If your training life and nutrition is in tatters then you may need a little help sorting it out. So often I see clients going from one extreme to another with either eating heavily during binge sessions when their expectations of their training/exercise results are too high, or exercising to the extreme for a couple of weeks, while starving themselves then running themselves to the ground. As a trainer I do try to encourage balance - getting your exercise in, and eating exceptionally well during the week and moderately healthly over the weekend - moderately meaning adding a few more carbs and good treats to enjoy with the family when the need arises and enjoy social outings and family things. Unless you are in competition you definately not need to do two sessions per day - every day, nor do you need to starve yourself.
A nice balance is a 3-4 day split weights programme/group exercise and 3-4 cardio sessions per week. Cardio sessions should be over 30 mins and training approx 1 hour. Balance that with 5 small meals per day, drip feeding your body with protein, carbs and fat and success will be just around the corner. Just remember the more extreme you exercise, & the more extreme you diet, the higher your chances of failure are.
If you need any help balancing your fitness lifestyle then Im here to help. email me on
Well 1 week later I finally get around to doing my update. Sorry about that team. I know you have been waiting to hear what I have to say on my comp.
Im going to give you a brief rundown. The week of the decarb I had a couple of totally low energy days. Im sorry to say I struggled at work but still worked and I have said thank you to all my clients for perservering with me. I wasnt grumpy but exceptionally tired. For me personally, when decarbing I dont even feel like eating. I was starving but the food does not stimilate the appretite so I was forcing myself to eat each meal which was mostly chicken - dry chicken lol. I dont have alot of veges at this stage of my diet, well none really cos my body just doesnt handle them very well without carbs so I tend to just stick to my protein. so there is definately nothing exciting about that.
On the Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday I was still having protein shakes, plus my chicken meals - thank god for protein shakes. Then on the Thursday I added in my cashew nuts, unsalted + unroasted and also my flax seed oil, stayed on chicken with the odd omelette and removed the protein shakes as I was down to 2 litres and 1 litres of water. I was virtually taking my water allowance in black coffees as I am such an addict. Bees diet was almost the same as mine but he had bigger servings of nuts and flaxseed...... I would scoff mine down and then watch him eat his with puppy dog eyes.. He always saves his fav food to eat till last where as I devour mine in a few seconds..lol
We stayed with the chicken and nuts etc for all of Thursday and Friday then Friday we had our first kumara..... It was heaven I tell you. I must tell you that once I added the cashews and flax seed into my diet I had energy for everybody. From that day until after the contest I was hyped, energetic and felt indestructable really. I was in good head space. Whereas I was hypo, cleaning and sorting the house etc, the flax seed and nuts made no difference to Bee's energy levels and he was tired right up till mid Saturday afternoon... I was getting abit worried about him but his body was changing and looking ripped so I was concerned with how he would look.
We spent Saturday going out and buying some treats and just having a nice time as all the work had been done and just tanning to complete. For the first time in all my competitive years I slept like a baby pre contest night. I woke once for a loo trip but other than that I didnt suffer the "laying in bed sleepless" like I normally do. Everything just seem to breeze by this competition. Woke up in the morning looking and feeling good and my Teresa and Olivia, make up artist and hairdresser came to pretty me up abit. They did a good job
We set off to the event and it was a gorgeous day. Takapuna was buzzing. Walking to the venue there were people everywhere having breakfast at outside cafes which we were craving. I was quite envious and thought once or twice about grabbing food off their plates lol. Anyway to give you a brief rundown, the event was awesome. We lazed around out the back for hours and hours talking with the competitors and grazing like we competitors do on contest day. Did some filming with 20/20 about excessive dieting and that was interesting. Will let you know when that is being aired. Bee was on-stage before me so I had the brilliant job of tanning him ( Lucky me aye). He was looking brilliant but unfortunately he was in a class of 4 which was a height class and he eneded up being the smallest of the class - the best and the sexiest in my eyes though. His routine was sexy. He said he was doing his routine for me and it was gorgeous. He placed 4th and he was gutted of course but he has that personality that just gets on with things and he now has new goals set.
