28 weeks to go...
Monday, December 12, 2011
28 Weeks to go till I step on stage. Seems like a long way off, but lots of work to be done in that time.
Christmas is so close, and my battle with ‘Fat Girl’ is in full swing….breaking with routine allows for my inner fat girl to visit. I don’t really want to see her, but I know that the next few weeks, she will inevitably come to visit. My goal is to only see her once on the weekend, and then, come January, I’m gonna have to say goodbye to ‘fat girl’ for a while…I am mentally preparing for this. She loves to bring me candy…
Jokes aside, this week, diet was a challenge. Water as a challenge. With the cold weather, it is getting harder to drink my goal of 4L of water, so I am trying to drink peppermint and green tea, which helps….but it is still difficult. I feel like I have entered hibernation mode, which has me craving lasagna, home-made baked bread, and all other sorts of comfort food. So I acknowledge this, and my goal for this week is to find variations of these foods that will still keep me on course for what I am setting out to accomplish. Growing muscles. The great thing about training through the winter, is that because I am trying to grow muscles, I do not need to cut calories, but my focus is on eating as clean as possible, and fueling my workouts. I noticed that it is nice not to let myself be hungry. I know that when cutting time arrives, this will be different, but I am also trying to focus on now. Not yesterday, not tomorrow, just NOW. Every choice I make NOW will make a difference.
I took some pictures this weekend, and noticed that my legs are less jiggly, my back is leaner, and I am starting to see some abdominal muscles. My coach, noticed that my bum is less ‘fat’. . I will continue to clean up my diet, and will NOT beat myself over the head come Christmas. My plan to manage Christmas is to allow myself Christmas day to eat those things I completely enjoy. I will not eat anything that does not taste good to me, and I will savour every single bite of the things that do, paying attention to my portions (of course)…and there will only be 1 day of indulgence. On New Years Eve, I will enjoy a couple of glasses of champagne (my fave) as well as a really delicious meal. Those are the two days which I intend to enjoy with food, all the others, I will enjoy the company of my friends and family, without the food. (I am saying this out loud to be held accountable, and will report back).
Big accomplishments for me last week…Leg pressed 340lbs. Never thought I would ever do this, and I did.
Finally curled 30 lbs (couldn’t get past 25)
Did 1 legged push ups 4 x 12 (never even tried to do one before)
What I learned from this? I am stronger than I think, or give myself credit for.
What I need to do this week?
PUSH PUSH PUSH!!!!
Focus this next rotation is to build my upper body, which to me looks piddly compared to my legs. (Which have gotten bigger) So instead of talking myself out of lifting really heavy, I am going to give it all I’ve got. I am looking forward to seeing my pictures on January 6. I hope I see some progress. Scratch that. I KNOW i’ll see progress.
Off to the gym.