Thursday, September 30, 2010

That's What's Up Thursday

One word for you - QUADRICEPS!!!
Larissa Reis - now that's what's up.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I'm a "Gym Don't"....Sort Of....

Yesterday while I was at the gym, a guy made a comment about my eyeshadow. I can’t remember what the exact comment was but it made me realize that he, along with the other folks who see me when I go to the gym, probably think I’m a “gym don’t”!

Let me explain….

Most people who go to the gym to actually work out (I’m not even gonna talk about the folks who go to the gym, sit on a weight bench, and talk on their cell phones with dumbbells at their feet) have a list of don’ts for the gym. A few are listed below:

1) Don’t stay on the cardio equipment longer than permitted
2) Don’t wear jeans to work out
3) Don’t leave a sweat puddle on a machine and walk away without wiping it down
4) Don’t grunt so loudly while lifting that everyone thinks you’re having a baby
5) Don’t show up to the gym with a full face of makeup *

Number 5 is the reason why I’m a “don’t” but only sort of!!!

Hear me out!!!

I go to the gym during my lunch hour. I, of course, have applied my fantastic eye makeup (courtesy of MAC Cosmetics! MAC Whore is the house!! Holla!!) prior to arriving at work and don’t want to wipe it all off just for a gym session in the middle of my day (yes, I’m lazy). I still have to go back to work when I’m done working out and I’m not reapplying my eye makeup!

So, I arrive at the gym with a full face of makeup which I’m pretty sure makes me a “don’t” in the eyes of the other members of my gym. I want to scream at them, “I’m at lunch! I didn’t put my makeup on just to come here!!!” Can’t they see that I’m serious about working out?!?!?! I’m rockin’ my lifting gloves. I carry my notebook where I record every rep. I have my headphones and ipod that are sending the sounds of Metallica & Linkin Park straight to my eardrums. I don’t speak to anyone unless it’s to ask if they’re done with a piece of equipment and I have perfected the “Stay the Hell Away From Me Because I’m Focused” facial expression.

I doubt it…they probably think I’m a poser….

Damn it….

Oh well….I just finished taking my supplements and I’m off to the gym….yep….with a glorious array of MAC on my eyelids (Tempting, Amber Lights, and Coppering for those of you who wanted to know)…I’ll show them “poser”…. :)

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Goin' A Little Cra-Cra!!!

Not sure where I heard the term "cra-cra"...I think it was a television show but...I like it so I'm using it...ha!

Today marks 6 weeks, folks! I have exactly 6 weeks to drop some poundage, firm up my muscles, and walk across the stage glistening like a glazed Krispy Kreme doughnut...yummm....glaze...mmm....doughnuts...focus, Tenecia!!!

Anyway, I started today off thinking about how amazing Erin Stern looked at the Olympia! Please tell me you saw her! The woman's body is INCREDIBLE! I also thought about how bummed I was that the webcast kept freezing last night - what the heck was that all about?!?! My thoughts were also about Phil Heath...wonderful...delicious...smokin' hot...muscley...oh so tastey eye candy...sorry, I'm back....I was just thinking about how amazing his physique was and how Jay Cutler should be saying his prayers because he got lucky last night! Next year, Phil...but if you need comforting between now and then, hit me up! :)

I did my cardio this morning (don't you love the view from my treadmill?) and did a mental checklist of all the things I needed to get done. There were chores to be done (yes, I'm a grown ass woman who calls housework "chores"), a trip to Wal-Mart, food prep (ground turkey and veggies don't cook themselves for some reason), school & work clothes to be ironed, and dinner at my parents' house. Lots of things to get done and luckily I was able to get it all done!
Now, I'm sitting back enjoying a little "me time". I'm going to paint my nails with my favorite OPI nail polish, catch up on my stories (aka General Hospital. Don't judge me - I love myself some GH!!), and enjoy some hot Yogi tea.
Enjoy your evening - here's to a great week!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

My "O" Face

That's right....Mr. Olympia is on!!! Some would consider me a terrible Tucsonan because I'm watching the "O" on live webcast (muchas gracias,!) instead of the U of A versus Cal game. Umm....hello....Phil Heath or Nick Foles?? I'll take the chocolatey muscular goodness of Phil "The Gift" Heath, thank you very much!!

I let my hubby know that if Phil Heath and Erin Stern don't win tonight, I will be throwing a temper tantrum (I am not afraid to throw clean laundry on the floor or not feed the fish)! Not really but I would love to see both of them take home the title of Mr. and Ms. Olympia.

We shall see...

I Miss You!

Prep is in full swing....tomorrow marks 6 weeks out from the show I've said I'm competing in. I love food and I miss the "good stuff"!! I miss carne asada tacos, french fries, candy bars, bread, hot dogs, pancakes, sausage, wings....hell, I even miss pizza and I don't even like pizza!!!!

THIS IS HELL!!! inner drama queen just made an appearance....I apologize for that! I have a reminder on my refrigerator that I found at a local bookstore to keep things in perspective.

If you are having trouble viewing the photo, it says "If you're going through hell, keep going."

Preach, Mr. Churchill!!! I'm goin'!!!