I am Coach Tracy! I am the IIFYM Bikini Boss! My blog is about fitness, Macros/IIFYM and all my competition secrets!
This model is leaner and tighter. Who cares what the scale says!!!
The number one reason clients tell me they want to hire me is because they want to lose weight.
It really that cut and dried? Nope.. not at all. Our weight can fluctuate several times a day depending on water/food intake, depletion, hormones, or illness. This is no way to live. When the scale goes up or down, it’s a mental roller coaster that crushes self-esteem and sets the pace for a never-ending fight.
Did you know that 6 ounces of water can show a pound on the scale? Have you ever seen a boxer trying to make weight? If they are over their weight class, they will wrap themselves in plastic and sweat in a hot room to get that number down on the scale. That sounds super healthy, right? But hey.. they got the scale to say the right thing. 😦
I dislike the scale and ask my clients stay off of it. It doesn’t matter. Let me repeat.. it doesn’t matter.
Muscle is tighter, cuter, sexier than body fat.
Muscle does NOT weigh more than fat.
How we get it wrong
Diet with no exercise
“Oh girl, I totally lost weight and I didn’t even have to workout on that Dr. Oz diet!”
But it’s a sad fact that when you diet without strength training to build muscle, you lose valuable muscle tissue. Remember, muscle tissue burns more calories than body fat. The yo-yo dieter has now lost muscle and when she over eats, her metabolism is slower. She’s likely to regain her weight plus some! That’s NOT GOOD.
Strength Training : Lift!!! You will not bulk up. You will not look like a man. You will be lean, sexy and your clothes will slip on like you’ve been dipped in butter. Your shape will be gorgeous and your friends will be jealous.
High intensity Interval Training: HIIT is bursts of high intensity movement with short periods of active recovery. Our clients do 20 minutes of HIIT to help peel away body fat. Your body doesn’t get ‘used to HIIT’ and it will respond favorably. Word of caution. More is not better. 55 minutes of HIIT. Nope. Hours of HIIT every day.. skip that too. You don’t need it. Start with a commitment to lifting 4 times a week and 2 HIIT workouts of 15 minutes each. Leave the overkill mentality behind!!
Get on a meal plan. Hot bodies are made in the kitchen. You can’t eat crap and get bikini ready.
If you don’t know how to start, or need help with your workouts or meal plans, please let me help you!