Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Progress Report: New Countdown Begins

I've been aiming to do the West Coast Classic (next Saturday). With one week left, I am not ready. My body fat percentage is still too high for figure.

Last weekend, I finally weighed myself. I still have about 12 lbs of body fat to lose. I'm the same pant size as I was three weeks out from Excalibur last year, so wasn't expecting my weight to be as high as it is. I am definitely more muscular than I was at Excalibur and am carrying the same body fat percentage as I did three weeks out from Excalibur, so my weight makes sense.

At this point I can't use my pant size to determine progress. Even though I am not a fan of weighing myself, I need to use my weight as a measure of my cardio conditioning.

My new goal is the San Jose NPC show on July 9th.


{modified one arm rows}


The go-forward plan nutrition plan for the next 18 days includes no more artificial sugars (aka no Diet Cokes) and only carbs in the morning (aka no more brown rice). I can do this. I just need to do it. Everyday counts as my trainer says. After our pep talk today, she put us to work.


{underhand rows=good cardio and for lats}


Thanks to the great weather, we had a fun workout outside. Not an outdoor bootcamp one. My trainer just moved the equipment outside for us.


{kettbell swings = good for legs and core}


The Workout

200 walking lunges with kickbacks
100 kettlebell swings
50 clean squats 65#
50 split jerks 65#
3 rounds of 250m underhand rows
3 sets of reverse pikes
25 each arm of one-arm rows


{split jerks = good for upper and lower body}


This year that I promised myself a six pack (of abs) on my birthday and to do my first figure show. I've made the excuses and now I just need to do it. The next 18 days are going to be really fun!


Happy training,
Nathalie

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