Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Holy Goaly!

It's time to sit down and really think about my goals. After all, I find it most helpful when you actually write them out so you are visually reminded each time you read them.

It's funny I am writing this 6-7 months before potentially competing again (if granted permission to be in the Naturals). Looking through my older entries, I did an entry 6 months before the MABBA Novice show. What a coincidence. Goals are in the air and need to be set.

So without further ado, let's begin!
  • No More Junk - no more indulgent eats & treats, which most will say is the most difficult part. Stick to the nutritional plan as written. No excuses.
  • Work That Heart - 2 cardio sessions a day (morning/post weight resistance workout).
  • Home Improvement - 2 leg days a week, as well as 2 core/oblique days, as these 2 areas require the most improvement. My shoulders need to come out more. As of right now, my triceps are as big as my shoulders. Not a good thing. I will come into this competition in the best shape of my life.
  • H2O Yo! - Need to up my water intake because as of now I do not drink as much as I should.
  • Catch Some ZzZzZ's - The boyfriend can attest to this. I definitely do not get enough sleep on some days, especially the weekends. Goodbye to party-party each weekend...well not completely...just coming home at a decent hour will do the trick.
  • Big Dreams! - The 5 goals listed are the smaller short term goals. My dream is to make a name for myself in the fitness industry. To be in magazines, now that would be the cherry on top.

    Lately, I've been thinking about going to a contest preparation business in Winnipeg. But really, what do they have to offer? Right now, I do my own nutrition and train myself...making my own workout program. Right there, I can save hundreds of dollars, which can be put towards my suit, tan, hair, makeup and anything that will help myself prep for the day. I would lose that satisfaction of doing it "on my own" like I did at Novice. With that note, when someone asks me "who trains you?". My answer will be me, myself and I.

    To compete and walk on the big stage again would be a dream. Sure, I'd love to win again but just being with my fellow competitors and knowing I brought the best body forward would be an amazing feeling . I just cannot wait.

    Counting down the days...
  • Thursday, August 11, 2011

    Turbofire or TurboSweat

    After hearing rave reviews from more than one person, I had finally decided on doing the TurboFire workout DVD's.  I immediately chose to do one of the harder routines considering my (what I would like to think) advanced athlete capabilities.  Since today was a day off from the gym, I thought I'd suck it up and make it a bit challenge today.  It's always good to challenge yourself so you never get bored.  

    The steps/moves look quite easy but looks can also be deceiving.  Once you start her routine, your heart rate immediately skyrockets.  The music is upbeat.  The instructors' attitude is great with her constantly delivering a motivational message in between sets of HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training), which I thoroughly enjoyed.  I have to admit.  There were times when I felt like I wanted to give up but she convinced me to not.  "It's all up in here." - as she points to her head.  Mind over body, as I like to tell my #TeamSexy Girls.        

    I rate this workout DVD a 9 out of 10

    Music: Great
    Delivery:  Motivational
    Actual Workout: Effective
    Sweat Factor: 10

    Go check it out if you haven't already.  Until next time, HIIT it baby.


    Tuesday, August 9, 2011

    It's colder...it must be August (Updates)

    Gym Playlist

    Decided to share what I think is my golden playlist (current one-I change it all the time).  Yes I am fully aware that some of these songs are not your typical gym songs, but I like them and thats what matters.  ENJOY or NOT!!!!