Sunday, 3 June 2012

Fitness Progress - End of Week One Of New Program (Pictures!)


Hey you guys, sorry about the mini absence there. Busy busy with life and really too exhausted to blog. I thought since you guys have been so patient that I would reward you with some progress pics. So here they are! Not anything crazy, definitely not ripped, a lot of progress to be made still. But check it out! I'm so happy and proud! :)

As of today (well... really tomorrow) I have been on my new program for a week. Other than one slip up last Tuesday where I ate stupid amounts of fruit (like... 3 whole bananas, an entire container of blueberries, an entire container of raspberries, as well as 3-4 entire apples...) I have been on point with my diet.

After my fruit-binge (fruit is too delicious) I went up to 158lbs. This mornings weigh in was at 156.8lbs so it's going down steady.

My new goal is to get down to 120-130lbs. So, as with everything else progress is so slow, but the scale is going down, I can't complain.

My new weight training program, the one my PERSONAL TRAINER! :D :D :D gave me (sorry, I get so excited LOL) lasts me two hours a day.

It consists of a 5 minute warm up of fast-paced walking around the track and walking up two flights of stairs (and then down two flights of stairs, obviously) then 5 minutes of interval cardio (which is nothing) and then 4 minutes on the armorator to cool down. Easy.

Then weight training to target my entire body, a few super-sets (where you do one set of something, let's say the leg press machine, then you run to another machine and do a set there with no rest) and after a good hour and a half of lifting heavy weights and tracking them in my binder I do stretches and it's over.

I do that one day and then the next I have an off day, where I do cardio. I aim to do half an hour of high intensity cardio, which I hate. I also get one full day off the gym a week where I need to mentally prepare myself that I'm not doing anything and I don't feel guilty and I just relax.

That day is tomorrow because today was really INTENSE at the gym.

On Friday I did my two hours of weight training. I then went out dancing with a few girlfriends (one who just moved to BC and I haven't seen in two years, OH MAN do I miss her) then Saturday I did another two hours of weight training (not supposed to do it two days in a row, but I was just feeling it) and man was I sore.

I was going to do another two hours today but my back and shoulders hurt way too much. Instead I did a little over an hour of cardio. Went nuts on my quads (my quads and calves are my weakest areas right now since the weight loss left them a little chunkier than the rest of my body.)

I don't know, I just kept picturing all the muscular quads the girls competing have and I had that image in my head, it kept pushing me throughout the workout.

I did 20 minutes on the treadmill, then hopped on the elliptical and did 20 minutes there alternating between level 4 and 10 (level 10 almost ripped my quads off I swear). Then I ran up and down 2 flights of stairs alternating between hopping up one step at a time and 2 steps.

I would KILL for a Stepmaster at my gym :( Just sayin'

All and all I'm dying. Tomorrow is DEFINITELY a well deserved rest day. I have not eaten more than my allowed fruit since Tuesday and not only did I go dancing last night (again) but I'm going dancing tonight! So lots of leg work and sweating and cardio.

Actually, fun fact, last night Prawn and I went Swing Dancing, that was so much fun. We did the Lindy Hop, it was a new experience for both of us and a fun, free date night! (Free last night, usually would have been only 5$!)

So I guess you could say life is going GREAT! Seeing progress and results, feeling strong, sore. I can barely walk up stairs now I'm in so much pain. But all worthit.

As of today I have exactly 5 months to my show. 5 MONTHS! Getting a little nervous. Have to start shopping for my bikini soon.

Thanks for your ongoing support. If you have any questions about my workout routine, just ask!

xoxo

21 comments:

  1. Whoohoooo... look at those muscles girl!!!! You're looking great!
    I think I'm always going to have chunkier legs than the rest of me... just my genetics sadly, but I'll keep working on them.

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  2. You can see the definition popping out all over!!! Yay!!! Keep it up. All of the changes are going to begin to appear left and right.

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  4. Mamma in Maine4 June 2012 at 07:36

    You do look great!! I'm sure your personal trainer has warned you, but since I'm an older woman and a mother,,, I'll do some mothering :) Be sure to take the breaks you are told you should-- if you shouldn't do 2 days of weight training, don't do it, even if you "feel it". Do cardio or something else-- get a bike and go for a ride. The reason for the break is to avoid injury. You're on a tight timeline, and I fear that if you run into a roadblock, you are going to take it badly ( I know I would). So find an activity you will enjoy on the days you really want to do more, but have to rest from the weights :) Great job Great job!

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    1. :) Thanks for the mothering. You are right, I need to avoid injuries or else all this effort will be for nothing!

      Thank you for the reality check. I can do this! :D

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    2. Mamma in Maine6 June 2012 at 09:42

      :) Anytime :)

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  6. Wow, such a difference!!! Well done - I don't think there will be an issue with you being ready in 5 months...if that is the change after really only a couple of weeks with this bodybuilding being your focus!

    How is Prawn going with his diet by the way - you haven't updated (unless I missed it) about his dilemma from the other week and food etc?

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