Day 2

So far, so good! I’ll be honest, the lifting plan is kicking my ass more than I thought it would. It’s been quite a while since I’ve done straight sets without supersetting. The last year and a half has been mostly light lifting/plyometrics focusing more on upper or lower body rather than muscle group splits. Right now all I’m doing is 3 sets of 12 reps for each exercise but more volume for each muscle group. I’m sore!

It actually feels good to be eating this clean again. I’ve actually been pretty healthy over the last 1/2 year and I’m basically just cutting out the extras that I was having. (Pop chips, sweet tarts!!)

For the next 3 days, I will be in San Francisco, so I won’t be able to lift. It’s fine since this initial phase of the plan calls for 3 lifting days off. I just rearranged my lifting days. I’m hoping to get some hiking in while I’m in San Fran, but if not, no biggie.

Here’s what food for most days looks like for me:

 

Breakfast: egg whites & oatmeal

Mid-Morning: Smoothie with: Banana, strawberries, protein powder, amazing grass superfood, spinach, and sometimes a little greek yogurt.

Lunch: Chicken & sweet potato with BBQ sauce and veggies (obsessed with this right now)

Snack: Greek Yogurt (plain 0%), blueberries and almonds

Dinner: Chicken or Turkey, sweet potato and veggies

Snack: Haven’t needed one so far, but would be a protein shake or something

 

Anyways, so far I’m feeling good and it feels really nice to eat really clean again. On days where I can’t bring food with me (studio sessions, vacations) I just will make the best choices I can. Which, to be honest, is pretty easy. Getting grilled chicken or egg whites at a restaurant with some veggies usually isn’t too hard to do. Or my personal favorite, turkey sandwich on whole wheat bread!

I’ll likely check back in when I’m back from San Fran. Take care!

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I’m BACK

Hey!! I’m back from California! I had such a great time.

My ex-roommate (:-() and I left early Wednesday morning. She moved to LA and I was just coming along for the ride. We had a good, funny couple of days and then I was off to San Francisco to meet up with a friend and hang out there!

It was my first time in San Fran and I am so glad I went. I booked the flight because it was cheap and I’ve always wanted to go, so why not?!

We got in Friday night and headed to the house we were staying at. It was a 3 story flat and they lived on the 2nd story. It was such a cool place! The interior was gutted and upgraded, but the house still held it’s history.

My favorite thing about San Francisco is that it has SO MUCH history. I am realizing more and more how much history Phoenix doesn’t have. It is such a new place in comparison to a lot of the California cities.

Saturday we hung at the house and they had a party and cooked oysters, then Saturday night we went on a Booze Cruise in the bay. Sunday, my aunt picked me up and she took me to see the Haight, Castro Street, The Mission, Crissy Field and a few other places in the city. Such a great trip! Too short, though. I definitely need at least a week to take in everything the city has to offer! Here are some pictures for your viewing pleasure 😉

Golden Gate Bridge from Crissy Field

The Boat we took through the bay

Me in Crissy Field. Jesse in the background flirting with some chick haha

The view from the house I was staying at! The water to one side, and the entire city view from another window. Amazing!

View of the city from the water. So gorgeous!! Pictures don’t do it justice at all.

 

Prep Update:

Although it was tough, I held strong on my vacation and ate my meals. I had to pass up a lot of tasty food, but I still had a blast!! Everyone was very understanding of my crazy food habits, too. I was also able to get a couple passes to a nearby gym for the weekend, so I just would do that early before everyone else woke up. No excuses!! I’m a little over 9.5 weeks out! Single digits baby!!! So excited. Working on getting my hotel and driving arrangements done, and getting my suit altered and finalized.

Hope everyone has a great Monday!!!