I just had my body fat checked again yesterday at Southern Connecticut State University. I had it tested a little over a month ago and wanted to see if there was a difference since then.
The numbers were good but it wasn't a big drop. I went from 13.35 down to 13.24 percent. That's okay, at least it's in the right direction! The woman who checked my body fat explained that it's a slow process as the body fat gets closer to 10 percent. I have patience though and I'm enjoying the results in my arms, chest and legs. I love having more muscle and I notice I have a lot more energy. Some other people have commented on that as well.
So even if I don't have perfect abs at 10 percent, I won't be disappointed. I'm getting in the best shape I've ever been in and it's not just about the abs. Although that was my initial goal, now I want to keep building strength. I'm actually liking the strength training so much more than the cardio I used to do. I still do cardio but far less now.
I talked to my trainer today and he reminded me to keep eating clean and exercising. He said that anyone who is trying to achieve a low body fat percentage needs to eat clean. I am very strict with what I eat, but I do eat a lot. I eat a ton of veggies, fruit, minimal turkey, greek yogurt, etc. I have probably 3000 calories a day, but all healthy stuff.
Here are some recent pictures of my arms. I hope you can see the progress as well. It's a lot of work, but it's worth it!