Lisa Taubenheim - Update #8Written by Lisa Taubenheim
Today I have 8 weeks left to prepare for the competition. I have 4 weeks to decide on which division I will enter. This morning looking at these attached photos, I’m leaning to Physique Division. I only have photos to compare myself to. There are no other women in my area who compete in muscle events. Kristen competes in Bikini and Milay and Judith are preparing for figure.
I am weighing in at 138lbs, and would like to get to 130lbs, but I would be happy enough at 133. I have started spinning classes a few days per week to help burn more calories. Some days are hard with low energy. I would rather take a nap than workout. But then after a high carb day, I’m ready to go again for a couple more days..:)
The last tool in my bag for lowering my body fat is to cut out Salad oil and I will do this now. I eat Salmon and have a wee bit of Almond butter once per day and I have not yet given up my one egg yolk in the morning. I should perhaps give this up first and leave the oil on my salad for a short time. Hmmmmm….
I have had some great treats that are not edible. I went shopping in Santa Barbara on Monday with my mom, and bought the most gorgeous Kitten heels with zebra on the toe. I have a photo shoot soon and I will share my shoes with you at that time. I love wearing my clothes at this time during contest prep. Everything looks good and fits so nicely it’s hard not to buy too much when I’m out shopping. Oh and I spend money on things I think I need to stay young too! I will have a Botox treatment and some lip filler before the show as well. Dieting is lovely for the body, but hard on my face.
Summer is here and my boys will be home from school so I will have some extra help around which allows me more time for cardio and food preparation. I’m also working on my posing routine with Kristen who is brilliant at choreography. She has a strong dance background and I’m hopeless in this area. I do hope I get to perform on stage at the evening show, I am having so much fun with the routine.
Well I had better go get myself to the gym. The day is slipping by as I sit here at the computer.
Take care and talk soon