Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Less fat... More cravings!!

Hey Everyone!!! Sorry I didnt get pictures from Monday with Gina. My client Courtney had to get in some posing time so I got my suit off as quick as possible and hit up the stairmill while she was posing with Gina.

Monday was great! Met at 10:15 at World Gym in San Diego. Got in a killer shoulder workout with Gina and then got in 30 min of cardio. We headed out to Sushi with another competitor Jon Ward. He will be in the super heavy class this year at the Cal. They have some Bomb sushi rolls at this little spot off Garnet in San Diego. It was carb free and oo sooo soo good!!

After that we did a little shopping then headed back to Palm Springs. I got in another 30 min of stairmill after we got back and then headed out to dinner.

Yesterday was rough for some reason. I got a new plan. Cardio's been uped to 2 80 min sessions, 2 sets of bike sprints but still 60 min of cardio the other 5 days a week. The fat in my plan got lowered so Im having some hardcore cravings yesterday and today. I miss my almond butter!!! Its so weird what happens to your taste buds when you elimiate things from you diet. I was allowed to eat a new bar that came out called Quest Bars. Theses bad boys are so freaking amazing I chowed down on TWO of them right in a row!!! AHHHHHH extra 220 calories.

So I dont think I'll be adding those into my plan any more. I asked Gina to take them out. I cannot handle the sweetness of them, it stirred up other cravings. I need to get my salty tooth back b.c that keeps me safe and on track. Craving clean fresh meats and salads.

Today Im going to try and get in some MMA training and kickboxing as well as triceps, glutes and calves since I missed them yesterday. I'll need to do abs as well. So thats all on my list today!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

9 Weeks out...

Hey!!! Happy Sunday to all :) hope everyone is doing great & one step closer to their goals.

THis week was interesting.... I had my MD radio interview monday night. I was feeling sick the day I woke up. I can always feel my body fighting off sickness if it comes my way. Its a battle I feel by the hour. When you are so intuned with your body its crazy the things you notice. Even the little things, like extra water rention from a certain meat, etc. Tuesday it hit me really hard. I got up and did 30 min of cardio but after that the pressure in my head just got worse and worse. Gina told me to head home and get some rest. It was the first time I wasnt happy to be able to take time off. I wanted to be back in the gym. I wanted to keep pushing through. Im glad I listened to her and took time off.

This week went ok. I missed some AM cardio sessions this week. The combination of that and being sick has made me feel pretty flat & squishy. I also followed the wrong plan on Thursday ( which is my high carb day) so that really threw things off. I think my body relies on that day to get a little boost. Since I followed the wrong one GIna told me to just continue with my weekly plan as usual. Keep in mind this weeks plan only has 27g of carbohydrates per day & 15 on Sundays!! So my muscle bellies are completely depleted and that makes for one mental case of a figure competitor! ahahaha... I know how it is all going to pan out and thats why I put 100% of my faith and trust into Gina. I just keep following the plan, one day at a time as best as I can and rest well knowing Im doing my part!

ITs crazy the mental things you can go through during a prep. This one has had a lot more ups than downs. Im feeling a lot more focused and driven this contest prep than last. I think having people that believe in you and are happy when you are up and achieving your goals really makes a difference on your spirit. Im really trying to keep all things positive in my life around and X out the negative. Although we are all human, and sometimes I let negative things take over, I let the positive regain control and keep pushing forward.

The older I get, the more I grasp the concept that you are in control of your happiness. At the end of the day, you can control how you react to situations, trails & triumphs. You can approach them with a humble happy spirit, or attack them with an arrogant attitude. My Mom always told me, "Pride commeth before the fall" Ive always had that in the back of my mind. Of course from time to time your EGO can take over and you may say boastful things that arent necessary but I think if you truely keep yourself humble you will go much further in life and gain much much more.

" Defeat is a state of mind. No one is ever defeated until defeat has been ACCEPTED as a reality. To me, defeat im anuthing is merely temporary, and it's punishment is but an urge for me to give greater effort to achieve my goal. Defeat simply tells me that something is wrong in my doing; it is a path leading to success and truth" -Bruce LEE

TOmorrow I will be traveling to San Diego with the Courtney's :) My 2 Bikini Clients. Im excited to watch them grow in the sport and more importantly to learn more about themselves and how to live a healthy balanced lifestyle. :) They both have been working so hard & Im proud of them!! I cannot wait for them to meet a huge part of my life, Gina & Im anxious to see what she has to say. I will be posting pictures tomorrow so everyone can see my progress and theirs as well. so look forward to that.

meal 2 for today I wanted to share with you all because its low carb day so its hard to find yummy treats to fill your appetite.

1/4c of oatmeal
4 egg whites
blend together and put on frying pan to make pancake
then I topped it off with:
1/4 scoop of maxpro ban.protein with 1tsp water. whip it up and poured over the pancake then topped with splenda. SOOOO Delicious!

Well Im off to the store then to do some cardio :)