Ideal Bodies Online’s lovely Kristin Gleeson features in this month’s Oxygen mag, it should be out in stores now, or very soon. I’ll be heading up to Cairns at the end of this month to spend some time with Kristin, and then, having a lovely week in Palm Cove! I cannot wait.
I’ve been told that I must GYST. Get yer shit together, basically. Need to get into more of a schedule. I need to train at the same time every day and eat at the same time every day. I’m a bit all over the shop at the moment. So, unfortunately I won’t be training with Jodie anymore, unless we can get together on the weekends. 10.30am is the preferred time for me to train according to Sandy, so, I have made this my gym time. It means I will have to work later into the evening, but, can’t be helped. Cardio will either be first thing, after training, or, early evening. I’m not allowed to run or do high intensity so I will be doing mostly walking for my cardio and I’m not too unhappy about that, as walking is the best form of cardio for me when my adrenals start to play up from overdoing it which is impossible to avoid when competing.
Today I trained back. Great session, this time with the wide lat pull bar. I like this so much better than those Nautilus machines. I was able to do a really heavy set of reverse shrugs. I’m starting to notice a bit of a difference in my upper body. I put on a kilo whilst I was in Melbourne, not training, and eating pretty crap. So, have gotten rid of that kilo, which is good. I have about 5kg to lose in 14 weeks, the last kilo and a half will be water. I am enjoying my meals at present, hope I can keep losing at a decent rate so I can keep eating like this for much of the prep. Loving the MRM Low Carb Protein with walnuts, that’s my last meal of the day, nice ‘dessert’ to finish up with. I have the same breakfast every day, cottage cheese and oats, then other meals are usually chicken, beans, rice, sweet potato, asparagus, zucchini, tuna, lamb, salmon, maybe some eggs here and there. Tonight I had lean beef mince with beans. Today was 3 carb day so not hungry at all. Back to 1 carb tomorrow but, I actually like these days as I get protein and raspberries as a no carb meal and get to add some fat, ie nuts/avocado to my protein only meals. Makes for a change, and then I am back to 2 or 3 carbs. Training arms tomorrow, and will walk home from the gym again as cardio. It’s nice on days such as today, and now the weather has cooled down a bit, late morning is a nice time to be doing it. I walk home via the riverfront which is quite relaxing.
Energy levels have been reasonable, except for yesterday, I had a really weird day. I reckon it is the colder weather. I am sure it affects my mood and motivation. I spent a lot of the day in and out of bed, felt very flat and drained. Much more myself today. Sleeping has been going reasonably well, no worse than it was when I was taking pills anyway. I still have trouble switching off but eventually I go to sleep.
Just chatting to Jo Rogers now about my bikinis. Going for a different bottom this time around and so getting some made to match my other suits (that I haven’t worn yet).
MRM supplements have been going absolutely ballistic, every month sales are increasing. That’s because they have some awesome product lines, and great tasting protein powders! I will give people a tip – those of you who love the Response Bars, buy up quick. More on that when it comes to hand.
Tomorrow I have one program to finish off as well as answer some questions for a newspaper article. Then training, cardio, and probably a nap! I died in the butt after I got home from training/cardio today and slept for 1.5 hours! After that, a movie. We picked up a few movies today, watched Groundhog Day tonight.
I have a birthday coming up (again!) soon. As the years zip by it certainly makes you contemplate and reflect on a lot of things about life. Like, why did I waste 6 years of my life with that loser and numerous other things.
Ezza, my comp blog is old, and don’t think I will write in it this time around. Will update on here instead Thanks for being interested.
I have lots of friends to catch up with – Kimmy, Ali, Kerry, I really have to email you girls! Ok, must go, it’s bed time.