Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Inside Fitness...I made it!

I am so thrilled!!!  I made it in "Inside Fitness" this month.  Thanks to Dave Clow & MABBA for giving me this amazing opportunity.  There is definitely more to come from me.  Check out the mini-write up.  By the way, YES...they got the name of my blog wrong.  How sad.  Ah well.  This definitely still makes my day though.

Love you!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Cooking with Kimmy - Episode 1

Welcome to "Cooking with Kimmy" episode 1 (not too sure how many more I will put out).  

How I Cook my Extra Lean Ground Beef
I missed filming one of the steps, which is to take boiling water and pouring that over the meat to ensure all or most of the extra fat is gone.

The part of the video with the seasoning was not planned at all - sorry for the messy cabinet :D  


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

What's in my Lunch Box?

I just thought I'd write a little post about my lunch today as it sits in front of me.  

My "go-to" protein is usually a lean red meat...in this case extra lean ground beef from Superstore.  As lean red meats are higher in fat content (which is one of the great properties of a fat), I am fuller for longer as compared to having a chicken breast (which I find breaks down a little too fast - getting absorbed too quickly in my body).  We normally get our lean ground beef from Safeway, as I find their process is much more intricate (moins tendons/bone chips from Superstore...YUCK).  Although more expensive than the regular lean ground beef, it's definitely worth the extra bucks.  

VEGGIES and CARBS w/ a side of FIBER :
I normally pair that with a LOT of veggies.  My go-to veggies are usually broccoli/cauliflower, asparagus or spinach.  All three have their great benefits, which is why I normally do a rotation of all three during a month's time.   Plus they are all great for their fiber content and as we all know, you need fiber to POOP.  Fiber is our friend.  :D

My ABSOLUTE favourite sauce right now to add on top of my beef is Green Valley Ranch "Southwestern BBQ Sauce", in which you can find EXCLUSIVELY at  Muscles By Meyers (my sponsor).  It is CALORIE FREE too.  Too good to be true to be delicious?  Try it.  It is excellent.
My other seasoning combo (if for some reason I do not have that sauce in stock in my fridge), is Green Valley Ranch "Ketchup" paired with dijon mustard.  Think cheeseburger without the bun & calories.  In my eyes & with my taste buds, it is a delicious treat in my mouth.    

I consume my food with a full glass of water (or two).  After all, you need oxygen to fuel the fat burning process.  Studies have shown in cases where there are two groups (one drinking the required amount or more of water/day and the other not consuming as much), the group who consumed more water lost more weight, therefore losing more fat.  Now who doesn't want that to happen?  

Now time for a little rest before I kill it at the gym for a second workout session.

Take care.  Keep Fit and Eat Clean!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

24 weeks out - Vlog

Catching up - What's new in the life of Kimmy :D


Friday, November 4, 2011

Are you "Bored"? Make a Motivational "Board"!

My Motivational Board

If I am not training myself or my TeamSexy girls, I am at the computer updating this blog, client files, answering/checking emails or entering into contests.  I have been delaying this project for months now and finally got around to it the other day.  The whole reason why I wanted to start this DIY project was to motivate my girls and myself to get back into the swing of things (hardcore training/strict nutrition).  I, myself, am a visual person.  I need to see things in order to engrave them in my mind.  Enter MOTIVATIONAL board project.  I started looking through old magazine for bold statements and words I relate to.  If you want to make a board for yourself (just like the one you see above), here is what you will need (all from Staples. Click links to view products):

  • Clear plastic desk protective cover 
  • Double-sided mounting tape 
  • Scissors
  • Clear masking tape
  • Dry-erase markers (assorted)
  • Fitness-related magazines such as Oxygen, Fitness, Women's Health, Muscle Development
  • Motivational quotes (try this website)

After that, start cracking at it.  At lot of people have asked me why I made it a whiteboard and not strictly a pinboard.  The reason why is simple.  On a weekly basis or whenever I get "bored" of the quotes, I will change it to something fresh and new.  That way, I will never get "bored".  Smart huh?

If you aren't on the creative side or just darn lazy, do not fret.  There are virtual pin boards online such as Pinterest.com (@Pinterest)

"Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the wed.  People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes and organize their favourite recipes.  Best of all, you can browse pinboards created by other people.  Browsing pinboards is a fun way to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests."

You can share everything from fitness, recipes, wedding plans, inspirational thoughts/ideas, technology - pretty much anything you can imagine.  Love the idea?  What are you waiting for then?  


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

"It's a New Dawn. It's A New Day. It's a New LIFE. And I'm FEELING GOOD"

Quick Self Interview by Kimberly Ho

Date: November 1, 2011
Time: 10:45am
Weight: 135 lbs

Did you eat breakfast? Obviously.  It is after all, the most important meal of the day.  It should more or less be the biggest meal as well.  :D

You look a little tired:  I am but I got some great sleep last night.  A whole 8 hours is what I find works best with my body.  Any less...well you do not want to mess with me.  I had a dream where Arnold Schwarzenegger was telling me to come visit him at this booth at some convention.  I really did not want to wake up.

How many times do you workout a week?  6 of the 7 days of the week.  I allow myself a day off to fully rest (without cardio).  My split days are as follows:

Offseason training split:

Tuesday: Chest/Core
Wednesday: Legs (Glutes/Quads)
Thursday: Shoulders
Friday: Back/Obliques
Saturday: Legs (Hamstrings/Calves)
Sunday:   Off 
Fav Body Part To Train: Wheels baby (LEGS)

How many meals do you eat each day?  I eat about 5-6 small meals a day.  This ensures I keep my fat metabolism system working all the time.  You never want to wait too long to eat something.  After all, who doesn't want their fat loss to be optimal? :D

When is your next competition?   I step onto the big stage again on April 28, 2012 at the 2012 World Qualifiers at the McPhillips Street Station Casino with my fellow competitors from all across Canada.  I am so excited!!!  Make sure you come and support me.

Well that is all for this morning.  Stay tuned.  There is definitely more to come.