Wednesday, March 30, 2016

3 Days out. You want to have what I have? Here's what you gotta do. :)

There are a lot of items that are key when prepping and getting ready for a show. Its just not 1 size fits all. you want to look good? You want abs? You want definition?

Here some items that I went through since January. Mind you I literally had less than 5 months between the last show, so my body never really 100% went back to where it was prior.

-weekly training sessions with trainer and posing
- 4-5 meals a day and a Gallon of water daily
- Carried meals and snack everywhere.
- Cut out all dairy and this included yogurt.
- Daily gym sessions, this included yes Cardio as well.
- Stopped all protein drinks a month in
- checked in with doctors/ got blood tests every month in order to confirm I was good on everything. (I am have hypothyroidism)
- Beginning of this went over with my nutritionist so I don't screw anything up including hormones and brain function.
- Pretty much kept away from any drinking and going out - if I did was a lot of large salads with grilled chicken.
-When I did cheat I used it as a "refeed", not a cheat day, but refeed, higher carbs, with lots of protein, not a lot of fat.
- Social life. If it didn't include something active I didn't do it. I stayed away from anything that was high liquor area and went to bed early as hell. I walked my dog, went on walk/hikes with friends and explored new areas. Its not something that happens over night, it takes time. But everyday builds. Obviously what I do might not work for others, but cutting out processed foods, dairy and most of my protein shakes, really has helped me health wise.

-Money: Have endless funds huh? Heres the breakdown:

12 weeks 500 Trainer.
150 Tanning. Normally I am just my normal color, I stay away from too much sun since I don't want to look older than I am.
Crystals for Suit 20 (thanks mom for fixing it, simply SUPER MOM!! )
Food? IDK 45 a week.
Protein and Supplements Roughly 350.
Fees and memberships 250
Drug tests 45, so silly.
Supportive friends that eye roll me while out asking for "stemmed veggies and other protein.." Priceless :) but FREE

Dig deep when you want something. You get 1 body-- and for anything I do I intended to do it the most healthy way possible. Remind you I am only 5'3 and I hold muscle pretty well. Fat normally holds onto its dear life on parts of my thighs, ass, arms and hips. Everyday my body looks different. Hormones, water, salt content, cycle, whatever, however you want to see it however my stress level and my coritisol levels are, you can appear different. One factor is weight I completely stayed away from, went by feeling of my clothes (which I am barely unable to fit any of mine at this point..) measurements, and pictures.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

About a week out

There are many things that go through your head when prepping for something like this. Sure you love to fit, my the lifestyle really needs to be something that is healthy. I am one of those people though when I do something or go after anything I put my heart and soul into it. There is no stopping me and I will never give up.

Money aside, since I did have to pay a coach weekly for some assistance, posing and what I needed to improve on, its a huge time factor. Towards the end I am spending 2-3 hours daily just on working out. Forget a social life, forget family, friends, or whomever might be special, because this is a GOAL I wanted and in order to do it I needed to prioritize. Whether it really pissed others off whatever, I tend to be one that if I have to say sorry for not being around to hold peoples hands, really I don't need to be in those peoples lives anyway. I am a goal driven person and I am very independent. This is not something for the faint of heart either, you will be told your not thin enough, and even a coach will grab that roll, or whatever fat you have left..Mind you I am now at 10% and that is not even enough. Its all subjective and that is how you have to look at it. I love my body and myself to know what to do and what not to do. I get monthly blood tests, get monitored by a doctor and see a nutritionist. There is no magic formula, especially when dealing with something like this. No magic pills - although I like to think my Aminos and multi vitamins are since they truly help when you are cutting carbs down. So- How am I feeling? I am feeling good. My skin is clear, by body is not hungry, my tests all show good, thyroid is Okay.. (I am hypo), and I don't take meds for this. Head wise, its just mind over matter. Your tired to do things, but you do them anyway. Its just like anything else in the world though, you want it and you find a way. I nap a lot, but that is not something that is any different. I have never slept well and I am lucky if I get a few hours without waking up, so naps in my world are very important to keep me in a healthy balance. Attitude? Feeling ready to take over the world actually and I'm excited to eat a burger and FRIES, just no bun, because I literally can't eat that much bread anymore it makes me sick. The healthier you are, the more you realize what actually makes your body feel not as well. Breads, pastas, heavy sauces, dairy, butter, heavy fats, processed crap all make you pretty sick and at times make you throw up. I can't even eat a slice of pizza from my favorite place anymore between the dough and the greasy cheese, it makes me very sick. There are trade offs obviously, but they are worth it.

My body is worth it, I am worth it and in order to live this healthy lifestyle its just what I need to do. I don't want to live on pills so I can eat pizza or some random processed foods. I don't want heart disease or end up high blood pressure with other issues. There are so many things I can avoid just being healthy and for me its clear. I feel better 100% being this way and anyone that doesn't get it thats perfectly fine. But when they are sitting their asses in a hospital wishing they could of changed something that will be the moment they truly felt they should of changed something. It all comes down to one change. Thats it. Its not something that happens over night, its simple swaps, walking more, teaching your kids to live healthier, etc. Life is about living, not about sitting home watching tv eating fried dough crap. So live a little, get out there take a drive to your favorite country spot and have a nice picnic and hike. Take in the fresh air and just enjoy life.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

#3weeks out

Framing up pretty well !! Lots of lat work last few months. Absolutely loved it. My body has never felt so strong. Haven't really weighed myself, I have clue. And don't care.i know my "reg clothes" feel tight or loose in some places. It's really in all how you feel.

Framing up pretty well !! Lots of lat work last few months. Absolutely loved it. My body has never felt so strong. Haven't really weighed myself, I have clue. And don't care.i know my "reg clothes" feel tight or loose in some places. It's really in all how you feel. Check with my coach- she says I need to loose more lbs on the mid section. So right now I am at 12% and need to be down to 8%. Happy 3 weeks to me..time to kick this shit into high gear!


Recipe for this Zoodles and Chicken is as follows:

Use your Veggetti Spiral Vegetable Cutter ( they come in different formats- little ones you hand use or you can get the larger ones..-- but the smaller one first they are under $10 bucks to try

- Spiral 3-4 zucchini's or any squash as you wish
- In a pan, teaspoon of olive oil, dash of pepper, garlic, chive and throw in zoodles.
- add cooked chicken with pesto in pan.
-sear until completed.
Healthy food. Delicious.

For example: One cup cooked spaghetti has about 220 calories and 43 grams of carbohydrate. One small zucchini made into “zoodles” (zucchini noodles) has 20 calories and 4 grams of carbohydrate. So next time make the swap, you will be glad you did! wink emoticon

Happy Eating! Later and out.. #3weeksout!