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What can be done in less than 16 weeks...

Saturday, July 17, 2010

April 3, 2010:

July 17, 2010:

What gets me the most excited is that my thighs no longer touch!!

  
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JOYFULROAD 10/15/2012 9:20AM

  Good for you, I can't wait till my thighs don;t touch either - its such a downer feeling when you go to walk fast and you become aware of the rubbing and jiggling!

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C4CHRISTINE 8/17/2011 12:42PM

    amazing!

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VICLAF 8/11/2011 11:06AM

    Yaye for no touching thights....I can't wait to see that day!

Congrats for your success!!!

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OFFDREA 8/11/2011 10:49AM

    You look amazing!!! I am hoping there is a day when my thighs don't touch!!!

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BETSY35 7/12/2011 9:00AM

    OMG....you look great and YES SOMEDAY and I can't....wait I don't remember EVER not having my thighs touch while standing....YAY for you! Ok...this is a good incentive for me! THANKS SO MUCH!! Love the pics those help people are so visual and I know it makes it more real when its not just numbers!

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IAMFIRMIN 7/20/2010 5:39AM

    HOW ARE YOU DOING???

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3SQUIRRELS 7/19/2010 4:40PM

    I think I was about 12 the last time my thighs didn't touch - kidding but it sure as heck feels that way. Way to go Adriane!!

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ROSEBTWN2THRNS 7/19/2010 8:18AM

    yeah, the thighs not touching would thrill me too! I guess I'd better do more lunges, huh?! =) Way to go!

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IAMFIRMIN 7/19/2010 4:29AM

    YOU LOOK WONDERFUL!

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FLOOSIEMAGOO 7/18/2010 12:16AM

    Lean, Strong and you look so healthy. Beauty personified.

Inspiring; thank you.

Chana
Spark Baby!


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MONA_MONA 7/18/2010 12:08AM

    Thank you for sharing! You've done an amazing job in such a short amount of time. emoticon

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BEKAH_IS_FIT 7/18/2010 12:07AM

    Great job!! This is inspiring. Thank you for sharing.

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FITCHICK421 7/18/2010 12:00AM

    Amazing photos. Great job! I can't remember the last time my thighs didn't touch.

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One week out!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

So, I am now just one week away from my first figure competition! I am a little nervous but mostly just excited! There has been so much anticipation for this and it's been in my mind constantly since the beginning of the year. Physically I'm doing good, keeping up with the lifting workouts with Rusty which have become a bit more grueling...more static holds, more reps, etc. and I've been doing a strenuous hour long hike in the mornings. It's an awesome workout, very hilly with tons and tons of step-ups. Great for the legs and glutes! I'm feeling strong mentally too. I think seeing the physical changes in my body has kept me going strong! As of this morning I'm down to 126.0 and the other day I tried on size 4 shorts and they fit, easily! I've NEVER been in a 4 as an adult!

The next week will surely be a busy one, lots of training, posing, tanning, pedicure, makeup shopping......and just prepping for the big day!

  
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ADRIANE29 7/19/2010 5:47PM

    THANK YOU everyone! I really have Rusty to thank for my legs...some sort of leg work every day pays off! I'm happy to finally be seeing some definition there!

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DENIMANDPEARLS 7/19/2010 1:27PM

    Wholy Cow, look at those legs! You're one hot mama! So proud of you!

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FEELS*LIKE*RAIN 7/19/2010 1:13AM

    Looking great! I am so proud of you. You are an inspiration, Adriane!

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3SQUIRRELS 7/17/2010 1:47PM

    Fantastic Adriane!!! So proud of you!!!

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HELENAWF 7/17/2010 11:03AM

    Great job! I am excited for you!

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ROSEBTWN2THRNS 7/17/2010 10:49AM

    wow! you sound so good... really strong. that's great! can't wait to see pics! (sorry for the lack of cps... one handed typing.) keep going this last wk.... you're awesome!

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Progress Pics/Comparisons- Just for fun!

