5 days out! Stepping out of my comfort zone

This week is all about stepping out of my comfort zone. Besides having to step on stage for the first time in a tiny bikini in front of hundreds of people (so that my physique gets judged!!!!), I’m also having to change the way I do things in the gym. The diet coach gave me my workouts for this week and is very different from what I’m used to. I normally do body split routines but this week’s routines are full body…except legs of course. I also have to do higher reps and lower weights. So we’ll see how this afternoon goes doing my first full body workout.

I also did CARDIO for the first time!!! Yep! you heard me right… the NO cardio queen gets to do some this week. It’s not too bad really… I only have to do two sessions of 45 minutes of steady state cardio (today and tomorrow). So today I woke up at 4 am due to some heavy rain and loud thunderstorms and I couldn’t go back to sleep even if I tried to. So I was in the gym doing cardio by 5:15 am!… I wish somebody was there to record this news worthy moment since I never do cardio nor I have I ever been in the gym prior to 8 am lol!

This quote fits me perfectly this week:


Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new. 

~Brian Tracy~

I finally finished suit over the weekend and I’m in love with it! Well, I think the swirls need to be thicker (more stones) but I’ll leave it as is for now… I can’t handle the task of adding more stones this week. I’m so proud of it!

Here is another preview of the suit… please excuse my heavy make up but I was practicing how to do my eyes for the show. I also tried a dark Mac foundation so don’t think that I rode on a convertible and got a bad sunburn lol!

Last night I tortured myself by going thru my old cooking magazines and tearing out pages (to save them of course) of the recipes I want to cook as soon I’m done with my shows. I admit that the desserts really drew me in and can’t wait to get my baking diva fix!!! Oh so many pretty cupcakes! And banana breads! And a carrot cake! And pancakes! And… okay, I better stop there lol! I must warn you that I’ll blog about these recipes so if you’re in a diet, this may become your food porn channel 😉 I’ll do some healthy versions as well so that I don’t leave you out.

Tenecia and I will be competing this weekend on the same show and most likely in the same category (open tall) so I know the competition will be fierce! I mean, have you looked at her? She has an amazing body and is the total package! I love reading her blog so if you haven’t done so, take a look! She likes to joke that I’m her competition (she’s so silly!) and says she wants to put me in a closet before we go on stage but what she doesn’t know, is that I AM the one that wants to put her in a closet!!!

So if one of us doesn’t show up on stage this weekend, please send someone backstage to look for us in a closet:-)

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  • 07/11/2011 - 11:37 pm

    fit-n-fab - Your suit it GORGEOUS & you look fantastic! Have FUN & rock it!ReplyCancel

  • 07/12/2011 - 12:10 am

    Amanda - love the suit! you are lookin’ pretty sculpted ana !!! btw – how tall are you?ReplyCancel

  • 07/12/2011 - 12:22 am

    Ana C. - Thanks so much fit n fab!!!

    Hi Amanda! Thanks! I’m 5’8 but I think I may be shorter now with all of the squats I do lol!ReplyCancel

  • 07/12/2011 - 5:06 am

    stefanie - Lookin good! You are very crafty with bedazzling!ReplyCancel

  • 07/12/2011 - 6:23 pm

    A Fine Balance - I cannot believe you made the suit yourself! it must have taken forever to glue on each stone!

    PS I dream of carrot Cake…..eek for days left!ReplyCancel

  • 07/12/2011 - 8:18 pm

    Tenecia - 4 more days!!!!

    I can’t wait to see you, your gorgeous bikini, and your smokin’ bod! I just KNOW that you’re going to rock the hell outta the stage this weekend!!!!

    T.ReplyCancel

  • 07/13/2011 - 1:52 am

    karatenurse - Love the suit! Great job! Can’t wait to see all the pics of you and Tenecia on stage. You both are such awesome women!ReplyCancel

  • 07/13/2011 - 2:20 am

    Anonymous - melissa cunningham here…
    awesome job on all fronts!!!!
    the cardio,the suit,the resisting the urge to shove T in the closet…LOL!!!!!
    both of yall will do awesome!
    im looking forward to pictures and a detailed recap!!!
    4 days left!
    hang tight!
    you got this!!!ReplyCancel

  • 07/13/2011 - 1:36 pm

    DreamingofArnold - Looking hot momma! Only a few more days to go!!ReplyCancel

  • 07/17/2011 - 3:18 pm

    mrsmommyb - As with all the other posts–I LOVE YOUR SUIT!!!! I saw the comparison pic of you and T so I’m really wondering as to what happened. You both look amazing! Been outta the loop the past week because my parents were in town…and boy did the things on my plate make me look like a blimp today! Lol. Yikes.ReplyCancel

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