My class, well that was fun. Of course there was me and Kaye ONeill who has been a friend for many years. Kaye and I have always gotten on and in fact Kaye lived with us for a short time many years ago. We both had good humour with each other so it wasnt a nasty competition between us. It was very much fun. Actually if I had lost, then I would of been pleased to go down to Kaye. She was competing when I first came onto the scene back in 1992 and I have always looked up to her. We had fun on the day of the competition including having a glass of champas on stage and toasting rather than having a full 2 min pose down. We also had another girl with us, a novice competitor I think who had an awesome personality. She was adament she was going to give us a run for our money... Was such a fun comp.
When it was done and dusted, I went downhill pretty fast. When we walked out of the venue I said to Bee I felt like I could sit down and cry for half an hour or so. I just felt like I had given that competition every single bit of me and was totally done. I had won but the relief was amazing and the exhaustion afterwards was undescribeable. I used to get like that overseas to after my major international competitions. Instead of celebrating I just want to curl up into bed and sleep like a baby for months. We picked up some food on the way home. Bee brought himself a whole hanging Peking Duck.. I wish I had taken a photo but was too tired. lol. Jordie and I helped him eat a little of it but he enjoyed it. He had been talking about it for awhile.
Next day was our day off together and a nice meal. Once again didnt get to eat too much. too tired and not that hungry after carbing up. And here I am a week later decarbing once again to get into good condition to guest pose at Nelson this weekend.
But I shall write more about that later on.
Well it is a little ironic that contest day is the only day I have had time to update my site. I can honestly say that leading into this contest this week has been one of the easiest ever. The first few days of the week were bad, well worse than bad as you all know when decarbing. We did five full days of decarb so for the first 2 I was abit of a write off, then day 3 I came right and had energy from where I dont know but it was there in full swing. I think it had alot to do with brining back my flax seed oil and cashew nuts with 3 of my 6 or 7 meals of chicken breast, but it definately made a hell of a difference.
Oh I weighed in last night at 63.6 ripped so was very happy with that. That is substantially heavier than my last arnold competition so I am very happy with the size I have gained over the 2.5 years.
On Tuesday I was low. I was looking very forward to my run, planning to do my 50 min one but my legs felt really heavy and buggared when I got out of bed early to go to work so I should of seen that as a bad sign. However I finally did my run around 10am, it was so warm and sunny and it should of been gorgeous, however my legs just wouldnt carry me. I felt like I was holding litres of water, cos I was water loading too, and the whole attempt to run was depressing and horrible. I found myself stopping about 6 times during the 30-40 mins that I jog/walked, and would just hang over a bridge almost in tears thinking over and over "what the hell am I doing". I remember when I went and won the worlds the same thing happened. I actually sat out on the deck alone and cried, just out of the sheer frustration of being tired and hungry and thinking it was all just a waste of time, but I won that competition so that is what keeps me going every day - we never know what is around the corner. So I walked/ran that cardio session and although it was hideous I just kept thinking that I need to do the best I can give on any and every given day. I think I achieved that during that session.
So here I am contest morning, feeling absolutely brilliant. I have had 4 very high energy days where my body just seems to keep getting better with condition every hour. Bee and I have worked 100% for this one. We have dieted together for 16 weeks with our only cheats being sushi on the the odd occasion, but in huge quanaties. Tell you more about that another time.
Anyway some acknowledgements are in order here today. Bee my boyfriend, training partner and mentor has been incredible. His patience and genuine concern for me has been amazing..... He would give his last bite of food if it were to help me achieve my best. Im totally in awe of his genuine good character, patience and amazing personalitly.... Bodyscience who provide me with my amazing supplements. I honestly couldnt not get to this level of competition without there help. The supplements are the highest quality and I am so thankful to have them backing me. I hope to make them proud of their sponsored athlete today.
