Washing dishes, getting ready to cook dinner, mopping floors, cleaning house, blogging...so much to do and never enough time. I get a break tomorrow though, from cardio and working out. Finally, some rest. Ha! Not really. The house needs a major face lift since all this competition prep so tomorrow before packing up and heading out of town my little cottage is going to get some well deserved attention. First thing in the morning I get a pedicure and manicure, then I'll do some errand running, continue housework and finish laundry so that it's easier to pack for the weekend.
I've been drinking water all day and using the bathroom every fifteen minutes. Two gallons is alot to drink. I planned on drinking the first gallon by 2, no later than 3 but I was at work during this time of the day and I was too busy to remember to drink every few minutes. I managed to finish the first one around 4. Now I have alot of gulping to do while I work around the house. My belly is bloated:(
Dinner is grilled chicken, roasted asparagus and steamed broccoli. For lunch I had grouper with a romaine salad and red wine vinegar dressing. It was good while eating on the run waiting tables. I like to sit and enjoy my meals but I was running the show by myself while co-workers took breaks.
I am really excited about this weekend. Several people who work out at the gym are expected to be there. Everyone has been really supportive of the progress Deke and I have made. It's awesome. People keep complimenting on my shoulders and how they pop out, they say I'm going to do really well, that I'll be competitive. Some seen to think I'll win but my head is planted firmly on the ground and I'm in this to win. The way I look at it I am competing against myself and I am happy with all that I have accomplished. I just want to have fun these last few days and enjoy the weekend preparations. I hate to see this journey come to an end but the ending is only the beginning of newly established goals and habitual clean eating. I am excited to try new foods I have read about and new recipes. When I have time I am going to write out a new diet plan to follow (with cheat meals, of course) and collect a variety of recipes and clean eating cookbooks. Eating and staying healthy is a priority, as well as maintaining muscle and staying lean. Maintenance is key to staying happy! I don't want to get off course and take steps backwards. I've worked too hard to get this far.
I've got many things to do! Keep striving to reach your best physique!