Journey to the Stage: Week 2

WEEK 2 
So last week, I made my official announcement that I am going to start training for my next walk across the stage!

I am someone who goes all in when I commit to something, so I am thrilled to see what is to come!! It’s funny how powerful it is to just put it out there but since I’ve posted and blogged about my competition training, I feel like it’s for REALZ! I competed for the first time a few years ago and it was a huge experiment that I was not sure how it would turn out. There is so much power to putting your story and your goals out into the universe and telling others about it. I feel cared about and encouraged versus being just “watched”, criticized and judged.

The first time around, I hired a professional fitness competitor to help set up my meals and trainings and to literally “walk the walk” on the stage and all of the ins and outs. I was thrilled that it brought me not just one trophy; but two! Second place in my division and third place overall.

This time around, I am doing it on my own with the help of Body Beast and some 21 Day Fix Extreme/Insanity Max:30 Cardio sweat sessions. This past week and a half has been finding the balance of my meals and focus. I am getting more excited about it every day. I already anticipate craving oodles of spoonfuls of peanut butter and creating some fun and imaginative chocolate “fixes” to get me through the tough days.

So today was all about Back & Biceps and I found that I will be needing to change up some of my workouts both at home and then in the gym. As we go along, I promise to blog daily just to stay accountable and talk about the areas that I need more support from YOU in! 😉

Now, is the exciting part!! I also wanted to share that as I’m a Beachbody Coach, my daily “go to” supplement is  SHAKEOLOGY  which is NOT a mere protein shake but all the nutrition that our bodies require daily to stay at it’s highest functioning self. I made sure to ask my trainer the first time I competed to add it into the meal plan as it was a “non-negotiable” and she was more than happy to oblige. This kept me from having to buy any extra supplements and the only other option I will use is our Body Beast Base Shake to add more protein in along the way.

WHAT AM I GETTING OUT OF SHAKEOLOGY?
Daily Multi-Vitamin
Pre Biotics
Pro Biotics
Superfoods
Digestive Enzymes
Amino Acids

Being that it is all natural, I’m definitely going to continue this along the journey!

For the workouts, since I am looking to lean out quite a bit, I will be adding in a few days of fasted cardio workouts and HIIT workouts to kick off some of my days.  I will be using both the gym machines for this; as well as our “On Demand” online streaming for many of our workouts available through wifi. TurboFire is one I know will be fun to use and who can leave out Insanity?

For my meals, I am eating WAY more than I thought I would!! For this week, I am doing 3 heavy carbs a day, tons of protein (about 30 grams per meal) and veggies! I also am replacing 1 meal with Shakeology.  I have some healthy fats such as raw unsalted almonds and coconut oil.

This is what my meals look like this week… Each week will change, according to how my body is changing 🙂

Breakfast: Protein Pancakes (from the Body Beast recipe book)

Snack: Shakeology with 1 cup almond milk and 1 tsp Peanut butter and 1 small apple

Lunch: 6 oz egg whites with sauteed veggies and hot sauce topped with 1 Tbls avocado

Snack: Greek yogurt with 1/4 cup oats and 1 tsp Peanut butter (small packet of stevia)

Dinner: Salmon, side of broccoli and 2 Tbls Avocado

Snack: Greek yogurt with 1 tsp peanut butter

1 Gallon water

TIME TO GET ACCOUNTABLE!!

DAY 1:

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Chest: 35.5
Waist: 29
Hips: 36.5
Bicep right: 12
Bicep left: 12
Thigh Right: 20.5
Thigh Left: 21

 

And here you are!! Time to get accountable and go all the way!! I am sooooo hungry right now, so Im going to have some green tea and go shopping!! HAHA!! What better way to get hunger off your mind!! 🙂

 

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I would love for you to continue following my journey of 12 weeks of training to my next competition! I will need all the motivation I can get and cannot do this alone!!

If you yourself have been thinking about doing something like this, it doesn’t matter how far you have to go, it matters if you want it bad enough and are willing to train hard enough for it! I would love to help you get into the best shape of your life!! 🙂

Email me at: spazzykay@gmail.com or comment below with your email address.

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12 Weeks to the Stage!

Wow! Here I go again..planning and focusing my goals to take it to the stage once again.

I have to say that I’m super nervous, a bit uncertain and above all else…freaking excited about it!!! 🙂

I have decided to go this on my own. The first time I competed, I went all out with an awesome trainer and learned so much about the sport and how to walk the walk…literally. I now know I can do this on my own…I will plan out my meals, I will do my workouts (using the Body Beast program to prove this thing works), take my supplements and get my rest.

Week 1 has passed and I’m happy to say that although it wasn’t all “perfect”; I know the workouts are making a difference already and I am making the tweaks in my nutrition that will help me get the best results withoutoverdoing it or underdoing it.

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The first time I walked the stage, I came out with 2nd place trophy overall. I was happy but wanted to know “why not first?” (competitive much?? LOL) I sent the judges a message and their reply was that my shoulders were a bit too “big” and that my tan wasn’t even enough.

Well, obviously I didn’t have control over the tan…but I do know that I won’t be hiring the same company to do it again. duh

The shoulders comment made me a bit irritated as I am really proud of that area but I took it and appreciated the feedback so that I can make the changes to my training in this phase.

I will be sharing with you (my dear readers) all of my foods. I will be sharing with you my struggles, when I fall on my face (as it’s going to happen in life) and of course, how I get back up and keep going.

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That is life. There are no excuses that are good enough to give up on what we want most. There are going to be failures for sure. That is a given. But the difference between those who succeed and those who don’t; are the successful ones get back up time after time after time. Not accepting defeat is a win, always!

So tomorrow is chest and tris. Making out my meal plans today and will chart and share how I do.

Still feeling a bit nervous but glad to have the accountability of YOU! 😉