I can’t believe it’s already Wednesday! This week seems to just be flying by. I am starting to get things ready for my upcoming bikini competition – I’ve been making check lists and reading and re-reading the athlete info packet. I also booked in my spray tan and have started doing some trial runs for my hair and makeup. I want to be as prepared as I can so that when the big day comes I don’t stress out too much (I know that I will likely be a big mess that day as I tend to stress easily over things like that).
In terms of workouts and eats – things are right on track! I am so happy that I’ve stuck to my guns this whole prep and haven’t let other people’s recommendations or their own personal prep ideas get in the way of doing what I know is best for my body. I have TONS of energy right now as my body has now fully adapted to using all the fat in my diet as it’s main fuel source and my hair and skin is oh so soft from all of the almonds, coconut oil, flax and chia seeds. I have still been hitting all my lifts and last week was my heavy week and I managed to:
Squat – 195lbs
Bench – 135lbs
Deadlift – 245lbs
**We backed down my deadlift weight about 3 months ago as we didn’t want to overdo it, so the deadlifts have been nice and light these past two months
I have had a lot of people ask what exactly I’m eating these days, so I decided I would jump on the What I Ate Wednesday bandwagon and share! I’ve always loved reading other people’s WIAW posts but have always been too nervous to post my own. If you want to read more about WIAW and what it’s all about check out Jenn’s blog where you can learn more about WIAW and check out other people’s eats (it’s a great place to go get meal inspiration ideas).
Okie dokie, let’s get things rolling!
Pre-Meal # 1 – I’ve typically been holding off on having my first meal of the day until about 12pm. Until that point I sip on tea, coffee w/ coconut oil, and have some BCAA to prevent muscle breakdown. I’m currently obsessed with these teas and literally drink 10 + cups a day
The gingerbread is Christmas in a cup….drooool
Meal # 1 – Even though it’s usually noon when I eat, I still enjoy breakfasty (is that a word?) food.
Lately my breakfast of choice is:
Topped with a little calorie free maple syrup
I enjoy my waffle with some eggs and egg whites and zucchini and onion ‘hash’. Some days I do a dippy egg and other days I enjoy me some scrambled eggs. I typically always season my eggs the same way – paprika & garlic powder.
Meal # 2 – At this point I’ve usually worked out and it’s around 3pm or so. Lately I’ve been craving crunchy refreshing goodness at this point so this week I’ve been all about the fajita salad.
The salad has iceberg lettuce, avocado, tomatoes, red onion, flax seed oil, garlic powder and salsa and then I top it with…
Peppers, onions and chicken which I warm up in the microwave and then toss with my salad. I love the warm pepper mix with the cool, crunchy veggies. So good!
Meal # 3 – In between clients between 5:30 and 7 I typically chow down on my next meal. This week I’ve been keeping it simple with some tuna salad, almonds, and sautéed cauliflower.
Meal # 4 – This meal changes every night depending on what I feel like. I’ve been digging shrimp lately so last night’s meal is one I’ve been enjoying pretty frequently. It’s super filling and delish.
This is garlic shrimp, broccoli & spinach served over a bed of shiritaki noodles with pesto sauce. Shiritaki noodles are made of yam flour and contain no digestible carbs. The texture is a little wonky if you don’t know how to prepare them properly. I hated them the first time I had them and now I love them!
So that’s what my eats look like right now. I also sip on BCAA’s throughout the day and am drinking a ton of water every day.
My next post I’ll share that recipe for the chicken fajita casserole I made Steve last week so keep your eyes peeled for that!