To keep me going on my cardio, I downloaded a bunch of new music onto my iPod and it’s seriously helped so much. If you need a little push to get you through those workouts, get your favorite music to help you along.
My 2-weeks out workout recap is below:
Monday: Cardio (45 minutes- run neighborhood)
Tuesday: Train Legs + Cardio (20 minutes on treadmill)
Wednesday: Train Arms & Back + Cardio (30 minutes on treadmill)
Thursday: Train Chest & Shoulders + Cardio (45 minutes on treadmill)
Saturday: Cardio (45 minutes run neighborhood)
Sunday: Cardio (50 minutes run neighborhood)
I’ll start taking Duirex, a diuretic to help get rid of excess water to make you look leaner and not bloated. You can read the reviews about the product here. I’ve never taken a diuretic before, so I’m curious to see what it will do (if anything) and will be drinking lots of water with it.
Start exfoliating daily in preparation for spray tan. My friend Jessica, who happens to be competing with me this year (her first time!) owns a mobile spray tanning company, Beautifully Bronzed, and she also does makeup professionally for weddings, etc. If you’re in Houston, definitely check her out for a quickie tan or beautiful makeup application. You’ll love it! She gave me an exfoliating mitt and exfoliator, cleanser, and body butter to help prepare my skin for the tanning spray.
Get Mani/Pedi (I’m thinking something like pale pink).
Hair color appointment – fresh blond to cover those roots! I plan to curl my (new short hair) with a curling wand for the contest.
Measure body fat. I’m curious what I’ll be competing at.
Pack for show. Make sure I have: competition suit (and backup just in case), heels, jewelry, makeup, curling iron, brush/comb, hairspray, mirror, snacks/food/water, iPhone and charger, camera, tickets to venue, NPC card, schedule. To the show I’ll wear loose black pants and a lightweight hoodie. I’m bringing a towel or maybe even a yoga mat to sit on since there was so much waiting around and no chairs last year.
Buy foundation and practice makeup application. Of course I’m a little nervous about matching my face to my tanned skin, but I’m pretty good with makeup, so I think it will be okay. I’ll wear false eyelashes that I already picked up at Target.
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6:00 a.m. Wake up, eat breakfast, get ready for show.
Jessica will apply a body glaze so that the tan shines and looks radiant on stage. I’ll also apply bikini bite glue to the bottom of my suit so it stays in place. No wedgies please!! And I have to mention that Jessica has done SO AWESOME preparing for this contest herself! Unlike me, she has stayed 100% on point with her diet and her dedication really shows. She looks absolutely AMAZING! She trained with my trainer also, but did it online, so he wrote out her diet and workouts and she trained in her garage! Talk about dedication! You go girl! I am so proud of you and so thankful for your friendship!
There’s typically a lot of waiting around, until they get to your class. Then, when they call your name, you get a total of 10 seconds to do your posing routine. Man, all that work, three months of strict dieting and exercise comes down to 10 seconds on stage- crazy!
6:00 p.m. Night Show – awards given. This part of the show takes a long time and it will probably be a late night.
When it’s all said and done, we’ll celebrate with a glass of CHAMPAGNE! I’m making sure my hubby brings a chilled bottle and I don’t care if we drink out of plastic cups! It will just be time to toast to all that hard work and making it to the stage without chickening out!
Film Workout Video & Eat (My trainer, John Sherman, is filming a workout video for his website at the gym, so I will be one of the people being trained. I know it’s gonna be killer hard since he’ll want to give an accurate depiction of his training style, but after that . . . we go out to eat at Houston’s and I already know what I’m having! The best, juiciest, most flavorful ribs on earth and a side of sweet baked beans and don’t think for a minute I forgot about dessert. They have the best, fresh homemade fudgey brownie served with cold vanilla ice cream on top! #droooooooollllllll
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