To my dear friends Glenda and Tracy from www.Bodybuildingbikinis.com for continuing to provide me with my gorgeous bikinis.. They do the most fabulous cuts and I know that their bikinis are always going to bring out the best of my physique. I wouldnt go with anything else!! Please help support Glenda and Tracy by continueing to order through them for your comp bikinis, trunks or summer swimwear.. They have made it through the CHCH earthquake after losing their swimwear shop and sewing rooms and are now getting ready to move into another store. They need our support..
Id like to thank my gorgeous kids (Jaimee, Brad and Jordie) and my sisters (Susie and Tess) who have supported me for so so many competitions now. I know they get tired of it but this is what I do, and they have continued to wish me all the best and understand my need to do this. Love you all. To my girlfriends who I have neglected over the last few months, sorry but love you all too.....
And to my gorgeous clients who have all understood that I needed abit of time out to get this event done and dusted. It has been important for me to stand on stage in my 50th year. Partly for selfish reasons I know, but today I am representing woman in their 50's. I want woman to know that training with weights doesnt have to turn you into a muscle woman like myself, but it can turn you into a toned, self assured, confident feminine woman and I do believe it does have anti aging abilities - I feel amazing at 50 - almost to be 51 years old and I have been doing weights for 20 years now. It is never too late to begin..
I have to go. I shall write a long in depth one over the week. I have documented all my food from over the decarb and carb up process. You will find it an interesting read.. Have my hairdresser, Olivia and my make up star artist Teresa coming soon to finish me off.
Once again, thank you all. I will love being on stage again today, and I look very forward to standing beside my good friend Kaye O'Neill today. We have been friends for aroudn 15 years and this is the first time we will stand together on stage... How proud are we both Kaye? We represent busy working career woman/mums today - we will have a blast.
I must go. Bee is still snuggled up in bed. He looks sharp today.. Dialling in two bodies in one household has been a challenge but we have both done and we feel incredible. Luf and muscles, Jo. xxxx
Im not into boring cardio. I find myself often lecturing my clients about if they are going to do something, do it properly. That includes cardio. Putting 100% into almost every session ( I say almost cos you are not always going to have 100% in you) but hopefully that is not too often...
I like to challenge myself by beating my calories burnt, or the distance or time ran, or improvements in my fitness level or beating the person beside me without them knowing it...I normally try to beat the amount of calories I burn in a session compared to Bee but I never seem to be able to simply cos he is 20 kgs heavier than me but it does get close sometimes.
I have a treadmill programme which I do on odd occasions which improves my fitness and also my muscle tone, as it is using different technique on the treadmill for 1 min intervals. Going through the circuit 2-3 times is a killer. Getting through the first time is not too bad, getting through a 2nd time is challenging but getting through the 3rd time is almost impossible.
SO if your up for a challenge, drop me an email and order the programme for $45.00. Full pictures and description available.
Six weeks till my competition now. Id like to say that it has gone past really fast but it hasnt really. The best thing is I have made changes to my physique weekly which keeps the motivation up. I talk about it alot with Bee and I think it is because over the years of training, I know my body inside out now. I know what food affects me, what makes me look fuller, what makes me hold water, how much cardio is too much and how little is not enough. At the moment I have an awesome balance.
I work in the mornings at 6am or 7am so this means getting out of bed at 5.00am and we do a hours walk. Theres only one weekday morning we dont do this and that is when I begin work at 6am. Doing an hours walk rather than running like I normally do for each competition has meant I actually have alot more energy. I used to constantly feel drained with running but loved it so much I would never blame the running. Now I know that by running and using that much energy didnt really help me through the day as the rest of my day I would be tired and sluggish. So although I am doing the odd run during the week, my cardio is much more balanced. We have an awesome stairmaster at work so most nights after training I hit that for 20-25 mins. I manage level 12 now which is just right for me, keeps my heart rate high and the calories burned are 300 for the 20 mins,We then finish off with the treadmill on an incline or the recumbant bike then head home for a carbfree dinner (for me anyway).
