I can't believe it's over! I totally have that feeling you had as a child once Christmas was over... I just want to go back and re-do it over and over again because it was so much fun! I honestly had the best time and if you live in the Phoenix area and are thinking about getting photos done, you have to go to James Patrick. He was so sweet, easy going, and fun to work with. I can honestly say that I was way more nervous in the weeks leading up to the shoot than while I was actually there. I really wasn't nervous at all, and I'm usually one to shake with nerves so that was a huge relief. Here are a couple short behind the scene's tidbits that B shot!
Pretty cool huh? I won't lie, when I pulled up to the shoot my energy levels were at 0. I was super carb depleted, had cut my water intake the day before, and didn't eat anything that morning because my stomach is so temperamental. I was definitely the hungriest I have ever been because I just didn't want to risk eating something and having my stomach bloat... I'm pretty sure I would have cried. Luckily, all I had to do that morning was roll out of bed and curl my hair because he had a makeup artist on-site so I didn't have to worry about that.
Now I'm on the edge of my seat waiting to see the proofs!! I should have them today, so I will share them when I can! So, you're probably wondering what my plan is now? I knew it! ;)
I am going to be starting James Wilson's workout plan, I have all the workouts already sitting in my inbox ready to go BUT I'm not starting quite yet. I'm going to be travelling a bit this month so I want to wait until that is over before I jump into a new program. For now, I'm slowly upping my calories again but planning to keep my carbs on the lower side. I'll do grains pre and post workout and then that will probably be it for starchy carbs. We'll be going to the beach in 10 short days and I want to stay lean for that! I'm going to be doing Phase 2 type workouts and I'll keep HIIT cardio in about 3-4 days per week. I was sure to take the entire weekend off the gym to give my body a few days to re-coup from all the stresses these past couple of weeks. I should also let you know I've gained that dreaded 3-4 pounds in water weight. I knew it would happen so it's not really bothering me because I know it will be gone in a few days. I didn't binge or go all out with food when it was all over, in fact I ate chicken and yams on the drive home. I did enjoy a few adult beverages to celebrate Cinco de Mayo but refrained from going crazy with food. I will say, being lean is awesome! It was definitely worth all the hard work and I'm looking forward to maintaining over the summer.
Thank you all so much for your kind words of encouragement over these past few weeks, I really do appreciate every single one of you and hope that we can continue to motivate one another!