Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Diva Challenge-

Today is day 2 of our Diva team challenge.  2 weeks 100% clean-
it is amazing the difference 2 days can make.  the pants i am wearing i havent worn for months because of the muffin top- today they fit great. 

i am ready to focus 100% 100% of the time for the next 13 weeks.  I need to prove to myself what i am capable of if i am totally dedicated. 

Leaner, stronger , Faster ------ Diva

Monday, February 15, 2010

14 weeks and counting

It is focus time- time to get my brain into the game- for me 99% is mental- once i have that under control the rest will follow.  My body needed rest - 4 days in a row of waking up when my body was ready has done wonders. the scale has not been my friend- but i am tackeling that one too.  we leave for florida in 21 days and i plan on being well into the 150's by then- on my way to the 140's .  In florida i will be 11 weeks out- and in a bikini most of it- that will be motivation in itself. 

Troy got me back on track- he said that if i am not at 100% 100% of the time my body doesnt respond. i have to weight and measure absolutely EVERYTHING for my body to lose fat. some people can get away with little cheats here and there- i am not one of them - and if i want to do this show i need to get out of my own way.

i am ordering new shoes on payday - hopefully it will help with my heel pain- my brother said i have stress fractures in both heels and the only think that will heal them is staying off them for 6-8 weeks- we know that wont happen, so i am buying a shoe with more heel cushion and adjusting my gait to not strike the heel as much ( which is already helping a little) i would love to go into a show with out an injury- lol- troy just said it was because i am old- jerk!!

I have legs today and then we are hiking the really steep hike behind our house- your heels dont touch the ground for 2 miles - it is a great burn!! and awesome cardio

being outside always helps my mood and motivation- this long cold winter has taken its toll- it it time for me to take it back!!!

leaner, stronger, faster --------- here we go

Saturday, January 30, 2010

16 weeks and counting

I am officially 16 weeks out from my next competition and am determined to bring my personal best to the stage this time.  i realize where i made mistakes in the past and plan to fix them this time.  My lats and leg sweeps are bigger- which will help my waist appear smaller. 

I am planning on losing the weight over a longer period- 16 instead of 12 weeks so i dont have as much sagging skin.  I am starting at a better place, but am still determined to take it one day at a time and not stress out.  I do this because it is supposed to be fun- and for it to remain fun and healthy for me i need to respect my body and not stress it out. 
Stronger, Leaner, more determined!!!

one day at a time- one pound at a time. focus, intensity, drive- that is what is going to get me to the stage in my best form ever- i am competing against myself this time- my goal is to be my personal best!!


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The road to recovery

I had a slight setback- gal bladder surgery 3 weeks ago- but i have managed to turn it into a positive thing. I took almost 2 full weeks off from lifting( and only power walking for cardio).
I am back to lifting - but not as heavy as i was- that will come with time.

this has allowed me to focus on what i really want and how i am going to get there.

first- i want to get my off season weight to be about 10 lbs less than it is right now. and i want to keep it there consistently- now that because of surgery i can no longer tolerate any processed sugar, fat or flour- i can get there - with out the past struggle of cheating.

I plan on competing on May 22nd and June 5th in colorado= placing 1st and then competing for my pro card- possible in the Masters nationals or junior USA .

I truly want to see how far i can push my body and if i have what it takes to go pro

My other goal is to finish my personal training and nutrition certification over christmas break-= then start taking on more clients- i am really enjoying helping the 3 clients i have and want to help others achieve their goals

This feels a little disconnected to me- becuase it is stream of consciousness writing- but it really helps me to get it down on paper.

My last goal is at least weekly updates here- to keep myself accountable

Troy and i have a long term goal of writing a book and touring and speaking at schools- one step at a time!!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

100% and it feels awesome!!

Today is my first day back 100% clean and I feel awesome-

we went for a 2 hour hike-. which always improves my mood-- and it was beautiful and sunny

tomorrow will be day 2-

food is prepped for the week
"fail to plan, plan to fail"

Saturday, November 7, 2009

The Off season- why does it feel so off

I have been having a tough time since Tony told me that he didnt want me to compete next weekend. It is amazing how quickly 6lbs can end up back on my body- not good.

I have a personal goal to be at 150-155 for off season- and i want to be there by christmas. I need to be clean 6 days a week with a free meal on saturdays (or for thanksgiving) I know i can do this .

part of my plan is to blog daily - it will keep me accountable.

Here is to day one being 100%

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

one day at a time, stay positive, and focus on my goals

my husband was picking on me because I hadn't blogged in a while.

the last few weeks have been crazy- My gal bladder decided to really act up- so i did the first cleanse 2 weekends ago- and have been taking Gold coin grass - in 2 more weeks i will do another cleanse- and hopefully the gal stones will be gone(fingers crossed) I am truly hoping i can deal with this non- surgically. Natural is always better in my mind.

other than that things are going well- i have been around 95% clean with my eating. I am working on getting my portions of clean foods back under control.

the next competition i am supposed to do is November 14Th. if all goes well with my diet and gal bladder- i plan to compete in figure and couples bodybuilding.

i have hit a wonderful place for me- i am happy with who i am and what i look like- but have goals to look better- that is HUGE for me- being happy with me.
my body loves to jump about 15 pounds from comp weight almost overnight- then i stabilize. it is time to get that 15lbs off my body.

i am taking it one day at a time and not stressing about it- if my body says no- then i wait to compete until march. I am planning on getting qualified again so i can join one of my friends that is trying to get her pro card- i know i can do it- if i take it a day at a time, focus on my goals, and stay positive.