Monday, 30 July 2007


I GOT MY NEW CAR!!!


Well Jason and I went out car shoping on Saturday - and before we went out I looked on the net and printed out some cars at car yards that I wanted to see including a little Silver RAV4, (I even said to myself this is what I want, this is my new car) and so off we went, I drove it, I loved it, took it to my machanic for a once over, he said it was great, and with a bit of wheeling and dealing and trading in my old car, I brought it! But I will not take ownership of it until Thursday once it has been registered etc as it is an import new to NZ. I'm stoked, can't wait to have it. Now I'm just trying to keep it secret from work mates etc... so on Thrusday I can just rock on up in it! Happy Happy, training is going great guns and diet it going well.


Wednesday, 25 July 2007

Meal 5 bring it on

Can't wait for Meal 5 (even if it's a pathetic protien wafer bar & a small 15gm pro shake...

Well I can wait and I am, this is why I'm blogging. I expect it will be a blog post of random thoughts.

I woke up this morning at 4.30am as normal, and slowly woke up but Jasons alarm didn't go off, Wednesday used to be 1 of 2 rest days, but we have been doing cardio on Wednesday for the last 2 weeks so I thought that was the plan, but as I rolled out of bed and put the jug on for a coffee Jason stayed in bed, I asked if he wanted to do cardio ... and then before he could answer I said he should use the rest days still, cause really it is only me who needs the extra cardio, he lost body fat at last weigh in! So off I went to slug it out on the first of many CARDIO mornings on an empty tummy - it's a way of life and it's the life I choose - although I was jealous that he was sleeping in! But I felt really good having done it.

I am pleased to say that I'm focused on my diet and I already (mentally) feel the difference in myself, it's easier to diet when you have a plan and you have stuck to it for a while as there is a sense of "Well I've come this far, no cheat is worth going backwards" I really want to walk in with confidence at our next weigh in / fat test / diet evaluation, not hang my head when Marc asks "Is there anything I should no, before we weigh and pinch you?".

I've had my car for about 5 years now and to tell you the truth, I've never really been fond of it, and the last few times I had to get a warrent of fittness, the car has cost me between 300-400 dollars, heck it's probably only worth 1000 now, so I'm looking for a new car now, a small SUV type (ie Rav4) . So that has been taking up some of my time, Jason and I will go drive around the car yards this weekend and look...

I'm hungry these days, truly hungry which is good, I like knowing that at each meal I ate the right amount of food becasue then about 3 hours later I'm hungery, so my body is using the food correctly!

Tuesday, 24 July 2007

July 24

TRAINING (BACK):

Chins: 4 sets (wish I could do them with out help from Jason-this is still a goal of mine)
Super set: Bar bell rows + dumbell single rows 4sets
Tri set: Cable row, Lat pull down, T/Bar row 4 sets

30 Cardio on Bike (within fat burning heart rate)

DIET:

Pre wk out: (5.00am) 15gm Pro.Whey with water
M1: (7.30am) Oats, 25gm Pro. shake with LF milk, 1/2c of peaches
M2: (10.00/10.30am) Chick or Tuna, 1c mixed veg/rice
M3: (1.00-1.30pm) Chick and rice + 1c veg (naughty me I saved 1c veg to have with lunch from meal 2)
M4: (3.45) 15gm protien bar x 2 (As I am supposed to also have 15gm whey shake)

So far... ok... as for tonight, the plan says this:

M5:(6.30-7.00pm) Chicken/3c mixed veg
M6:(8.30-9.00pm) 25gm Pro. Shake with LF milk

NOT TURNING MY BACK & WALKING AWAY


Hungery Hungery Hungery ... that's what I am and what I will be with my new diet plan, ohhhh boy it's been cut quite a bit, and the cardio as predicted was increased - although I have only myself to blame on the results that led to the cut of food and increase of cardio, I was not focused and gave in to myself to oftern.


The good news was that over 3 weeks I put on 1.5kg of muscle, the bad news was .5kg of fat!!!! so my scale weight was up up and away.


The increase of cardio is only 5mins more per day, so it's a total of 30mins after weights every training day (Sun/Mon/Tues/Wed:Cardio only/Thur/Fri/Sat:off). And soon we will start double training to fit everything in, which will mean AM:cardio 3 mornings a week and PM training 3 evenings a week, with Tuesday and Thursday being AM training and post workout cardio.


As for the Diet it looks a little something like this:


Pre wk out: (5.00am) 15gm Pro.Whey with water

M1: (7.30am) Oats, 25gm Pro. shake with LF milk, 1/2c of peaches

M2: (10.00/10.30am) Chick or Tuna, 2c mixed veg/rice (no corn or peas, added 1/2c veg)

M3: (1.00-1.30pm) Chick or Tuna, rice (Meat increased by 20gm, removed 2 cups of veg)

M4: (3.30-4.00pm) 15gm protien bar (removed chick/3c veg)

M5:(6.30-7.00pm) Chicken/3c mixed veg

M6:(8.30-9.00pm) 25gm Pro. Shake with LF milk (removed 5gm whey)


Thursday, 19 July 2007

I can do it again, and do it better!








I'm just sitting here at work in front of the computer eating my lunch (1.00pm meal 4) Chicken Breast, Mixed Veg and brown Rice.




I can't help but think about the future and how I will do at Nationals in October (12 weeks on Saturday) and have been looking at photos of myself and friends backstage and on stage, just remembering how it was all worth it in the end and how proud and great I felt.




I have been lifting heavy and hard in the gym, which has been because my energy is high with all the food I have in my diet - although I have strayed from the plan more times than I care to admit, and the minimal amount of cardio that is in my plan currently (20-25 mins post work out) has been average, with some sessions being missed or cut short due to running out of time in the mornings. I do believe that I have made some great growth progress in my muscles but they are covered in fat!




I can't wait to see what changes I have made and what new growth I can keep while in the diet/cardio/cutting phase. I am however 10 kgs up on the weight I'd like to compete at - so it will be a big call to drop the excess. Origionally I wanted on to gain 6kgs max on my scale weight, but that dream went out the window.




What went wrong? I tried to be very strick with my diet afterwards which lead me to feel deprived ... so then I gave in and chose to have 'healthy' treats that were off plan and did this too oftern. Next time I will indulge for 1 day and not feel guilty, I will also have a well laid out maintainence plan which will schedual treats etc. I also went through a tough mental phase of a 'Come down' of sorts from the high you get when competing and toughing out life challenges.




I have learnt alot and know that I need to follow the plan diet/training/cardio/rest and give 100% I have done this process once before only this time I am prepared and know how I react and how my body reacts, now if only I can get my mind under control.


Wednesday, 18 July 2007

It's coming... on Saturday 21 July it will be my birthday! But not only that, it marks the 12 weeks point untill Nationals. So we are meeting our nutritionist and I can only imagin the 'Happy Birthday' I'll get .... Less food, more cardio.
These last few days have lead to me re-evaluating my life, esp. money, but the good news is I have a plan and if I can diet my body on stage I can budget my money to stay on top and buy the new car I have too as I have been having bad car trouble, which is a stress I don't need leading up to competition.
On the lighter side I have 'Simpsonized' Jason and I on this website http://www.simpsonizeme.com/ it shows you what you would look like if you were a Simpson charater, ah it's a good time waster if nothing else, and Jason likes the Simpsons.