Thursday, May 30, 2013 so much

so my weight & bf% have stayed the same. Why you ask? Cause I've fallen off the wagon for  a bit. Sick kids always throw a wrench in the plans. But there is no place I'd rather be than snuggling with one of them...even with coughing in my face, green boogies, pink eye and all that stuff.
However, everyone seems well and I am back on.
fingers crossed...will blog again soon..

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Sweet potato addendum!

totally forgot to add 4 oz sweet taters to an AM & PM meal!

MOTHERS DAY...D DAY! 21 weeks out....sample meal plan is the LAST day of almost daily fancy least except for my 1x/week "treat". My LAST MEAL will be Outback Steakhouse. with baked potato and every bit of crap that it comes with it. Tomorrow starts competition diet...1800 cals/day. I will have a piece of fruit to start but then pull out all fruit & dairy 10 weeks out.  One cheat meal a week. One cheat "alcohol" a week...then ALL cheats gone at 12 weeks out. ALL CHEATS. July 28. From then on ALL cheats gone.


5am Banana, 1 cup steamed veggies & 3/4 cup egg white w/1/2 avocado, coffee w/sugar free creamer (home brewed)

8am 3/4 cup oatmeal & 4 oz chicken

11am protein shake (30g protein, 3 carbs) & finish uneaten oatmeal

2PM 2 cups salad greens or 2 cups steamed asparagus, 4 oz chicken breast, 1/2 avocado, balsamic vinegar, 1/2 cup frozen bluberries

5PM 4 oz salmon, 2 cups steamed veggies

8PM (pre bedtime) 1/2 cup egg whites, 1 cup raw veggies, decaf green tea

Workouts are going to be short & sweet. All I have time for. 30-45 min HIIT cardio 5 days a week. 5 days a week lifting HEAVY for the next 14 weeks. By 8 weeks out I will most likely be attempting to maintain the muscle mass I have built & just burning off excess adipose. and attempting to work & be there for the kids without being extraordinarily wiped out!

Id love feedback & insights from ANYONE who is reading this. Thank you!

Monday, May 6, 2013


So, I am thinking this will be the competition I train for. Already has my kick butt training partner ready. Did chest today and 45 mins cardio. Burned a pathetic total (with Polar HR monitor) 620 cals. Starting next week to wean myself of my beloved Starbucks. Dammit. 
Chest workout:

Smith Machine....

Flat bench
12,10,8,6 reps
25,25,25,30 pounds either side

Incline Chest Press 
12,10,8,6 reps
20,20,20,25 lbs either side

DB Flyes

4 sets x 5 reps

DB pullovers
25 lbs x 3 sets x 15 reps

Today 5/6/13
Starting weight: 150
BF: 21% (ew)

Goal by 10/19/13
Competition Weight:132-135

Drop 1/2% a week for 18 weeks (takes me to mid/end of sept)= 9-10% bf loss which is what I need. This is lofty but doable. I get too stringbeany if my bf goes lower. Looks gross. Too cut up. Onward!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Am I crazy?

Yep. Think I am going to do it again....was thinking this morning that the last thing I think I can possibly do may just be the first thing I need to accomplish! Past two years have been a roller coaster. Finding my inner competitor again.  Need to go badass.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Natural North America 4/30/2011 what a bust:(

Ok so these pics are from my 2nd competition last week. Kinda sucked. I didnt place in 2 of the three categories I entered but I did get 4th place Open Tall.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Saturday Workouts, glam & all that good stuff!

So doing a figure competition does require that you spend a little$$$. Myy suit was about $200 paid last year. Wearing the same one three shows in a $50. Not so bad...but then...
Airbrush tan + hi def makeup 145 x 2=$290. That said, I could walk into MAC cosmetics and buy the same make up that i will never use for about the same,powder, blush, eys, cheeks & lips...again $$$. Then registration fees all within the 50-90 dollar range...oh and dont forget to become a member of each organization. Already a member of OCB but needed to join INBF & NPC. Set me back another $150. adds up! Maybe thats why I am doing 3 in a row? Getting my moneys worth? Hmmm...

IF I do ok (meaning I place) I will be getting another suit to compete in. My poor red suit is probably going to shrivel up after May 7!!! Im going to go with blue...I love it and it looks pretty good...

This week is peak week...I will be on a kooky carb cycle starting tomorrow...low low carbs then pump them back up to liveable levels Thursday morning-hahaha!!! That said, I am lucky in a metabolism has revved up since Ive gained lean muscle mass & burns thru what I eat so I dont have to go super super low...One thing I cant do this week is eat the dry oatmeal. Can u say all stopped up? EWWWWWWW...TMI, I kno....but it happens. And, I intentionally didnt buy anymore is an addiction that will have to wait:)

Arms & Cardio today if time...but it would be ok to have an off day, too...

Yesterdays workout was legs, butt & abs..went like this!
1.)20 box jumps ss w/15 low squats with 45 lb barbell 30 secs rest x 4 rounds
2.)Smith Sumo squats w/40lbs x 20 ss w/KB swings 4 rounds
3.) Twisting Walking lunges w/14lb med ball x 25 ss w/wall balls x 3 rounds
4.) Exercise ball hamstring (supine) curls x 20 ss/w band glute extensions x 3 rounds
40 TRX atomic push ups
30 TRX Pikes
Finished with 7 sets of machine hamstring surls lighter weight with my back arched somewhat...seems to hit that crappy glute ham tie in nicely! I dont look down whan I do them I sort of do the cobra position and hold onto the arm rest...not teh handles. Prob look like a freak doing in but...WHO CARES??????? HA!
Then stretch for 5 mins...felt great!
Circus with Mags, diner with the fam then early bedtime...was soooo looking forward to it:)