Week 8 Progress Report

Hey friends, thanks for checking in with me for the Week 8 Progress Report. I have weighed in this week at 164.8 pounds and so I am down 0.2 pounds since last week. That doesn’t sound like a ton of progress, but considering that I seriously went off the wagon in the middle of the week on desserts, I’m pretty ecstatic that there was any loss at all. I’m determined to stay more focused on my goal, especially now that there is only four weeks to go.

The reason you always hear, “the last five pounds are the toughest to lose,” is because as you lose the weight, you have to work harder in your workouts to burn the same amount of calories and the way to lose weight is to make sure you are regularly in a calorie deficit. So, making sure you eat correctly and at the correct times combined with getting in a sufficient workout can get harder because you workout longer, therefore working harder to burn the same amount of calories, yet intaking the same amount of food. It’s a difficult concept, but one you have to stick to. I cannot wait to get to the point of just maintaining. But, I’ve got to earn it.

Thanks for checking in with me for the Week 8 Progress Report on Rebuilding Rome, I will see you all next week!

Week 7 Progress Report

Hey everybody, thanks for checking in for the Week 7 Progress Report and some pleasantly surprising progress was made this week. After having a rough week mentally with sticking with my positive eating habit changes, Thursday was a turning point. This week was not easy to get through, but I’ve come too far and invested too much in myself to let it be all for nothing.

This morning I weighed in at 165 pounds even, meaning I have exactly five pounds left to lose to reach my goal weight by April 2nd. Additionally, I’ve got five weeks left to reach that goal…which means I have to lose a pound a week from here on out. Very manageable.

Quickly, I updated the “Actually Rebuilding Rome” post and it now has a YouTube video that covers my weight lifting workout in order, so check that out if your heart so desires.

As for this week’s post, I’m going to be covering leg day…and tequila. Nope, that’s not a typo. Just look out for the post later this week!

One final note is that Rebuilding Rome is no longer on Snapchat or Twitter. I decided to make those profiles personal profiles, as it seems I’m gaining a nice little following on Instagram for Rebuilding Rome. If you want to connect with me on Snapchat, my handle is cal_beneze. And if you want to connect with me on Twitter, my handle is @calsrandomthots.

That’s all for the Week 7 Progress Report. Thanks for checking in!

Week 6 Progress Report

Hey everyone, thanks for checking in with me for my Week 6 Progress report.

So, for the first time since Rebuilding Rome went live, I have actually gained weight since last week. I went from 165.6 pounds last Monday to 166.8 pounds this Monday. I’m not overly worried. Peaks and valleys are normal in a weight-loss journey. Yeah, I’m up a little more than a pound, but it’s important to know why. Well, it’s probably because I did back-to-back “My Nights” from my BistroMD plan (which is probably not the recommended way to use your “My Nights” from BistroMD.) But, you have to live your life. It was Super Bowl Sunday last Sunday and then on Monday one of my best friends was in town and we went to an amazing steakhouse called “Angus Barn” in Raleigh, NC. If you’re ever in the Raleigh area and you have some monies to spend, this is THE place to go for dinner.

I’m at the halfway mark and I’m looking forward to crushing my goal. Nothing worth doing ever comes easy.

Keep a lookout for the casein protein bar and smoothie recipes that I’m going to make THIS WEEK!

Thanks for checking in and have a great week!

Week 5 Progress Report

Hey everyone, thanks for checking in here on “Rebuilding Rome” for the Week 5 Progress Report. Progress is continuing to be made as I am down to 165.6 pounds. Happy to still be progressing. Also, since this was my first post in the month of February, I thought it’d be a good time to see the change on my body fat percentage and my body mass index (BMI). I am now at 12.3% body fat, which I am extremely happy with and I am at 25.2 on the BMI scale which puts me 0.2 over into the overweight category. I don’t get worked up too much about BMI, so I’m not overly concerned. Just have to keep eating right and exercising regularly.
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Make sure to check-in this week as I’ll be posting what goes into my weekly workouts as well as my (fingers crossed) casein protein bar and smoothie recipes. Thanks for stopping by “Rebuilding Rome” and have a good one!

Week 4 Progress Report

Hey everyone, thanks for checking in here on “Rebuilding Rome” for the Week 4 Progress Report. Things are going great as I am down to 167 pounds. So, I only have seven pounds left to lose to reach my goal weight with still a few days left in January. I’m very encouraged by everyone’s support. I really want to make “Rebuilding Rome” great for you all, so anything you want to see or hear…I’m all ears. I want to make this a great experience for everyone, not just me!

This week’s blog posts are going to be a lot of fun. I’ll be doing a video making homemade casein protein bars and shakes for those late night cravings. Additionally, keep an eye out for a post about what it is exactly I’m doing on a weekly basis in terms of my workouts.

Have a great week everyone, thanks for checking in with “Rebuilding Rome!”

Week 3 Progress Report

Hey everyone, welcome back to “Rebuilding Rome” for my week 3 progress report!

Very excited to announce that I am below the 170 pound mark at 169.2 pounds. I’m over halfway to my goal weight of 160 pounds and it has only been exactly 3 weeks! It goes to show with dedication, discipline and hard work…progress will happen. Still have a long way to go, so for now I’m just continuing to enjoy the journey.

Additionally, super pumped to announce that “Rebuilding Rome” is now on several social media platforms. I’ve been getting a lot of encouragement from my followers here on the website and it made me want to try and reach as many people as I can. “Rebuilding Rome” is now available on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Snapchat. Additionally, you can email any questions to romerebuilding@gmail.com. Also, check out the “Rebuilding Rome on Social Media” tab as that page also has all of the links to the “Rebuilding Rome” social media pages.

Be sure to check back in this week as I’ll have posts covering financial investment and finding your motivation.

Week 2 Progress Report

Hey everyone, welcome back to “Rebuilding Rome!

The week two progress report is in and the results are encouraging and expected after eating for a full week after doing my juice cleanse. My weight stayed pretty much the same, as I’m at 173.6 pounds as of today and I was at 173.2 pounds last Monday. This is two weeks in and no one said this was going to be easy. I’ve done this before and I know that the first month can be the most discouraging in terms of you are working really hard with your diet and exercise and you may not be getting the exact results you want in the mirror, on the scale, or both. The key to remember is that this is a process and you have to trust it. Enjoy the journey. Hopefully, your workouts are getting better and you are gradually increasing the intensity which will in turn help you burn more calories and fat and the results will gradually be in your favor as well as long as your diet is on track.

I’m going to try my best to spread this week’s posts out a bit more evenly than last week’s and I’m going to cover the topics of my own personal “21 Day Challenge” and what that looks like and covering the two 80/20 rules.

Have a good one!