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Training for my 1st Bikini Competition!

Yup! I’m training for my first Bikini Competition! I haven’t posted on here in awhile, this prep is like a full time job! I am going to do my best to post about the rest of my journey to the competition though…
I am competing with a group from a local gym in the INBF Classic on June 7th. Thats not too far away! yikes!! I am happy with my results so far but am excited to see the end result! πŸ™‚ I started training at 10 weeks out which is a pretty short amount of time to train!
I am really surprising myself at how disciplined I can be! I always considered myself someone with little or no will power especially with food! Since the day I committed to doing this I have stayed on track with my diet with no cheats at all! I think its the thought of being on stage in a bikini being judged that scares the crap out of me and makes me stay on track! I will say though that I do miss my wine!! I may need to have a glass before heading on stage just to get me out there lol!
I eat 6 meals a day that consist of lean protein and veggies. Its pretty strict with no snacking in-between meals (I’m the queen of snacking!) but I do have to say I have never felt better and I am very rarely hungry. Meal prep is time consuming but absolutely necessary to stay on track!
My workouts are going well, my boxing trainer is helping me with some heavy lifting and cardio is limited to brisk walking (i miss running!) Im really enjoying lifting and seeing the results! Its amazing to watch your body transform!! πŸ™‚

I am going to try to post at least once a week on here with my progress…only 5 more weeks!! Here are a few progress pics so far…

 

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My lovely comp shoes…hoping to not fall on my ass on stage in these! Practice practice practice! πŸ˜‰

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Cant believe I am posting these…..I don’t think Ive ever posted a pic of my stomach, its my problem area…

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Getting better….

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Happy with the progress so far…

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Of course I had to make a tank! πŸ™‚

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Refrigerator Oatmeal

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I have been on a bit of an oatmeal kick lately so when I came across this recipe on Pintrest (of course) I had to try it! Basically you mix old fashioned rolled oats, milk (i used Almond Coconut Milk), Greek yogurt (i had to use non dairy So Delicious yogurt), chia seeds and then add whatever mix ins you want. I got these awesome 8 oz. plastic “mason jars” at Target today…they are perfect! You mix the ingredients together and let them sit over night in the fridge and they are ready to eat, no heating up required! These seem like they would be great for the kids for breakfast or snacks and with these handy dandy plastic “mason jars” they would be great for on the go too! Click here for the full recipes..

These are the ones I made:
Blueberry
Apple Cinnamon
Banana Cocoa
Banana Peanut Butter
Raspberry Vanilla
Peanut Butter, Coconut, Almond & Chocolate Chip
(that last one isn’t on the site i just through what i had in!)

I made these tonight so I haven’t been able to try them yet…I will update on my Facebook page after I try each one if you would like to know how they came out πŸ™‚

I do post more on my Facebook page so if you’d like come on over and “like” my page…fitness motivation, workouts, recipes, and more!

I hope these come out good!! They look so yummy, can’t wait to try them! Let me know if you try them and if you have any other combos to try! πŸ™‚

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Workout in your underwear…try it!! ;)

My legs are shaking from this workout, stairs are not going to be fun today…

Sooo before I get to the workout, does anyone workout in their underwear?? I mean at home, I hope you don’t at the gym! I know this might be a little TMI but I recently started doing this in my home gym and I love it! Okay so it might not be the most flattering way to workout but it is very motivating! I have a mirror in the gym of course that I workout in front of and by doing it without clothes on you can really see every muscle in your body working and the improvements you have made. I can of course see the areas that I Β need to work on too (which sucks) but that keeps pushing me harder to reach my goals. I highly recommend trying this (at home, i don’t think your gym would appreciate you stripping down to your underwear!)

My workout today:

50 seconds work 10 seconds rest for 3 rounds
Clean and press
Squat with weighted barbell
TRX Abs
1 leg burpees with pushup alternating legs

Leg Workout
Do each group 3 times through with no rest between exercises before moving on to the next group. Rest 30 seconds between groups.

Smith Machine Squats 12
Bench/box jumps 15
Jump lunges 30
x3

Plie squats with 25 lb plate 20
Bench/Box power step ups alternating legs 20
Deadlifts 20
x3

Reverse lunges 20
Leg extensions 12
Bodyweight squats 20
x3

Hip thrusts with barbell 20
Calf raises with kettle bell 15 each leg
x3

Thats it, hope you try it out (maybe in your underwear!) it was a good one! πŸ™‚

My new adventure…I’m so excited!

I know I haven’t posted in awhile but I have a good reason…I was busy setting up my new business! I have started a woman’s fitness line of cute and sexy tanks with fitness motivational sayings. I will be adding other products too like sweatshirts and accessories. I’m so excited to get this rolling so check it out and please help me spread the word! Thank you!!

PrettyFitAthletics.com

muscles and mascara

 

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