Hello!! Hope everyone is doing well. It’s Friday so that is always a plus! Let’s see…. foot was feeling great today when I woke up!! Very happy about that. A little tight in some places, but it didn’t stop me at all today and I had ZERO pain. Still icing and ibuprofening (yes i know that is not a word 🙂 ) it.I think my workouts day make up for the extra food yesterday. And also could probably get me admitted to Workoutaholics anonymous, but that is another story. Holy cow.
-Began the day with 25 min. on the treadmill.(mix of running/incline walking)
-Met with Dae to do Shoulders and some abs. Not the most intense workout of life, but I have still been taking it easy with my shoulders because of how tight/pained they were a few weeks ago. Still a good workout though.
-Afterwards, I did Em’s cardio workout twice.
I stretched (6 days in a row baby!) and headed home.
Worked for a few hours, and then headed to a new gym called Funktional Fitness.
This gym is a studio with two trainers who train their clients with exactly what it sounds like…functional fitness. It is a boot camp-like gym and the workouts are VERY effective. I will tell you how I came across them later in this post. Today I went there and did the Dirty 30. It was my first time there, and this was a timed workout. Basically you do 30 reps of each exercise as fast as you can…they were:
-Tire jumps(literally jumping up onto a big ass tire and back to the floor..30 times)
-Jumping pull ups
-Kettle bell swings
-Hanging Knee Raises
-Back Extensions on a Ball
-Wall Ball Throws(Hold a medicine ball and do a deep squat and throw the ball up and into the wall as you come up)
-Burpees(by far the hardest part of all of this)
This was definitely the hardest 8.5 minutes of my life. But i did make it to the 2nd place mark on their wall for time!! Not bad for a first timer!
Anyways, the way I came across this gym is also the thing I have been teasing you all with. My GOOD NEWS 🙂
Basically I wrote this gym an e-mail expressing that I would like to promote their gym and in return they would sponsor me in my upcoming competitions. We met on Tuesday and had a very nice talk. Things were looking good, and they scheduled me to come workout today and then to go over some more details. We talked after my dirtiest 30 workout, and are still negotiating. I will know for sure tomorrow, but I am pretty confident that we will work out some type of deal. I can’t tell you how excited I am about this. I used to joke around about being paid to workout, but it is actually happening! 🙂
In other good news:
- I am going to be featured as Transformation of the Week on Bodybuilding.com (not sure which week yet)
- My picture is being featured on Fitness Star Network!!
Personal goals are really going great!! Thank you all for the kind words about my brother, it is a struggle, but I will get through it.
Meals for today:
M1: 1c. spinach, 1egg, 1c. egg whites, 4TBSP AB(really gotta slow down with the AB lol)
M2: 4.5 oz. chicken, 1/4 avocado, 2TBSP salsa, 1/2 c. brown rice, 2TBSP AB(agh!)
M3: 3oz. chicken, 1 red bell pepper
M4: Salad made with: mixed greens, 1/2 can no salt added salmon, 1/2 roma tomato, 1/2 TBSP coconut oil, 2TBSP fresh Pico De Gallo
M5: 1c. spinach, 1c. egg whites, asparagus
M6: 3oz. chicken, 1 red bell pepper
Might have another bell pepper or some veggies, but other than that I’m done for the day. I’m exhausted and may go out tonight, but probably just going to relax, ice the foot, and sleep like a baby.(hopefully)