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Monthly Archive for July, 2006
Everything is in motion once again for comp prep. Had my week off, and the body is finally settling back in. The scale made a huge jump in a week – scary, but understandable, considering all the added carbs, sodium etc after depleting. I didn’t think I really went too crazy, I don’t even think I had any chocolate – can you believe it? The only chocolate I had was on the way to the restaurant after the show – Kimmy and I shared some Choc coated coffee beans that Di very kindly bought me. I had a lot of bread though
I’ve had two very low carb days on this new plan, and got through them fine. I’m only just getting my training and cardio back into full gear – today I did a short intense session on the elliptical/tready combo. Then this arvo I did a back/triceps workout. My new program has power deadlifts – I loooooooove doing these. Have not done them in a while and even though I took it pretty easy, I can already feel my low back starting to protest. But, I have a massage booked for 3pm tomorrow
Just finished my Myoplex Carb Sense, final meal of the day. Vanilla Butter Caramel It was great, Michelle, I may have a new substitute for the Cappuccino when I finish my stash – lets see, that would be about the year 2009!! Not the way I am going through them. Anyway, I’d just put milk with it if I wanted carbs…
Tomorrow is high carb day. Yippee!
I’ve decided to hire my friend Adam to train me on leg days. I want to be ‘whipped’ on leg days, and I know hiring a trainer to push me will help my condition. We will probably incorporate some plyometrics and sprint training too. Can’t wait, been too long since I have had someone really push me.
Our gym has closed, and will reopen at a new location as Beach House Fitness on Monday. I don’t know what equipment they will have so it will be interesting come Monday. I hope they have a decent 45 degree leg press, jeez I have missed that, and they better have a squat rack in the ladies gym! I also am hoping they may have an assisted pull up machine/dip machine. Tomorrow I will have to train at their other gym which I’m not very familiar with. Tomorrow is chest and bis. Also cardio again tomorrow.
I posted a couple more pics, but they are a bit fuzzy. In the back shot, you can see my heuwge arms, really happy with arm and shoulder development. IOur house is going to be ready in 3 weeks!!! How exciting. They have cleaned up the block and put red loam all round, so it looks lovely and tidy now!
Not too long before we head to QLD for Di’s big day! I can’t wait, it’s going to be awesome. Imagine getting married on the beach, at 7.30am! I just hope Di has oats and egg whites for the wedding breakfast
For Vic Titles on October 7 – anyone interested or can suggest anyone? Need to know how to apply Dream Tan, and how to tie up posing suits!
It’s been awhile hasn’t it?
Post comp week has passed, I have enjoyed the week off training (especially cardio!) and of course, time off dieting. I certainly made the most of it! After my time in the Yarra Valley, and eating out at most lunches and dinners, I was feeling pretty ‘bleh’ by the time I got home, and hanging for some good clean food. So, the following few days after that were cleaner, and I felt better. I started dieting again yesterday, and so the night before went out and really outdid myself We had Indian, which was just awesome – I love a good hot curry! Followed up with Apple Pie Cheesecake, and a Hazelnut Slice! Oh yes, I took it to the limit. All over now, it was enjoyable, but now I am back to it. I feel soooooooo much better when I take care of my diet.
We’ve had a bit of ‘upheaval’ the last few days, and have had to hurriedly find ourselves a new trainer – unfortunately Richie notified us he has increased his competition package price, and it was way above both Kimmy’s or my budget. So, we’ve come up with someone that we are both pretty excited about. I won’t give details (I don’t really have any yet anyway!), but I thank Kim and Steve for their recommendations.
Will write in more detail as they come to hand!
We finally got an offer on our house – but it’s falling quite a bit short of our minimum price. Will see what eventuates. Our new house is looking great – got inside today and our ensuite is almost all done. Next thing to do this week is go looking for fences. We want a pillar and wrought iron one. Then the landscaping of which we have had meetings about already.
Jodie came around the other day and dropped off 2 cd’s of piccies from the show, thanks Jode. There are some good ones!
I went to the chiro this morning, my neck/back was still a little out from just before my comp. My chiropractor is great, I think I have mentioned that once or twice before.
So, today I trained legs – poor legs, have had about 3 weeks off training, they didn’t know what had hit them. I couldn’t reach my usual weights, I needed today to ‘ease’ into it again. My legs were shaking afterwards. Funnily, my hamstring/groin niggle that I get every now and then has come back with a vengeance – from NOT training!!
Tomorrow is biceps and cardio. Boo hiss, cardio Also have to take my car in for a service, and do my client Update programs.
Hope everyone is going well, thanks again to everyone who popped in and left a comment for me while I was preparing for my comp.
Here are some fun pics from the weekend. I would love to post some of Kimmy’s tanned face before makeup but I don’t have any – and, if I did, she may never speak to me again
1. Our wonderful hairdresser, make up and tanning lady, Angela.
2. Me and Hilary, the day prior to the show.
3. Me pigging out on Tiramisu – the look on my face tells the story…it was divine.
4. All the girls at dinner.
5. Kimmy and I backstage before the finals.
6. The day before, Ali, me, Hilary and Kerry.
7. Kimmy, out of control with the bubbly Can’t take her anywhere.
8. Me, tucking into my gnocchi – I couldn’t wait for silverware. Can’t take me anywhere either.
9. Kerry and I.
10. Our abs, before tanning.
I took these today, they took our ‘fence’ away this morning, have laid the paving which looks awesome, and have almost finished our tiling. Tiles are wet so house was locked up and was unable to look at our ensuite. All that is left is the carpet! It won’t be long before we can move! One good thing about not having sold this house yet, is that we can take our time in moving.
I also received some other photos back from the show, so will post a couple of those too, along with Damien and I enjoying a wine at De Bortoli winery in the Yarra Valley, a view from the winery, and, of our awesome accommodation, the Valley Guest House. Well, blogger is not letting me post some pics…I will start a new post and see if it behaves.
Went out for dinner tonight, and may do again tomorrow as well – just because I can! Had a great chicken and pumpkin pasta, 2 slices of pizza, and half a Mars Bar cake for dessert. I have been eating good food otherwise – you know, the things I miss when being really strict – cottage cheese, fruit, peanut butter, rice cakes, lamb, sardines, plain yoghurt, Myoplex…
I look like I have a disease at the moment! I hate this part – my skin is so dry it’s sore – it soaks up the moisturiser like you wouldn’t believe. I predict another 2 weeks before it will be gone.
Just received the professional type ones above from Gary Phillips, who photographs for Muscle Mag – my previous trainer Sandy was at the show and I saw her backstage early on and she said she would ask him to snap some pics of me. Very happy with these!
Well, I will need to write a big long story to tell all of the ups and downs of the past week! Will attempt to start later Kimmy wrote a pretty good rundown on her blog. I am going to make up a new gallery on my site with all the pics. Will let you know when they are up!
Today was back to nice clean food, and I feel so much better for it. I just do not function well on crap food! I felt so tired from eating too much over the first 3 days of the week. I haven’t started cardio yet, may do a walk tomorrow, but also may just use the time I have to do some catching up on work! I know there will be plenty of cardio to come!
Other pics above are me and Sam getting ready for the night show, and me and Kimmy on the phone to Richie’s wife, Erika, at dinner.
Blogger is not letting me post them I have some great pics of the ‘after’ party to show! Later…