Monday, September 14, 2009

Guess who's BACK?

Hello, I am BACK! Sorry I have missed a week or so, I was super stressed about my pre-contest preperation. So much so I was not sleeping, similar to my pre-wedding days. So the scoop is I have a new Nurtionist Michael and trainer Jolene. I will be seeing Michael every other week and Jolene once a week (for now). Yes, this is not going to be cheap or easy if that's what you are wondering. No, I am not going to turn into a bodybuilder or anything similar to that. The girls who do "Figure" competions are in great shape and look very fit, thin and toned. Many of the girls are fitness models and ring girls etc outside of competion. I am going through this process with my friend Ana which is a great thing. We are covering a lot of new ground together......... She has been seeing the nutrionist for about 7 months so she is ahead of the game (me that is). I really need to start busting my hump if I am going to be able to compete. I need to loose 20% body fat by the end of December. That is like A TON if you get what I mean. I am just taking it day by day. What's the worst that can happen? I will have to do a show later than March. It's good to have goals and I am going to leave it at that. I have came to the conclusion that I have to be willing to do things that other people are not in order to be sucessful in this . Jolene thinks I have a great "base figure" for doing this. Better than most people she trains and she has been doing this for a long time. I have broad shoulders naturally and have muscular calfs. So we shall see how all this pans out.

For breakfast today I had 1/2 cup oatmeat, 2T low sugar strawberry jam, 3/4 cups egg whites (about 4 egg whites) all mixed in the blender then cooked as a pancake on the stove. Very good! I topped it with low sugar rasberry preserves (Smuckers is the best) and sugar free syrup. I probibly overdid it on the preserves today but I don't have any other sugars "planned" for the day. I am only doing 1/2 cup of fruit per day and I will not be having any today.

Mid morning meal will be 3/4 cup lentils, 2 pieces turkey (4 oz) BBQ sauce, and 1 cup mushrooms.

Lunch will be 1/2 sweet potaote, 1 cup salad with carrots, cucumber and fat free ranch, and 4 oz tilapia with pico.

Afternoon meal will be 1/2 regular potoatoe with fat free sour cream, crab and shrimp over 1 cup lettuce with fat free ranch again.

Stay tuned for dinner

Late night snack will be 4 egg whites and salsa.

Happy Monday!

What am I craving today? Pizza.....

Thursday, September 3, 2009

By the way....

I think the funk has past for now. I am feeling better after resting a bit and taking the motrin.


Today I woke a bit groggy because in addition to taking another motrin 800 last night I took 1/2 of a 1/2 of a flexeral (muscle relaxor). I went for my ususal pre-run breakfast of a banana but they were looking brown and squishy. I opted for 1/2 of an Ezekiel english muffin toasted with almond butter.

I headed to Memorial Park and did 5 slow miles. I did a bit of walking here and there. I was in a fog from the muscle relaxor. I was also feeling dehydrated even though I drank two large glasses of water before I left.

Post workout breakfast was a bowl of Health Valley Organics flax cereal with skim milk and 1 egg for good measure. I have a correction from yesterday, the cereal was not Nature Path, it was Health Valley Organics. If you have not tried this cereal do it! It has 6 grams of protien, low sugar (9 grams) and TONS of fiber. It tastes super good too......

I am missing some work this morning because I am taking my pug to the vet. He is itching and scratching like a madman. In the car I plan on having a Pure cherry cashew bar + water. I am considering running to Starbucks to get a Pumpkin Spice Latte..... Why not? It's almost the weekend. A small treat. :)

For lunch I am having leftover pork tenderloin, 1/2 of a white potatoe, and some brocolli.

Late day snack will be a nectarine and some almonds.

I will be meeting with Jolene our fitness competition coach at 7 pm tonight. Not sure how that will fit in with dinner. I may have to bring another bar. Not my favorite type of dinner that's for sure. I want real food!