Monday, November 23, 2009

A kick in the A$$ ! ;)

Every once in a while we need a friendly kick in the butt, ya know, friendly reminders to suck it up and be grateful.

Winter is hard for me, seasonal depression on top of depression and anxiety, it can be brutal. BUT winter time is comp. prep. time for me, my local competition choices are Nov, April, June July . . . winter is no time for me to sit around and feed my emotions or allow myself to get in a funk.
I was sent this video by a friend last year and I watch it every once in awhile to remind myself ; I can achieve despite.
Despite WHAT-EV-ER!
This video fires up my determination, my gratitude and of course I cry every time! . . . like a sobbing fool. But, it is good for me.
You may have all seen it before, but we all need reminders. I am gonna watch it again and do my best to not sink into a "woe is me, my life sucks ,and the whole world is against me " funk this winter.
Do not let what you can't do get in the way of what you CAN DO !

Sunday, November 22, 2009

YOWZA! Time Flies !

OMGawsh! only 20 weeks until I compete in the Western Canadians! 20 weeks was my deadline for quitting my off-season carelessness. I am making a point of doin' more cardio, and cutting back on the cheats.

No hard core dieting or cardio yet, just gearin' up for the real action. I know my body needs more time than 12 weeks, so I am gonna slowly taper my body down and be at a great head start when 12 weeks hits then GAME ON!

I am determined to bring a tighter package to the stage every time and so far I have done that, and I am gonna give this my all and once again have a new personal best!

I am SOOoooo excited!

I love structure!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

"Healthy Lifestyle Stuff"

Well, about the diet plan I was gonna follow from the article . . .

It doesn't work for me, not progress wise, but mental wise. I am not good at flip flopping around. I like steady, predictable, consistent. Switching my diet every 5 days, and having the whole rotational process and cardio, then no cardio, etc is all too much. My life is too busy to put that much thought into my workouts.

I will continue to do what I know and what works for me. Sorry I couldn't give a better update.

Training my husbands boss has been FANTASTIC!! He is the perfect client, he does exactly what I tell him too. I check his food journal and he is doin' awesome! The proof is in his results as well. We were both very pleased with the first weeks weigh in and BF test. :)
He works very hard during his work outs and doesn't wimp out on me, he may make weird painful noises but he keeps goin' LOL! gotta respect that!

Random tidbits from Trey:
(my 7 year old son)

The kids and I were getting the car to pick my hubby up from work, I had packed food to eat; chicken breast , asparagus, and a small dab of soft goat cheese melted over it.
Trey gets in the car and says:

" what is that smell?! . . . ohhh, you're eating your healthy lifestyle stuff again"

And random stuff from me:

I really should wear my glasses when I am on the computer. A few weeks ago when Stacey was bloggin' about Poms in "Pom-tastic" I thought she was bloggin' about porn in Porn-tastic LOL! Thought maybe she had a new workout video to show us LOL!

And then I see the title "the past week" on another blog and I thought it said the peak week and I was all like what!!?!! she competed already?!?! but not yet LOL! I didn't miss it .

maybe I should wear my glasses, or maybe not, keeps things interesting, but for the sake of keepin' things accurate* I probably should :P

*and by accurate I don't mean less typos or improved grammar on my part.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Oooh Bee-hayve !

Oh! This is soooo great!

My husbands BOSS, wants to hire me to be his personal trainer! (oh, I can barely type cuz I am vibrating and shrieking with excitement!!) He actually said he wants me to kick his a$$ in the gym!! Ooooh you don't even KNOW what you just said!

Seriously it will give my hubby so much joy to see his boss with legs so stiff and sore he is gonna be walking around the shop like he sh!t his pants, let alone how much he is gonna regret having to sit down and then stand up off the toilet to do just that ! MUhahahHAhahaaaa!

One of the things that drives my hubby nuts (besides the condescending disrespectful arrogance)is when his boss overloads him with work, interrupts him in the middle of an urgent order or project to do some other menial task, (cuz the boss doesn't understand the intricate store operations and computer tasks ) and my hubby tries to explain he doesn't have time (and they are not allowed to put in over time right now) and the boss replies " Buddy, ya gotta make time!"

Oh you know what I am gonna say dontcha ?!! - in the MOST encouraging and professional non-condescending way possible of course ;)

Seriously tho, this is gonna be awesome, I'm really looking forward to this! Just gotta keep tellin' myself be professional be professional don't kill him just be professional . .. . . . .

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Pretty Pretty bling!

I looove blingin' out suits! Playing with sparkly crystals all day and playing an entire season of Greys Anatomy what a great day!! Plus, having the itsy bitsy teeny weeny bikini butt in front of me keeps me motivated LOL!

I have been buying new suits and decorating them to sell online, as well as doing my own suits, and now friends are asking me to do their suits. My friend Jess is competing Nov 14th and she wanted to add more bling to her suit. After her last show the judges told her that her suit was too plain, and light, and didn't really stand out. So I had to work around the existing swirly scroll pattern and decided I added a paisley design. Just so happens she loves paisley!

I added 1500 crystals to her 2 piece suit, not plain anymore! She loooved it, she tried it on right away and couldn't stop touchin' it and smiling. Gotta love satisfied customers. 1500 crystals and I charged her $160 a pretty darn good deal too!

Here are some comparison shots (the resolution and focus is kinda crappy cuz they were taken' with her phone or copied from Facebook . . . I forgot to bring my camera to take a pic d'oh!)