“Don’t You Feel Like You Are Missing Out?”
This was a question asked by one of my neighbors in the fall regarding my diet.
I was coming home from work one day and started chatting with her about lululemon and that led to working out, which led to my current goals. While chatting, another neighbor came home and got involved in the conversation. Last year, she competed in her first figure comp. Awesome. It’s nice to have another support in my life. Anyway, while discussing competition, diet, and workouts, the young woman asked, “Don’t you feel like you are missing out? Or deprived?” The figure competitor and I looked at each other and replied, “No.”. I then went on to tell her that I eat all day and I have steak for breakfast. Nothing about that feels deprived. Yes, sometimes I feel like I want a cocktail or something sweet. But goals most often require sacrifice. It all depends on your goals. If you want to have a nice stomach like the girl in the magazine, “everything in moderation” will not get you there. You have to cut alcohol and sugars, eat more protein, and exercise more than yoga or running a couple of times a week. You also have to sleep and pamper yourself with massages. And most of all, listen to your body. If something is achy, be considerate of what your body is telling you.
So….steak for breakfast, eating all day, soaking in hot baths, getting massages, and seeing my body transform in ways I excited about? Deprived? Not. At. All. More like enjoying the process.
2:?? pm – OPT SHE from 01.08.2013
A. 1 1/4 Back squat; 5, 5, 3, 3; rest 2 min
B1. DB reverse lunges 24 continuous alt’ing steps x5; rest 90 seconds
B2. Weighted eccentric only chin up clusters @61A1, 126.96.36.199.1×5; rest 20 seconds/rest 90 seconds (increase avg weight per set from last week)
Toes to bar
B1. 25′s for all
B2. 32.5-35-37.5-40-dnf; I despise these.
5:00 pm – Bikini Prep
1a. AMRAP Glute ham raises
1b. 10 jumping lunges each side
1c. 10 jumping squats
1d. 10 Skip squats x3
2a. 10 Reach throughs, heavy (70 – 100#)
2b. 10 thrust squat (50-60#) x3
3a. 10 Heavy Step ups
3b. 50 walking lunges no weight x3
2a. 70 for all
3a. 20′s for all
Today, I also need a little inspiration. How about you? Nothing like nice abs to make me want to kick butt at the gym today!