Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Been a while - woops

Sneak preview of the magazine layout of the photoshoot I did about 6 weeks ago:

The magazine should be out in a day or so - I will scan for better images! It's kinda exciting for me! I think it'll make my Mum and Dad really proud too. YAY! I'm the one in the YELLOW : )

Today is the 25 November - what's so special about that?

Well it's 1 month till Christmas... but that's not why I'm making a big deal.

It's been exactly 1 month (25 Oct) since I won my class at the New Zealand Nationals!

Yes that's a big deal to me, but the other thing is that I have not 'Blown up like a Balloon' I have continued with at least 1 hour cardio a day and I have trained at lease 4 times per week and for 5 out of 7 days I'm following my competition diet (Mon- Fri) and having cheat meals/days during the weekend.

This seems to be working for me, as at today I am 3 kilos heavier than I weighed in for comp day. Every Friday I weigh between 60 & 61 kg's have my cheat food and relax during the weekends and then each Monday I weigh about 63kgs and I go back on 'plan' and use up the extra fuel, and re-hydrate to ensure any water retention is fixed! I think the 're-feeds' ensures my metobolisum does not get to used to the low carb, high protein diet I am on during the week.

I took some 'Post Comp' pictures last weekend just to show that I have not put on a whole stack of weight like I did the last 2 times I competed. Will be sure to post 'em up sometime soon too.

Sample of diet Monday - Friday

M1: Oats/ 1 Egg white / Protein Shake
M2: White Fish or Chicken / Rice Cake or sweet potato / 1-2 c. brocolli
M3 - M4: as per meal 2
M5: White Fish or Chicken / 1-2 c. brocolli
M6: Post work out Protein Shake

*Calories are approx 1,500 -1,800 as there is alot of protein! I'm certainly not starving myself and it seems to be working + it's simple and easy to eat the same thing over again through the day and through the week. Boring maybe, but my food is nothing but boring in the weekend if I keep it clean during the week.

Gotta say that it is a bit harded to stay motivated without a competition coming up, but I have come to think that if I can keep this up and still have cheats in the weekends and make use of the extra carbs and calories by training hard and heavy following a cheat then I can only improve while not being too hard on myself mentally! I just need to keep a track of everything day to day to ensure I don't go overboard.
Something I'm proud of, is our Competion wall - the booty claimed by Jason and I, collected between May 2007 & November 2008 (4 comps total). As you can see there are some motivational images as well as pics of ourselves.

Training tonight will be Chest and Back with Jason - should be fun - but the gym is just so very busy now with Summer coming up and everyone has realised that they need to loose some fat! I hate that, the increase of people make it harded to navigate the gym floor. I can't help but think they should have been coming in winter like I was, then they wouldn't be panicing and putting in a last minute effort to look good at the beach. Oh well, whatever gets people moving and training, as long as they stick with it and don't get in my way too much : )


Anonymous said...

You deserve all the accolades you have acheived.

Take care and best wishes :-) :-).


RaeC said...

Congratulations on the photoshoot Eve... can't wait to see the bigger pics. Also congrats on controlling the post-comp puff, love your trophy cabinet, mine are just on a sideboard. Need a few more before I get the cabinet happening... LOL!! xxx