Focus......

“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”- Arnold Schwarzenegger
“The worst thing I can be is the same as everybody else. I hate that.” -Arnold Schwarzenegger

FIGURING OUT THE FIFTIES.... SO THIS IS WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT.......

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Hump Day....

ohhh look there is a whole world over there on my right hand side that I haven't been able to see for the last week!!!! hmmmm actually there isn't a whole world over there... its a wall... half painted with a cork board covered in photos, newspaper articles, a calender and my main affirmation....

"Figure competitions require time, discipline, dedication, strength and will. If you're not committed completely from first to last you can't succeed"

Now I can suddenly see that this is the reason I had that pathetic day and blogged about being old and doubting myself.. I could not turn my head to the right and read the damn affirmation!!!! duh!!!!

So as you can guess by now today was a better day... I actually managed some light training last night.. nothing major... three different leg exercises with lighter than normal weights but high reps, ended with a quick three super sets of bicep curls/side lat raises which made me feel a little pathetic but at least I worked them a little... did about 15 mins on the cross trainer not moving my arms and also found I couldn't press down hard so just kept my heart rate a nice even 70%, nothing earth shattering but every little helps...

This morning I was back on the spin cycle with a great 60 minutes of HITT , as I have been practicing my neck exercises like a good girl, I have steadily increased my movement and now have almost full range back... I have one more acupuncture session tomorrow night and I am back at work tomorrow... so hopefully everything is back on track...

Yes it was hump day which makes it caliper day and I was interested to see what the complete change of pace had done to my results. Since last week I have only had one day of full intensity training (Thursday) the nutrition has been exactly as per instructions and I have managed to keep up most of the cardio... not to the usual intensity but at least I did some nearly every day.

I have also thrown in a couple of posing practices of around 30 mins each time both yesterday and today and as anyone who has done that knows its a work out all on its own. I now have enough movement in my neck to be able to do the quarter turns... there was no way I could manage them even on Monday!

So the results from the calipers was pleasant... 1.2 mils dropped down to 35 mils total goo... my hump has almost completely fallen from my body, if you see one lurking around please don't kick it too hard as I am sure it will get back to me eventually ... get it.. Back to me.. get it... ohhh never mind......

Even my navel has decided that all the gazing at it was for a reason and embarrassed by the attention also lost some goo! So the end result is that all my other sites are now officially gooless skin, hump and gut are almost gone and I am still ahead of the target numbers... yes smug grin is planted on my wrinkly old face... yes I can say wrinkly old face.. no fat on the face makes me look like a Shar Pei ...... And I hate how clothes pegs just wont hold the skin on your face to your ears lol

My diet has been tweaked... the training will kick back in after the acupuncture tomorrow and I am on the downhill track to the comp... which I am once again looking forward to.. doubt and fear have been drop kicked back to where the belong to lurk with the other useless emotions.. what was I thinking.. ohh right.. obviously I wasn't...

Not a lot else to report... I AM allowed to retain the jelly at least until next Wednesday.... ahhhhh bliss what can I say I am a jelly slut... which when you consider how many wrinkles I have (see portrait above) is not an easy food to eat....

Which reminds me... must go and.. ummm.. oh what the hell I can't lie to you.. EAT JELLY!

2 comments:

KRISTIN said...

So excited for you! Glad you are feeling back to normal and focused and the neck is coming around. Hang in there and have fun! So close now! Can't wait to cheer you on girl xoxoxo

mq01 said...

rotfl!!!!! drop kick those f'ers doubt and fear!!! and the shar pei, well, ummm, shit my eyes are looking like the runways at o'hare airport, LOL! maybe lots of wind will help smooth/pull the skin back, LOL! WOOHOO, back to the affirmations, back to comp focus, oooh look something shiny lol, back to hooker heels, WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!!!! xoxo