Thursday, January 20, 2011

21day Detox - Day 5.5 (lol)

Yes I'm going through a Detox so to speak as I prepare for my next show. As I mentioned in my Cardio Rambling vlog, I decided to meet with a trainer up here in CT because I really needed & wanted my hand held this time. Now there's no doubt I would've done just fine without a trainer but "doing fine" isn't what I want . . . I WANNA WIN!! So to ensure success I sought out the knowledge of a local trainer to literally kick my arse in shape and to allow me to clear my mind a bit. So when I met with him this past weekend and we did m weight & body fat (which we will NOT talk about in detail hehehe), he decided I needed to go on a Detox to get myself back on track and I couldn't have agreed more. Truthfully this is just clean eats to the extreme which is what I would normally be doing close to the end of competition prep. Honestly the majority of the things I have to say NO to aren't that hard except for my Splenda Brown Sugar. But the things on my NO-NO list that are no problem for me are:ugar or sugar substitute
  • sugar - NEVER use regular sugar
  • salt - used very sparingly to begin with
  • bread - don't eat it anyway
  • dairy - don't drink milk anyway
  • pasta - don't eat this either
  • gluten based products - I already do everything in my power to stay away from these
  • alcohol - I rarely drink except for times like NYE
Now here are the one's that are killing me:
  • splenda brown sugar
  • salsa
  • nuts & trailmix
  • marinades or low fat dressings I would sometimes use to make meals
The list of the things that are driving me batty is very small but VERY powerful!!! The funny thing is I don't over indulge in any of them except the nuts & trailmix but I miss them all the same. For example the splenda & salsa. . . I use a very minimal amount of these when I'm eating my oatmeal or eggs, broccoli & chicken. Now I can't have them at all and I just find myself staring at them in the cabinet or fridge when I'm prepping my food. But I will say now that I've made it 6 days without these things I'm actually doing pretty good. I only suffered one brief moment when I was being haunted by nuts but I quickly got over it with the satisfying taste of a sweet potato.
Honestly I have to tell you I've never felt better, not so much because of the fact that I'm doing something different then I've ever done but because I'm following the plan to the letter!! This includes my workouts and my cardio. Yes my beloved cardio got cut back too but for good reason. I was actually hurting myself more than I was helping myself with the massive amounts of cardio I was doing and lack of calories I was feeding myself. Ohhhhhhhhh and the other thing that's driving me crazy is NOT being able to weigh. . . .YES I'm admitting that I've been a scale junkie and I was getting on it constantly and driving myself bananas with the results. Well now I can't weigh until my 21 days are up and I'm going to stick to it!
This Detox is not only helping my body it's helping my mental state!! I'm using this time to cleanse my mind of all the negativity and craziness that I would feed myself on a regular basis. This behavior was spawned from negative comments and actions from friends and family close to me in the past that has driven me to question the success that I have had up to this point. So all in all this Detox is the BEST thing that could've ever happened to me and I welcome it with open arms!!
See ya in a few days with my ploymetrics & olympic lift demo
Much Love

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

I know its LATE but . . .


I just want ya'll to know this was one of the BEST holiday seasons I've ever had. I spent Thanksgiving with my mom & LC's family and that was GREAT!! We really had a wonderful time just hanging out & relaxing.
Here's some pics from that weekend 

 Then for Christmas we were at my mom's house and that's where Santa met us ;) On Christmas morning Kyndal ran in the room to announce to myself & LC that "Santa's real!! He's really real!! You see he ate some of the cookie and drank the hot chocolate". Now needless to say ya'll she had to pass the gifts to pick up the plate with the cookies and hot chocolate and somehow she overlooked the gifts, so we had to send her back out there to check out her gifts. Well once she saw all that Santa left for her she tried to run back in our room but ended up going in the closet instead LOLOL. She said "OMG do you see all that stuff he left me . . .I am about to FREAK OUT!!" Trust me when I tell you we hollered laughing LOLOL!! She totally enjoyed all her gifts at my moms, then she went to her dad's then a few days later we went to LC's parents house and she got even more gifts. So lemmi tell you this child has a WONDERFUL & BLESSED Christmas!!! After an AWESOME Christmas it was off to the ATL to spend NYE with some of his friends then time to head back to CT but not without making a stop at some of LC's family friends house where we laughed ourselves silly. 
Here's some pics from Christmas

Now hold your breath for the NYE2010 pics

As I stated earlier it was a GREAT Holiday Season as you can see by the many pictures. Now its DOWN TO BUSINESS!! In about 13.5 weeks I'm competing in my 1st show of the season up here in CT and I'm trying to BRING IT!! This season I'm going to do what I should've last year and that's compete in Figure and I'll do 1 or 2 Fitness Model competitions too. So later stay tuned I'll be blogging about my competition prep and other things. I'm also planning on doing several vlogs along the way showing my workouts, giving updates and just rambling on about whatever because sometimes I just need to get it out LOLOL!! Anyway stay focused and as always I'm wishing you much success on your journeys