Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Photo Shoot- Mom and Me!

If you follow me on Instagram you know that my mom and I had a fun little photo shoot over the weekend with the always amazing James Patrick! The shoot was actually done at my parents house which was actually really nice and made things a little less stressful as far as packing and making sure I had everything goes. My day started off nice and early so that I could curl my hair and make it to my makeup appointment by 7:30am. I absolutely love the way my makeup turned out, Courtney Montes did a fabulous job. 


Our shoot ended up starting around 10am and because of how temperamental my stomach is, I didn't eat anything beforehand so when I grabbed a handful of jellybeans to have a little sugar in me to get a muscle pump, I pretty much wanted to eat the entire bowl. This shoot was different for me than ones I've done in the past because I finally just accepted that my weak areas are just that, and it's not worth killing myself to make a slight improvement in those weak areas. If I were going to compete, then yes I can see going a little crazy to get my abs to actually show through, but I didn't think cutting calories and carbs so low that it effects how I function in my day was worth it. So, although I did lose about 6 pounds from when I started prepping for this, I focused more on making sure I felt good and wasn't going to any extremes. 


I didn't go any lower than 1500 calories and my macro split was 30-40-30, which allowed me to keep my energy levels up and my gym sessions effective. I'm actually finishing up week 10 of my own training program which will be available for purchase  on James Wilsons upcoming website! I'm really excited for you guys to get a chance to try this 10 week workout plan that focuses on leaning out-- I had a lot of fun writing it and doing it over the past couple months.  I've seen a lot of growth and improvement in my legs and glutes which I plan on continuing to focus on while also building up my shoulders a little more too. 


When it was all said and done we had a great time, and as I'm sure you can already tell my mom is amazing! She's completely cleaned up her diet, has put on a lot of muscle and just looks awesome. I'm so proud of her. We already have our proofs back and have chosen our favorites- I'm excited to share those with you once we have them! Thank you for all the support and kind words we both appreciate it very much! 


16 comments:

  1. You both look great. What plan, if any, has your mom been on. I am closer to her age and would like some tips.

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    1. No specific plan, she lifts weights 4-5 days a week and does a class at her gym once or twice a week. She stopped cardio for a while to build muscle and then added it back in about 3 weeks out from the shoot.

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  2. Your mom looks so young!!! You guys could pass as sisters. Can't wait to see the proofs :)

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  3. Wow you both look great. Congrats!

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  4. You both look amazing!! This is such a cute idea and Go mom! :)

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  5. I am struggling to stick to a plan to lose 40lbs....should I be lifting to lose fat? How often? I keep jumping from cardio only and not being consistant with anything;) Thanks...and I enjoy reading your blog.

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    1. Building muscle is going to help you boost your metabolism which will help you burn more calories. Getting your nutrition under control is the biggest part is losing fat-- you can lift and do cardio all day, but if your nutrition isn't right you won't see the results.

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  6. Wow you both!!!! WOW!! You my friend are blessed with AWESOME genes!! Good work! I am so excited to here about your 10 week program. Do you know when exactly this will be available? Also can you say what the cost will be yet? I want to be one of the first ones to do it!! I have about 2-3 weeks and I will be finished with James 1-2-3 grow program. I have really enjoyed this program and will do it again but I was looking for a program to do some leaning out after first and yours will be perfect! Let me know ASAP when it will be ready!!! SUPER EXCITED!!!!

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    1. No I don't but as soon as I do, you'll know! I think he's thinking end of summer.

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  7. Ok, your mother is Amazing! How old is she? I am going to be 46 and would love to look like her and have my daughter 12 and I eventually do the same. I can't wait for your program to be available through James Wilson. He is amazing. I love his programs. Do we get some notice? You are so inspiring and encourage me every day. I want to be where you both are! M

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  8. Cute high booties! I know you've done photo shoots before, but this time it looks like you've got a great handle on your diet. You look amazing!

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  9. You and your mom look amazing!!! I love your site and use your recipes often. I'm very excited to learn more about your program and can't wait for you to offer it to your followers! Thanks for all your inspiration!

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  10. OMG, you ladies look so fabulous! I will show my mom this post since she also loves working out, dressing up too! I am glad to see there a mom-daughter role models for fitness-focus family too! Keep it up ladies! You both are so stunning! I want to be like you and your mom!

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  11. I'm happy that I found your blog while searching the internet for ideas and good content about the muscle building program. It's very informative and the quality of your posts is excellent.

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