #postworkout #iifym #eattogrow #eatcleantraindirty #healthy #food #foodporn #foodie #instafood #yummy #fitness #bikinicompetitor #bodybuilding #fitspo #nomnom #yourmom

    — 1 week ago with 2 notes
    #instafood  #bikinicompetitor  #spicy  #foodie  #fitspo  #foodporn  #healthy  #eattogrow  #nomnom  #postworkout  #food  #iifym  #eatcleantraindirty  #fitness  #bodybuilding  #yummy  #yourmom 
    Loving my rear delts right now. Successful chest/shoulders/tris workout + 40min HIIT. #pump #shoulders #delts #muscle #girls_who_lift #girlswithmuscle #bodybuilding #bikinicompetitor #fitspo #fitness #fitspiration #fitgirls #healthy #iifym #eatcleantraindirty #yourmom

    Loving my rear delts right now. Successful chest/shoulders/tris workout + 40min HIIT. #pump #shoulders #delts #muscle #girls_who_lift #girlswithmuscle #bodybuilding #bikinicompetitor #fitspo #fitness #fitspiration #fitgirls #healthy #iifym #eatcleantraindirty #yourmom

    — 1 week ago with 1 note
    #shoulders  #delts  #fitspiration  #eatcleantraindirty  #bikinicompetitor  #healthy  #pump  #fitgirls  #iifym  #girls_who_lift  #fitness  #bodybuilding  #fitspo  #muscle  #yourmom  #girlswithmuscle