Monday, July 05, 2010

I was looking back at my pictures from the beginning of 2010 and thought I'd post some comparisons. The ones in the black bikini are from January 2010, the pink & white bikini are from this past weekend:



and just so everyone knows, here is a pic from July 2006, 4 years ago:



I LOVE food! I just had to get that statement out there! If I can do this, YOU can do this!! Be consistant with your exercise, make no excuses! Make healthy food choices most of the time and most importantly, NEVER GIVE UP! I'm not perfect, I've made a lot of mistakes but I always kept going!!

  
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TAKINBACKMYBODY 4/28/2011 9:13PM

    Wow - amazing transformation - you are very inspiring!! Thanks for sharing your story. -Shanna emoticon

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HEPHZIBAHBEULAH 7/9/2010 4:02AM

  You are such an inspiration!! Thank you! emoticon

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EVETROY 7/9/2010 12:46AM

    emoticon

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PINKNFITCARLA 7/8/2010 11:34PM

    Wow! You look great! You've done an absolutely fantastic job! emoticon

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ROCKNBUTTERFLY 7/8/2010 10:52PM

    Holy mackerel wow you look great!!!!

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CRZYRUNRGRL 7/8/2010 9:38PM

    Oh my! You look fab! You have done such an amazing job, congrats girl!!

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KLOVELYJ 7/8/2010 7:31PM

    YOU FREAKIN ROCK!!!!!!!

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HEALTHYCOCONUT 7/8/2010 7:24PM

    WOW what a transformation! emoticon

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PRINCESSNURSE 7/8/2010 7:18PM

    You look awesome! Such an inspiration for me to get off my lazy behind, lose those last 10 pounds and start stremgth training!

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MADDEELOU 7/8/2010 7:11PM

    Wow! What an incredible transformation. Thanks for sharing. You are an inspiration. Congratulations!

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KGEBERT 7/8/2010 7:08PM

    wow great pictures! you surely have made it a long way! thanks for the motivation


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FITCHICK421 7/8/2010 6:59PM

    You look awesome!
I have no problem with the workouts, it's the food that stumps me everytime.

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MANDORA3 7/8/2010 6:57PM

    OMG...I am gonna say that one more time...OMG....great change!

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BIKERCHICK74 7/8/2010 6:53PM

    ARE YOU KIDDING ME???? YOU LOOK STUNNING!!!!!!

YA!!!!!!

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KRISTINARAINES 7/8/2010 6:42PM

  Oh my goodness!! You look awesome! What a transformation!!

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MONA_MONA 7/8/2010 4:05PM

    Amazing progress! emoticon

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AMADEUS620 7/8/2010 12:28PM

    you look amazing!!!!

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IWILLTRANSFORM 7/8/2010 8:11AM

    Wow good for you. you look amazing.

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IAMFIRMIN 7/8/2010 6:49AM

    OMG... GOOD JOB.. You look wonderful!

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MEEBELO 7/7/2010 11:02AM

    Oh my!! You're a knock out!! You look awesome and you've obviously worked hard to get where you are now. Congratulations!!

Comment edited on: 7/7/2010 11:08:24 AM

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62NVON 7/7/2010 10:37AM

    WOWWWEEEEEEE! You look fantastic!

My DH kicks himself daily for not taking "before" pics of me. Of course my "now" pics look like your "before." =)

I'll get there though!

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JENNI329 7/7/2010 10:28AM

    emoticon mama alert!!!! Damn, girl, you inspire me every day to continue my journey to being fit & healthy. You've come SO far in the past 4 years. Truly my inspiration & motivation.

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ADRIANE29 7/6/2010 10:52PM

    AWWWW, thanks P emoticon

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3SQUIRRELS 7/6/2010 10:28PM

    Just showed P your pictures and he thinks you are HOT emoticon

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KARLA_33 7/6/2010 10:18PM

    Great job!

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3SQUIRRELS 7/6/2010 9:11PM

    I am so glad you realized how far you have come! You look FAN-FREAkING-TASTIC! Can't wait to see what the next 3 weeks brings!! Hold your head high, know that you did the correct way not the easy way, and smile!!

