Tuesday, August 30, 2011

12 Week Countdown

Hello blog readers... if any of you are still out there!

It's been a while, yes, and i know I said that last time. I'm hoping to re-connect with my blog and share with you an exciting adventure I'm embarking on! Some of you already know, but for those who don't, I have decided to compete in a fitness competition. Sounds crazy... I know. But a girl needs some goals, right? 

I promised some of you that I would keep you updated on my workouts and diet, so I'm going to PROMISE to update my blog weekly with this information, and hopefully blog about everything else going on in my life... like this cute thing!

She was saying "cheese" and bouncing off the walls in this picture!

So, back to the fitness competition. I'm doing the bikini portion of the competition which requires an overall lean toned look, not big huge body builder muscles. The hardest thing for me will be walking across stage in a bikini. But I'm sure once this is over and I transform my body I will have no problem doing so.

Ok, so here it is... the dreaded "before pic." I can't believe I'm posting it, but I want everyone to see where I started, and where I end. I will have 12 weeks to complete my transformation, so I'll post progress pics along the way as well. 

Current Weight: 134 (I'm 5'7")
Body Fat: 15.7%

Right now, my diet looks as follows:
1600 calories
18g fat
140 g carbs
220 g protein

Here's what a typical day for me looks like

a.m. 1 scoop protein powder w/water
brast: 6 egg whites, 1/2 c oatmeal w/cinnamon, black coffee
post workout: 2 scoops protein powder, apple
lunch one: 3 oz chicken, 1/2 c brown rice, 3 oz asparagus
snack: 1 scoop protein powder
lunch 2: 3 oz chicken, 1/2 c brown rice
dinner: 4 oz fish or shrimp, 1 c broccoli, 5 strawberries
snack: 1 scoop protein, or 5 egg whites

It seems like a lot right now, but I will be pulling things out along the way, which my trainer will instruct me on.

Workouts right now are 5 days a week, typically 1 hour/day. One day of legs, a day of back & biceps, a day of shoulders, chest, & triceps, a day of total body, and a day of cardio. This will change throughout the process as well. 

Ok. Now that that's over, I'm off to bed! Leave me a comment of encouragement... PLEASE!!!!!