Tag Archives: strength

12 Weeks Out: NPC Bikini Competition

I am doing a fitness competition. Me, yes me. It is in July and I am excited. I’m also scared. Have you seen those girls?! Wow. I have spent the last two days researching and I figured, why not? Here’s the plan:
6 days a week of training
1 cheat day
Cardio and strength
High Protein

Wow. This shall be interesting. Wish me luck!

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April Progress!

I lost two pounds! I am 174 lbs, which is the smallest I’ve been in about 5 years. I am very happy with my progress but I know I can do better. The next few months will consist of toning up, building my cardio endurance and building muscular strength. I want to get down to 20% fat (i am current at about 26%) and go from there. I am also starting to personal train again. It feels good to spread what I know to others. It has been a lonnnggggg journey and I am looking forward to continuing down this road.

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My WOD

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I’m in love with my Polar FT4

I got my Polar FT4 heart rate monitor in the mail today. I am already in love. I went on a 2-mile run/ walk this evening to try it out.

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The Vampire 5K…..5 Cities, one night…….which side will you choose?

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The run begins at dusk and ends under a full moon. Participants may register as either a Vampire or Citizen. Citizens in all white start in one location, Vampires in black in another. The paths converge at an unknown location and then the hunt is on! Vampires will try to “convert” citizens by pulling both white garlic flags they will be carrying while running through fog and red powder zones. Participants will then “celebrate eternity” in the post-run Red Dusk after-party with music, red colored beverages, fun awards, and make-up artists on-hand ready to “transform” any willing citizens into new Vampires. The V5K benefits Red Cross blood donation services and local blood banks. Dallas, Denver, LA, DC and Atlanta. Find your city and register now for $10 off with the code: VAMPRUN at: www.vampire5k.com

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In honor of the 5k I will be giving away free entry to one of my readers. All you have to do is reply back to this post and answer this question: “If a zombie apocalypse was happening, what would you do?”

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Contest ends March 10th. I will chose the answer I like best and contact you about your comp entry. Good luck!

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Keep Going.

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Me? Bodybuilding?

The last few weeks have been so hectic. I am a gym manager at Planet Fitness here in Georgia, so because of the grand opening of my gym on December 31 I have been MIA. Yesterday was actually the first day I have had off since the 26th of December. Thanks to my amazing staff it has been a successful 2 weeks.

Now, in terms of progress I have totally been slacking off since before Christmas. I am back on track with a new goal. I am looking into bodybuilding. One of the trainers at my gym is not only my sorority sister, but she is also an amateur figure competitor, which makes her the epitome of Pretty Girl Fit and an inspiration. I have been researching figure competitions and have really been interested in it. I don’t know if I want to take the plunge into it just yet, but it has motivated me to revamp my routine. Starting today I am on a 4 day split workout plan doing the following:

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On my rest days I will be doing 45 minutes of cardio. I am currently 183 lbs. My goal weight is 175 by February 8th and if I drop from there it will be because of my routine, not because I’m trying to. I have increased my protein intake to at least 65 grams a day and also increased my water intake. I am also keeping my calories to under 1500 a day. I am 5’10 so this is a good starting point for me. I don’t do food substitutes so I have to be careful what I eat. I am also going to try to eat at least 4-6 small meals a day but that’s kinda hard with the 50+ hours a week I currently work. I’ll let y’all know how that goes.

My current measurements:

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