Here’s to you fit chicks. To having too many sports bras and yoga pants in every color. Here’s to the sacrifice and courage to break the mold of beauty and femininity.
Here’s to you bodybuilders. To protein farts and grizzly bear snoring. Here’s to the dedication, determination and preparation you put into your craft and your masterpiece.
Here’s to you newbies. To scrawny arms and chicken legs. Here’s to your vision you see for yourself and continue to strive for with every workout.
Here’s to you older folks. To having the balls to walk around the locker room totally naked. Here’s to your gumption. Your zest for a healthy, enriched life.
Here’s to you first timers. To awkward chub rub and sore muscles. Here’s to your bravery to step outside your comfort zone and try something new for yourself.
Here’s to you personal trainers. To being on your cell phone more than you watch your client. Here’s to your passion for motivating and encouraging others.
Here’s to you; to the muscle meatcakes, to the single moms, to the morbidly obese, to the full face of makeup girls, to the grunters, to the cross-fitters, to the man buns, the camel toes, the cardio bunnies, to everyone who does what they can every single day to move, to be active and to take care of yourself. Here’s to you. It may not always be pretty. It may not always be the sweatiest, stinkiest or most painful workout of your life, it won’t be the first workout and it most certainly won’t be the last…but you’re there. You showed up and you are that much closer to a healthier, happier and more active life. Your body thanks you and here’s to you!
Today marks 14 Weeks (96 days) until show time!! I have been really focused during this prep so far. It’s like a light switch went off in my brain and I’m in “GO” mode. AM fasted cardio has been consistent (you can check my endless sports bras and sweaty undies that have now doubled- first sign of contest prep is my massive piles of laundry!)
Workouts have still been very strong. I’m still able to lift a good amount of weight and I’m not feeling tired or lethargic after a full day of work and still getting in a good workout (I would like to personally thank high amounts of caffeine for this phenomenon). My abs are starting to play peek a boo
I have re-arranged my meals around to fit best with my work schedule. There are some days where it is almost impossible to have a full meal and there are days where I just can’t seem to get everything in. I have made the following adjustments
After AM fasted Cardio
(1) ground turkey burger
After getting to work
(1) scoop of Dymatize Cinnamon Protein Powder
2 Hours Later
(1) ground turkey burger with 1 oz. cashews
2 hours later
I start to eat my 6 oz. grilled chicken, 1 cup of green beans and try to get that finished before my workout.
After my workout I will have either the last of the above meal or start my dinner of 6 oz. grilled chicken and 2 cups of greens with 1 tbsp. of olive oil or 2 oz. cheese.
I’ll either do another shake before bed or 4 egg whites. I have had NO trouble at all getting my 1 TBSP. of natural peanut butter in every single day though lol NO TROUBLE AT ALL!
Progress is coming along. I am noticing little oblique action
MANY thanks to the amazing Jason Chambers for taking my progress pictures and who has been an amazing mentor to me in the gym!
96 days to keep making progress and to keep transforming.
The book has taken an unexpected turn and maybe this was the turn it needed to make and why I needed to start over. After asking many opinions and marinating for a while I have decided that instead of writing TWO books and have the first book be my journey from birth all the way through my shenanigans to losing my goal weight and deciding to compete and the second book start from my decision to compete, through plastic surgeries into my first competition experience and have decided to write one big book. I just want to get my story out there, my whole story and send it out into the world. I think people deserve to know the entire story since it has such a happy ending…why keep the people waiting.
From Bariatrics to Bodybuilding…is coming to life.