Mid-Month Check In

Oh snap!  We’re halfway through the 30-Day Challenge to create (and stick with) a fitness plan.  I would never ask you to do anything I’m not willing to do myself, so here are the results from my weekly check-in:30-Day Challenge

Last week my exercise routine and posing practice were pretty on fleek.  (For anyone over the age of 30, “on fleek” means “on point” as in you are doing a good job.  Thanks friend Serena for teaching me new Millennial words.)  I’m happy to report that the daily 730 squats are working!

Driving home from the restaurant last night
Driving home from the restaurant last night

Food Glorious Food…The good news is I’m carb loading right now to build a booty, because squat booties require more calories.  (I learned that on Instagram.)  My carbs have literally tripled since my last show and I’m still at my goal weight range of 112-114.

Carbs are wonderful.  I would swim in them if I could, but I can’t so I’ll just eat them all day long.  It’s funny, because last week I wanted what every girl wants, which is chocolate, but once I got that out of the way what I really couldn’t get enough of was berries.

God, I love a good cup of coffee with some carbs!
God, I love a good cup of coffee with some carbs!

Heading into the last two weeks before my last competition of the year makes me a little sad because I know the carbs are slowly going to phase out, just like a wet footprint from the pool slowly evaporates into a memory of summer.  *Sigh*

But overall, this week was good.

Goals for next week:

  1. Do all of the paperwork for the competition*
  2. Continue squats and clean eats
  3. Video some of my posing practice.  I think I need to see if I am dropping form during transitions.

*One reason why I’ve avoided the registration thing is because my coach, Robin, wants me to enter both the Masters division (Millennials: “masters” is fancy for old chicks women 35+ years old) and also the Open division (Open division means I will be competing with women literally half my age.)

Standing next to 20-somethings at the Arnold
Standing next to 20-somethings at the Arnold

I know he wants me to do this to push me out of my comfort zone, especially if I plan on trying for the Arnold Amateur again, where there is no masters division for bikini, but it’s really, really a potential ego crush that I’m not sure I want to dive into.  I’m sure I’ll blog more on this topic later.

That’s it for me.

How about you?  If you fell off the wagon, get back on!  If the wagon left without you, it’s ok, this is the start of a new week.  Get on and do something healthy for the next two weeks.

Lisa 😉

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4 thoughts on “Mid-Month Check In

  1. Lisa,
    My goal was to drink more water (from 80 oz increase to 128 oz ) and get more than 4.5 – 5 hrs sleep to lose 1.5 lbs per week. I got more sleep 4 days (5.5 hrs and 6.5 another 8 hrs) Drinking water – I’ve increased to about 100 oz daily . Thus, we;ll get super serious! This week, I’m tightening my diet even more by exchanging 20 gr of my blueberries, the 15 gr of diet honey mustard dressing, some olive oil and 1/2 piece of wheat toast for more complex carbs – adding some extra sweet potatoes, krill oil, almonds and more broccoli / green beans. I’ll get this yet.I’m also adding more cardio daily before my workouts. I only lost .8 lbs last week. Time to get fierce! Love ya, Viv

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