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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

Instagram: t1nyvessels
Facebook Fanpage: Jessica Lyn
MyFitnessPal: tinyvesselsmakesgains

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Another reason why macro counting has been more beneficial to me than calorie counting: MyFitnessPal is off on its calories. This is largely due to the fact that most nutrition labels round up or down to the nearest 5 or 10 calories per serving. Realistically, 1g of protein = 4 calories, 1g of carbs = 4 calories, and 1g of fat = 9 calories. For example, yesterday I ate 47 grams of fat, 106 grams of protein, and 215 grams of carbs. MFP said I ate 1640 calories when in actuality I ate just over 1700. #themoreyouknow #science

Jessica Lyn

Oh, hey, new followers!!! :) I am promoting my Facebook page because it’s more condensed than my Tumblr. I post recipes, nutrition/fitness tips, motivational videos, etc. Feel free to follow me there as well!


The day I decided to change my life v. last night.
I lost 65 lbs (at 4’10”) through healthy eating and hard, dedicated cardio & strength training. I went from barely being able to walk up a flight of stairs to running three 5k’s (my fourth is tomorrow, and my first Color Run), 3 Spartan Races, and a Tough Mudder.
I am on a new journey to build lean muscle mass and have cut my cardio way down (3x/week) and train with compound lifts 3 days a week. I rest 2 days a week. I follow the IIFYM lifestyle, eating “clean” 80% of the week with 2 “cheat” meals. I track my macros daily but take Sundays off mentally by balancing but not strictly tracking.
While your goals may change, the journey never does. You will have bad days and good days. You will hit plateaus. You will learn new things and get stronger. You will fall 7 times, but you will get back up 8.

The day I decided to change my life v. last night.

I lost 65 lbs (at 4’10”) through healthy eating and hard, dedicated cardio & strength training. I went from barely being able to walk up a flight of stairs to running three 5k’s (my fourth is tomorrow, and my first Color Run), 3 Spartan Races, and a Tough Mudder.

I am on a new journey to build lean muscle mass and have cut my cardio way down (3x/week) and train with compound lifts 3 days a week. I rest 2 days a week. I follow the IIFYM lifestyle, eating “clean” 80% of the week with 2 “cheat” meals. I track my macros daily but take Sundays off mentally by balancing but not strictly tracking.

While your goals may change, the journey never does. You will have bad days and good days. You will hit plateaus. You will learn new things and get stronger. You will fall 7 times, but you will get back up 8.

So when I donated blood recently the woman sticking me was super stoked that my vein was sticking out and she didn’t have to search for one. Guys, I’m so vascular.

Attempting handstand push-ups. Not bad considering I’ve never tried to do one before.

So, I was going to wait on wrist wraps & a belt until my birthday, but my birthday isn’t until November. So I just went ahead and ordered some, because I’d rather spend a little money and not injure myself. Rogue Fitness has a deal where you can buy 3 items and get free shipping. So, I got myself an extra pair of wraps so I can see which ones I like best. My friend Aaron has the Velcro and the twist-to-tighten ones and let me borrow them to test them out, and I definitely liked the twist ones as they were less bulky. However, they are also twice the price of the Velcro, so we’ll see how well they hold up after a few months’ use.

I need some wrist wraps/straps for weight training…who has some that they love? I need recommendations. Especially for women with small wrists.

Many thanks to vicanndrive for donating $25 to our Make-A-Wish fundraiser!!!! We are now up to $1,045 (including a cash donation that hasn’t been deposited yet) and are well on our way to our $2,000 milestone!!!

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On a side note, one of my friends who is a Shakeology representative is donating a 30-day supply of vanilla Shakeology to my giveaway. I got the pack from her today, and I am including a shaker bottle in the raffle (with an extra compartment for your protein and a built-in ice pack so you can mix after your workout). Super excited!! Remember, $5 = 5 entries, so vicanndrive will get 25 entries for her $25! :)

Here’s a link to my giveaway.