I DID IT! I'm a Figure Competitor!!
As tired as I am, I just couldn't go to bed without leaving a quick blog about tonight's events and some pics. So many of you have come on this journey with me over the past 18 weeks and I'm so grateful and it has been so motivating to me!
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9 Days Out...I Got This!!!
FINALLY, I'm feeling more excited than nervous about my upcoming Figure Competition.
Last week I went to a group posing practice session as a guest of a new friend who is part of this group. Well it was terrifying to say the least. I wa... Read more
3 Weeks from Today I'll wear a bikini for the 1st Time (in front of over 2,000 people)!
So I'm 21 days from my first Figure Competition.
This has truly been the most challenging thing I've ever done.
My personal trainer Stefanie recommended I do this on March 1st, the day after completing my first Marathon. I needed a ... Read more
Less than 5 weeks out now from the Figure Comp!
It's been a great couple of weeks. Thought I'd blog since I'm sitting here on my 42nd birthday wishing I could go out and have a wonderful dinner with some wine, but no...I decided to do a Figure Competition, so my dinner tonight will be 4 oz o... Read more
SIZE 2??? You're Kidding...
This will be short and sweet:
I can't fit any of my clothes. Most are size 4 and they're all too big! I needed a pair of dress pants to wear to a business meeting tonight and after trying on EVERYTHING in my closet, had NOTHING.
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45 Days Away and even I can't believe how I'm transforming!!!
It's been an interesting couple of weeks. Workouts have been going strong, eating has been on point. I've just been excited about my results. Mainly because Ruben's been pleased with them and he sees way more than me when I look at my picture... Read more
55 Day Away, starting to see big differences in my body!
This will short, but just 3 weeks ago, Ruben (aka FLEXCHEF on Sparkpeople) started coaching me. He lives 3,000 miles away so we've never met in person. He provides online coaching emails and obviously using Sparkpeople. His services include: ... Read more
Figure Competition Date Changed...but it's all good!
Well, I had gotten to the four week mark before the the Competition on June 12th, and it was mutually determined (by me, trainer and coach) that I'll have a better shot at doing the show on July 16th. I could have chanced it for June 12th, but ... Read more
Survived Mother's Day Brunch Buffet!
First I want to wish all the Spark Mothers out there a Happy Mother's Day!
Well, I knew this would be a little bit of a hard day. Schedule was tight and I had to get my workout in. Gym wasn't open in time before church, I'm not supposed to ... Read more
6 Weeks until my first Figure Competition - Scared, but I'm going for it!
So I've been at this training for my first Figure Competition for 7 weeks now. 6 weeks to go and I'm ready to turn up the volume on my diet and workout! I've got to do this! I didn't come this far to fail. Failure is NOT an option! Here are... Read more
The Story of The Nail
Wanted to share this little story because it has so much to do with us setting our goals and staying on track to lose the weight and lead the healthy lifestyle we so deserve.
One day a boy and his father went to a pet store to... Read more
Checking In...It's Been a While! But All's Good!
I can't believe it's been a month since I blogged last. Guess it's been pretty busy, but in a good way. A few things that have happened:
1) On 4/3 ran my first 5k of the year and placed 3rd in my age group! That was a goal of mine for th... Read more
Week 3 Training for Figure Competition - Amazing Results!
Well after almost 3 full weeks of eating such bland food with no salt or sugar or (hot sauce), I'm used to the food and have been able to get creative with flavors!
My trainer weighed and measured me on 3/10 and then again on 3/24. I was... Read more
CHAMPIONS NEVER SAY DIE!
This is from one of my favorite self-improvement books called: 177 Mental Toughness Secrets of the World Class! There's something for every area of life and each "Secret" is just a page or two. This is my favorite one, I refer to it anytime I ... Read more
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Women Sparkers Must Have a Naked Lady Party!!!
From a Facebook post, I was contacted by a local news anchor about doing a segment on this, and I thought, what a perfect thing for Sparkers who are losing weigh and anyone really!
If you haven't heard of it, it's a Girlfriend's Clothing Sw... Read more