Sunday, 3 June 2012

Fitness Progress - End of Week One Of New Program (Pictures!)

Hey you guys, sorry about the mini absence there. Busy busy with life and really too exhausted to blog. I thought since you guys have been so patient that I would reward you with some progress pics. So here they are! Not anything crazy, definitely not ripped, a lot of progress to be made still. But check it out! I'm so happy and proud! :)

As of today (well... really tomorrow) I have been on my new program for a week. Other than one slip up last Tuesday where I ate stupid amounts of fruit (like... 3 whole bananas, an entire container of blueberries, an entire container of raspberries, as well as 3-4 entire apples...) I have been on point with my diet.

After my fruit-binge (fruit is too delicious) I went up to 158lbs. This mornings weigh in was at 156.8lbs so it's going down steady.

My new goal is to get down to 120-130lbs. So, as with everything else progress is so slow, but the scale is going down, I can't complain.

My new weight training program, the one my PERSONAL TRAINER! :D :D :D gave me (sorry, I get so excited LOL) lasts me two hours a day.

It consists of a 5 minute warm up of fast-paced walking around the track and walking up two flights of stairs (and then down two flights of stairs, obviously) then 5 minutes of interval cardio (which is nothing) and then 4 minutes on the armorator to cool down. Easy.

Then weight training to target my entire body, a few super-sets (where you do one set of something, let's say the leg press machine, then you run to another machine and do a set there with no rest) and after a good hour and a half of lifting heavy weights and tracking them in my binder I do stretches and it's over.

I do that one day and then the next I have an off day, where I do cardio. I aim to do half an hour of high intensity cardio, which I hate. I also get one full day off the gym a week where I need to mentally prepare myself that I'm not doing anything and I don't feel guilty and I just relax.

That day is tomorrow because today was really INTENSE at the gym.

On Friday I did my two hours of weight training. I then went out dancing with a few girlfriends (one who just moved to BC and I haven't seen in two years, OH MAN do I miss her) then Saturday I did another two hours of weight training (not supposed to do it two days in a row, but I was just feeling it) and man was I sore.

I was going to do another two hours today but my back and shoulders hurt way too much. Instead I did a little over an hour of cardio. Went nuts on my quads (my quads and calves are my weakest areas right now since the weight loss left them a little chunkier than the rest of my body.)

I don't know, I just kept picturing all the muscular quads the girls competing have and I had that image in my head, it kept pushing me throughout the workout.

I did 20 minutes on the treadmill, then hopped on the elliptical and did 20 minutes there alternating between level 4 and 10 (level 10 almost ripped my quads off I swear). Then I ran up and down 2 flights of stairs alternating between hopping up one step at a time and 2 steps.

I would KILL for a Stepmaster at my gym :( Just sayin'

All and all I'm dying. Tomorrow is DEFINITELY a well deserved rest day. I have not eaten more than my allowed fruit since Tuesday and not only did I go dancing last night (again) but I'm going dancing tonight! So lots of leg work and sweating and cardio.

Actually, fun fact, last night Prawn and I went Swing Dancing, that was so much fun. We did the Lindy Hop, it was a new experience for both of us and a fun, free date night! (Free last night, usually would have been only 5$!)

So I guess you could say life is going GREAT! Seeing progress and results, feeling strong, sore. I can barely walk up stairs now I'm in so much pain. But all worthit.

As of today I have exactly 5 months to my show. 5 MONTHS! Getting a little nervous. Have to start shopping for my bikini soon.

Thanks for your ongoing support. If you have any questions about my workout routine, just ask!



  1. Whoohoooo... look at those muscles girl!!!! You're looking great!
    I think I'm always going to have chunkier legs than the rest of me... just my genetics sadly, but I'll keep working on them.

  2. You can see the definition popping out all over!!! Yay!!! Keep it up. All of the changes are going to begin to appear left and right.

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  4. Mamma in Maine4 June 2012 at 07:36

    You do look great!! I'm sure your personal trainer has warned you, but since I'm an older woman and a mother,,, I'll do some mothering :) Be sure to take the breaks you are told you should-- if you shouldn't do 2 days of weight training, don't do it, even if you "feel it". Do cardio or something else-- get a bike and go for a ride. The reason for the break is to avoid injury. You're on a tight timeline, and I fear that if you run into a roadblock, you are going to take it badly ( I know I would). So find an activity you will enjoy on the days you really want to do more, but have to rest from the weights :) Great job Great job!

    1. :) Thanks for the mothering. You are right, I need to avoid injuries or else all this effort will be for nothing!

      Thank you for the reality check. I can do this! :D

    2. Mamma in Maine6 June 2012 at 09:42

      :) Anytime :)

  5. You look maaavoulous darling.

  6. Wow, such a difference!!! Well done - I don't think there will be an issue with you being ready in 5 months...if that is the change after really only a couple of weeks with this bodybuilding being your focus!

    How is Prawn going with his diet by the way - you haven't updated (unless I missed it) about his dilemma from the other week and food etc?

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