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.
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