wednesday was one of those days. when i don’t get enough rest my world comes crashing down. i wanted to say screw this whole competition, quit, and eat an entire papa johns pizza. 👿 i want to eat an entire pizza every day, but that day i threatened myself out loud. it just got worse and worse as the day went on. i worked out with my trainer that morning, and i somehow hit the gym in the evening for round two.
i took a pic just so i could remember this very day and my mood at the time. i can laugh at it now, but i’m pretty positive i’ll feel like this again or worse in the next few weeks as my journey to the stage draws near. and come on, a journey wouldn’t be a journey if it didn’t have a mixture of good, bad, high, and low days.
keep. pressing. forward.
that was prolly my worst workout of this entire journey though. i could barely get my heart rate up to my fat burning zone, and i literally struggled to keep it there, which is always relatively easy. after my last meal that night, THANKFULLY Chiso calmed down enough to go to sleep early with me even though he took a late nap.
Thursday was a new day. a better day. a high carb day. i DID get some good rest the night before and felt tons better, mentally and physically.
Chiso wasn’t the only one enjoying fresh fruit that day 🙂
this is just some of his meal… sweet potatoes, avocado, and his fav, strawberries.
i got in some posing practice that night after my cardio.
POW, stick that hip out there!
i can be silly/goofy/flirty, but being serious/sexy/flirty WITHOUT laughing and feeling like an idiot is the tough part. how i will ever manage to sell it and make it believable on stage is beyond me, but i have 3 weeks to figure it out.
i feel wack taking these pics of myself but who do you think i am, june ambrose!? i need a picture snapping assistant. sometimes.
this will be my final pose before exiting the stage. 😯 kidding.
i didn’t even think to bring my show suit with me- my coach said i should be practicing in it or at least less clothing from here on out though. she’s absolutely right cause i could not see my body the way i needed to.
some days i feel way too skinny, some days i feel like i could maintain this weight. either way, Sonny reminded me that if i do fall off the wagon after this competition, i now have the tools and the knowledge to get my body back where i want it to be. well, what could i say after that lol?
i made more banana pancakes this morning cause they make me happy. and i need all the happiness i can get!!!!
i think i have made/eaten them for the past week and i can’t stop. until i can add more crazy ingredients to my batter, i’ll have them just like this up until the show. so YES, more pics of pancakes are coming, you’ve been warned.
have you made these pancakes yet!? what did you put in yours?
OMG! I had one of those whack days too! Like 4 days ago. Sleep deprived, stressed, no patience, hating my meals, and dreading the evening run to come…Uggh!!! I was grateful when I hit the sack that night. Keep pushing. Three weeks will fly by. You’re such an inspiration!! Good luck!!!
lol, all of the above, right!? i’m hanging in there and will not be defeated. you are making such awesome progress yourself- nice abs!! thanks for the kind words and for reading:)
I am going to try those pancakes next week, I will let you know, how it turns out!
and I know the feeling, you are almost there and my inspiration to being fit and sexy in my thirties!
please do! get creative!
and thanks girl- will continue to just take this one day at a time. i’m happy you’re inspired!!! do your thing!!
I made my first batch of those pancakes yesterday, and again today and I love it, I use half my banana for the mix and the remaining half to top and just a lil bit of syrup. Delish! I eat them with a side of egg whites and it kept me full in the AM!
I love it, so quick, easy and good!
YES!! that is exactly how i prepare mine, YUMMY!!! what a nutritious, FILLING breakfast, huh!