Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Release Tuesday: Posing Edition

I don't want to say that I hate posing. Hate is such a strong word. How 'bout I say that I strongly dislike posing?

I feel awkward anytime I'm posing. I feel like I'm sticking my boobs in people's faces. I feel like I make weird faces. I feel like I'm shaking in each pose. I feel like I can't transition from one pose to another without looking down at my feet. Bottom line, I feel like a hot mess!

I've decided that I'm going to start practicing my posing with music. Most shows have music playing during finals so I figure if I can feel somewhat comfortable posing with music playing in the background now, I should do okay on show day.

I wanted a song that would make me strut a little bit. Give me a boost of self-confidence. Something that would help me present my physique in the best way possible while conveying the message that I deserve that top stop.

I found the perfect song! I would be a liar if I said I haven't been walking around singing "I'm feeling myself...cuz I'm gon' get it all"...I might just need to make this my theme song for 2014. :)

*I should warn you that if you're not a fan of profanity, you might want to skip this one.*

Thursday, December 26, 2013

You Might Be In Off-Season If....

You might be in off-season if.....

  1. You insist on calling it an "improvement season" versus "off-season"
  2. When gorging on cookies, candy, tamales, pancakes, and carne asada fries, you calmly inform people that you are "eating to grow"
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  3. A daily check of your abs is necessary....just to ensure that you're not "growing" too much
  4. You want to roll your eyes & scream every time someone asks when your next show is
  5. You only want to roll your eyes & scream because you don't know when your next show is due to number 2 on this list
  6. You pee your pants a little bit each time your coach tells you to bring your competition suit & heels to your next training session so he can "see where you're at"

  7. Your favorite hashtags are #getallthegains, #eattogrow, #beastmode, #2014istheyear, and #fatkidstatus

  8. You will get up before the sun rises to go to the gym but getting up early for any other reason is just crazy talk

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

New Release Tuesday

I love this song.
It makes me smile and
makes me want to dance.

Plus, how is possible that Pharrell has not aged at all
in the past 15 years?!?!
I want to know his secret!!

Enjoy the song & shake your ass a little while you do :)

Monday, December 2, 2013

Sh!t Happens....

There have been so many times over the past few weeks where I've wanted to come in here and update you on what's going on but I can't seem to find the time. Scratch that, I couldn't seem to MAKE the time to do it. So, the Worst Blogger of November award goes to me! #bloggerfail  I apologize and will be making more of a conscious effort to schedule time to keep this thing alive, breathing, and exciting! :)

Let's start with some fun stuff that isn't workout-training-improvement season related, shall we??

Guess who is such a big boy now?!?! That's right, my nephew Jaxon turned one a couple of weeks ago! Oh my goodness, y'all. That was a fast year. He is standing up on his own, trying to talk, and Uncle Tommy taught him how to climb up stairs...lol...watch out!

Aunt T & Uncle Tommy - grown monsters :)
She's such a goober!
My sister calls him a "drool monster" so his birthday party was monster-themed and it was a lot of fun as you can tell by looking at the pictures :)

A couple of months ago, I met a female member of the my gym (shout out to Desert Sports & Fitness, the best gyms in T-town!) who was prepping for her first fitness competition. Her name is Savannah and I am envious of her abs! Anyway, she and I met a few times to work on posing and stuff. It's nice to have someone to talk to (in person) about competing, prep, hunger pains, and all that good stuff :)

I was able to go to Phoenix and watch the finals of the NPC Western Regionals in Phoenix. Funny story, this was the first time, in three years, that I was at a show as a spectator not a competitor. (#kindastrange) Savannah looked ridiculously amazing & she won her class! It was so fun to cheer her on and I'm really excited to follow her journey next competition season!

While we were in Phoenix, I took Tom to see the BYB Fitness studio. He hasn't had a chance to meet Randy in person yet or watch one of our training sessions (I'm trying to keep this from happening as long as possible! just kidding...sort of...lol) but I wanted him to see my new "home away from home".

Training wise, last month was quite the busy month! In an effort to tighten dat ass improve my weaker areas, I have been hitting the track for sprints a couple times a week. Sprints, to me, are a lot of fun and if it might help me get a booty like Carmelita Jeter....well...count me in!

I posted this pic on my Instagram...sometimes the workout sucks...
I made the trip to Phoenix to train with El Jefe a couple of times and let me tell you, I'm going through an adjustment period! There are many times during our training sessions that I feel weak and honestly, I just want to throw up my hands and walk away. It's not because El Jefe is a mean, evil coach who is trying to break me. It's because, as he has said, I've been working out not training. These are two completely different things and this is, at times, a hard lesson for me to learn. My job is to continue training on my own, hit the track a couple of times a week, and try not to break down & cry when he and I train together. I'm doing well on a couple of those and not so well on the other ;)

Lots of changes have been taking place, not only physically but mentally as well. He said the first month would be bumpy and he wasn't lying but you know what, good things things come to those who bust their ass and work for them!

Victory loves preparation