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Jessica. 4'10". 28 years old. Asheville, NC. Spartan & Tough Mudder. Hiking, kickboxing, trail running, lifting weights, spinning, circuit training.

SW: 185 lbs
over 40% body fat
CW: 120-122 lbs
20% body fat

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Maxed 205 on my deadlift today. I think I could have gone heavier but I was exhausted from my 5x5. I never tried to find my max since I always do 1x5 deadlifts, but someone noticed me lifting and said I should put my name up on the board because I had a pretty heavy lift “for a girl.”* Highest max on the board was 265 for females with 178 in 2nd. Thanks, guy, for noticing.

*Quoting him on that because gender shouldn’t really come into play when it involves the ability to pick things up and put them down.

Andrew surprised me and took me to a jeweler downtown yesterday!

If you know me, most things associated with your typical engagement ring make me cringe. I like simple, I don’t like flashy. I like unique. I like being frugal and practical. I like being eco-friendly. But I am also very traditional. Given these things, I gave Andrew and the jeweler quite the headache.

I have been dying for a raw, uncut engagement ring. Not possible to find even here in Asheville, which was surprising to me. It makes Andrew a little nervous to order on Etsy but I helped him out by doing some research. I think I found the perfect jeweler! All of her rings are sustainable and eco-friendly; rings are made out of recycled gold and come from non-mined sources. Not to mention they are reasonably priced (unlike the $4,000 rings we saw at the jeweler’s…maybe that’s for some people, but for me I’d rather spend less money on a ring and go somewhere flipping awesome for our honeymoon). And…they are gorgeous!! Check out PointNoPointStudio on Etsy :)

Good posture + flexing v. Poor posture and an evening food baby. Pictures taken about 2 seconds apart. The Internet is full of lies.

Good posture + flexing v. Poor posture and an evening food baby. Pictures taken about 2 seconds apart. The Internet is full of lies.

Good posture + flexing v. Poor posture and an evening food baby. Pictures taken about 2 seconds apart. The Internet is full of lies.

Good posture + flexing v. Poor posture and an evening food baby. Pictures taken about 2 seconds apart. The Internet is full of lies.

Currently “letting my stomach settle from breakfast” aka avoiding cardio because running is death.


Slow progress is good progress. Slowly seeing results since I switched to flexible dieting (IIFYM) and the 5x5 Stronglifts program!

Slow progress is good progress. Slowly seeing results since I switched to flexible dieting (IIFYM) and the 5x5 Stronglifts program!

Stronglifts Update

July 12, 2014 (Start Date)

Weight: 120.2 lbs

Squat: 65 lbs

Bench: 65 lbs

Barbell Row: 65 lbs

Overhead Press: 45 lbs

Deadlift: 95 lbs

October 3, 2014:

Weight: 121.8 lbs

Squat: 145 lbs

Bench: 85 lbs

Barbell Row: 95 lbs

Overhead Press: 70 lbs

Deadlift: 185 lbs

I felt pretty amazing this morning.

I’ve been achieving this body with 1700 calories a day (215c/45f/105p), 5x5 compound lifts 3 days a week, cardio 2 days a week.