Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Slip Ups and Fitness Goals

You guys. I have never believed in the saying "when it rains it pours" more than I do now! There is literally so much going on right now (with a HUGE change a work that just happened yesterday) that I know if I don't make my health and fitness goals top of mind, they are going to slip. 

I've always noticed when I get really busy its far easier to skip the gym or a meal, maybe have a few too many glasses of wine. The bad part about that is it only ends up making me feel way worse. When I feed my body the way it needs to be fed and continue to challenge myself in the gym, it really helps keep me sane and keeps my body functioning the way I want it to. So, I've jumped back in to James Wilson's Body Earned Program to help me prepare for the Olympia in one month


I'll admit the past month or so I haven't been on point with workouts or nutrition and I feel as though I've lost some muscle. Funny, isn't it? I slip up and I lose weight on the scale, and this is a result of having built a good metabolism and a solid foundation of muscle. Build muscle ladies! 



Anyway, since I absolutely hate the thought of losing muscle, I'm going to be lifting heavy and cutting out most of the active rests from my lifting. I'll keep a little cardio in there just so that I can stay on the leaner side while trying to beef these muscles back up :) As far as nutrition, I'll just be doing the usual- complex carbs, healthy fats, and lean proteins and probably eating around my maintenance level for calories.  

Sometimes writing my short term goals down helps me stick to them, so if you're the same way, comment below with your short term goals and stick to 'em! 

10 comments:

  1. So sorry to hear about your grandfather. :(
    Life throws us some curve balls sometimes and it's important to stay focused and strong to overcome difficult times. Focusing on your workouts will not only benefit your physically but mentally as well! Best stress reliever if you ask me! :)

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  2. Hey Little B - I'm a fellow Arizonan & I just wanted to tell you how much your little posts motivate & keep me goin! I totally agree w/ how you feel worse when you let things sleep...that FAR outweighs the pleasure of treats/wine, etc! Ur an inspiration to many - keep it up!

    So so sorry to hear about your Grandfather - *hugs*!!!

    Kim

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  3. Good for you girl. I definitely notice the same for me, but there is a fine line for my sanity as well. I have to build in that me time - aka "wine time" or when I am faced with an event or an op to indulge I O.D.! The last month has been a builder for me as well. Keep up that hard work! x

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  4. Hey, your arms still still look amazing to me! what macros will you be following in order to build more muscle? Thanks Tam

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  5. Hi! Still keeping you in my prayers girl! Oddly enough; I am going through a similar situation with my paw; found out some pretty bad news last weekend. Life does throw curve balls at you sometimes! Yesterday I felt like I was going to break in two from it all. But I see your posts and keep telling myself that I can make it even despite all of it. I agree, sometimes it seems easy to just skip the gym and not eat the "right" things. I even skipped out on sending progress pics to my trainer because I knew I had slipped up over the weekend too many times- and like you felt horrible from it. After resting the whole weekend and getting back into my groove I decided to not stray from my plan and continue to try do my absolute best! You are an inspiration! And i will remember your strength through the weeks to come (I have a feeling I will need it). Thanks again for your awesome posts!

    And I did get my Firedaughter tank last week! Love it! Thank you so much! It definitely brightened my week :)

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    1. I'm so glad you love your tank and I hope everything works out with your paw, I know it's not easy but keep your head up :)

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  6. What booth will you be working at the Olympia? Would love to meet you!

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    1. I'll be at the myfitnessmap.com booth with James Wilson! Please come say hello!

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