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DENIMANDPEARLS 7/6/2010 2:48PM

    Holy cow, woman! You've come a long way, baby!!! You look amazing - I can really tell a huge difference everywhere, but your shoulders & arms are incredible! I'm so jealous :) Not too jealous of the diet, though...hehehe. Only a few more weeks to go! Can't wait to see the final product.

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ADRIANE29 7/6/2010 2:41PM

    Oh, THANK YOU everyone!! Your kind comments are keeping ME motivated too! Posting these pics really did make me realize how far I have come. I am proud!

Ronda- you crack me up!

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LOVEMYJOEI 7/6/2010 2:23PM

    Wha!!!!! Wowee wowwww!!!!!

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JODY18 7/6/2010 1:06PM

    Looking amazing my friend!

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GOCHRISTINAGO 7/6/2010 12:59PM

    Holy smokes Adriane - you look amazing!! Fantastic job!

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STEELMAGNOLIA10 7/6/2010 12:14PM

    WOW!!! You just inspired me to keep going. I keep hitting these plateaus or is it the wedding stress jitters? Anyways I thank you for sharing and inspiring. You Rock girl!! emoticon

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GODDESSOFHOME 7/6/2010 12:11PM

    Awesome!

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RENGLE 7/6/2010 10:57AM

    d.a.n.g.

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APPLESKI25 7/6/2010 10:57AM

    WOW, WOW, WOW emoticon
That was inspiring!

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HEALTHYSASSY 7/6/2010 9:29AM

    Great progress. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JOYINRUNNING08 7/6/2010 9:27AM

    Great progress pics. Wow! :)

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LFLFLPLP 7/6/2010 8:57AM

    Yep, WOW!!!! pretty much sums it up! You really do look fantastic!! emoticon

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FUNRUN25 7/6/2010 8:49AM

    what great progress!!!!!! You are doing awesome! congrats on this!!!!!!!!!!!! I love your note about loving food :) Thanks for the motivation girl!

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ROSEBTWN2THRNS 7/6/2010 8:34AM

    Amazing how far you've come! Good job... keep going, you're almost there. =)

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AWOLF24 7/6/2010 8:14AM

    WOW!!!

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RACHEL_MAC 7/6/2010 7:26AM

    You look amazing!! What fantastic progress!!

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WEAZY_67 7/6/2010 7:25AM

    wow great pics!!! thanks so much for sharing, esp. after such a tempting weekend of sooooo much food and little exersize I needed to see something encouraging like this!!!! emoticon

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FEELS*LIKE*RAIN 7/6/2010 12:04AM

    You look great Adriane! You've come so far. I'm trying to find my motivation for summer....but it's been one thing after another. Not quitting by any means, but it feels like a stall. I will try to break it and soon! And LOOk at you!

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HELENAWF 7/5/2010 11:31PM

    Great blog! Thank you for sharing and congrats for pressing on!!

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3 Weeks Out

Saturday, July 03, 2010

I broke into the 120's this past week which feels like a huge accomplishment for me! I don't really ever remember being in the 120's as an adult. I think even in high school & college I was in the low 130's. It makes me happy to know that I've stuck with a diet & exercise program long enough to see that happen!

I had posing practice this am. and that went pretty well. I'm definitely confident with my quarter turns and getting there with my modified positions. I think I'll be ok with the posing come showtime. I'm planning on practicing every day now. My suit isn't ready yet but should be this week! The seamstress had to add the crystals but should be done soon!

Training has been going well with Rusty. I'm lifting with him 4 times/week now. I've slimmed down considerably in my stomach but still have a little stubborn pooch and some loose skin there. My biggest trouble spots are still my lower abs & glutes/hamstrings area. I've *heard* that big changes can still occur in the last 3 weeks so I'm counting on it :)

TRYING to stay on track with the diet but I have to admit, the closer I am, the harder it is to stay 100% clean. Any little varience from my diet is sabotaging my efforts for sure. Just hoping to get lean enough at this point.

