Thursday, September 30, 2010

Updated Progress Pics!

Its 27 weeks until my first contest and 41 until the second!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Don't Talk About It....DO IT!!

I have been wanting to do a Figure Competition for some time now...and I have decided that NOW is my time!  I have done a Body Building Competition when I was 18 and placed 2nd.  I have decided that since we are not going to be having any more babies right now...why not compete!!!  I have my eye on two different competitions.  One is in April and the other is in July. 

I am seriously in need of some workout equipment since I will be working out from home.  If you have anything you would like to get rid of please contact me.  I am especially looking for an elliptical and a weight bench with weights.  Thanks for your support and stay tuned for my progress along the way!

Can't do this anymore!

I just couldn’t handle the Master Cleanse any longer.  This morning I was so weak that I couldn’t even pick up my 2 year old.  I am thinking that is not such a good thing!  I had some eggs whites from breakfast and a protein shake for lunch…and boy do I already feel 110% better!  I do not recommend doing the master cleanse…or any fast without food.  I know there are people out there who can do it, but I couldn’t function.  I was extremely tired, crabby, sore, and looked terrible!  And I only did it for 2 days!
So now back to training!  I think I will take today off of training to let my body absorb the food and calories!  But starting tomorrow I am back at it!  Eating clean and working out hard!
As for the yeast overgrowth in my body…well I go back to see the doc in a few weeks so I guess I will have to see what we can do.  For now I am taking my probiotics.

Friday, September 10, 2010

No more EXCUSES!

There are no excuses to why you are not taking your health seriously!  For many years, before I had kids, I would hear mother's say they didn't have time to exercise...the excuses would go on and on!  Well, I hate to break it to you, but you do have time!  When I decided it was time for me to lose 45 pounds I have 3 kids 2 years old and under.  My twins had just turned 2 when my son was born.  My husband is gone 3 days a time, since he is a firefighter so I could have come up with all sorts of excuses!  But I didn't!  I was determined to make that change!  I didn't have any fancy equipment...just a treadmill, some weights, and a good pair of shoes.  On the nice days I would go out for walks with the kids...which is great to teach them importance of staying active!
Today the twins are 4 and they know that exercising is a normal part of my day.  In fact, if I don't get my workout in they get on me for it!  They also tell me that they feel healthy if they can do some exercise, whether it is doing a dvd with me or running around the block!
We only have one life to live and one body!  Why do we feel that we can do whatever we want and hope that we don't end up with some illness or disease?  Why not do what we can to make sure we are in the best condition possible!
Having said that I have decided that there are no more excuses as to why I am not doing a figure competition.  It has been a dream of mine for years...and now is my time!  I want to be an inspiration to other mothers and to females in general!  If we put ourselves first, we will be a much better mother, wife, friend....
What needs to happen for you to stop making excuses?  Can you make that change?  Will you?  Let me know how your journey goes!  I am here to cheer you on!

Great Leg Day Yesterday!

Wow it has been a long time since I have felt a burn and next day soreness like this…and I LOVE IT!  The best part is that I am working out at home and still am getting in a great workout! I know some people need the motivation of the gym to get going, but for me I can’t see spending money on a gym membership when I wouldn’t be able to make it every day.  My husband is a firefighter and is gone for 3 days in a row and we have 3 small kids at home.  The gym here doesn’t have childcare. I have decided that for now I will be doing my workouts at home.
I did some awesome squats and lunges yesterday and man am I feeling it today!  My butt hurts so much when I even sit down!  The pain is what keeps me going!  Yes, I realize that may sound crazy to those who don’t lift, but to the fellow lifter you know what I mean!  I know it is working when I can feel my body changing!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Foods to Eat!

Protein   Carbohydrates
Lean Steak
Egg Whites
Protein Shakes
White Fish
Low Fat Cottage Cheese
  Brown Rice
Whole Meal Pancakes
Sweet Potato
Plain Muesli
Rolled Oats/Oatmeal
Fats   Veggies/Salad
All Natural Peanut Butter
Flaxseed Oil
Fish Oil
Green Beans
Fat Free Italian Dressing
Fat Free French Dressing
Tomato Sauce
Balsamic Vinegar
Lemon Juice
Lime Juice
Pickle Relish
Soy Sauce
Chili Powder

Nutrition starting point...

Wow, there is so much information out there on what to eat!  I have spent a few days going through the mass amounts of information and sifted out what I thought would fit my goals.  Please correct me if I am wrong! 

I am currently 153 pounds and I would like to get to 125.
Here is the breakdown of what I am eating....

Calories 1530-1800

Protein 153-184 grams

Carbs 68-82 grams

Fat 32-41 grams

I have been tracking everything on sparkpeople I am twinsmommaplus1 on there!

Full Body Circuit Day #1

Today was day 1 of my full body circuit workout!
Leg Press 3x15  (had to modify...stood with back against the wall with exercise ball and help 10 pound dumbells)
BB Bench Press 3X15 10#
Seated Cable Rows 3X15 (again modification...used band tied around leg of my bed)
DB Shoulder Press 3X15 10#
Leg Extension 3X15 (modified 5# ankle weights plus band around bed post for resistance)
Lying Leg Curls 3X15 Same as above
Wide Grip Lat Pulldowns 3X15 band over door
DB Biceps Curls 3X15 10#
Standing DB Triceps Extentions 3X15 10#
Standing Calf Raises 3X15 10#
Air Bike 3X20
I know I need to invest in some equipment, but for now I have been modifying.  I concentrated on the negatives for a great burn since my weights are on the light side. 

My New Adventure!

It is time to embark on a new adventure!  It has been a dream of mine to compete in a Figure Competition for some time and I have decided that now is the time to do it!  A year ago, I lost 45 pounds and I feel great, but I want to do more!  There are not many women that can say they have stood on stage in a competition in a little bikini!  I want to be among the rare few!  I have a very loving and supportive husband!  Thanks ya!  I have started my dieting and working out!  I have my eye on a competition in July of next summer but also looking at one in April next spring.  Who knows...maybe I will do both!

I am excited to see my body transform into something amazing!  After all this is the temple of God and I need to do my best to take care of it!  We only have one life to live, so we must make it count!