Progress: Mrs. Hess

I’m kind of a sucker for a well-built fitness program! Having everything mapped out for me…meals, workouts, how-to’s, motivation…makes it that much easier for me to concentrate on my goals.

When I started this quest to get the body back I had in high school, I had no idea how to workout. Sure I had been in some fitness centers before. I would do a little of this and a little of that, but I really had no idea what I was doing and I was too embarrassed stubborn to ask for help. Surely this sounds familiar to someone?!

These past couple of years have gone by so fast, and so much has changed. I’ve completed several pre-built programs, mostly from, and participated in “Probably the Toughest Event on the Planet” twice! I’ve lost almost 30 pounds and have gained a confidence I never thought I would get back.

By journey began back in 2012, but I am more excited than ever to see how much farther I can push my body and mind. Here’s what I’ve been up to lately…

100k Transformation Challenge Week 10

Week 10 came to an end and I am exhausted! The new push/pull/leg split I started kicked my butt in the best way possible. My new short term goal is to keep up this momentum for the next two weeks so I can take some progress pics that actually show that I've made...

100k Transformation Challenge: Week 8 & 9

A few weeks ago, I entered one of contests, the 100k Transformation Challenge. They often offer contest, and I often register for them. It forces me to take progress photos of myself (which I hate!), and it adds a little fire under my ass to do well...

Interested in where I started? 


This year I tried my hand at creating my own 12 Week Program. I followed Jamie’s lead for the most part, but I learned a few things about myself and my body through Jamie’s program, so I did make several changes that I think made my gym time more productive, fun and fresh!


Week 1

Week 2

Week 3 – 5

Week 6 -7

Week 8 – 9



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