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as always, what the Rock’s cooking smells great. (via babywipesenthusiast)

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This is the big week for Mr. E :)))  Peak week is upon us!  I’m really trying to be aware and make sure that I am taking care of anything I can help with because this week sucks lol!  I worry that I’m not very good with it though.  BUT I’m trying and I can get better!  I’m very excited to go see him again on stage!  I just know he’ going to do very well. 

I got a critique back from a physique pro (Jamie Pinder, if any of you follow the pros…they’re my version of celebrities!) who was judging my competition.  She had me as first and was miffed when the other judges didn’t see it the same but that’s a-ok because I got some great feedback/insight from her! 

Which leads me to my goals for Team U…1. Better conditioning.  I was off in this last competition, so I’m adding in some interval/HIIT and utilizing the spin bikes at the Y as well.  2.  Gotta adhere to my diet better.  I love food (read: candy) and I know it’s bad for me.  Just have to kick my sugar habit!  3.  Better flexibility. I might be muscular, but I’m about as flexible as your granny.  So, I will be paying more attention to stretching between sets/after lifting AND…I’m doing yoga 3 times a week (like a 15/30 minute routine…I won’t be breaking out the patchouli and yogi tea just yet).  4.  Make posing practice a priority.  I’m going to be setting aside an hour or two every week to practice, take video, and photos.  I need to be more comfortable on stage.

So that’s what’s on my mind today…


Ugh. I am so over Easter candy!!! The past few days have been kind of a sugar Fest for me. I have made two birthday cakes, a batch of cupcakes, and had countless Easter “treats”. I started feeling pretty shitty and woe-is-me last night. I get to the point where I start thinking my sweet tooth is something I can’t control…Mr. E sets me straight though. I’ve gotta take control and weigh the consequences of my actions. My goal is to remain consistent and not stray far from “competition ready”. So fuck sugar, I have dreams to make come true!


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clevcrew yes ma’am!!  He does men’s physique :)

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So. After this last competition, I have taken a few days to reflect on things. I’ve determined that I need better conditioning. My legs were not where they needed to be. I’m thinking of adding back in things like jump squats/pop squats on leg training days. I also will probably need to cut back on my squats. Not cut back as in not do them, but on the amount of weight I’m using. I have got to figure out some HIIT cardio that I can do as well. Even when I go low and slow I always make sure I’m moving the incline and speed up every 5 or so minutes. But I def need to show up better conditioned for Team Universe. I’ve put on the size, now I just need to showcase it a little better.


How did you get back into lifting after the birth of your baby?? We can't hire babysitters, no family near and he's in the military so screwed schedule and isn't always around to watch her so I can workout :(

mamagetssfit

I have been a member of the Y for a while and I used Gold’s Gym when it wa available. Both places offer free childcare to members. Most places give you either a 1.5 - 2 hour workout window. That’s how I’ve prepped for all the competitions I’ve done. It does help having some home cardio equipment - my husband bought a treadmill this year and it has been WONDERFUL! It’s not always easy but it’s worth it!! Most YMCA’s offer discounts and sometimes free memberships to military members!


Mr E and I were standing in our bathroom last night (we spend a lot of time in the mirror, don’t judge!) and while I watched him going over his posing I couldn’t help but get SUPER excited for next weekend!!! He has made such progress not only in his physique but in his posing since last November. I just know he’s going to do awesome!!! I can’t wait to see him up on stage again!!! Love my swole mate!!!



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