Friday, February 15, 2008

Eight weeks until the show

Tomorrow will be eight weeks until the show. I measured by body fat this week and it was 13.9%. This is the lowest it has ever been 8 weeks out, so I am very excited. As for my weight, my scale said 134 which was no change, but the scale at work said 132, which was 1.5 pounds down. That was very exciting.

This week was good. We eat out three times with week, which is very hard to keep your calorie count where you would like it. At any rate, things are going good. I did make cookies and doughnuts this week for valentines day for my kids. I love to bake, but not eat. Everyone is surprised that I can do it. When you have a goal and are committed to it, it is not so hard to reframe from the bad temptations.

I got new shoes for the show today and they are cool. I am still looking for a suit in navy blue or red. If any one can help with the suit, I need a two piece. Email me if you have any suggestions. I am thinking about having my mom make it for me. She is great at sewing, but I am not sure on how to jewel it up. Again, if anyone can help email me.

That is all for today. Have a healthy day

Sunday, February 10, 2008

9 weeks from Gaylord show

Today, I am 9 weeks from the figure competition in Gaylord MI. I haven't done a competition in 2 years so it seems like a whole new experience. I am 37 years old now and everything is different from when i just did it 2 years ago. The challenge is getting my workouts in every day with 2 kids in sports and what seems like many different jobs. I am a personal trainer at a local club and then I train in my basement and then i have several websites to keep up.

So right now here is what i do for my workouts. 5 days a week I do strength training: Arms/Shoulders, Back/chest, and legs. I alternate these throughout the week doing abs 2 to 3 times a week. I love to try and do legs 2 times a week, because i feel this is my weakest part.
I do cardio 5 to 6 times a week, mostly 5. 2 to 3 times a week I do an hour. At our gym we have cardio tennis for an hour and that is a great workout. and then the other days I do 30 to 40 minutes of cardio. I try and run as I can because I feel running is the best way to keep my legs in shape. I like to do intervals of running and walking on the treadmill

As far as food, this is a struggle, but i seem to have a handle on things most of the time. This is what I usually eat
8am Smoothie milk, berries, banana, flaxseed, and protein powder

10:30-11am oatmeal, protein powder water cinamin and berrries

1:30 eggs 1 whole, 2 whites, garlic, peppers, ham and sweet potatoes

5pm chicken salad and sweet potatoes

7:30pm Chicken and veggies stir fry with balsmac ving

Basically this is what I have everyday. I sounds boring, but so far it has really worked for me

The day before Christmas, I was 142 and my body fat was 18%

As of 2-9-08 Saturday, I was 134 and 14.9% My goal is 125 and 10% body fat