Let me just say one thing…this woman not only has a 4-hour body…she has a body that looks hot all day, every day.
And guess what? I’m proud to call her friend and colleague:
(video embedded above — if you can’t see it, please head here because you will NOT be sorry)
Wendy Chioji, an anchor that I worked with at my former TV news gig, now lives her dream in Park City, Utah. She’s a yoga and cycling instructor, personal trainer, entertainment reporter (Sundance!), skiier, volunteer…
…and breast cancer survivor. At 49, she is one of the most beautiful, vibrant, funny chicks I know, and a role model for pursuing your passions. I’m very excited that she’s joined our company (Growing Bolder) to be a reporter for Growing Bolder TV, and this video is getting a lot of attention, so I thought I’d share!
Time for a few updates! First, the half marathon training (more on the event here):
So far, I’m still really enjoying the training — I’m still embracing the intervals and I think that makes a big difference. I’m definitely concerned about not getting enough mileage in, so I think I’ll have to start adding in some longer runs during the week. Blech.
And next, the 4-Hour Body, which I have been following for two weeks — and when I say following, I mean it. Cold showers, supplements, etc. The whole nine.
- The diet has been surprisingly easy to follow, despite the fact that you’re encouraged to eat the same thing over and over. I got pretty sick of lentils and eggs in the first week, and really miss my sweet breakfasts, but overall, I am not hungry and I really don’t have to fight cravings.
- I’ve been much, much better about drinking water through the day.
- I feel much more lean, even if I’m not dropping a ton of weight. I feel less bloated, I see my muscles popping out with more definition and I just feel healthier.
- GAS. Ugh, the gas. That’s what eating beans three times a day will do for a girl, but it’s brutal.
- The aforementioned cold showers.
- The garlic burps I get after taking the supplements.
- I’m finding it very hard to vary my meals because I am vegetarian — and there’s no soy (tofu, tempeh, nada) allowed on 4HB. I’ve gotten creative with subbing in socca and almond flour bread to make up for the lack of variety, but still…
The Results (So Far)*:
- Weight X
- Measurements X
- Week 1
- Weight -2lbs
- Measurements n/a
- Week 2
- Weight -3.8lbs (total since start)
- Left Arm same
- Right Arm -.25
- Waist +.25
- Hips -.5
- Left Leg same
- Right Leg +.5
*I don’t have a problem sharing my weight or my exact measurements, but I’m sensitive to the fact that for some, the numbers may be a trigger or a way to compare their numbers to mine. So I’m not posting them publicly. If you are just DYING to know, email me kwidrick at gmail dot com and I’ll share.
There are a couple of things that I think may be holding me back from more obvious progress — the fact that I already ate a very clean diet, so there was less crap to cut out, AND the fact that I continue to do a lot of exercise, which is something that’s not necessary on the plan. Oh, and a third issue — I had my period last week (sorry, guys, but it makes a difference!) so I don’t trust the scale or the measurements completely (in fact, 4HB tells you to throw out the scale results in the 10 days before TOM).
And, one more thing? Even though the scale is not moving as quickly as I’d like, I think I look tighter — I’ve certainly seen a reduction in my belly pooch. I decided to be brave and share these pictures because it’s what I would want to see if I was reading a diet review.
So, what’s next? I’m sticking with 4HB for another week, at least. I like that it keeps me on track, and I like the re-feed day…I find that I really look forward to it, and don’t splurge as much as I assumed I would. And I’m going to stay on track with running, too, in hopes that I can complete my third half marathon injury free!