9 WEEKS TIL SHOW TIME- NPC FIGURE
Time is moving too fast!! I remember starting this knowing I had over 20 weeks to prepare which was plenty of time to prep, but now that I hit 10 weeks, Im freaking now just a bit… Even more because Im down to single digits!!! #9weeeks!!!! EEEEK!! LOL
Since I didn’t post much about week 10, I am including it in here!
I stayed on track and worked by buns off!! 🙂
One of the most important things I need to focus on right now is posing.. Its a lot tougher than I thought and knowing that I will be standing up there for who knows how long makes me more nervous! My body literally is SHAKING like crazy when I hold my poses for 30 seconds! So I have a game plan for my workouts this week to help me get more comfortable with posing and get the poses to where I show my muscles off the best!
Here is my workout schedule for the week:
AM- 30 minutes cardio- Plyos
Afternoon BACK day, 20 minutes posing and 30 min cardio post workout
AM- Cardio T25
Speed 2.0, 20 min posing
Afternoon- LEG day, 30 min cardio post workout
Afternoon- Shoulders, 20 min posing, 30 min high incline on treadmill at 3.0 MPH
AM Cardio T25
Speed 1.0, 20 min posing
Afternoon- Plyos and 30 minutes of cardio
AM Cardio- Fast pace walking outside with son and dog (stroller gives extra resistance :)), 20 min posing
Afternoon- 30 min cardio (plyo)
Afternoon- Back Day, 20 min Posing, 30 min high incline post workout
Ript’ Circuit, 20 min posing
Afternoon- 30 min high incline walking at 3 MPH
|Man cakes on the go!
|This was a day before 9 weeks out officially!
As I am prepping for my show, I have been traveling pretty frequently back and forth to my mothers house to visit my family! So 5 hours in the car each weekend and being away from your home definitely requires some planning and prepping!! I am so excited to say I have been ON POINT with my nutrition since my last post where I broke down! I think that was exactly what I needed to do!
So I have been keeping extra healthy snacks everywhere so when I am on the go, I have no excuse to give into temptation or put anything bad in my mouth! I got my extra man cakes- yes I eat them cold too, and plenty of chicken and cold sweet potatoes to go around!! Its crazy how use to this you get.. When I tell people 21 days to get into a habit.. ITS SOOO TRUE if you stick with it and don’t give into anything!
Since being away, I made some pretty awesome choices and it just comes to show that you do not have to make bad choices even at a restaurant! I had to go into my favorite restaurant where I have my cheat meals- RED ROBIN! Yes!! I went in and overcame every doubt I had about not eating healthy there.. Lots of broccoli, chicken, salmon and sweet potato!
So thankfully, I haven’t had my Shakeology taken away from me yet!! I have been drinking it since I started my fitness journey and it is always a perfect way to get in my vitamins and minerals and extra nutrients to fuel my body and give it a good kick in the butt!
I found a new favorite recipe that is absolutely AMAZING!! So when I’m craving chocolate and oatmeal cookies, what better way to eating them without the guilt?? OH YEA!! Check out my Chocolate Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookie
As I have been playing around, I always hear people talking about hating veggies and how to get them in without gagging… So heres my thing. I love veggies now, but I know where you guys who don’t are coming from because that was men at one point in my life.
It wasn’t until I started eating clean that my taste buds changed and my body craved more of what I was giving it! Same thing when you eat fast food, pizza, chips, and pop… You notice you crave more of that right?!?
Its all a mind game and taking that 21 days to focus on YOU and get all those processed foods and chemicals out of your system and your body will work in ways you never thought it could!!
Success- I see the numbers 128 on the scale!! Pretty crazy since I am always above 130.. on another note, the fat is leaving me! I still keep picturing these Figure competitors especially when I’m practicing my posing and it is still so hard to picture myself with that body since I never had it at the point before.. But I guess you have to believe in order to reach it right?!?! 🙂
|OK happy dance my tummy is toning!!!
On to continue another great week and counting down until I can get my suit for my show!!! WOOHOOO!! Reality is hitting in!! Better go hit the gym for Leg day!! 🙂