Thursday, January 28, 2010

6:30am Came faster than expected... I was ready for it though

Happy Thursday Everyone!!!

Wow, yesterday was insane! I had some built up aggression yesterday so I decided to take it out on the gym. Wednesdays are my off days for weight training so I woke up around 7:00am had 1/4c oats with 1 scoop of Dymatize protein. ( I usually dont use that brand but my proteins at my old place ahhaah) Downed a BRN-2 and headed out to train Brazilian Ju-jitsu at 8am.

Class was fun. My usual partner in crime wasnt there but thankfully another girl showed up. We learned a few new techniques. There's a cardio kick-boxing class after that so I decided to grab my gloves and unload on the heavy bags for an hour. After that I headed home to eat meal #2. 1/4c oats with 5 egg whites... soooo good! Topped with salsa and spray butter it has to be my FAVORITE meal of the day hands down! I ran some errands yesterday then headed back to the gym for cardio kickboxing #2 with Billy.

Im not sure if it was the d-fine 8 I had before, the built up aggression or the fact that I was 5 meals in by that class but I had an AMAZING workout the second time around. I was sweating all over the place, landing tough punches and keeping up with everyone. It felt soo good afterwards.

Anytime Im struggling with things in my life, I head to the gym, listen to music or hit the book store for a refresher. Lately Ive been using the MMA training. Theres something about being surrounded with people who not only love to workout but they are doing functional training, with strategy involved. THings that bothered you when you walked in the doors of the gym, seem to fade with each bead of sweat, punch & heart pumping cardio training that you get from it. Nothing else exsits when you start training like that. I get like that during weight training as well. Sometimes I get lost in the surrounds but with any MMA training theres no room for your mind to wonder. It will end in an arm bar, wrong punch to the bag or not as effective of a workout.

After the cardio kickboxing I decided to jump into the Muay Tai class. Its not all about cardio which is a nice change up. Much different to have someone punching AT you instead of just punching the bag! ahahha.. but it was still a great time and a great way for me to calm my nerves & relieve the built up stress!

This morning I got up at 6:00 for a track workout. I headed off to a friends to meet them and then we headed to find a track. Since schools in session its hard to get on to the tracks on a weekday. We found a smaller soccer park and modified our workout. It took us about 45 min to complete I would say. Great way to get the blood going and metabolisim revved up!!

Got back to their house and had 5 egg whites with 1/2c oatmeal ( Todays high carb day!) lol.... sooo good!!! FAVORITE MEALLLLL

I have an SD card on its way for our flip video and I will soon be loading videos of the workouts and training so you guys can see what really goes down in theses ass kicking workouts!

Its almost time to eat again.... I'll be in the store all day today.. Hopefully I have enough food :)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Applesauce, flasks & sushi send off!!

Good Morning everyone!! Hope your weeks going well so far!!

Guess Ive been a little MIA for the past week. It all started with Monday. I decided to go out to dinner with a friend. Had a few drinks & sushi... then some more drinks. haha... Oh needless to say I had more calories than I should of. Missed a lot of workouts last week.

I know the Cal is right around the corner. Contest prep officially starts 15 weeks out from the date of the contest which is FEB> 13th!! Getting a head start on a contest prep is never a bad idea. In my mind I like to have one last crazy week/weekend filled with consuming whatever I feel like may it be Nachos, Drinks, etc. So thats what last week was! I ate terrible the entire week and now Im feeling the effects. My workouts are very slow & it takes me a while to get out of bed. It usually takes me about a full week or 5 days to clear all the toxins out of my body and be back to normal.

This morning I got in 25 min of stairmill at 24 hour fitness in Indio. It went by quick, especially after my friend Courtney ( whos getting ready for her first NPC Bikini competition. She'll be doing the Orange County Classic April 24th!!) Its always nice to have a cardio & workout buddy. Keeping you accountable to your workouts and also being there to push one another. For this contest prep, that is one thing Im going to get in more of. WOrking out with several others to push myself & to also help them out as well!!!

Im already down 2 meals.

meal 1: 5 egg whites w/ salsa & spray butter.
1/4c oatmeal w/ 1/4c homemade applesauce for flavor.

meal 2: 4 egg whites w/ 1.5 scoop of protein powder 1/4c oats with another splash of applesauce. Made into pancakes!! SOOO YUMMY. and of course, topped with SPray butter hehehe...

my next meal will be a salmon patty with green beans & a slice of ezikel bread.

Got a lot of planning to do, as well as orders to place in the store. Today will be busy busy!! Cant wait. :) I'm hitting shoulders & calves tonight. Should be an awesome workout. Then BJJ in the AM!!! :)