What I did Wednesday:

Happy hump day!  I thought it’d be nice to switch it up and make a more personal post instead of just my typical workout posts.  Obviously my day revolves around fitness but there is more to it than that! …sort of.

Today my morning began around 6am.  I had my things set out for morning cardio, but after my post yesterday I did a little more research and decided it’s not a strategy that will get me the results I wanted, plus I get to sleep in!  I got up and made my breakfast (yes, still savory oats) and sat down to eat while catching up on some emails and text messages.  Oscar, my Brussels griffen, was curled up in my lap enjoying the early morning cuddle.  I cleaned up my dishes and the rest of the kitchen around 7.

I got my posing practice in before heading to the gym.  Right now I’m holding each quarter-turn pose for 30 seconds and making sure to smile the whole time.  The heels aren’t as hard to walk in as I thought thank god… I logged a couple workouts and before I know it I’m packing my gym bag again for another day in the life.

My first client isn’t coming in until 10am so I did 30 minutes of HIIT, abs, and an awesome shoulder workout in by 930.  Today is the first day seeing noticeable results from the creatine.  It’s been 6 days since I started taking it so I’m excited to see what progress comes in the next few weeks.  I plan on taking it for about 4 more weeks.  A shower and meal later my first client, Alex came in.  We had a tough leg workout, broke a sweat and I got another round of abs in with him.

Our gym gets cleaned every day.  Between 3 full time trainers and our manager, we clean the whole thing top to bottom and take pride in it.  Today I had to mop, which felt like another workout after doing shoulders not long before!  I finish up just in time for Carly, my second client of the day.  We focused on biceps and triceps and I am confident she will be sore tomorrow!  Two clients down and two to go, but I have a pretty big gap until my next one at 430pm.  During this time I’m making calls, working on my blog, writing a program and checking nutrition of my evening clients and whatever other research needs done.  Next week I’m doing a nutrition class, “How to Read a Food Label” and a “Powerlifting 101” class, so I will be getting organized for that between clients today as well.  I also talk to gym members a lot.  That actually fills a lot of my time!  I’m a social butterfly and I love it.

Shirley has been sick for the past couple weeks so we will do some circuit training, and her daughter, Jess, comes in right after that then I’m done for the day!

I hang around the gym for a bit a socialize some more.  I pinch my friend, Kirby, so we can start monitoring her body fat the next couple weeks and finally head home! Well, that was my initial plan, before meeting my friend at a local restaurant to catch up with free drinks from her bartender boyfriend.  But it was snowing kind of bad and I didn’t want to go home and come right back in this weather so I hung out until 8 at the gym then met her.  Not a bad night!  I could only stay for an hour or so because I had to get home to eat my sixth and final meal of the day:  6 egg whites.  I’ve been using real egg whites and it’s funny how I can taste the difference between pasteurized egg whites and the real ones.

Contest Prep life is exactly that; a way of life.  Everything revolves around workouts, cardio and your meals.  I am now used to carry around a lunch box and water bottles.  Packing my meals and gym bag every night.  Cooking a couple nights a week, the same things over and over and trying to come up with creations to keep my stomach happy.  It’s not easy but I love it and I wouldn’t change anything.  I’m still able to find a balance and go out with my friends.  I still go out to eat every Sunday morning for my friends’ cheat meals, I just bring my own food.  Another thing I’ve gotten used to.  If I can do it, so can you.  It just takes motivation, determination, drive and dedication.  A recipe for success!

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