My weight was down to 66.4 yesterday so I was really happy with that. Im averaging 500grams per week loss with no muscle loss at all so all good in the nutrition dept.
My meals look like this so far:
5.30 - 6.30 1 hour walk
6.35am 1/2 cup of liquid egg whites, 2 full eggs - 1 kumara ( 150-200grams)
9.00am BSc Hydroxyburn Caramel Protein shake
11.00 -12.00 250gram chicken or 300 grams fish, fresh beans or frozen spinich 1/2 Cup cooked brown rice1.30- 2.30ish BScCaramel Protein shake
3.30 -5.30 depending on work - 300 grams fish and beans
7.30 - 8.00 posttraining between weights and cardio 1 x BSc HydroxyBurn Caramel Protein
9.30 - 10pm late night dinner, chicken or fish with beans or spinich again.
The only changes I make during the week is I may add in a little carbs every 3-4th day, and on a Saturday or sunday we have had a cheat meal up until the 6 week mark. It has been a nice change but our cheat meals have only been sushi and a protien bar so that isnt cheating in the sense of the word.
Work has been good. Im definately not overworked but not underworked either so it is working out perfectly for my training and energy levels etc.
I have quite a few clients competing in the near future so wishing them all the luck. I shall draw attention to them one by one as the contests are on.
Dont forget to read Lisa's Blog here. She is entering the new physique class so that will be interesting.
Well I will get Bee to take some posing photos this weekend. We begin work on our couples routine this weekend so that will be interesting. Thanks for dropping by. x
To stand out in the quarter turn rounds of your bodybuilding/figure competition, or to gain that gorgeous balanced fitness model look, you must work your hamstrings as hard as you do your quads. Personally I have always separated the two workouts, working quads early in the week and hamstrings at least 3 days later. Perform stiff leg deadlifts, with either dumbells or a barbell with the strictest of form and always include single leg press with your foot high on the platform, making each repetition deep and focused on pushing from your hamstrings. Give it time - at least a few months to start seeing the benefit of your hard work.
I am so excited..Life is good at the moment.. Im excited cos now I can add smiley faces or sad faces to my blog - I can change fonts and colours and do heaps more... Doesnt take much to keep me happy!. Abit of food, abit of money, plus a spunky new man, and an easy to update website . Agh doesnt get much better really - oh wine would make it a little better I guess but thats not on the menu at present.
Actually Brad my son has created my brand new site and I am loving it and cant thank him enough. Im only just doing the first entry now so Im hoping I can get it all to go through sucessfully without totally destroying the site for Brad.I think he is totally expeciting me to demolish the whole thing. Hed be safe to have back up..
Things that I love: I love that fact that my facebook status goes on here automatically and once I get into Twitter again I can do Twitter updates when Im out and about. You'll never hear the end of me now!. This new site is alot more user friendly with everything being where you think it should be. So let me know what you think of it, the positives or negatives as Brad and I would both love the feedback. Im wanting to bring you more training tips, more cooking tips and lots of updates on my contest preparation plus my clients results and blogs. We will be adding new video clips to my group of YouTube videos along with some of the old ones, so keep checking in over the next week and see the additions..
My Contest training is going so so well. Im currently sitting below 10% with a much higher muscle mas than any previous competitions. Im looking so forward to showing of my new physique on stage in 8.5 weeks time. I had to have 10 days off any upper body work after having a cortisone injection, but last night I did chest for the first time and god it felt good to get pumped again for the first time for ages. I could actually work without feeling like my shoulder was going to bust, so I thoroughly enjoyed last nights workout. It was a victory!!
Now I cant wait to try shoulders tomorrow night although Im taking it alot easier this week and next so my weights do have to be lighter. Leg training was excellant over that period while having a break from upper body. We did legs or glutes or hamis every second day and had some amazing workouts along with adding in cardio at the gym, stairmaster hell, and treadmill torture. Good thing I have my pumping music on my ipod plus my man cranking it out beside me.
