Four Days of Fun

Fun Fun Fun. That is what I will be having in about 12 hours or so (well if you are reading this at 5am!). I have 10 plus hours of work to get through, then I have 4 glorious days off thanks to the holiday.

I move in ONE WEEK and oh my gosh I haven’t packed a thing. A month ago I said I was going to start and well…. here I sit, with the boxes staring at me as I type this. I’ve been so busy though and my mind has been all over the place.

Yesterday was a pretty busy day for me. I started my morning as usual and then had breakfast (the same as the day before- oatmeal, banana, and almonds). Then I headed to the OR for a few cases. I was supposed to be out by 11:45 and I wasn’t done until after 2pm. Yikes. By then I was like a wild animal on the hunt for food. I had my quinoa blend, shrimp and mixed veggies that I had prepped on Sunday night.

Mixed veggies with garlic herb Ms Dash, quinoa blend, and 3 oz shrimp!
Mixed veggies with garlic herb Ms Dash, quinoa blend, and 3 oz shrimp!

After inhaling this, then doing an admission and some other work, I hunted down my team only to stop in the stair well because I had extreme chest pain. I literally sat on the steps

chest pain, call cardiology stat!
chest pain, call cardiology stat!

I was okay, I knew it was heartburn but it was EXTREME. I get it really bad when I skip meals and since I had to wait so long to eat it must have hit me full force after I ate so fast. Plus pouring a bottle of hot sauce/cholulu on your veggies doesn’t exactly help. Whoops!

After 430 I changed and forced myself to workout. Like I said these next few days I am taking it easy because my competition prep is going to take all my effort!

12 weeks out. I think I look pretty good as a base! I'm ready to transform more
12 weeks out. I think I look pretty good as a base! I’m ready to transform more

At the gym I did 30 minutes on the incline elliptical then did a small chest routine. The first two I did lying down on a bench.

  • Chest Presses, 40 lb bar, 12 reps, then 5 reps SLOW, then 10 pulses at the bottom x 3 sets (wow this burns)
  • Chest fly’s, 15 lb weights, 12 reps x 4 sets
  • Around the worlds, 8 lb kettles, 8 reps x 3 sets
  • Standing chest open and close (wide fly’s, almost straight arms), 8 lb kettles, 10 reps x 4 sets
  • TRX pushups, 12 reps x 4 sets
  • Planks on palms, 30 seconds x 2 sets, then one set of obliques each side on palm with one foot in the air
From the side, still vein poppin'
From the side, still vein poppin’

As you can see, a quick routine!

I love this tank I have on too! It really shows off my back, which I think looks great lately šŸ™‚

Arms up!
Back progress, each day is a step in the right direction
Head dipped a little further. Back progress, each day is a step in the right direction

When I came home I scrounged up more food, had a fluff and got to work filling out more details of my life to my new coach! I am really excited to work with him. I think the attention to detail is amazing. Even though it has taken me a long time to answer all his questions, that is what I need in a coach. Someone who is going to look at my life and see where I need help and how to make this work with my crazy work schedule.

These past two days I have been so extremely excited about this. Both days I have gotten out of bed and it’s the first thing on my mind and I start smiling. If I can wake up at 4:30 am with a smile on my face I know I’ve made the right decision. Even if I do not stand a chance against other competitors (some people do this full time and are pros), I’ll know I did it to the best of my ability and that it made me happy!

Today is going to be a busy day for me. I’m in the OR again all day until 3pm. This time I am eating a big breakfast so I do not come out with a pounding headache and attack my lunchbox as if I haven’t had food in weeks.

Prep is so close! Cheat meal tomorrow šŸ˜€

Cheat meal smile
Cheat meal smile

XOXO With a Cherry On Top,


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  1. Chelsea @ LittleOneRuns

    I’m getting so excited!! Can’t wait for it all to begin! Hope today goes by fast! šŸ™‚

    1. Katie

      lol I’m excited too! I have so much to do between now and August!

  2. Anesa

    would you share with us your new eating plan?

    1. Katie

      Here’s the thing and I will post more about it on my blog. This is a service I am paying for, so unfortunately I won’t be able to share. Plus this diet is catered TO ME and my busy lifestyle. So what works for me will not work for everyone else! But I can share the general idea.

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