12 Weeks Out

Well yesterday was the first day of my new bikini comp lifestyle. Honestly, I didn’t think it would be too much of a change for me. I was wrong.

For starters my morning coffee (best part of the day) I had to force down. You guys know I love my creamer! Well I had to drink it black and my coach is allowing me a teeny splash of half and half. This made absolutely no difference. I could barely down one cup, in fact I didn’t finish it. I don’t know how I went those 5 weeks before drinking it black with one stevia.

At 9:30 I had my first meal.

Meal #1 for non work days

Meal #1 for non work days

Directly afterwards I was full and my stomach was already messed up from my cheat meal so I was thinking oh this is going to be easy. I didn’t want to eat with a rumbling tummy (my body isn’t used to the food I had on cheat day). The only reason I did eat it though was because I am going to follow my coaches plan 100%. I can’t say oh it doesn’t work if I don’t follow it to a tee.

By 11:30 I was begging for meal 2, but in the meantime I was prepping for the rest of my day. Around noon Phoebe and I packed all our bags and headed out the door. Look what I look like now!

Going on Vacation? Nope! Just a regular NPC prep day. Purse, Phone, water, gym bag, lunch bag, and don't forget Phoebe on the left side in the red carrier!

Going on Vacation? Nope! Just a regular NPC prep day. Purse, Phone, water, gym bag, lunch bag, and don’t forget Phoebe on the left side in the red carrier!

The lunch box above is the regular one I’ve been using for a while. I think my mom bought it at Kohl’s as a Christmas gift one year (it’s Rachael Ray), and every one always asks me where I got it! This is fine for a few meals to G-Mama’s, but will not work when I am gone all day. The other night I ordered an Isobag.Ā I sent it to my parents house because I wasn’t sure when I’d get it but it already came! Perfect timing šŸ™‚

ISOBAG! Love the colors too

ISOBAG! Love the colors too

This little baby carries 6 meals, comes with the tupperware inside and is fully insulated. They also give you small icepacks! Plenty of room on the side for your drinks and a zipper compartment at the top (I’ll probably keep my protein powder in there). They also make them in 3 meal size. It’s funny how a lunchbox can excite you. It reminds me of when I was little and G-Mama would let us pick out a lunchbox for school. I loved that Little Mermaid lunch box. In fact, if they made an Isobag with Ariel on it, I’d STILL buy it šŸ˜‰

Before the gym I hit meal #3 (I know it seems like I am eating a lot huh? Doesn’t feel like it!)

Meal 3 yummy. Also plopped cholula on top as always

Meal 3 yummy. Also plopped cholula on top as always

I was super pumped for my first comp prep leg day.

After talking to a friend, these comps are all about being lean. Luckily I have been doing the right things the past year and I have that part down. Just need to define!

After talking to a friend, these comps are all about being lean. Luckily I have been doing the right things the past year and I have that part down. Just need to define! Oh and grow some boobs… Kidding šŸ˜‰

Let me tell you I looked at his leg workout and again thought “oh I got this!”. I am seriously underestimating this guy and OVERestimating myself. I am in great shape yes, but changing up the body’s routine is tough! But this is what I need, a challenge to get my body there. Although I cannot share the workout, check out this INTENSE leg workout I did a few weeks ago. Mostly all squats/lunges to get that booty!

  • Smith machine squats 115 lbs, 12 reps x 4 sets
  • Plie smith squats 125 lbs, 12 reps x 4 sets
  • Calf raises on smith machine, 135 lbs, 12 reps x 4 sets
  • Curtsy lunges on smith machine, 95 lbs, 10 reps x 3 sets each leg
  • Good Morning hamstrings with 50 lb bar on shoulders, 15 reps x 4 sets
  • Curtsy Lunges holding 15 lb kettles, single leg 12 reps x 2 sets each leg. Then alternating lunges unweighted, 20 reps x 4 sets
  • Side bends with 25 lb plate, 20 reps x 2 sets each side
  • Regular squats unweighted, 15 reps x 4 sets
  • Plie squats unweighted, 15 reps x 4 sets with 2 sets pulsing up for 8 on tip toes
  • Seated leg abduction/adduction, 60-90 lbs, 12 reps x 4 sets each way
  • Stability ball hamstring pulls, (lay on mat, heels on ball, lift glutes and hips off mat and pull the ball in using your hamstrings), 12 reps x 4 sets

My cardio yesterday included a treadmill interval session and also a spin session he recommended. I didn’t take a class, I just used one of the bikes in the room. I actually had a BLAST. I was alone in this cool dark room. I took off my headphones and blasted my music through my phone and sang along the whole time. I’m pretty sure people heard me but I didn’t care that much.

Spin room. Things got sweaty! 30 minutes of fun

Spin room. Things got sweaty! 30 minutes of fun

After a stretch and some posing…

time to grow the hammies and glutes!

time to grow the hammies and glutes!

I went back to the locker room for meal 4! This is going to be my life for the next 12 weeks. Mixing protein shakes in the gym locker room

Protein shake post gym

Protein shake post gym

After going back to G-Mama and Pop Pops, I picked up my girl and we headed home. On my drive I saw this cute little dog in a convertible! He was loving life šŸ™‚

Puppy with the top down

Puppy with the top down

I attempted to pack more but only ended up doing my coat closet. Which was not fun to go through. We all have one space in our house that’s the dreaded area. I would just end up tossing stuff in there. Well I found 2 shirts that I never returned from a year and a half ago, and some yoga shorts too. Oh well.

I made dinner too!

No heavy carbs for the evening meal

No heavy carbs for the evening meal

I also relaxed a little bit. Day one really had me wiped. I couldn’t pack more because I was too stressed and overwhelmed. Monday I really am going to have to pretty much take the whole day and pack. I don’t have a choice. Move in day is Thursday! I wish Phoebe could help.

Well today is the big day. Meeting the coach in person! I can’t wait to see all his other athletes. Going to be an exciting morning.

XOXO With a Cherry On Top,

-Minnie

Comments

  1. Hi,
    Thanks for sharing your journey – it’s really interesting! I’m just curious – I totally realize that you can’t share your workouts as they’ve been designed specifically for you by your coach, but I was wondering if you could talk about what types of things he has you doing (ie. more of a focus on compound lifts, olympic lifts, lifting heavy, whatever it is).
    Best of luck with prep!

    • basically it’s not far off from the routines I do now! Just has me pushing it a little more at the end of each set, either increasing weight by 5, or doing 2 extra reps. Helps to build muscle šŸ™‚

  2. GOOD luck – you are going to rock it!!!

  3. Good luck to you! I have been a reader for quite some time but never commented. I love reading your blog! I am actually getting ready to start PA school next week. I am so nervous! I want to stay healthy throughout school but I have heard (and can imagine) how demanding school will be. So if you have any tips for me (both school-wise and staying healthy throughout school) I would greatly appreciate it! šŸ™‚

    • Congrats on PA school! It’s tough to get in šŸ™‚ so you should feel super proud! Basically the life is going to be sucked out of you for two years so since the beginning is easier start now while you have the time! Also you might not always be able to get in a workout, so PACK your lunch! It will prevent you from grabbing fast food or things not as healthy. Take advantage of days off and workout if you can. I would just do nothing on a day off and I wished I would have worked out!

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