Saturday, March 7, 2009

Training Update-5 Weeks Today!

5 WEEKS!!! Yikes!! I feel like my competition is getting so close, yet still feels so far away!

This week I am changing up my workouts. Going to half-body splits, trying to trim some fat. Here's what the split looks like:

Monday: Upper body, teach kickboxing

Tuesday: Lower body, metabolic circuits

Wednesday: Off weights, metabolic circuits

Thursday: Upper body

Friday: Lower body, metabolic circuits

Saturday: Off weights, teach kickboxing

Sunday: Off (for now)

Diet is pretty bland, and very strict-especially now, as my carbs are getting cut a bunch. The carbs cycle through the week, 1 day is all the way up to 155 grams of carbs, and goes as low as 50 grams of carbs on the days I don't lift.

Here is what a basic meal plan looks like for me right now:

Meal 1: Oats, egg whites

Meal 2: Oats, egg whites

Meal 3: Chicken, green veggie, fish oil

Meal 4: Lean ground beef, green veggie, almonds

Meal 5: Chicken, green veggie, fish oil

Meal 6: Egg whites, and peppers and onions

not too bad, but definitely no fun food in there! Good news though-now I can add in a 1/2 grapefruit at some point during the day-so that is nice!

Posing practice is going great and is a lot of fun! My posing coach is super nice, and great to work with. I practice with her once a week. I really feel like it is going to give me a lot of confidence on stage, which was one of my main goals in doing this competition.

I am going to attempt to put the crystals on my posing suit by myself! It's very expensive to have someone put them on for you, so I thought "I could do that!" So, I have the crystals ordered and the tool that helps you put them on. I also have my design all sketched out. I will post pictures as I get it done!

No pics yet. I think you are going to have to wait until competition week! I will post before and after pics then.

Easy Smoothie Recipe

Hey everyone!

Just thought I would post something quick-I got this idea off a friend's blog, and just kind of changed it up a bit.

Cooper is not a big veggie eater-let's just say, the only thing he likes is northern beans and freeze dried corn *Sigh*. Ella was (and is) always such a great veggie eater, so this is a change for me.

Here's a good way I found to get some veggies in Cooper!

2 c. fresh baby spinach
1 3/4 cups frozen fruit (I used a bag that had strawberries, mangos and pineapple)
Juice from 1-2 oranges

Blend in the blender, and VOILA! It looks really gross but the taste is really yummy! He drinks it right up, and I know for sure he is getting good couple servings of veggies per smoothie! I have been giving him this for a mid-morning snack.