Wednesday, November 16, 2011

What the heck have I been doing?

I haven't talked a lot (or at all) about fitness... or what I have been up to for a while.  Mostly just because its pretty boring.  Same old thing.  Since I am not prepping for a show I feel like what I do at the gym is just not worthy.  That is silly, of course it is.  I am still working hard, and TRYING to watch what I eat.  I still have goals, and a passion for what I do so here is a little update.

I am still trying to force my way back into the weight room.  I pretty much gave up lifting a few weeks before my comp because I didn't want to come in too "muscular" and it has been really hard to make myself start them up again, even though I love lifting and prefer it over cardio any day.  I have been trying to maintain my 4-5 (sometimes 6) days a week workout schedule and for the most part I have nailed it.  Last week I missed a couple of days because we were sick and Monday my son called me just as I was walking in to the gym to come pick him up from school (thirty minutes after dropping him off) so I didn't get my workout in.  Tuesday I tried to talk myself out of going.  I had a list of all the other things I should do, but I told myself to shut the crap up and went anyway.  I did HIIT for about 20 minutes and the eliptical for another 20.  No weights.  Wasn't in the mood dude.  Today I went to Bodycombat. Tomorrow and Saturday I will go to Combat and Friday I will do HIIT of some sort.

As far as my nutrition is concerned I have started a new meal plan.  I met Todd a few years ago when I was first thinking of competing.  He was the first person to tell me that if I wanted to compete I would have to gain about 15 lbs.  I wanted to kick him where it counts.  I refrained.  I trained with him for a few months and then we moved to California.  We kept in touch, he kept up with my competing and since we are now living in Utah again I have been able to see him on his own journey to compete!  We both competed in the NGA show in September.  I have been able to talk with him a lot about nutrition. I have talked with him about how frustrating it is that even though I seem to eat pretty clean most of the time my body holds on to everything and I can't seem to get to where I want to be, where I used to be.  Before competing.  He created a meal plan, that is designed just for me to help get my hormones under control.  He believes that a hormonal imbalance could be to blame for my frustrations with my weight.  I couldn't agree more.  He is really incredible and I would recommend him to anyone.  Guy knows his stuff!  Plus, he is super funny and easy to talk to.  Click here for more information!

Along with my new meal plan, I am also thinking of doing Jamie Eason's 12 week trainer.  I have seen and heard nothing but great stuff about it.  Friends of mine have had SHOCKING results.  My only worry is that I really can't afford to put on much more muscle for Bikini.  I think I will do it, and see what happens and afterwards I can figure out what I need to do for comp prep which will begin in late December.  Whoop!


  1. I'm really curious to hear more about your hormones affecting your weight. I've been doing a cut for the past four weeks. At first I started cutting fat, but now I've stopped. We've cut my carbs back even more but I'm still not budging. And all my fat is in my stomach! It always has been. No matter how small I have gotten everywhere else, it's always in my stomach and I'm convinced it's hormonal :(

  2. totally relate about the going to the gym and not posting workouts,lol!
    and yes,like tara,im curiuos to see more about the hormone stuff!
    let us know if you do the 12wk jamie challenge!