Competing is expensive! Between registration fees, tanning costs, photography etc competing can run you into the thousands. Let’s face it, I’m a mama on a budget. I compete because it’s amazing motivation.
My first competition I did the spray tan thing and totally buggered it up. I tan pretty dark all on my own so for competition 2, I used self tanner every day for a week and did 10 minutes a day in the stand up. Way cheaper and I looked far better I think. Bonus, no sweat induced streaks
My first competition suit I semi customized and bought on line. It’s gorgeous but the gold color washed out on stage. My second competition suit I bought second hand blinged it up, added a scrunch bum and with some time at the sewing machine absolutely loved it. Just finished my suit for competition 3 coming up in 10 weeks. This suit all told probably cost me $20 or so.
3. Makeup and hair
This ones simple. Get online and watch stage makeup videos. Up close this looks crazy heavy and over done. One stage…. Amazing!
Only day 2 of new job, and have’nt been to the gym. Feeling ok about it because really I was due for some rest… case in point, my body is still screaming at me for the last few workouts.
2. Water consumption is easier while working
When you sit at a desk, drinking water is easy an I easily put down 6 1.6 litre bottles today. Could be why I am sore, lil too much water!
3. FREAKIN Cold
It is -21 Celsius or -5.8 Fahrenheit with the windchill right now, its actually warm compared to this morning when it was -31. The wind is soooo cold, and the snow is blowing. My boss apologized for me not having a space heater today.
4. 5 Kids = Sound Barrier breaking Loud
Put 5 kids between the ages of 6 and 14 in a room and they will break the sound barrier
5. Cheese Ball Bucket does’tn tempt me at all
Ewwww… bf bought these for the kids and is hiding them till after dinner. You could’nt pay me to eat even one of these – yuck!
I have talked many times about how to track progress. Except I’ve never out loud told anyone how i track it almost daily. No! I do not get on a scale. Do not even own one to be honest (it stopped working and I threw it out) besides that I don’t really care how much I weigh. I focus on things like how my clothes fit, progress pictures and weather I can see lines in my tummy… oh ya, that’s the secret!
NOT THE LINES
You know when you’re a kid and you let it all hang out?!?!
Sooo, as we get older and more concerned with our appearance we all learn to suck it in. Even those that are severely out of shape suck it in. Those of us trying really hard and working out work our core muscles to make sure it stays in. Does’nt change that you can still let it all hang out.
So, what’s the secret. When I let it out…. in the mirror every morning that’s my measurement right now. The day I can “let it out” and still see all 6 abs will be the day I’m satisfied.
Having moved back to my home town I also some how with ridiculous lawyers fees still have to drive my kids to almost Toronto every other weekend and back. Driving is not the issue, I’m Canadian and learned to drive in 6 feet of snow when I turned 16. Problem: idiot Canadians that forget they are Canadian and forget how to drive every single winter! on a bad day its 1.5 hours… tonight, at plus 3, no ice and no snow coming down 2 hours… WTF?
Competing at UFE spring bash 2014 April 5, in Mississauga
3. New Gym
Having had enough of Goodlife Fitness and their incompetent crappy employees which are hell bent on using and abusing clients I have joined Anytime Fitness… and for the record Tuesday I had a killer chest and tricep workout in the gym all to myself a week after new years – can you say win?!?!
4. Snow and cold suck!
Well… all you californians whining that you’re trees were blowing and it was 10 degrees (celsius) we hit a record low of -22.4 or -41 with windchill this week. That holy crap its cold and you need a touque in canadian speak. (-8.32 farenheit) it will freeze even vodka… just saying
For anyone that follows me on Facebook and if not… please do! You will probably have put together the clues….
I have decided to compete again.
Hmmmm the new boyfriend cooks allot and really well, his version of “healthy” however is lacking. I’m lifting all the time, and heavy, but my diet has been lacking and my water consumption low…. (think 1 liter as opposed to a gallon) and we know water is my friend. I have always needed a goal to keep on track, like 30 lbs between November and January, a 6 pack by 30, or getting on stage beside 20 year olds to kick me into gear.
Reality is… if I keep lifting, and eating like I am, I’m not going back to the way I was… but I am also not so happy with it. I want to be my best, not a sorta better mediocre version of my best….
So, I am going to compete again…. April 5, 2014 at the UFE SPRING BASH. Which seems appropriate since that was the first show I did.