Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Bikini Show

New to the blog!!

I have added pages to help keep this thing organized. Everything that has to do with my direct diet will be on that page, my workouts will be on my workout log page and my weekly measurements will be on that page.  I will use the "home" page to discuss what is going on with my competition prep and the changes but the facts and info will be on those pages, at least that is how I am going to try it for a while and see how it goes. I hope this will make it easier for people using this blog as a reference to shuffle through the information a little bit easier!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


My goal was to walk on stage at 125-130lbs. The only problem is that when I checked my bf I have about 23-25 pounds of fat so unless my body metabolizes muscle as well, that weight isn't really possible. So I currently do not have a "weight goal". I have tried to figure out what was a good body fat for a bikini competition was...I what I came up with was depending on your body, for a bikini competition you could be anywhere from depends on your body type. Because bikini competitiors are not supposed to be super lean or shredded, I decided the a good goal for me was at least 13%...and see how I look there and try to if I have to go for a little more. I know facts and figures are important, but honestly it is all about how you look because everyone's bodies are different! It is very important to not make it your obsession..yes training for something like this takes time and planning. But, it should not consume your entire life..plan your meals ahead of time and take everything with you. This is a big commitment because it has to be a part of your life but you also need to do your normal every day activities. Right now I am working as a personal trainer at gold's gym in bloomington and am taking a 2 hour night class 4 days a week. Between morning cardio, my clients, school, and my own workouts my whole days is consumed. But the only thing that gets me through is by packing my meals a head of time. I did forget to take a picture of my breakfast this I am not posting the pictures...I will hopefully get them up tomorrow night though. I have legs tomorrow..looking forward to a great workout. I will also try to make the point of posting my workouts as well. One more thing...cutting for a show becomes a way of life or a make sure you are ready for that change! :)

Monday, June 6, 2011

My weight was about 158...granted I have a lot of muscle but still I have gained some weight for my 5'7" frame. I was about 23% bf...all of this was such a disappointment to me because I was 143 and 18% bf in February. But it doesn't matter because I am fixing it now. I have been trying to take pictures of my food when I get the chance I just have to get them uploaded on here..hopefully I will get all that up tomorrow:) keep reading!!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

10 weeks out..

At 10 weeks out im sitting at 150 lbs. and 21% BF....this has to change and fast!. I am confident however that I can get to where I need to be by the date of my show.  I have bumped up my cardio quite a bit in the last week because I am not losing body fat percent fast enough.  I am doing an hour in the morning and an hour after my workout.  I am going to do that until I stop seeing results and then back off for two days and only do an hour that way I snap my body out of it's routine and then go back to doing the two hours per day that I have been doing.  I have reduced my carbs about 30% of my diet, and upped my protein just at little, fat stays the same for now.  So far so good...Ill keep keep posting..

Monday, May 23, 2011

Yummy Recipe!

I just wanted to share this recipe that I found.  It uses ingredients that are all okay for you to have.  It does contain splenda so of coarse you still shouldn't have it all the time.  But for right now in my contest prep I am still able to have it.  The recipe I found is one of Jamie Eason's.  For those who don't know, Jamie is a fitness model.
This is a picture of me and Jamie at the Arnold Classic in March

She has a few recipes that she has opened up to the public, but this one is by far my favorite!  It is protein cinnamon swirl bread.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray loaf pan with non-stick spray.
In small bowl combine:
1/3 cup Ideal (Truvia) or Splenda
2 tsp cinnamon
(set aside)
In a large bowl combine:
(whisk together)
1 1/2 cups oat flour + 2 scoops vanilla whey protein
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup Ideal (Truvia) or Splenda
In a medium bowl combine:
(whisk together & add to large bowl)
2 egg whites or 1 whole egg
1 cup unsweetened almond milk (Almond Breeze)
1/3 cup or 1 4oz jar of babyfood applesauce
Pour a shallow layer of batter into the loaf pan (about 1/4 of the batter). Sprinkle heavily with half of the cinnamon/sugar mixture. Repeat with remaining batter & cinnamon/sugar on top. Draw a knife through the batter to marble.
Bake for 45 to 50 min. Let cool for 10 min. Bread will be dense. 

Mine turned out to be 75 calories, 1.2 grams of fat, 6 grams of protein, and 9.25 grams of carbs.

Saturday, May 21, 2011


Supplementation is very important when cutting for a show.  The most important is a multi-Vitamin!  Your body needs to get the vitamins it needs to work properly.  It is very important to take a multi-vitamin while cutting because you might not be getting all of the vitamins your body needs from the food that you are taking in due to cutting certain foods out.  I recommend a protein powder..I like them because eating 5 or 6 meals a day is a lot of food and I have no desire to eat because I am not hungry.  I like using whey protein as my second and forth meal of the day.  I usually try to make sure I lift and get my cardio in before one of these shakes.  Another good protein to use is casein protein, this is a slow digesting protein that is very good in the evenings.  I use this as my sixth meal of the day depending on what time I got up that day.  Since some days I only get five meals in.  I also prefer to use a fat burner of some sort.  There are many different types of fat burners.  Use what works with your body.  If you have any questions about fat burners I would be happy to answer any questions.  I decided to create my own stack for my fat burner.  I am using ephedrine hcl (bronkaid), caffeine, and yohimbine.  I am starting off by taking two doses a day then increasing to three.  I want to work my way into it so my body gets used to it and I don't get sick.

Supplement Schedule as of right now
7:00am- 1 Multi-vitamin
              1 Fish oil
8:00am- 1 Ephedrine HCL
              1 Caffeine
              2 Yohimbine

1:00pm-  1 Multi-vitamin
                 1 Fish oil

2:00 pm- 1 Ephedrine HCL
              1 Caffeine
              2 Yohimbine
I am taking the multi-vitamin and fish oil before breakfast because my stomach can handle it but I need to wait til after my first meal to take the rest of the stack.  If you have any other questions about supplementation let me know!!:)