Archive for March, 2012



Weight 128.

Waist 23.75

Hips 36

calves 13.75


So…I’m 12 weeks out. Enjoyed March break with my family, and while I did make it to the gym, my diet was not the greatest. Excuse alert : Being on vacation with 3 boys and a hubby that eat anything really makes it difficult to stay on track. LOL…truth is…I wasn’t ‘scared’ enough…There are no excuses. I made bad CHOICES.

Came back home to a RUDE awakening…sure, travel makes you hold water…yadda yadda…when I stepped on the scale that night…the scale said…wait for it….142. something… I cursed a few bad words…then stepped back on. Yup. 142. Frack. 

The next morning, after a night of catching up on water etc…the scale was kinder. 135. I wasn’t thrilled…my week away had cost me about 5 lbs.

I have a family, so holidays, dinners out and straying from the routine that I WOULD have if  I were a single girl…are inevitable. Managing family life and training is a balancing act. This is also a learning experience, so I am paying close attention to what my body is doing…and why.

After being back for a week, a diet that is COMPLETELY clean (with the odd ketchup transgression), my weight is back down to 128. I am pleased, working hard, and happy with where I am.

I struggled at the beginning with whether or not I will be ready on June 16. I am not struggling anymore. I am working as hard as I possibly can, pushing myself in my workouts, and I feel pretty calm and relaxed. My routine is solid, and while it is challenging to fit in some of my workouts, I am learning that being flexible sometimes is part of the lesson, and that throwing tantrums do not help.

Support is key in this journey, and sometimes you find it in the places you least expect. I am thankful for all the support I am receiving.

So, I have decided that instead of freaking out as the weeks get smaller, I am going to keep it moving…keep lifting as heavy as I possibly can, plug in my earphones…and enjoy the ride. On June 16, I WILL be standing on stage. Sexy clear shoes and all. 🙂