Friday, July 27, 2018

To get to your goal, know your numbers!

At the start of this journey, I did a body fat ultrasound and took my weights and measurements. My starting date was Sunday, July 22, 2018.
Weight: 127.4
Chest: 34.5"
Waist: 33"
Hips: 38"

My starting body fat percentage 22.8% and my goal at the end is 15%. That is 7.8% I have to lose and since I am giving myself 6 months- that is totally doable!

If you haven't gotten your body fat tested before or better yet-- a body fat ULTRASOUND done.. I recommend you get it so you KNOW YOUR NUMBERS. This is by far the most accurate method to test body fat as it uses ultrasound to send signals that tells us where fat meets muscle and muscle meets bone. It's right there on the scan and these scans can not be tricked-- unlike other devices that measures body fat. You are looking at my thigh scan on the left and my hip on the right... it's amazing what these scans tell us.

I also took before pictures which you saw on the last post (the one before the mammogram ultrasound post!). This is important as well because even though we look at ourselves everyday.. its hard to see these small changes happen so its better to document.

I just got certified in scanning and will be happy to scan those that are local. Regardless if its me or someone else- this is your first step to reaching your goal. Know your number.. and then set your goal.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Work has begun. Thanks to @bmftraining93 for the personal and for @katie_messelt for killing it with me. Don’t try and do it alone. Get a coach. Find your tribe. Crush your goals. Here we go y’all! Remember... consistency is the key. Level up!

Breast exam done!

A BIG part of this journey is getting all of my levels checked and getting an updated mammogram! Glad to say that all is well in that department! Was going to get my blood levels checked today but forgot I was supposed to fast because I am getting my cholesterol checked as well! Next week... blood will be drawn!

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Project: REDEFINE 45

It's 85-ish days until I turn 45. I decided I'm on a mission to be the healthiest and fittest I have ever been in my life at the age of 45. I know that it will take more than 85 days to accomplish this... but I am giving myself about 6 months. So that in my 45th year of life- I will have reached my goal. I call this project, REDEFINE 45.

The last 4 months have been incredibly stressful and busy and although I had an amazing start to the year- the last 4 months sort of spiraled downward. Lots of traveling (which means eating like crap), we moved houses (a family of 6- including my dog Louie), my business was crazy and lots of end-of-school-year activities for all 3 kids. Even though I felt like I was getting my workouts in- the stress of all of this coupled with really bad sleepless nights has really taken a toll on my body.

 I know that as a woman in their 40s- things start to change big time. You get closer to menopause and your hormones are all out of whack much like when you were a teenager. Your metabolism slows down. You hold and store fat much easier and it's harder to lose it. Midnight cravings start to feel like they were when I was 9 months pregnant. Life, work, family and if it even exists-"social" time is harder to manage and it gets in the way of any fitness goals-- much less just one simple workout.

I know there are other women who feel the same way I do. So I decided to just do it. Try everything I can to reach my goal and document the journey along the way to 1) Remember what I did and how I did it (because yes, I do expect to reach my goal) and 2) Help anyone else out there who may be in the same boat.

First things first- it's a mindset. My mind is definitely in it 100% and I am ready to put in the work. 

Secondly- its gonna be A LOT of work. Meal prepping, workouts, scheduling, research.

Thirdly- I am all about going with the CLEANEST products I can find. I have already tried a bunch and I can tell you what is good and what is not. I want to go the natural route. NUTRITION and EXERCISE. The end. No pills, no quick diets/gimmicks, no juices, no "cleanses"-- straight up eating right and exercising. Yes- I will need to supplement- protein, pre-workout, glutamino, bone nutrient, whole food vitamins, collagen, etc... If I want to get results, help my body recover and be in the best optimal shape to reach my goals- I will need this. However- I will only use the best, cleanest products and will share what that is with all of you.

Here are some pictures of me that I took on July 23, 2018. I did a body fat scan, measurements and weight and I am getting my blood tested tomorrow to see what my levels are and will share all of that with you in another post along with my specific goals and more details. So here we go. If you are following, welcome. We can learn together. If you have any questions or comments, leave them below and I will get back to you. I am hoping to blog every day. I am already late posting because I am actually in Day 3 but I will try and post more to catch up and tell you about the prep and days 1-3.
Wish me luck.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

11 days to go!

The transformation of this space continues.. We have 11 days until we open our doors!!!!! Tile will be completed tomorrow and the hangmen will be delivered that holds the heavy bags!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Painting has started!

They have started the painting! Now that the landlord finished sound proofing, making the bathroom ADA compliant and made the space available for us to go in and make it look like 9Round... the first step is painting! They started Last Friday and literally by Monday- it looked like this! They still have to do another coat and touch up- but they are working FAST! I will be heading there tomorrow to see if the brick paneling went up on the walls or if they started on the tile but I can't believe we are now making progress! Stay tuned for more! Riza

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Transformation progress in session!

We got our keys on Wed, Sept 10th and the landlord has now delivered to me a space that is ready for transformation! Walls have been sound proofed, the bathroom has been redone, demo is done and now its our turn! My contractor, Carl, will be working on getting my space to look like a 9Round Gym! We plan on this being the best one in the country! Here we go...

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Sign is up!

Our sign just went up yesterday! It's on SoCal! We will be opening in a few short weeks! If you want more information- please email me at or you can text 9ROUND to 37619 for updates! We are excited to be bringing this amazing, total body, kickboxing workout to you guys soon!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Happy birthday jeff!

Hope you have an amazing birthday weekend! You are my best friend and a wonderful father and husband. Enjoy your day today (as much as you can) and we will celebrate big tomorrow! Love you babe!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy Fathers Day Daddy!

Happy Fathers Day!!! In this picture, Layla looks kind of like me here so this reminds me of when I was little and u used to hold me! Ur the best dad in the whole world- thank you for everything you have done for me and given to me in my life- especially leading by example, unconditional love and supporting me through everything. I love you so much!

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Dinner at Uncle Rey's house

On the way back to Costa Mesa from seeing Ron and Amy in Pacifica... We stopped at my Uncle Rey and Auntie Windas house and they had a lovely, international lunch for us! It was so nice to just spend time with each other and watch the Beatle Grammys!!! Makes me want to pick up my guitar again. Thanks to the villanuevas for all the delicious food and the big bag of lemons!!! We appreciate it and hope to see you on our Catalina trip this summer!

Dinner at the Townsends

We made to to FL and decided to do a last minute trip to south fl to visit the butlers... But turns out that Ron and Amy were in Gainesville visiting Amy's family! We were able to have dinner at Amy's brothers house in High Springs on the way down! It was such a treat to meet Amy's family (except her parents) and have a home cooked meal while on the road. Thanks Amy for the hospitality!!! Her nieces- Natalie and Alice- were too cute with Layla! And Layla loved playing with them!