I'm anxious for this to be done with. I'm just feeling a lot of pressure.

Here are my 3 week out pics taken this a.m.

  
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MADDEELOU 7/8/2010 7:16PM

    Good luck! You look incredible. I am so impressed. emoticon

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FEELS*LIKE*RAIN 7/6/2010 12:07AM

    Whooohoo! 3 wks is just a drop in the bucket. I will get focused in an attempt to be supportive. You are doing GREAT!

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3SQUIRRELS 7/4/2010 9:59PM

    YOU can do this!! 3 weeks is nothing right now - eye on the prize. Maybe you should listen to the Rocky theme when you feel week. Make food be your Apollo Creed or Mr T or who ever Dolph Lundgren was!!

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FITPRIS 7/4/2010 10:04AM

    Excellent!! Keep up the great work!

Strong Mind, Strong Body, Stay the Course!

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ROSEBTWN2THRNS 7/3/2010 10:35PM

    3 wks... you can do it!

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HEALTHYSASSY 7/3/2010 6:51PM

    Congratulations on getting into the 120s! emoticon emoticon



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6 Weeks Out

Monday, June 14, 2010

Ok, so it's crunch time! The comp. is approaching fast and I'm not feeling ready at all! A few things happened in the past 2 weeks:

I tried on competition suits at Nu Parr and ordered one! It's a pretty blue shade, should be done in 2 weeks and then I will have them add lots of sparkly crystals for a few hundred dollars :)

I crashed on the third day of my NO CARB/ NO FATS day.....I think it was mainly due to the stimulants I was taking (that along with the diet) was just too much for my body to handle. I was ordered two days rest and I have now since added carbs back in my diet. That worked wonders. I am no longer taking any stimulants except one 8 oz. cup of black coffee w/splenda in the a.m. I'm feeling good. I'm now eating approx. 160 grams of carbs/day, 10 grams of fat/day and 100 grams of protein/ day. Not sure when he will pull out those carbs again but I'm surely enjoying my rice & yams right now!

I've signed up with my old trainer Traci to do hour long posing sessions on every Sat. leading up to the show. She's so good with posing, I think she will help me a lot.

I'm on the stairclimber a lot! Gotta do something about my backside, it's not looking good.

My photos at 6 weeks out:

My legs & abs still need a lot of work and obviously I need to start seeing those cuts! EVERY DAY COUNTS- EVERY WORKOUT- EVERY MEAL!! I'm focused!

  
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3SQUIRRELS 6/29/2010 1:04PM

    Sorry for getting on here so late - hang in there!! You look wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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IAMFIRMIN 6/19/2010 10:34AM

    KEEP GOING! WE ARE CHEERING FOR YOU

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ADRIANE29 6/14/2010 6:37PM

    Thanks for all the wonderful comments everyone!


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JODY18 6/14/2010 6:16PM

    You look amazing! Your dedication and hardwork are so inspiring! I am so excited for you.

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FEELS*LIKE*RAIN 6/14/2010 3:57PM

    You are looking fabulous Adriane!! Glad to hear you are feeling focused! Can't wait to see the final results. Keep up the great work!

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ROSEBTWN2THRNS 6/14/2010 9:13AM

    wow is right! You're looking great! Wonderful, really, and like Jenni said, you have come soooo far. Good job.

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PMMCIVER 6/14/2010 8:54AM

  emoticon Those pictures look great. I had to view your last one's and I can tell a difference. Keep it up. I promise you it seemed like everything fell in place those last couple weeks for me as well so don't sweat it!

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JENNI329 6/14/2010 8:53AM

    What a cute suit! Girl, you know you look FAB already. I know you need to be more cut for the comp, but baby, you've come a LONG way! I think you need to post your before pics, when you started your journey, next to this current set of photos for all of us to be inspired & WOWed by!

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HEALTHYSASSY 6/14/2010 1:21AM

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