Before and After: Arms | Dearest Lou

Before and After: Arms

Please don't mind the dorky face I'm making in the August 2013 photo, I never intended on sharing photos from that day and my sister was making me laugh.

If you follow me on instagram I occasionally post about my fitness journey. I'm not sure if anyone would be interested in me posting every now and again about fitness here on Dearest Lou, but I personally love reading other peoples fitness journeys.

I had my husband take some pictures of my arms today so I could do a little before and after arm picture to share on instagram. When looking back at my arms in August 2013 I honestly couldn't believe that was me only 9 months prior.

I've always been insecure about my upper arms (I naturally store weight and fat there no matter how fit I am). For once in my life I feel like I have regular arms and I'm not embarrassed about them. I haven't done anything in particular to tone my arms except eating a more clean diet and working out consistently.

My goal by the end of summer is to be able to do 1 regular pull up and 25 regular pushups. My arms are very weak but I'm slowly working on gaining muscle and strength.

If anyone would be interested in a bunch of before/after photos and my full fitness journey experience let me know and I will start working on putting something together.

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  1. Wow!!! You look great! I don't know anything about your fitness journey [yet] but I want to!!! You'll help inspire me to lose 20 lbs.

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  2. You go girl! I'd love to hear more about your fitness journey :) xo

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    1. Thanks so much! I will start working on putting something together for early next month.

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  3. You can see an incredible difference, great job :)!! I am still working on one day doing a pull-up, but I have hardly any arm muscle!

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    1. Thanks so much Jess. I'm in the same boat, I've always had really weak arms.

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  4. I love this! My upper arms are probably my biggest insecurity - this has made my day! You look so so wonderful too x

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    1. Thank you so much Sarah you are so sweet! I'm still a little insecure about my arms but not near as much as I was in the past.

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  5. You look amazing! And you do have great arms, this is all so inspiring! Keep it up love.

    xo

    Michaela

    http://michaelajeanblog.com

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    1. Thanks so much Michaela! I hope to inspire other women who feel in the same boat (;

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  6. wow! I wish I would accomplish the same after giving birth. Would love to know your workout routine. :) xoxo
    http://switbbydoll.blogspot.com/

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    1. Anyone can do it, it honestly just takes time which is the hardest part about the whole process. I will be sure to include some of my workouts in my future post! Some of my favorites are running, hiking, zumba toning, and insanity.

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    1. Awesome! Thanks so much for your input Carianne (:

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  8. Looking good! I, for one, love seeing people's before and afters. I think it's awesome when people dedicate the time and effort to making a lifestyle change and it's something that should be applauded.

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  9. Would love to hear your fitness tips and tricks!

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