Thursday, August 27, 2009

Almost Another Week Gone By!

My diet is going well. I'm still staying on track with the Keto diet with carb load meals on Monday and Thursday. By the end of the no carb cycle my energy begins to lag so I look forward to carbing up and restoring my energy level. My training is going really good. I continue to get stronger and always make it a goal in the gym to increase number of reps or increase my weight. Today I worked shoulders and back. Here is my workout:

  • Barbell shoulder presses 3x10x55lbs

  • Side lateral raises 3x15x15lb dumbbell

  • Front EZ bar raises 3x8x35lb

  • Bent cable lateral raises 3x 15x10lb

  • Straight arm pulldowns 3x15x70lb

  • Front lat pulldowns 3x15x80lb

  • Seated cable rows 3x15x90lb

I continue to practice posing in front of a mirror at home in those 5 inch heels. Gosh, I really don't like them. I'm not used to walking in heels so its very difficult for me. I cleaned the house in them today. I wore them for about an hour. I guess eventually my arch will get used to them. Every Saturday I meet with my consultant to discuss my progress and we make changes where necessary. We didn't have to do anything different this week but if I don't lose another pound I'll have to up my cardio. I don't mind cardio so much anymore. I'm used to getting up, having my cup of coffee, and hitting the stationary bike or elliptical for 30 minutes. We probably only have to increase the amount of time by about 10 minutes for a total of 40 mins, then see what changes happen.

I found this really cute warm-up suit I want to order to wear for the day of the show. My plan is to have my name and a logo embroidered on the front and back. Check out this suit, its CUTE!

I'm still trying to decide what kind of logo. I'm not very artistic or creative when it comes to design. I'm sure there is a graphic somewhere out there that represents me.

Overall, this has been a pretty good week. It has flown by and that just means more work ahead for contest prep. This week I haven't felt ready but I'm getting used to this mental game of ups and downs. Trust me, one day you'll feel in tip top shape, ready to hit the stage and then the next day you feel like OMG! I won't be ready! You'll get past those feelings and remember as long as you are giving 100% and your best effort everyday to achieve an awesome physique...You'll come out a winner because you've pushed the limits! Good luck!


Erin Tales said...

Thanks for posting your workout. I need to compare to mine. (I have no memory - I write it all down so I remember when I go.... mama brain here. Otherwise I would just walk in the gym and go doooooooi)

--Jody--- said...

I've got a photoshop class and have to make all sorts of stuff just for shits&giggles. Just give me an Idea of what you're after & I'll give it a shot.

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