my last post was deleted completely and i almost cracked. it’s not the first time that has happened, but when it does, my ‘make up’ post usually turns out better the second time. and i remember to add a whole bunch of stuff i left out the first time. so, it’s all good.
so, HI 🙂
this post was supposed to go out on Labor Day, whoops. speaking of LD, was there a party at your gym late-morning/early afternoon too!? i think everybody slept in, then got up and went to the gym at the same time. there were people EVERYWHERE on every machine. that’s a good thing though as there are no holidays for your health.
oh and also, i have managed to go from an iPhone, to a brand spanking new Samsung galaxy s3, to NO phone in a matter of days. gaaaaaaaaaaaah, having no phone is THE absolute worst thing ever these days. especially when it’s your fault 🙄 replacement phone is en route. i miss Instagram so much, lol! IG on the PC is wack!
10 days, not weeks, left until the show. i have always been a cardio horse, so these last few days of it will be a piece of cake.
i actually gained some weight this past week (due to the carb loading, water, and gaining more muscle), but i still managed to drop a tad more body fat, whoop whoop. last progress pic(s) until the show- no spoilers!
10% body fat
few more progress shots before this morning’s workout (stole Sonny’s phone)
my meal plan is different all the way up until show day, so my trainer says to expect more changes and i will.
my abs seem to have disappeared for the moment, but it’s temporary bloating. you know i asked!!
even more reason to love my racerback tops now!
got my show suit, got my theme wear and now all i need to do is PRACTICE. some more. oh and get that other stuff done too of course: waxing, makeup, hair, and tanning. my posing coach, Christine, sent out an email that included a checklist of everything i need to have done or do. all i can say is WHEW! i felt this same feeling before my wedding, before Sonny’s 30th birthday party, before Chiso’s 1st birthday party… yeah, pretty much before any big event. a feeling of suffocation, anxiety, and my mind racing a mile a minute… just ready to just get this the heck over with. my life will then settle down a bit…until the next thing i get myself into.
now for some food porn!!!!
this was Chiso’s breakfast today- his current favorite. banana oat pancakes, banana chunks, and eggs.
i packed a quick snack for him before i headed out too: roasted sweet potatoes, some ripe avocado, and strawberries.
while i was making breakfast, i got going on my lunches- i munched on steak and potatoes for my low carb menu today. i roasted my sweet potatoes last night (450 deg oven for about 45 min), so they were already soft and just needed to be reheated later.
i put my grill pan over super high heat and grilled my steaks which had been marinating in liquid smoke, garlic powder, onion powder, and montreal steak seasoning.
i packed up meals 2 and 3 before heading out earlier.
however when i got home this evening, i got fancy! this totally feels like a cheat meal, forreal. i made garlic sweet potato fries instead of my usual roasted. i told you sweet potatoes are SO versatile!
i cut them up, then i got crazy and used all this on them lol. no added calories but plenty of flavor. (the smokehouse maple seasoning does have sodium and sugar in it but i went super-duper light) i read about the butter flavoring and it’s pretty awesome and smells WONDERFUL.
grilled sirloin steak topped with avocado, garlic sweet potato fries, and fresh sautéed spinach. i’ll be Instagramming this as soon as i get my phone back lol.
it tasted as amazing as it looked!
*season the fries and pop them in a 400 deg oven for about 20 min. spread them out so they cook evenly*
and i get to have it one more time for meal 6!! happy rest of your hump evening!!