I would say the one things I hate most about contest prep is that I can’t sleep. During my last prep, I slept for 3-4 hours at a time. If I slept through the entire night, it was a God-send.
Apparently my diet is taking effect, because the sleepless nights are back. Last night I woke up and was able to fall back asleep pretty easily, tonight, not so much. Instead of laying in bed wishing I was sleeping, I got up and made some tea and am going to blog. If this makes no sense, then I must be sleep walking 🙂 Speaking of dieting……
Things have been going really well. 110% well. I love it and I am not feeling deprived what-so-ever. The carb-cycling works well for me and I’m already down 2 pounds from last week. I have to keep it at this rate in order to be ready for the show, but I’m feeling confident.
Most of yesterday’s meals were Twittered, but here they are…
m1 at 430 am :-o: 1 egg, 5 whites, 2 T salsa
m2: 1 scoop protein
m3: 1 cup spinach, 5 egg whites, 1 T chia seeds soaked in water and mixed with stevia/cinnamon.
m4: 4 oz ground turkey burger, 1/2 cucumber and mustard
m5: 1 cup spinach, 1 can no salt added tuna, 1/2 avocado, a few slices of tomato/cucumber, 2 T Salsa
m6: 4 oz. ground turkey burger, 1/2 T coconut oil, 1 med. carrot
m7: Protein Ice Cream and a bag of green beans
Yes, 7 meals, but they were all pretty small and my calorie/macro count came in perfectly.
Got to the gym bright and early, and did a light shoulder/tricep workout(20 reps). Afterwards, I headed to StepMill for an hour at Level 7. It was pretty tough and talk about a sweaty betty(yetti?).
As I sort of mentioned, I was up at 4:30am yesterday to workout. I was covering a shift at work starting at 7-ish so I needed to get my workout in before hand. I turn into a pumpkin in the afternoon and my workouts always SUCK if I wait.
I got off work at around 2:30pm, headed to my dads to pick up a few things, and came home. Completely. Exhausted. I sat around and drank some tea, ate, and watched The Office. I won’t give anything away, but there was one part that I kept watching over and over and couldn’t stop laughing. Maybe one of the funniest things that has happened this season, in my opinion.
I crawled into bed at a whopping 8PM, and slept until just a little bit ago. Speaking of The Office, maybe I’ll watch that again.
I’ve got boot camp at 7am tomorrow, and then working 12pm-6pm. Sunday I’m doing a bleacher workout with some fitness gals (and guy!) and then working another 12-6pm shift. I need a day to myself! I’m thinking Wednesday will be the day that happens. Only 2 more finals(one is online) and then I’m done for the semester. I have a lot of things to get done over break. One being getting to my office and getting through a ton of paperwork and re-organizing things. I have been working from home for the last month or so, so the actual office needs some TLC. That will be at least a 3-5 day project.
Other things on my agenda for break are to:
– clean out my truck!! If you saw it, you might thing a family of 4 with 3 dogs lived in there.
-Re-organize my new room..it’s pretty much a disaster right now. What a shock! and get the last few things from my Dad’s house.
I think that’s it, but I’m determined to get those things done. I also started working on a bucket list for 2010. It lists all of the things I would like to do/accomplish in 2010. I’m excited for the new year!
Why this picture? Well because my sister’s boyfriend in the background makes the picture haha.