Saturday, February 26, 2011

12 Weeks Out

2011February 038Whoa!  I am 12 weeks out from my first figure competition! Yikes!  I feel excited (and scared) and focused (and terrified)!  I wore this t-shirt to push me through my morning cardio yesterday.  It worked!  2011February 039

I am always tempted to be extra lazy on snow days.  Something about being snowed in and the cold weather and not having to be anywhere or get anyone ready just makes me want to tuck myself into bed for the day and crochet!

BUT! I didn’t. I got my fanny downstairs and did 60 minutes of cardio. I hit the treadmill for 30 minutes.  I walked at 4mph/10% incline (that’s the highest incline our treadmill will go) for 15 minutes and then dropped the incline and ran at 5.5mph for 15 minutes.  We need a new treadmill because whatever I set the speed to it runs 5-10mph faster, but doesn’t give you credit for it in the calories burned or distance ran!  That’s a bunch of crap and is very frustrating!

After the treadmill, I hopped on the elliptical for 20 minutes and bumped the incline up to 20 and the resistance to 10.

For the last 10 minutes, I got on the spin bike and went back and forth between resistance levels.  Man, that thing kicked my butt.  I was sweaty before I got on it but I was dripping by the time I got off!!

To finish it all off I ran our stair case five times.

Using all three pieces of equipment really made the time go by fast.  Justin joined me for the last 10 minutes so that was fun too!

I’m going to put on another fun t-shirt and do that all again today!  (I think the t-shirt is the key!)

After morning cardio, I ate a bowl of oats with protein (shocking!).

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I waited a little over an hour and then it was time to lift weights.  I was starting to procrastinate and self-talk my way out of doing it with tales of being tired and sore.  So, I started trying on clothes!  I have a few go-to pieces that I try on from time to time and they were loose yesterday!  Yes! Trying on clothes is ALWAYS motivating to me.  So, I put on a fresh set of workout clothes and headed to the weight room!

I did four sets of the following (8-10reps):

  • Triceps extension with rope
  • Preacher curls
  • Overhead triceps extension with rope
  • Hammer curls
  • French press
  • Wide grip curls with barbell

Diana wants me to add 15 minutes of cardio to the end of my strength training 5 days a week. So, I hopped on the treadmill and ran for 5 minutes, then the elliptical for 5 minutes and finally the spin bike for 5 minutes!  Time flew by and I was exhausted!

I was starving too!  So I ate some egg whites and two slices of gluten free toast.

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My next meal was tilapia, brown rice and a whole pickle.

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I snacked on some almonds in the afternoon and then ate a competition friendly taco salad.  Lean beef (ran out of ground turkey), lettuce and hot sauce.

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I didn’t eat my last meal.  I was going to drink a protein shake but never did.  I have GOT to get my meals in earlier because by about 6:30p, I am done eating.  The thought of having to eat makes me nauseous.

Today is a low carb day and I am looking forward to it!  My high carb day made me gain two pounds?!  I am hoping that is all part of the process and my body will quickly get rid of that plus more!  I really need to stay on track with losing two pounds a week.

Our roads are pretty icy this morning, but hopefully they clear up this afternoon and Justin one of us can go to the grocery store! Winking smile 

Cardio time!


  1. So I know that you are eating 5 meals a day but how come you always have a hard time eating the last one? Aren't you working out so much that you are hungry?
    That taco salad looks good :)

  2. I’m not sure why I’m not hungry for that last meal. I think sometimes I am just so tired I don’t feel like it, but sometimes I feel nauseous if I try to eat it. Then there are days when I get all my meals in no problem. So, I’m not sure?