Its lucky I love leg training so much, well I love to hate it like so many of us. Bee forces me to go heavier than I have for a long time, leg pressing 320kgs, hack squatting 120kgs, and squatting 120kgs all for good reps. He makes me weep, whinge and pray for no more sets or reps. Hes thinking Im Iris Kyle or somebody herculean when really he is training this little wuss who looks like a female bodybuilder. Honestly the whole gym feels sorry for me when he trains me and they are thinking of starting up a support group for me. He thinks they are all watching the weights I am doing but I think they are waiting for me to go into cardio arrest or something.. Well I am over 50 and he treats me like a 25 something..
I have added a picture of our white board.. We have been writing down our cardio, training and weight loss etc so it is good to see it on a chart... Although this is my job to do this, I have peeved myself off cos I went for days of not writing it, thinking I would remember what we did, but as you know with contest training, there is a serious lack of time to do anything other than eat, sleep and train, so getting around to write the planner has been a chore that I neglect. However Im brassed off that I have blank spaces on it so will next time show you a completed one.
Right I must go see if this is going to update. See if I can complete what I have started and also update Lisa Page while I am here.
thanks for taking the time to read this.. Train hard all of you..
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Since the 12 week out from competition mark, time has gone very quickly and I’m loving it..... If the next 10.5 weeks flys by real quick then I will be very happy...
Beginning the new strict structured diet has meant things are very much more organised in the kitchen –Stocking up on the food we have to build our bodybuilding diets around has always been a good habit of ours, but when not dieting we do sometimes lapse and run out of the staples, How ever now we are into the contest mode, it is a case of being 100% prepared for 100% success so we go shopping every couple of days for fresh fish and steak etc, preferring fresh rather than frozen..
Cooking is real quick now for some reason - probably cos there are no choices and we just get it done. And it certainly helps that Bees background is “cheff’ing” and he is an amazing chef at that, so he often does alot of the cooking for me while I’m doing programmes etc on the computer.
Not having carbs has made a huge difference to menu planning as there are no carb choices at all.... So that takes care of that problem.... Our food plan is set out pretty much the same over a two week period...with just our favourite protein choices and the few veges we are allowed at this stage in the diet, which are asparagus or salad - nothing else, which doesn’t worry me in the slightest as I’m not a huge vege fan..
The ratios of the diet are based on 60P/30F/10C with the 10grams of Carbs coming from asparagus and the small amount in the protein shakes. Some days I am hungry, but it feels very different to doing a decarb diet like on the last week of a comp.. Probably because we take in so much good with this diet, and also perhaps because we are still fatties!! We still have average fat reserves..lol. That could be more reason really I think...
This is how my food is looking like on a daily basis for 2 weeks.
Eggs ( poached, full and extra whites)meal 1, shake for snack 1 plus nuts, chicken + peanut butter for meal 3, shake for meal 4 plus nuts , steak + macadamia oil for meal 5 or salmon steak, and full eggs and egg whites for meal 6 with another protein shake before bed. Sometimes the eggs for breakfast is not that appealing but I am getting used to it now, and add a squirt of crystal mustard (no carbs nor calories) to it and a few times I have added tomato sauce.. Sorry Bee!! At least Im confessing now.
Bee and I have slightly different tastes in food. Where I have been preferring steak and chicken on my plan, Bee has been having heaps of fresh fish and making soup concoctions from Baby Octopus and seafood mixes etc.. Not my choice at all!
Seeing him hold up two baby squid last night, which both looked like the size of newly born kittens just about turned my stomach over but mostly he does cook divine concoctions which I drool over. He’s very good at sharing his food with me, always giving me bites of this and that, whereas I’m totally the opposite, Im the selfish one.. I’ve always been a protector of my own plate, and even wouldn’t give up my food for my starving kids probably..Well they would be having to be dying for me to give up a few grams of my diet food while contest dieting.. I know in the bodybuilding world, divorce papers have been served cos one partner has eaten the other partners egg whites... We get desperate.
