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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Still pluggin'........a personal post

Whats been up?
So, again for the past few weeks I was utilizing my special ER privileges- my mom who is in her late 70s and depends on me other than herself......fell AGAIN, thanks to those wonderful drugs the doctor gives her, you know the ones that Michael was on all the time, those benzos plus her pain killers and a nip of wine........and TIMBER........thar goes the right wrist!  The wrist is new, falls are not......but anyway this of course means life gets a bit hectic for my work and training schedule.
Well I still managed to get a few pounds off becoming sick from all the stress but still not training as frequently as I need to - 2 days per week is not going to cut it for a National win!
I hope to get 6 days in this week!  Luckily the 6 pack is in, albeit a tad jiggly but its there and I know its more prominent because I get more compliments from gym members noticing it come in stronger.  My muscle is good and will prob have a bit more peak on there coming in a bit heavier for comp this year maybe.

My birthday was great, an old friend (kindergarten actually) took me to the Fish House in Stanley Park and it was so sunny too, on a Saturday for a nice those sandwiches and the talk and the tea......we needed the catch up and it worked out well, she came by afterwards with her beau and we all chatted.  Later I went out for some food but not much, and I only had a few sweets at the tea, no my clients would mourn this.....sorry Erin.......but I intended to get a Strawberry Shortcake from an Italian bakery near my place but they only do this in season so then I figured, EARLs Sticky toffee chocolate cake pudding .......but when I got there I was too full from the appy to eat desert so I skipped it...........I will have one after my comp, once I earn it! Fellow competitor Kim (Scoffins) would probably have suggest I do cheesecake, she is a fiend for that stuff.......eats it weekly up to contest and she still got 4th at Nationals last year!

Comp Prep Update
For the next 3 weeks I will go with a mainly vegetarian almost vegan  meal plan, toward July of course but still with starch and sugar (from fruit, beans etc of course).  The diet will change again as I get closer, more fish, less of everything else.......  I am only  a few lbs off contest, just need to get harder which is slowly happening regardless of the hiccups this year.  I seem to respond well to veg diets and its easy for me to follow - who does not love berries for breaky everyday????  A break from egg whites and a bit less fish this next few weeks.  Tummy has been off with all the stress so I have no choice if I want to keep food down.  I have not been able to eat enough this year for my needs.

Roc IT
One of the gyms I am using has the Hoist Roc it machines, man those are so cool, I love the leg curl, I managed to challenge them in a way I have not in a while because it was so comfy with a good load so last weeks my hams got a super tweak!  I love the lat one too, its like an amusement park ride but its weight lifting!  It was also easy on my low back with this roc it seated leg curl.  I will be using that on in the mix whenever I can.

Training with Osteo
I was also able to squat and dead more lately, although its much lighter but for the work I have been up to, my mix has light weight and high reps for some days or some exercises then heavier with lower reps......its mixed well to suit the needs for my sculpting.

Keeping up.....
Once I find things less crazy I do still intend to do a bit more with vid blogging and some exercise vid clips that you try while you follow along in my prep!

Have a great weekend everyone.......we expect some good weather out here on the West Coast this weekend, not what Ontario had but still at least into some double digits finally!!!!


  1. If your willing to share it would be great to see what a day or two of vegetarian meals looks like!