Sunday, May 31, 2009

Tomorrow it Begins Again!

After a little over a month and WAY too many treats I have had enough and am ready to get back at it. I am going to use this blog to keep myself accountable by posting meals, workouts, weekly weigh-ins and body comps. It's way too easy to fall off and oh so hard to get back on again. I knew I was in trouble as soon as I had that first bite of a butter tart after my show!

My next show is the Ontario Naturals on September 19 followed by London and Western
Ontario Championships (Level 2) on November 21. That gives me almost 16 weeks of prep for the first show and then another 8 until the Level 2 event. As long as the body cooperates after all this cheating and I can stay focused I should be able to make some pretty impressive gains by then.

I will post tomorrow with my weigh in results...I'm SCARED!!!!

Monday, May 25, 2009

The Aftermath

This is what I found when I got in my car to head home...just a few stragglers left to be picked up :)

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Party Time!

I would like to wish my daughter Taryn a Happy 16th Birthday! We are going to celebrate by having a 21 hour long party with 60 children! That's right, it starts today at 4 pm today and ends tomorrow at 1 pm!! Thankfully Grandma & Grandpa have a pool, hot tub and a nice big yard to hold all the tents. Wish me luck, I should be in for an interesting 24 hrs...I will post tomorrow with the outcome :)

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Post Comp Week!!

I think I have made it through the post comp madness but oh what a ride it was! This is something that I was not warned about and wow did it take me by surprise! After 5 months of planning every detail of my life (grocery shopping, meal prep, workouts, work schedule, social outings, family time, etc..) around this one particular event it came and went in a matter of hours leaving me totally lost. All of a sudden I didn't know what to eat, didn't have a workout plan & had all this extra time on my hands! Not a good scene at all! Having been warned about the dreaded 'rebound' I had my treats on Saturday evening and Sunday and had planned to get back on track on Monday.I found a diet from a few weeks back and decided to go with that because I was afraid to add carbs back in too quickly. Everyday started out well but somewhere along the way a temptation would pop up & I would think to myself...'I could have that if I wanted to. After all I'm not dieting anymore' and I would cave! One day it was Valentine's chocolates in the freezer, another it was pizza & creamsicles...gross! It was like in that one day I lost all my willpower, without that goal to strive for all my efforts seemed pointless. I know this is ridiculous and that if I were to start eating like that again I would blow up and undo everything I spent 5 months working so hard for. All the sacrifices I made and all the hours in the gym and on the stepmill would be for nothing. Well, not NOTHING as I did walk away with 2 trophies :)...but you know what I mean. In 6 weeks I will start prepping for a show in September and I would hate to think that I would have to start completely fresh again.

So what do other figure girls do? How do we find the balance in the off season? The balance somwhere beteween 100% clean eating & eat everything in sight because we can...I have 6 weeks before I'm back to 100% and other then a trip to Vegas next week I think I have a plan. Here it is...I will follow my 'off season' diet (which I have as off Friday) with a cheat meal on the weekend. I only earn that cheat if I have ate clean all week & got all my workouts in. Sound like a plan? I will keep you posted!