Cyclical Lean Bulk results are in…

…and I’m so happy!

Happy Tuesday everyone!

My first cyclical lean bulk cycle is complete, and it was…a success!!! Yea! I’m up two and a half pounds from when I started, not all of that is muscle, but I am so happy with my results based on the pictures, I don’t care! Truth be told, I probably could have cut for another week, but my body fat percentage is pretty low, too low and I’m okay with adding a little fat back into my body, slowly. Who knows, maybe I’ll get my boobs back. LOL – No seriously, if anyone has any suggestions on targeted fat gain, I’m all ears.

Also, I should note that the body fat percentage you see in the chart is not accurate, I’m probably up another couple maybe more percentage points then that. I do a seven-point skin fold test weekly using a digital fat caliper which is an estimation. Regardless of its absolute accuracy, it’s a good way for me to keep track and pay attention to what’s happening with my body. When I’m back in the States, I’m planning on having a DEXA scan done. It is one of the most accurate tests available for body fat percentage, but it does more than that. DEXA stands for “dual energy X-ray absorptiometry” and it measures fat, lean muscle, and bone. Not exactly sure when I’ll have it done since I’m going back into a bulk and the timing might not be right the next time I’ll be there. I’ll check with my coach, Jaco De Bruyn and the Aesthetics Academy‘s Nutritional Ninja, Mark Covey-Fox to see what they think and go from there.

But enough about that stuff, here are my results!



Pictures on left taken March 3rd, 2016 – Pictures on the right taken April 17th, 2016






Forgot to do a side pic during check in. Picture on right taken a day earlier then the other right side pictures.


That’s it for this week! Have a wonderful Tuesday and rest of the week ya’ll!



Meet Emmy Gatrell

Hi! I’m Emmy, a 42-year-old Stay-At-Home-School-Mom to two teenage boys, nine dogs, and a husband. I write and publish fiction in multiple genres including epic fantasy, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, dystopian, speculative fiction, and supernatural horror ranging from young adult through four-flame +18. As you can tell I love all things that go bump in the night ;) I also love food. I’ve published the first five cookbooks of my No Frills Cookbook Series. My first coffee table cookbook TACO FREAKS (52 Recipes and Thoughts about the Best Day of the Week) publishes soon!