9%: My Journey To Losing Stubborn Body Fat

I have never been a “small” person. It use to really upset me but then I realized too important things. 1. I could shape my body how I wanted at the gym and I fell in love with it. 2. I loved being what has been called “fit thick”.



I am not overweight but I have a much higher body fat percentage than I want. The number on the scale, or our weight, is not telling of how much body fat we actually have. I could be very low weight but have a high body fat.


So for the sake of being #real, I am going to be sharing all of the nitty gritty details of my journey to losing body fat and being as honest and open as I can with you about it. So let’s get into it.


My Current Stats:

  • 144 pounds
  • 30% body fat
  • BMR: 1,400 calories


My Goals:

  • 135-ish (again this is less significant to me than the body fat)
  • 21-22% body fat
  • BMR: 1,500
  • Be stronger than ever before


What I’m Doing:

  • Added in 1 personal training session a week
  • Going to the gym 4-5 times a week
  • Creating a plan with a nutritionist at the gym
  • Drinking 60-100 oz. of water with ACV
  • Adding in cardio daily (10-20 minutes)
  • De-stress (high cortisol makes you hold onto fat)


I will be updating you weekly onm y 9% journey. I am a bit nervous as I haven’t really been able to lose weight in over 3 years. I can teach others how but my body wants to hold onto it it seems. I will be doing this in a sustainable + healthy way with no drastic changes or crazy diets. I want to hold myself accountable so I’m sharing my journey with you! My hope is that in 3 months I can be down by the 9% or maybe in even less time.

I will be showing transformation pictures throughout so hold on for that (yikes)!


I’m excited you’re joining me on this real and raw journey! If you have any good tips, leave them in the comments I’d love to hear them!


- A