If I was going to do update photos, it was for sure going to be with my Bonneville. Honestly my body hasn’t been changing much lately. But given all the stresses that I have gone through lately, I can’t really blame it. With that said, I am not saying I am still not constantly pushing myself, and I am still improving. I am still hitting PR’s with back, biceps, triceps, and shoulders. I suppose I am in the muscle building stage. And the motorcycle adds to my “bad ass” building stage. Not totally related, but just as important.
This is pretty much the exact bike that I wanted, I didn’t settle, I searched, I did my research, I know more than I ever thought I would know about his thing, and I keep learning even more every time I ride it. Like you can’t start your bike in 1st gear with the kickstand down. And if you try don’t think you broke it, just put it in neutral. oh man. I also learned not to drive with the choke on. But now I will never forget!
You know how else I know I am getting stronger? I might have lightly dropped it in a turn. Then I had to pick all 495 pounds of it up, all by myself. Tell me if you can do that. I can, and I did. My dad said i should get a smaller bike because you should be able to lift your bike if it falls. Now he is convinced I only started working out for this moment. Maybe that was always in the back of my mind when I started. We will never know, but at least I know I can do it. Hopefully I won’t drop it again though.
The best part of my bike is I am meeting new people. I obviously don’t trust leaving this on the street so I am parking it with a motorcycle club. I don’t know what I would do without them. They are the nicest coolest guys ever, and even came to my rescue when I made a silly mistake. The only bummer is that I can’t join because I am a girl. That’s lame but in my internet searches, I found an all girl club based in Brooklyn and I am waiting to find out how I can join. I hope it’s official and I get patches. I want those patches like the boys!
I love how surprised people get when they find out that this is mine. Why is that so shocking? Just because I like pink doesn’t mean that I can’t be tough! The other day when I was sitting in the Trader Joe’s parking lot on my bike a guy came up to me asking why I was sitting on my man’s bike without him. Maybe that was him trying to figure out if I had a boyfriend, but that approach totally backfired. When he asked me for my number, I told him I don’t give my number out to guys that don’t believe that this is mine. I win.
As far as my eating goes, I am giving eating mostly raw a shot. I have done it for almost a month. Not 100% raw, but I’d say about 90% raw. If I want something cooked I’ll eat it, but honestly I haven’t really missed too much. I start my morning off with 32 ounces of water with a lemon squeezed in, and have been eating just fruits and vegetables. None of those designer raw meals that take hours to cook. I have literally just been stoping at my local produce stand and buying whatever fruit is ripe and eating it just like that. I have been noticing that my skin has been looking amazing, my weight seems to be slowly creeping down and I feel energized.
I know the first thing you are going to ask is “But what about protein” Greens have protein. I don’t feel like I have gotten weaker, I still have a baby bicep peak, and you can see the head of my tricep still, so honestly i just don’t believe the huge protein hype. 1 gram per pound I think is excessive, I didn’t see any changes following that rule, and I haven’t noticed any negative changes by eating how I am eating. While the fruits and veggies are plentiful I am going to stick with this diet, and once the season dies down, I’ll figure it out from there.
Thanks to Lydia Hudgens as usual from taking amazing photos of me! I love them!!!!!