Thursday, July 14, 2011

Here We Go Again

So, today was my first "official" day of training for my new competition in September.  At this point I believe I am about nine or ten weeks out.  This should be very interesting.  I am not using a trainer, I am taking what my trainer gave me last time and rolling with it.  I have also added a few supplements to my diet.  I am also considering addin in some refeed days.  If anyone has done this during training please let me know how it has worked for you.  I am excited to see what a difference those will make.  I am going to have to be very strict with my diet from here on out as I have gained a considerable bit of body fat since my last competition.  I weighed myself this afternoon and I was at 119, which in itself is not a bad weight to be at.  But considering I was 104 at my last competition I have some work to do.  I do not want to be a 104 this time because I think it was too skinny.  But I don't want to be too far from it.  I am hoping to keep this blog up with my progress because it will help me stay accountable.  So far today, my diet has been to the tee.  I know as time goes by this is going to be much harder so I will just take it day by day and hope for the best.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

I Did It!

I am very proud to say that I did my competition and it felt great!  It was a very long day.  It started at around 5:45 am.  I woke up early and was way too nervous to eat, so I just showered and grabbed some coffee and snacks and took off around 6:20.  I met my sister (who is the best hairdresser) and friend Kandie (who is the best makeup artist EVER!) at my sisters house to get dolled up.  By the time they were done with me, I looked down right HOT!  Sorry to sound concieted, but I truly felt like a different woman.  The day from there felt pretty much like hurry up and wait.  I had to go straight to the competition for a meeting at 8:30.  Prejudging was supposed to start at 9 but it was more like 9:30.  My division didn't even go on stage until around noon.  I was so nervous backstage.  I just kept practicing my poses and touching up my makeup.  When it was our turn, all the ladies in my class went out in a line, there were thirteen of us.  We split into two lines and they called us up in groups of about four.  We struck our poses next to each other and walked to the back and front, strutting our stuff!  Again, I was SO nervous.  I tried really hard not to show it and just act like I was the best.  It felt great though!  When that was over I was free to leave until the night show started.  So I came home, and took a nap and just chilled out and ate a little bit.  Then me, my husband and my friend went back around six when the night show started.  At prejudging they have already made up their minds so the night show is all for fun.  I went backstage at around 7:30 to get prepped, but didn't end up going on stage at around 11.  It was rough.  I was so tired, hungry and thirsty.  By the time we got on stage, we just all wanted it to be over with.  At the night show, they call you on stage individually and then you line up with your class and do your poses and walk and strut your stuff.  You all file off stage and the top five are called back out.  I thought I was going to be disappointed if I wasn't in the top five, but it didn't bother me at all.  When we got the score sheets I saw that I came in 8th of 13 ladies.  It actually made me feel great!  I think I was the only thirty something out there with all twenty somethings!  I can't believe it!  I am thinking I will do another show this year.  Haven't decided which one, but definitely gonna do another!

The girl on my right won this class.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


So, in December we got a puppy.  In case you haven't guessed it, we called her Asia.  Not only am I not a dog person (I have been afraid of them ever since I was a kid), I am not a Doberman person.  It was always the fear of the unknown.  You see, I hate to not be in control.  Dogs are so unpredictable, you never know if or when they will bite you.  My husband has always wanted a Doberman and I always said no because growing up the Dobermans in the neighborhood had a horrible reputation, they always barked and you never quite knew if the rumors of them biting neighborhood kids were true or not.  Well, whatever I thought about Dobermans were not true.  At least not in Asias case, she is a very cuddly, sweet puppy.  I have never had a puppy so I didn't know quite what to expect.  Once we got past her getting up every two hours to pee every night, we have really enjoyed her.  I love to see the kids with her, she just loves them.  I am so glad that they will have a dog to grow up with.  So, here are some pictures of beautiful Asia:

Saturday, March 19, 2011

I am so bad at keeping this up

I don't know why I can't keep this blog up.  I love to write, and I love to spew out things I am feeling.  Right now I am feeling like the next two weeks are only going to crawl.  You see, I have entered a bodybuilding competition in the bikini division.  I am not sure what I was thinking...I am excited, yet so scared to show the world my "mom" body.  I just have to go back to the reason I wanted to do it in the first place.  I know I am a strong person, and I want to do it for myself.  I did not anticipate how hard the last month of training would be.  Very low in carbs and eating the same thing day after day after day.  Oh and did I mention that I work out six days a week, sometimes at 5 in the morning.  The changes I see in my body are exciting!  The competition is two weeks from today and I find myself with a mix of emotions.  Excited, scared, nervous, and happy all at the same time.  After the competition I go to my parents house for a few days for spring vacation.  I am going to be so ready!!