2 Weeks Out!!

Man o man! Its coming up fast! Not going to lie, I’m a bit nervous but yet I’m excited as well. I’ve been basically preparing for this for a year and I’m only 16 days away from it. Here are my update pictures =)
wpid-img_20140925_070515.jpg
wpid-img_20140926_130607.jpgwpid-img_20140926_111302.jpg

Also I must say .. I almost hate my cardio as much as I hate my fish but the combo is helping my stomach get flat. SCORE!

wpid-img_20140920_233108.jpg wpid-img_20140923_133158.jpgwpid-img_20140920_110227.jpg

These past few weeks have been rough, my diet continues to get harder, I keep getting more and more cardio added on, but …. Ive come to realize that its what I asked for, and will it be hard.. hell yes it will, but it will be worth it =)

Its time to get out of my head even when its screaming at me to stop … my heart is what keeps me going. The only excuse you have is the one you make!

wpid-img_20140919_101839.jpg wpid-img_20140923_072432.jpg wpid-img_20140921_151712.jpg

OOOHHHH also I got my jewelry!! and my mom just highlighted my hair so its all coming together quit nicely I think =)

wpid-img_20140922_143525.jpg

 

6 and 5 weeks out

wpid-img_20140903_072534.jpg  wpid-img_20140904_075244.jpg

As time goes on and the days pass a part of me is so nervous and excited and just thrilled I’m actually doing this (no turning back now!) but another part of me is rather relived and happy its almost over. Weird I know. I feel like the whole thing is going to be a bittersweet moment. The joy of being up on that stage (I’ve always loved the limelight ) knowing that I accomplished this goal that in all honestly was WAY harder to complete then I even imagined when I first started. But yet, I can begin to “live” again. Most people don’t realize how hard it is to sit there at a wedding/ baby shower/ anywhere with your 3oz of chicken and 8 asparagus spears while everyone else gorges on things like cake and BBQ ribs in front of you. Me, personally I didn’t mind it, I learned to live through other people, especially Evan hahaha. When we went on our vacation up to Vail I brought all my food and still continued to eat just like I do now, meanwhile he had things like pizza, peach pie, big burgers…… fricken waffle fries.. (not going to lie I wanted a waffle fry haha)

wpid-img_20140827_123453.jpg wpid-img_20140901_201913.jpg

When a friend of mine was telling me about “off season” and how all the pros of fitness take time off they eat things like pizza, doughnuts and good stuff.. I thought it sounded silly. Since the past 3-4 years through my whole weight loss I literally cannot remember the last time I ate a piece of pizza and since I have been eating clean for this long my thought when she said that to me was “but why would I ruin what I’ve just done??”

Let me just tell you now, I understand completely what she was talking about! through this prep (granted mine was a bit harder because I’ve been on such a prolonged clean diet for so long) … but literally I’ve never craved so much “unhealthy” food in my entire life. I probably pinned about 80 different pumpkin desert recipes on my pinterest the other day- no joke! And the fact that my body is handling whey (dairy) better now makes it even more dangerous!

wpid-img_20140901_133001.jpg

So not really sure what’s going to happen at the end of all this to be quite honest. I don’t want to make myself sick (even though I hear that is totally something every competitor does after a show hahah) but I do have a nice little list in my mind of all the different foods I want after this is over. Things like BBQ ribs, pumpkin….. well pumpkin anything!, Oreos, smothered burrito, tostadas, spaghetti … the list goes on…. guess we will see what happens eh?

 

ok without further ado, here are my 6 week and 5 week updates.

6 weeks out

wpid-img_20140828_074737.jpg wpid-img_20140828_075004.jpg

5 weeks

wpid-img_20140904_114646.jpg wpid-img_20140904_113932.jpg

I also got to pick out the color of my bikini! How exciting… I was so happy when my coach told me I should do pink or purple (my two favorite colors!!! ) so we opted for one in between its kinda a pinky-purple. … and it matches my gym bag, and my food prep bag haha. LOVE!!! I also was going back and forth between which connectors to use (connectors are the jewels on the bikini that hold it together… I picked the ones I’m going to use.. ya’ll will just have to wait and see which ones heee heee ;P

wpid-img_20140904_172117.jpgoh and I found more amazing PB that I can only eat when Evan isn’t around hahaha .. they need to make flavored almond butter and we’d be in business!!! Also here are some fun pics of Vail!! .. lol our maid probably thought a weirdo was staying there. =P

wpid-img_20140902_185154.jpgwpid-img_20140901_135412.jpg wpid-img_20140830_123104.jpgwpid-img_20140829_193617.jpg

9 and 8 weeks

wpid-img_20140817_100816.jpg

Ha! Can you tell I’ve been busy and cant keep up with this! haha eh, its life. So here are my 9 and 8 weeks out pics and updates .. its getting difficult and the cravings are seriously insane. You’d think it would be simple not to crave food and just eat your chicken and veggies… but it .. its really not that simple especially since I have a nut butter addiction I’ve decided. hahaha.

wpid-img_20140812_184313.jpgwpid-img_20140817_192200.jpg

 

So with this whole competition this I keep saying that I feel like one of the “bigger” girls on the team that I’m on.. a lot of his clients have either done a show before or start off pretty fit to begin with.. and I was telling Evan that I wish there was just maybe one person in the same boat as me, fit, healthy but still had maybe a little to lose still… and this was his response.