We’ve had some gorgeous meals like the one pictured below lately where we treated ourselves some scallops to go with the salmon steak for a treat and another night we had the thickest steak with piled high with prawns.. Yummy. I’m not counting our calories as such as yet. I’m just checking on our portions and keeping them real, and going by the body fat readings each Sunday to ensure we are losing fat. Having a partner competing also makes it very easy in the dieting sense. We keep each other answerable, and we both wouldn’t eat anything knowing the other has done without... well apart from my tomato sauce episodes, oh and I did have a caramel square one day just before the 12 week mark, but I had to make the memory of that last the 12 weeks and really needed to do it. I’m a little over salmon steak right now, well I have been for quite a long time now as I now find it is too rich for me so I go steak but Bee was loving it until a few nights ago and now he is totally over it also.
Last night we brought a gorgeous 2kg slab of aged eye fillet so looking forward to tucking into some of that for dinner this evening..
Last thing about this diet, I haven’t suffered lack of energy caused by the diet at all, becos the diet is rich in Omega 3 but I have been tired due to lack of sleep or trying to fit in work and training and cardio etc in once again, just like all competitors. And we do have extremely late nights sometimes and early mornings, but we are getting used to it.
Overall I love the excitement of contest training again!!! It’s the buzz I needed to make me feel like I have a goal again. So I am looking forward to standing up on that stage and offering my best package to NZ since I have not competed in NZ for a very long time.
I am heading in for a cortisone injection tomorrow as I have 2 tears in my shoulder.. It has been been causing me quite alot of probs lately, well for the last 10 weeks but just this week when I am booked in, it seems to be so much better. Typical but I shall have the jab tomorrow as planned and hopefully reap the benefits.
CONTEST CARDIO: Well so far I have only been doing daily walks with Bee and the odd cycle session at home. I keep playing with the idea of going for a run, but I have added muscle size so far and really going to do my best to retain my size, while still getting as ripped as I normally do. My weights have gone up hugely, particularly in my quads, so I’m looking forward to seeing the added size on them after cutting some more fat. They are actually looking pretty "heifer-ish" at present and I get a serious fright when I see myself in shorts.. Once I step the cardio up I shall write it in detail for you..
Well I’m off to take a client now. Although I wont always be adding posing pics to my blog as we get closer to the comp, I will write more regular so those of you who may be dieting can read the views of somebody who has done it countless times, and still struggles with certain aspects of getting ready for a comp.. chat soon..
Oh check out my new video which I will be putting on on you tube. I shall add the link to this page shortly..
Ive been waiting for this stage of our competition training to arrive as 12 weeks was time to knuckle down, no excuses for extra treats, or glasses of wine now. We had a few treats over the weekend. Home cooked fish and chips on Saturday night, and a breakfast out at Blossums in Kumeu early sunday morning.. plus the laziest sunday to last the next 3 months.. Monday was a public holiday so perfect for kicking into the diet and going food shopping etc..
Monday morning was weigh in and body fat testing time.. I have a large white board all drawn up for the next 5 weeks where I write our training, cardio, weight etc in.. Its going to be real good seeing that fill up with the figures of what we do and where we are with weight. Im really happy with where I am sitting at the moment fat wise.. Im going to be doing this contest without running which is what I normally to do to get cut and hard. The year I won the worlds and the Arnold I didnt run for the first 6 weeks of my preparation and I was on the keto diet during that time so Im going with that again. Im carrying a good 3 kgs more muscle than back then so holding it is going to be my goal. Im very confident my condition will be as good if not better than all my previous comps...
So we have started this brand new Keto diet. Im into day 4 now and loving it. After day 2 I was down 800gram, ( in water I think) but I felt really light and energetic..
