Hi friends! Now we are only two short weeks away from my first NPC contest. I’m excited and TIRED! Of course now that the contest is almost here there is lots of other home and family stuff going on, but I’m still managing to get my workouts in and stick to my diet. I just ordered Muscle Egg (chocolate caramel flavor) and cannot wait to get it. It’s going to replace my shake as my last meal. I’m just not digging drinking a shake, but I think this will be more like chocolate/caramel milk. We’ll see . . . I’ll let you know how I like it.
Here’s my latest progress picture taken on Sunday, June 22, 2014. I am really proud of what I’ve accomplished. I feel like a winner already.
TO DO LIST
There are lots of final contest details that I’m foggy on and trying to get completed, I still need to:
- Confirm hair stylist (or do it myself). I’m leaning toward doing it myself. I got my hair highlighted on Saturday, so I’m pretty blonde right now.
- Confirm makeup stylist. The show has one appointed to it and I emailed her to see if she has availability and to get pricing info.
- Confirm spray tan. I also need to decide if I’m doing it here before I leave or there. And if there, when? I’m going to call the contest spray tan company tomorrow to get more info.
- Go to my last bikini fitting. I need to make sure it fits and looks great.
- Buy jewelry. Earrings and bracelet only.
- Get nails done. I’m doing french mani/pedi.
- Make packing list. Clothes, food, cooler, camera, etc.
- Buy ticket to the show for my husband.
I’m sure there’s more, but that’s what I can think of off the top of my head. I have already:
- Registered for the show.
- Got my heels.
- Reserved hotel room.
My trainer has mentioned that I will only workout until the Wednesday before the show, then rest on Thursday, Friday and the show is Saturday. Backstage, before I go on, I’ll lift light weights to give my muscles a little pump.
Also, on that Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, my diet will change and I’ll cut out veggies and egg whites. I’m not too sure on the specifics of what I’ll be eating besides chicken and potatoes or rice cakes, but I think the goal is to deplete sodium. I’ll write a detailed post when I get more info.
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THIS WEEK’S PLAN
My focus this week is to stick to my diet, no cheating!, and get in five 45-minute cardio sessions and 5 weight-training workouts with my trainer. I also need to try to get good sleep. If there’s one thing I’ve learned during this prep it’s that, if I don’t get about 7-8 hours of sleep before my workout, it’s excruciatingly difficult to get through. Oh, and I need to continue to practice my posing. I’ll do 2 posing sessions with my posing coach this week. I woke up on Saturday morning and my back was so sore. It took me a little while to realize it was from my posing session on Friday. She was having me hold the line-up stage pose for several minutes (because I’ll have to stand like that for possibly a long time on stage while all of us are up there) without fidgeting and while standing tall, sucking in, etc. It’s not a very comfortable position to hold. I have a gift certificate for a massage- maybe I’ll try to fit that in somewhere??
It’s going to be a super busy week and I’m off to prepare my weekly schedule now- it’s the only way I manage to fit everything in!
I hope you have a great week!
Hi, what amazing work you've done! I'm almost speechless at how defined you are, so impressed. Congratulations on all your effort, results and hard, HARD work. I'd love to help you out with the earring and bracelet shopping, if you still need them. http://www.candibylislaz.com and I'll offer a 20% discount off your purchase or $25, whichever is greater. Let me know and GOOD LUCK! Lisa
Thank you so much Lisa! I'll check it out!
Can't believe it's so close!!! I'm checking every day and rootin' for ya – you look amazing!
I know- so close! Thanks for rootin' me on- I appreciate it!
Wow, your hard work has paid off!
Thank you Nancy! Lots of hard work!
You look great! Can't wait to see how you do in the contest. Keep up the good work! 🙂
I will keep you posted!
I'm a lurker, but I wanted to tell you that you look fabulous and can't wait to see what you do on stage!
Christen, thank you for taking the time to leave a comment! 🙂
Looking awesome! Your shoulders are amazing…and your calves!!!! Those are two areas I always have a difficult time with…my calves just don't pop so I have to work them extra hard.
Those are hard areas. I've really been focusing on shoulders, but have to credit my mom for the calves. She has the same ones. I do calf raises for them mostly when I work them.
I love watching your journey and am eager to see how well you do and the changes to your body in the last 2 weeks! Just wanted to give you a heads up that you listed the date of your picture as July 22 when I am sure you took it yesterday June 22. Just a quick heads up and a shout out to keep going!! We all are rooting for you!! Good luck!
Ashley, thanks for catching that mistake! I fixed it. 🙂
I was up drafting that post really late;) Ha!
you look awesome! I wish I could do the diet you follow but breastfeeding my babies really deflated my breasts and I'm afraid I'd lose what I have left ;-/
Yes, I understand. 😉
I've been following for quite some time and had even thought of doing your meal plans with you back when you started in Feb…. And now I am so wishing I had!!!
It's never too late to start making a change Amber. In December, you'll wish you started now! 🙂
You rock! Love how defined you are looking, and that bikini is awesome. You must be so proud of what you have accomplished.
The bikini is Victoria's Secret- probably my favorite swimsuit this year.
Megan you look amazing. I've really enjoyed following your journey. This is such an accomplishment no matter how you place. You should be really proud of yourself. 🙂
Thank you Tiffany. I agree!
Megan, you are looking fantastic. I'm so excited for you! Woohoo!
Thank you Tammy!
You look fantastic!! Congratulations on your hard work and dedication. I would love to look like you:)
Thanks Alicia! Just one day at a time and you will see results!
good luck!! You're going to rock it!! I can't believe how far you have come!!
Good luck, you're almost there! I think you need to have a good base tan (tanning beds or just from the "real sun" by being out at the pool with your son) before the show and I'd be doing some tanning (spray) or something before then. You can check with your trainer on that however I would not, wait until contest day to get a spray tan. You've worked too hard..what if something happens and they aren't there? So many things could go wrong at the last minute…get your tan ahead of time since you'll need to be pretty dark. If you did use the contest one, I'd have a pretty good tan before then…my point is just not to wait until the last minute on the tan.Take care! It should be fun.
you look fab! Hard work has paid off! Best of luck to you! I can only hope I will look that fit at your age (Im only 24!) Just wondering, while reading your blogs for Jamie Easons livefit phase 1, I noticed you said you were doing some cardio? Did you do the cardio after each weight session and did this affect your progress? I really want to add 30 minutes after each weight session, but I'm worried I won't get results. Thanks for your advice!
YOU look AMAZING! Hard work has paid off! Best of luck to you! I can only hope I will look that fit at your age (Im only 24!) Just wondering, while reading your blogs for Jamie Easons livefit phase 1, I noticed you said you were doing some cardio? Did you do the cardio after each weight session and did this affect your progress? I really want to add 30 minutes after each weight session, but I'm worried I won't get results. Thanks for your advice!
Thanks Jules! I started Live Fit in phase 2 and followed the workouts. I skipped the cardio if I didn't have time and could only get a quick workout in. Now, I do 45 min of cardio (usually) before my weight workouts.
You have completely inspired me, Megan! You look amazing and I love reading the weekly updates. I can't wait to hear about the actual contest!
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Megan, I'm curious to know if you're planning a treat for yourself after the competition is over…something like a nice dinner or a relaxing massage? You deserve it!
So excited for you!! I love both of your blogs and read them every chance I get. You look absolutely stunning! I will be thinking of you on competition day and hoping you rank #1! Thank you so very much for sharing all of your tips, tricks and inspiration. I'm in awe that you are doing this contest. Best of luck to you!!!