…. ps I hate him when he says it like it is lol but I love him so much because it so true … (this isn’t his exact words but its pretty much a few conversations all wrapped into one )      he said, well that’s the difference, that’s why you have to keep pushing, you ARE that person that others will look up to and inspire. You ARE that person that is going to prove to others that its possible if you put your mind to it. BE that person. That’s what you’ve been doing all along anyways and its never stopped you, its never held you back, its supposed to be hard but you continue to learn through it and challenge yourself.

wpid-img_20140813_171106.jpg wpid-img_20140819_152852.jpg

haha so needless to say he is exactly right I also have realized Im on my own journey, not anyone else’s. I cant compare myself to a girl who is already 120 lbs, I have to compare myself to myself… that’s what this sport is about. Competing with yourself, making yourself better day by day, show by show and continuing to make changes within yourself. There will always be someone ahead of you and there will always be someone behind you in whatever you do. <— remember that!

So here they are .. Ill have another one up soon too since my 7 weeks out is on Thursday haha. Ops! I’m slacking on this blog sorry ya’ll .

wpid-img_20140807_100720.jpg

 

wpid-img_20140814_071213.jpg wpid-img_20140814_073319.jpg

Remember you beautiful no matter what, believe in yourself 100% and do whatever makes you happy. The rest will fall into place! =)

ps if you know me, you know I’m a pumpkin freak! So all this pumpkin spice stuff coming out is KILLING me haha… but I did find Peanut Butter that’s is PUMPKIN SPICE!! BOOM I can eat that hahhaha (just cant kiss my boyfriend on those days since hes allergic haha. )

wpid-img_20140813_102600.jpgOMG RIGHT?!!! NOMNOM NOM NOM NOM NOM …. did I mention NOM !!!

 

Another funny thought … Ive been craving crap I don’t even normally eat .. like doughnuts.. I cant even remember the last time I ate a flippin doughnut .. like a year ago maybe? Buuuuuut, Ive been adding a little dairy into my diet here and there and I’ve been doing ok.. soooo might have to go get some flippin doughnuts at the end of all this! OHHH YEA! .. and by “might have to” I mean .. that’s happening! LMAO.

Tip Of the Week #7 : Sweat it Out!!

sweat     sweat1

Here are some awesome things that can happen or help with when you workout! BOOM!

WEIGHT- well … no shit.. I don’t really think I need to go into the details here……

STRESS- Exercise has been known to relive stress and anxiety for years!!! YAY free medicine! And I believe its the best form of medicine if you ask me! (believe me I’ve been through many stressful encounters and issues in my lifetime, and I’m sure Ill have more. . . lovely) But at least I will know what helps!! So when something aggravates you of you get mad, try not to worry and stress …go for a run instead, go take a kickboxing class, or maybe even do yoga. Find what works for you but .. me… personally I like good cardio workout! Shoot for a good 30 min cardio session and tell me of you don’t feel better! Its almost like the stress is sweating out your body..

PREVENT SICKNESS- When you raise your heart rate, your body protect against immunities better. Nuff said! =P … besides, who wants to be sick? LOL

LOWER BLOOD PREASURE

ZZZZZZZZZZ  – Yay better sleep!

BETTER SEX- umm yes please! so …. Without doing a Legally Blonde Movie quote….. Exercise gives your endorphins, endorphins make you happy…. and when your happy, you feel good about yourself and more confident..

ENERGY- I fell in love with fitness not because of the changes that were happening to my body, but the way it made me feel I was super happy all the time and I had so much energy! And the more you workout to “get that energy” the more used to your body will get to it and therefore the more your body burns the more energy you’ll have.

HELP LOWER LDL AND HDL ( cholesterol)

GOODBYE DEPRESSION- For me, I’ve learned its a control thing. I cant control half the things that happen around me even if I try as hard as I can…. Its just not happening. But I can control my workouts, I can control my healthy eating and therefore that makes me happy. hahaha .. Being depressed is NO fun, (been there, done that). Also it gives you a distraction from whatever it is your depressed from.

So from weight and overall health… umm lets see..

makes you happy, confident, boosts mood and energy.

Less stress, depression, better sleep and sex

What are you waiting for?!!? Go out there and get your cute little booty in the gym!!!!! =D

Sweat2

Fun Cardio Workout #1

  • 20 Jumping Jacks
  • 20 Twisters (20 on each side. So 40 total)

twist Keep abs tight and pulled in while you twist. Repeat on other side.

  • 20 Jumping Jacks
  • 10 Squat hops

squatEngage your abs, glutes and legs while doing.

  •  40 Mountain climbers (20 on each side)

mounKeep tummy tucked in, core tight and knee is going to reach towards opposite arm.

  • Kicks (Russian Style) Do 20 on each leg.

russUse momentum to kick of with each foot alternating back and forth between legs. Kick as high as you can. For and extra- alternate arms to go opposite of kick making core tighter.

  • 20 Jumping Jacks
  • Inclined Push up – Do as many as you can! Challenge yourself!!! You Can Do IT!!!

push You can use anything for this, a chair at home, a step on our back porch. Etc.. Make sure your elbows are tucked in, And exhale during the push up.