Beginning of Prep
Hello and Happy Thursday!
I have now been back on “prep” since Saturday, but not that much has changed. I’m tracking my calories, fats, proteins, and carbs now, that’s the only difference. This prep I’m already struggling because I was used to cardio every single day, now I barely do it.
Am I nervous? Why yes.
And to top it off my calories are pretty high for prep, so I’m wondering if I should stay where I am at or already cut. As you can tell I’m nervous about all of it, wondering will this work, will I have enough time, can I do it again? I know I can do it, it’s just figuring out if I’m doing it the right way. Coach keeps telling me yes, but I know more about my body and how it functions than he does.
So what am I going to do with all this indecisiveness?
Well, I’m going to continue what I’m doing doing for at least 2-3 weeks and see what happens. That will leave me at 10 weeks out, plenty of time to change up the game if needed.
On Tuesday I worked out with a new gym friend, Danielle. We did legs together and she showed me an awesome way that she does leg presses. I just have to share! Warning: I almost threw up after it.
- Start with 2, 45 plates (or if you need lighter, go with 25’s). Do 10 reps
- At the end of the 10th rep, 25 lbs is added. Do 10 reps.
- Add 25 more lbs, 10 more reps.
Basically your partner continues to add 25 more pounds each time (obviously alternating the sides you add the weight) until you reach a max weight. 10 reps after each plate has been added. If you need to lock out the machine and take a breather it’s okay. I switched the position of my feet too to work different areas of the legs.
- Feet wide
- Feet narrow
- Feet touching
I’ve never done presses with my feet touching, but oh my! That’s a good one! It really burns the hamstrings.
So are we done? NOPE! Once the max weight has been reached then you strip the weight off one plate at a time, again doing 10 more reps as each plate comes off. Towards the end I had Danielle take off a plate on each side. I continued the 10 reps until there was absolutely nothing left on the machine and I was just pressing the sled (believe me it’ll still burn).
I didn’t count, but it was easily over 100 leg presses. OUCH!
On Wednesday I was back to my routine with coach and we did a chest workout. Since I’ve been training chest with him I’ve noticed a difference. I think it’s really going to start showing once I lean out a bit. I’m excited for that part!
I even had on my bikini girl tank to get myself in the zone… but of course I forgot to take a selfie. so for your viewing pleasure here is my wonder woman shirt 😀
And SPEAKING of getting in the zone. Lookie at what arrived yesterday….
Color samples! For my new bikini of course 🙂
This time I am not hiding the color in black and white and all that jazz. Does it really matter? Nope. The first time it was fun and the excitement of what I will wear. Once I figure out what I want as far as the crystals, I will keep the actual suit a secret until it’s on me on show day in October, but for now I have decided to share the color!
I decided on BLUE! Normally, it wouldn’t be my first choice, but I feel like it looks the best on stage, especially on the brunettes. I’ve attended many shows this year and I’ve always been drawn to that color when I see someone up there. I always trust my first instincts!
So which one do we like? I’ve numbered them to make it easier! (I know it’s a little hard to appreciate the true shine and sparkle from this picture).
Picking is the hardest part, but I’m so excited to see it once it’s made for me. Coach and I picked the same one, as did my mom! Let’s see what you guys choose 🙂
Have a great Thursday. Train, eat, sleep, repeat!
XOXO With a Cherry On Top,