Out With The Old And Up With The New

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Disclaimer – Today’s topic is of a personal nature and may be considered TMI by some readers. Since it’s my blog, I want to be honest in what I write and tell my whole Accidental Fitness Quest story. Someone might just see themselves in my story and find a whole new journey of their own to take.

Old vs. New
Old vs New

Today’s random topic is boobs. How’s that for a Friday morning wake up call? Stay with me here, the real point is coming. If you know anything about female athletes, you’ve heard that boobs are mainly fat. If you’ve seen pictures of bikini and figure competitors, you’ve probably noticed that many have enhancements in that area.

As long as I can remember, I was large chested and hated it. I got a choice of SWAT vest type bras in fashionable colors like white, beige and black. I guess they don’t want to use that much fancy patterned fabric in one place for the top heavy crowd. 😉 In my early twenties, I even had a consultation for a breast reduction. Oh the irony of my past life.

Little did I know at the time, that what they said about boobs was true! When you are 34% body fat, you’re going to have fat all over regardless of what you weigh. Some or most of that fat is going to end up in your boobs. It’s a simple genetic fact. Since working with Trainer Man and completely changing my body composition, strange things happened.

My body fat is much lower and along with it the boobs left. Yep, that’s right. All the female bodybuilder euphemisms apply to me – I was left with socks filled with sand. I dropped 4 cup sizes from Before to After. Imagine my shock when they actually had to add padding at the last minute to my contest bikini top because it was too big!

Unfortunately I am now faced with an issue that a lot of larger people have when they lose a huge amount of weight. Lose skin. Bleh, no amount of exercising is going to fix that. As you’re reading this, I’m in surgery to lift things back up to where they belong and get rid of the extra skin. No implants. I’m happy with what God gave me, I just want to repair the damage I did to myself from years decades of bad habits.

I’ve waited so long for a normal set of boobs and am very excited. I should be home by mid-day today and recovering. I’ve been told no exercise besides walking for 3 – 4 weeks until the doctor clears me for take off. The break will be nice, but honestly I think it’s going to be hard to take it easy. You know me. I need to lift heavy things, jump, leap, run! Sit and rest is not in my vocabulary.

I’m already missing Trainer Man and having withdrawals! I’m not sure how laid up I’m going to be for the next couple days, so tweeting and blogging may be a bit sparse but I’ll update you as soon as I am able. I’m off work for the next week and have bonding time planned with The Kid. Be on the lookout for recipes and tales of our adventures!

TGIF! You’d better warn Victoria’s Secret to stock up come Christmastime. I got 20 years of shopping to make up for!


  1. Caroline @ Out of Liney says

    Wow- I hope it goes well! 3-4 weeks might sound like a long time now, but it could pass before you know it… xc

    • Accidental Fitness Quest says

      I’m back home and all went well. The pain isn’t bad yet at all. The break will be very nice. I’m going to walk as much as I can in the meantime. My dog will be thrilled! 🙂

  2. Yay! Good for you 🙂

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