keepingupwithmexx asked: Hiii! One question ... If i do crossfit , its true that i lost weight with it?! Pd sorry for my english im mexican Please answer me
I lost a bunch of weight! But you really get what you put into it :D
jacqued3 asked: Hey girl! Yes, I've tried the mint chocolate chip gum too! That is my go-to when I'm hungry bc the mint helps, but is sweeter than normal peppermint gum :) hey do you have an IG? I'm on that way more and would love to follow your prep- my ultimate goal is to do a WBFF show one day!
I do! This is my first WBFF show, super nervous but trusting the process! Cocoxo7. Follow me and I’ll follow you; i’m excited to watch your journey!
«Song of the nightt: Runaway, Mr Little Jeans»
Sooooooo today I had the worst morning of all time. My car had a flat tire and broke down, and it took AAA 2 hours to get to me. Messed up my meals completely and I can really feel it. Didn’t drink enough water either.
I found myself wishing I had a quick snack in the form of protein with me that I wouldn’t need a fork for, which brings me to this post.
Last night I watched my friend John make italian meatballs. After enduring quite a bit of teasing about my obviously irish heritage, I vowed that I would make a competition approved version- and after this morning I decided they needed to be bite sized!
Bikini Competition Irish Meatballs
- Ground Turkey (1 package, however much that might be)
- Franks Red Hot (to taste, but i like it hot)
- Mrs. Dash Garlic and Herb seasoning to taste (yay! Salt free!)
- A drip of egg white- barely though as to not go over my protein allotment for this meal.
Preheat your oven to 350 and mash all this in a bowl- should look a bit like this before the mashing:
Then grab 2 baking pans and line with coconut oil (very little!) Roll into bite size balls and VIOLA! Cook for 30-35 minutes. A quick snack- and delicious! Who says the irish cant make a good meatball.
I’m exhausted, so that’s all folks.
I have officially begun my diet and exercise regimen for the WBFF Fitness Atlantic in April (April 13th to be exact). It’s been a difficult start- in fact the first two days I was extremely snappy due to the sugar cravings I had been having; pretty much ripped the face off my friend John for no reason at all via text message. However on Day 5 of this diet, I am feeling normal again. I have to eat 6 small meals a day- one protein choice and one carb choice out of a list of foods in each catergory; 3 times a day I have to consume a ‘clean’ fat (in this case coconut oil, peanut butter, EVOO- which is disgusting by the spoonful- or avocado). My post on chocolate avocado mousee (heavily modified without anything not comp approved) has come in CRAZY handy, seeing as I can have Hershey cocoa powder (which is unsweetened, but smells and kind of tastes like the real deal, especially when you cant eat any other chocolate).
Sugarless gum has really helped the cravings as well^^ I’m totally addicted to this one- again not my photo, from the Googz. Same with herbal teas :D
More on the exersize later- I don’t want to bore you with a zillion character post. I’ll be posting some meals I’ve come up with for this prep on here shortly.
Nothing like a good breakfast to make you think about your life…
^^ Google image, not mine. I wish I had that type of skill with a smartphone.
Anyway I went to the GarageGames in Cranston, Rhode Island to watch my close friend John compete. He did great- placing 6th out of probably over 40/50 people or something like that on his first day- with today promising to be even better. When I was there I was feeling so inspired by the team spirit in the box that day- I want to start doing competitions and pushing myself harder at Crossfit. I didn’t really push myself much for the first 6 months- because I was seeing changes and my focus was much more on my body than on my strength. This has definitely shifted.
Also having the support of people that I admire (like my friend Johno) in my fitness goals is pretty exciting. We were talking yesterday about how I need to build out my shoulders. Normally I would be super defensive about parts of my body that need work- but John gave me advice on some workouts that I should do and I was more excited to try them than anything!
Next week begins Erin and my intense gym step ups- 2/day training with fasted cardio at 630-7ish before work and Crossfit after or an iso workout at the gym. I’m feeling pretty excited. I can’t wait to see the type of strength gains that are my new goals!
Train insane, or remain the same- right?
I’ve started the ‘bulking’ period of my training for this competition. I’m eating alot, and lifting heavy, and loving every second of it. However, I’m having a real problem cutting out certain foods that I’m sure I’ve developed some kind of addiction to at some point in my life- namely sweets. I seem unable to resist chocolate- in all forms but especially small forms like M&Ms. Also- I’m having a hard time resisting certain types of fruits.
Its a good thing that I love protein so much, but keeping a food journal is so disheartening! I had a minor step backwards with the no drinking a few weeks ago, but its been smooth sailing since.
I think I’d like to do a fitness photo shoot as well, as I get closer to my competition date so that I can memorialize this process. So much fun but it really doesn’t feel real yet either.
Does anyone have any advice on how to tame these sugar cravings?
Today I had my body consultation at BodyRock. Essentially this entails getting in a swimsuit, having a personal trainer take your measurements and weight/height, and then take a bunch of photos of you in various poses.
I really like my trainer- her name is Nicole and she competed in WBFF shows for 5 years- she’s even on their website on the cover of a fitness magazine. She’s really outgoing and funny, and obviously also totally gorge. She has a lot of confidence in me already- she says that I have a great body for competing: unsure if this is something she says to everyone, or not- but it made me feel pretty fucking pumped to hear it.
^^ Oh yeah, NBD but thats totally her.
Anyway after she took my measurements, she told me that she could get me ready in 8 weeks if I wanted, but since we have so much more time we’re going to focus on building muscle. This is going to be a bit like my own personal ‘bulking’ phase. In the words of ‘Nic’, I’ll be “eating alot, and lifting alot”. Luckily those are my two favorite things…
i did express my concern about gaining weight- she said not to worry because I’ll be eating super clean. This is going to help me put on muscle now to get lean later. I have between now and the last week in December before ‘Phase 1’ of the leaning out happens.
Gah! I’m so excited to start my meal plans and training program. Nic is going to give me an overview for both until I start phase one- starting on Monday.
Exciting stuff happened today- I went for my first consultation at Body Rock, Inc. After talking with Nicole at Team Body Rock, we decided that I would be a good fit for their training program (!!!!!). The specialize in training girls for WBFF shows- these shows are clean shows and (according to Nicole, who has been competing for 5 years) the nicest shows to compete in- very professional and well organized. This is also the type of show to gain the most exposure- though that’s not what I’m totally focused on at the moment, maybe when it gets closer I will be.
Anyway- I’m going in next Tuesday to get my figured ‘checked out’ for lack of a better phrase- so we can identify what I need to work on before ‘prep’, and get a customized plan in the works. Intensive meal planning and workout planning begins the last week of December. There are 4 phases- one for each month before the competition.
So much to be excited about! My very own competition swim suit, photo shoots, Team Body Rock swag, and a ton of other stuff- including a goal. I’m the type of person who NEEDS a goal to focus on or I begin to feel lost. This is exactly what I need right now. And I have the support of a bunch of amazing people behind me, including but not limited to my parents, my little sister, and my best friends.
Can’t wait- I’ll update next week (possibly with pictures) so we can track my progress. I say we because, shit, why not. In like 5 months there will be plenty of pictures of me in a swimsuit on the net, might as well start early.