I think I am one of the few ones who does very well on low carbs or no carbs.. I have so many food intolerances now that skipping carbs etc is much easier on me than trying to have them. The keto diet I am currently on is very high in Omega 3 so I havent been hungry and I have had loads of energy... My weights are going up in the gym, well apart from my shoulder weights. I have a bad rotator cuff at the moment but head in for an ultra scan tomorrow so hopefully I can get that sorted. I have suffered from it for 10 weeks now, but Bee is teaching me how to work around it and making me stay patient. Thats pretty hard for me... so although I cant press overhead or do chins etc, I have been able to go heavy and hard on most other exercises. I do miss my heavy barbell presses etc though. and Im in mourning for Chins.. I love to do them as my bodyweight is coming down... Anyway hopefully I can get this injury sorted and get back to normal soon.. On the positive though, I am working hard on my biceps and my calves, (my calves of which are huge anyway) but working on getting them cutter than normal..
Well we are off to stock up on salmon and steak for the diet.. I brougt my liquid egg whites the other day so they are really easy for breakie when we down 5 full eggs and 5 egg whites.. Gotta do and buy whatever makes the dieting process easier and less hassle. Ok chat soon...
This last week has been awesome. Bee is now training with me all the time. Before he had a training partner but his partner is going through a busy period so now I get to have Bee train with me instead of training me...Thats better than you can imagine as I now get a rest... Before he had me going hard out with little rest.. Phrew was exhausting...
So training is going very well although I have had a bad shoulder for 8-9 weeks. I have been waiting for it to heal itself but it hasnt up until now as much as I have tried to work around it, so yesterday I finally headed to physio. I was a mess of knots so my female physio worked on my neck for about 20 mins which loosened my shoulder and traps alot with that single session. I go back tomorrow and we start working on the rotator cuff. I just want to get right quick so I can resume training chest and shoulders hard out. Bee and I trained shoulders last night - I cant press very well but can do all other exercises fine and stay heavy with them also. I managed a good barbell bench press the other day at 100k ( phhfff easy - ok not so easy) for good reps so was happy with that, but was not able to do any incline work or pec deck/crossovers or flys at all. So it was flat and vertical presses for the session. Im happy that my injury is improving now and all will be sweet soon..fingers crossed !
ITS LIKE XMAS DAY!! I got part of my order from BSc last night... I cant bare running out of my caramel powder so Im now stocked up on that and also have a rocky road protein coming...Looking foward to getting that in and trying that with my oats or rice.. It will be like I am dieting but not dieting......I also got my BCAA's. KOS, L Carnitine, multis, and Regenerate, my joint tabs..
will let you know when I get my Rocky Road powder through and give you the report then.
Last week we started cutting back on carbs and increasing my protein. I have dropped my carbs back by around 25% whereas we have dropped Bee's back by more than that as he has gone from eating healthy fast food, to all home cooked meals so we can keep track of what he is consuming. He has dropped in bodyfat over the course of last week and this although we havent measured bodyfat etc yet. Going to do that tomorrow. My weight has been fluctuating from 59.6 to 59kgs...Last week I only did my spin bike for 2 x 40 mins sessions and this week so far has only been 1 hour walk, uphill too which was good, with Bee so 3 time this week is our goal plus what I get done on the bike.
We went to a competition the other day. The first NABBA show I have been to for about 12 years.. I had some clients in it who all looked amazing. I cant say I agreed with the judging, in fact some of it was downright frustrusting but accept it we must. I didnt go to the prejudging so competitors looked different in the evening apparently. One girl who badly got sidelooked was Joanna Mountford. She looked amazing and to me she couldnt of looked too much worse in the morning to be overlooked. She should of been in the top 1st or 2nd for sure. Im sure most of the audience would agree that Joanna was a fantastic competitor with a beautiful balanced conditioned body, impeccable grooming, amazing routine, and deserved to be up there in the placings. Still I am not a judge and never will be. Have a look at at Joanna here.. www.gofigure.co.nz
Well Im off to take Jordie to the dental nurse. Im doing a contest reveiw later on and introducing you to some of my girls who competed last week and also this week coming in the NZFIBB event.
train hard girls. xx