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A year on maintenance

spraytanninghelensspraytanninghelens Posts: 80Member Member Posts: 80Member Member
I’ve been lifting weights for around a year whilst maintaining. I know I still have a long way to go. I want to start losing some fat now, but wanted to show my progress as I feel that Lifting has really changed my overall shape & even though it’s not such a drastic change I now know how much I’m capable once I get my head into losing some fat and lifting. z95p03a3bovb.jpeg
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  • jan110144jan110144 Posts: 996Member, Premium Member Posts: 996Member, Premium Member
    good job!!
  • csplattcsplatt Posts: 434Member Member Posts: 434Member Member
    Wow! So that’s all recomp?
  • spraytanninghelensspraytanninghelens Posts: 80Member Member Posts: 80Member Member
    csplatt wrote: »
    Wow! So that’s all recomp?

    Recomp & putting food input into my fitness pal, switching a few food choices in the week. Admittedly lost some weight but not by doing anything drastic diet wise. Mainly lifting weight 4-5 times per wk and eating mostly at maintenance.

  • AudreyJDukeAudreyJDuke Posts: 996Member Member Posts: 996Member Member
    Amazing!!!
  • cheryldumaischeryldumais Posts: 1,823Member Member Posts: 1,823Member Member
    That's inspiring! Thanks for sharing.
  • Kathryn247Kathryn247 Posts: 541Member Member Posts: 541Member Member
    Amazing! I'm a few months into maintenance and want to do the same thing. Are you following a specific program?
  • Sharon_CSharon_C Posts: 2,083Member Member Posts: 2,083Member Member
    This is exactly what I'm trying to do. Thanks for this post!
  • spraytanninghelensspraytanninghelens Posts: 80Member Member Posts: 80Member Member

    Kathryn247 wrote: »
    Amazing! I'm a few months into maintenance and want to do the same thing. Are you following a specific program?

    Thank you. No specific program. Just my own push/pull/lower body split.
    I’ve been consistent and have grown to love lifting & it’s the only thing I’ve done that I have seen results .
  • spraytanninghelensspraytanninghelens Posts: 80Member Member Posts: 80Member Member
    Nothing amazing? That's a pretty freaking amazing recomp if I ever saw one. The difference in your physique is way more than 6.5lbs would guess. You need to put that on the recomp thread for people to see.

    Thank you. I will post on recomp. It’s been a slow process but I’m loving the results so far.
  • spraytanninghelensspraytanninghelens Posts: 80Member Member Posts: 80Member Member
    Thank you 🙏
  • swim777swim777 Posts: 552Member Member Posts: 552Member Member
    You look great!
  • quiksylver296quiksylver296 Posts: 25,724Member Member Posts: 25,724Member Member
    Um, yes. That is drastic! Drastically amazing!
  • puffbratpuffbrat Posts: 2,428Member Member Posts: 2,428Member Member
    That is incredible progress!!
  • dewitdewit Posts: 309Member Member Posts: 309Member Member
    I hate to contradict, but I see drastic improvement :flowerforyou:
  • spraytanninghelensspraytanninghelens Posts: 80Member Member Posts: 80Member Member
    Thank you so much everybody for kind comments. I was trying all sorts of cardio for so long, and feeling really discouraged as nothing seemed to be working.

    Lots of lovely people on this forum advised trying a recomp and by taking all advice onboard I am finally seeing results.

    One more thing I would love for peoples opinion... is aa BodyFat estimate?

    On the first pic the smart scales I have said I was at 33%.
    When getting on scales now I am getting a reading of 31%.


  • sijomialsijomial Posts: 15,510Member Member Posts: 15,510Member Member
    Thank you so much everybody for kind comments. I was trying all sorts of cardio for so long, and feeling really discouraged as nothing seemed to be working.

    Lots of lovely people on this forum advised trying a recomp and by taking all advice onboard I am finally seeing results.

    One more thing I would love for peoples opinion... is aa BodyFat estimate?

    On the first pic the smart scales I have said I was at 33%.
    When getting on scales now I am getting a reading of 31%.


    That's a dramatic change with little weight loss from (please excuse me) a bit chubby to fit and athletic looking. Well done you, be proud of yourself.

    Your scales are lying to you!
    Chuck them out as they are miles away from reality. They have got the direction right but not the current percentage.
  • jenilla1jenilla1 Posts: 9,544Member Member Posts: 9,544Member Member
    Nice work! I'm on year 8 of maintenance myself. I found that rather than being "the end" of the journey, maintenance is the beginning of a new phase. You aren't just losing weight anymore. You're enhancing your fitness, strength, conditioning, aesthetics, etc. To me, this is the fun part. I'm still seeing improvements years in. It's a great place to be! B)
  • Kelly9405Kelly9405 Posts: 13Member Member Posts: 13Member Member
    Wow! You look amazing! That’s a huge transformation.
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