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!