Tuesday, September 10, 2013

It's Never Too Late!

I feel like I've been saying this a lot lately, but I can't believe it's been almost a week since I've blogged! Lots has happened in the past week- grandpa's funeral, broken down car, out of town, fighting off sickness, and more wedding prep. This is definitely, hands down the busiest and craziest my life has ever been but I will have to say I've learned a lot not only about myself, but about true love and true friendship. But, that's another post.

So in the midst of the crazy, I have not been very good with my nutrition. Many meals have been skipped due to lack of planning and prepping and the gym has been sporadic. This is killing me because I have the most amazing opportunity to be at the Myfitnessmap.com booth at the Mr. Olympia and I should really be working my butt off to be in great shape, and well, I haven't been. But, that doesn't mean I can't start today! 2 1/2 weeks is plenty of time to plump up these muscles and get back on track.  (On a side note, we will be at booth #2368 and if you are reading this and planning on being there, you MUST stop by!! :) )



I started my day off with some overnight pumpkin oats in a mason jar (my new favorite thing) and then we hit legs at the gym. I enjoyed my post workout shake while taking Charley for a walk and prepped all my meals for work today. Tonight we'll be having chicken fajitas with black beans for dinner and I'll probably cap the night off with a casein shake and a bite of a Quest bar :) I'm not counting calories right now, but I am being aware of portion sizes and weighing most my food and would say I'm in the 1700 calorie range.

Remember, it's not about how long or how hard you've fallen, what counts is that you get back up and keep on truckin'.

11 comments:

  1. Hey b, welcome back! What type of workout did you do for that burn? I'm about to finish Body Earned and switch to a zero cardio routine for two months - I'm scared that I'm going to end up gaining because my burns are going to decrease!

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    1. It was a body earned workout with no active rests- week 8 legs I believe. To be honest, you will likely gain, but it will be worth it in the long run. that's my plan after the wedding and I can't wait!!

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    2. Thanks for the response, b! Cardio is like a security blanket, so I'm anxious but excited to give it up.
      Do you have any nutrition recommendations for this style of working out? Should I be eating to lose, maintain or gain? With any particular macros?

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  2. Sorry to hear about your loss and thanks for the oats recipe! I'll have to give that one a try!

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    1. By far one of my favorites, I eat it year round!

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  3. Sometimes life throws crazy things our way but it sounds like you are doing a great job of handling them as best as you can! SO looking forward to meeting you at the Olympia!

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    1. Hoooray! Looking forward to meeting you as well!

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  4. Hang in there girl! See you at Olympia, can't wait to meet you!

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  5. Do you think it's possible to somewhat lean out in 2 1/2 weeks? I'm going to the Olympia as well and wondering what's possible in this timeframe.

    Thanks!
    M.

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    1. I think depending where you're at now 2 1/2 weeks is definitely enough time to make some significant changes!

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