Bill and I had a long talk, then we had a long talk with the kids, and I did a lot of prioritizing. The upshot is that they'll help me where they can, I'll compromise where I can (I don't even want to talk about what I bought at the grocery store for their meals), and I'll try to not beat myself up if I run out of time before I get to blog, or return emails, or write.
I truly underestimated how "selfish" this sport is. It is all-consuming. Last week I was in the gym 15 times. Add that to my full-time job, my family, and my food preparation, personal pursuits (blogging, emails, etc) and something definitely doesn't add up. So... I'm dialing it back a bit. If you email me, or post a comment, please be patient with me. I will reply, it just might not be right away.
One of the things I'm temporarily dialing back is my Daily Cooler page. I just can't keep up with it right now. I'll share here in the blog with you how I'm eating, what I'm eating, and include pics as often as possible, but the daily updates/detailed data will be MIA for a few weeks.
So, let's talk weekend...
I developed & tested several new recipes (winners, all!), I got all my grocery shopping and the food prep done in one day! Huge for me, since my stamina is low. It took me 3 1/2 hours to grocery shop. Two stores, folks. Yeah, I'm not moving as fast as I once was (I blame low carbs). LOL! I also discovered (did I mention this already?) that I must now shop in the children's section of the store. The teeny-bopper section is too "short" (read risque) for my 40 year old self, and the "my age" section is all too big... I had to shop in the kids dept to find shorts & tank tops. Crazy. Oh, and my feet shrank, too. Strange things happen when you're on competition prep.
TEASER...I've got a fun new recipe coming tomorrow for my Champion Nutrition post. Bill and the kids are already asking for more of these little treats. They just might have to wait a few weeks though, until I can enjoy them too... because they're awfully tasty :-)
Here's a few weekend food pics...
|Lunch - Salad with Chicken & Newman's Own |
Organic Oil & Vinegar
|Meal 6 (this is where I used to have my protein ice cream). |
4-egg white omelet with veggies & salsa.
So what've I done/eaten today... my day started early as usual. Chest was the muscle group to be beaten up today. :-) I also had my weigh in, and we went over the new diet and fine tuned. Tab also made a few tweaks to my routine, cutting my cardio back, and strategically planning when I do my cardio to coincide with a carb refuel (thank you, Tab!!!!).
|Breakfast: 3 egg whites, 3 oz ground turkey breast, |
seasonings, and half a grapefruit.
|Snack 1: Protein/Almond Butter Pudding|
I promise it tastes better than it looks :-)
So... that's my update. Please be patient with me. I'm trying to keep up, but I'm bound to drop a few balls.
Oh... speaking of me dropping balls... yikes, I almost forgot. Tab's page on the website... she's very anxious to get back to answering emails & questions, but she's swamped too... after all, she's got her hands full with my high-maintenance, neurotic self! LOL! Seriously though, once the show is over and we decompress, Tab will be back and in action, ready to field your exercise/fitness questions! :-) We're looking forward to it!!