Monday, May 7, 2007

Gosh Darn PMS!

I swear, I am fine about 3 out of 4 weeks in a month. My husband might argue that with me a little bit, but why does one day change everything. Im happy, great, fine on Saturday, but then Sunday hit and all the sudden Im grouchy, irritable, in a bad mood, and feel like I want to cry every second and think my life is falling apart. HA! Then I realize....oh yeah, it must be getting close to that time of the month. MAN, being a girl really stinks sometimes. I hate it though b/c all the sudden I become so unmotivated to do anything. Especially with my cardio and weights. I dont want to clean, Im tried and want to rest OH and not to mention I want to eat EVERYTHING in sight, which dosent help the fact that I have been strictly dieting and intensely working out for the past 3 weeks and then this whole ONE week I just want to blow it all out of the water!

So, just to help motivate myself to get back on track with my "fitness" goals, Im going to write them down and just throw them out there. Today is Monday, which is good, beacuse I can start fresh today and try to get another good strong week under my belt. I am supposed to go back to Canada on June 20 for another photoshoot and I really wanted to blow them away by how much I have changed since September. I do great, like I said, except for about a week out of the month and then I have to pull myself up by my coat tails just to get moving again and I have to smack my own hand 20 million times a day for eating the wrong things. So, today is a new start. Im feeling a little better.....well.....kinda.....maybe not....but Im trying to be positive. First, here are some things Im greatful for:

My familys love and support
My husbands surgery went well and he is on his way to a full recovery
Hubby has a great job and supports us well
For my 2 cute little boys
That I am able to stay at home with the kids
For my health
For my opportunities in my new fitness life :)

This week I am just going to try to be consistant in my workouts, run 2-3 miles 5 days this week, I will lift weights atleast 3 times preferablly 4, and my diet is going to be clean.

That is the game plan. We are going to San Antonio again on friday becasue my brother Graham is graduating from the Engineering program and my family is flying into town for it. Im excited to see them. But, I do have to admit that one thing that does pop into my mind is "food." Thats what we do when family is around is eat a LOT of gooooood food. Its so hard for me to be good on my plan when I go home. O-well, its just part of life, so I have to have a good balance of it. I really wouldnt normally be so fanatic about it, but I do have some fintess goals I would like to achieve this year. Here are a couple of events I want to be ready for this year:


There are some more competitions that I am interesed in, but these just give me good motivation and time to prepare for. I want to do atleast ONE this year and I will do it!!!!

Ok, so I think I have sufficiantly given myself a little pick-me-up under the current circumstances. HA. So, mission accomplished. I have a plan, I have a goal......Im ready to do it!
Wish me luck.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Adela kicked my butt!

Today I had a training session with Ms. Olympia Adela Garcia. I just have to say one thing...that if I thought I worked myself out hard before...HOLY COW....that was NOTHING! She really kicked my butt! Lets just say she STARTED me lifting with weights that I usually END with lifting in my own workouts. She pushed me to my limits...well, what I thought were my limits, and now I truly believe that saying "The only limits we have, are the ones we put on ourselves." That is so true. Every time I though I couldn't do one more rep., she would say, "ok, now 5 more." Granted, I did think I was going to die and I was trying to be tough and not let it show, but man...that girl is killer. I think she could tell I was tired when my face was turning bright red and there was sweat dripping down my nose. It has been 3 hours and I think my muscles are STILL shaking. Even though I am passing out with exhaustion to the point of nausea, I loved every minute of it! There is something inside of me that loves to be pushed to the limit and then exceed it. It gives me a sense of accomplishment knowing that it is mind over body and I am in control. At the end of our session I was still thinking OH MY GOSH, Im not coming back. HAHA, but now I cant wait to go again. Plus, she had me show the gym owner my Oxygen Magazine ad and he even recognized me from my commercial and said if I give him a copy of the ad to frame, he'll give me 6 months of free membership at the gym. NICE! Its my first brush with fame...haha...I get my first freebee. :)

Here is a picture of me and Adela. My face is red and sweaty and not my favorite picture, but hey, I just think its awesome I get to train with the BEST!

oh...and....Note to time take the picture BEFORE you work out :)