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Journal day 51-53: 7-9 October 2011

Hi everyone, so how was your weekend? Almost Monday again and man am I looking forward to this coming week.

This was a tough week and things were just crazy with the whole Aardklop festival and everything going on in Potchefstroom.

About my weekend…I did not get to the gym which is TERRIBLE and I feel so guilty about it. Was just not in the mood at all after my failed training session attempt on Friday morning. There was no cardio classes e.g Zumba etc at the gym because of Aardklop so this in itself was a challenge for me!

Then on Friday evening I ended up having max 3 hours of sleep – this is a big no no for 8 hours sleep is a crucial part of the challenge. It is now Sunday and I still feel tired and out of my routine. I can say one thing that I can be proud of and that is no matter what the circumstances were and the fact that I was confronted with all the temptations there could possibly be I DID NOT CHEAT ONCE! I stuck to my diet and focused on my challenge 101%. When going out with my friends not having 1 drink only water for me was a well done 😉

I did decide to go to the Look and Feel good expo today, and I have to say even though I expected so much more it was worth it at the end…I end up at the Sandton Convention Centre this morning thinking the expo will be held there, don’t know how I got that wrong hiehie. I really hoped to meet Gareth at the USN stand today but he was not thereL. The reason why is because he knows my progress and I have been in contact with him throughout the challenge and he would’ve been the one that could answer some of the questions I had. But never the less I met some awesome people there and the “tasting” of the readymade PROTEIN FUEL 25 oh man that is the best taste ever! Really loving it, wish I could buy a box of it hehe. You have to try one.

Amazing drink

One disappointment was that I really thought they would have like a sushi bar or something healthy when it comes to food. BIG MISTAKE not packing my lunch pack…Thank goodness I had my shake there so that was what I had. 2 Diet Fuel Shakes one at 10 and one at 3:30.

Then the highlight of my day is the fact that I met Nicole Seymore. She is such an inspirational figure in the fitness industry and what an amazing personality. You will see her two month training program under my resources page.

Me and Nicole Seymour

I can’t tell you how bad I want to become an Ambassador for USN South Africa. I would love to be an inspirational figure and to motivate other women to become the best they can be. This week Thursday will be week 8 of my 12 week USN Challenge and I am a changed person. Words cannot describe to you how I feel as a person even though I still have a long way to go and my target/goal that I want to reach will require much more work, I’m still on my way to a better me.

I will NEVER, EVER go back to the lifestyle I used to live. Let us help each other to change our lives one day at a time. Remember you can be an inspiration to others while living the best life you could. Your family, friends and community will soon follow in your footsteps.

Believe in what you do, believe in yourself that is the most important thing! Have the healthy confidence that God intended for you to have.  

The most interesting girl in the room is not the prettiest one, or the smartest, it’s the one that knows her worth! For all my girls out there! “Kim Dolan Leto”

Diet for the day:
Woke up: 2x Phedra Cut Ultra XT

Breakfast:
Half cup Wholewheat Pronutro
6 Almonds
2 CLA 1000′s

Mid morning Snack:
1 Serving Diet Fuel

Lunch:
2x Phedra Cut Ultra XT

Lunch:
1 Serving Diet Fuel (There was nothing healthy at the look and feel good expo) / or lets say nothing that is in my diet 😉

Late afternoon:
1 Had my toasted rye bread with very little peanut butter (sugar free) with 0% fat caramel syrup. This was truly amazing and the best lunch meal in the last 6 weeks hehe. Don’t know if the peanut butter etc is allowed but it was amazing.
2 CLA

Four o clock:
2 Phedra cut Ultra XT

30 Minutes before dinner:
3 Phedra Cut SF

Dinner:
80/100 gram lean mince with muschrooms and veggies.

After Dinner – 2 CLA 1000′s

This will be an awesome week coming up, can’t wait and accept each day as a gift and make a difference!

USN 12-week Body & Lifestyle Transformation Challenge

If you are still considering getting a starter pack I would suggest you save some money and get yourself one. Yes you can do the challenge without it by getting all the info online etc but I would say the USN Starter Pack is a much better option. All the information needed is compiled in the booklet and that “little passport” just makes the challenge more real ;-).

Today 6 October 2011 is my Week 7 date and I am a completely changed person. My lifestyle has improved and changed like no words can describe.

If you have any questions about the challenge visit the USN website: http://usn.co.za

There is some GREAT resources and information. Video clips/testimonies and all the answers you need.

Journal day 48-50: 4-6 October 2011

Hi all my loyal blog followers, I’m so sorry for neglecting my blog the last two days but as mentioned in my previous posts I’m hectically busy with the Aardklop Art festival.

My hours are hectic and when I get back home after gym I’m really just to tired.

Gym is awesome and Phase 2 of my program is really on another level. The intensity is much higher.

How is your training going? This week we dont have any cardio (Zumba) classes at the gym and this is frustrating. I love my Zumba workout…Next week everything will be back to normal and I cannot wait! For those of you that asked me about the program when it comes to the cardio side I did incorporate cardio from the beginning of Phase 1. The reason so is because I have been training for a while so it’s not as if I started for the first time…It would have been better to skip cardio for the first 4 weeks like suggested by Jamie Eason to really make sure you gain lean muscle, but I only found this “wonder” gym program when I was 2 weeks in my USN challenge so I decided to carry on with the cardio. This training program really works we just have to stick to it. I am not in the cutting/toning phase so even though it may feel as if the results are slow, endure and don’t give up. Phase two that I am in now is focused on building muscle and I can’t wait for Phase 3.

The supersets is something to get used to but I like it, for I am not someone that can stand around for a full minute to rest although short recovery before the next set is crucial so make sure you rest in between!

It is so important to keep the balance between the cardio and the weight training and this is still a learning curve for me…They say medium intensity cardio facilitates fat burning, while minimizing the risk of losing any hard-earned muscle. So hopefully I’m doing it right.

I drink 100% Whey protein for my mid morning snack where I used to drink Diet Fuel.

100% Whey Protein Overview:

USN 100% WHEY PROTEIN is to be used immediately after training to prevent the damaging effects of cortisol (stress hormone) on the integrity of muscle tissue. The high quality Whey Isolate and Concentrate blend ensures rapid digestion and absorption of the vital Amino Acids to assist in post exercise muscle recovery.

Whey Protein is the highest BV (Biological Value) Protein available in nature. Research has shown that the highest rate of Nitrogen retention is achieved with Whey Protein.

USN’s 100% Whey Protein provides the highest quality Protein packed into one serving. It also contains Proteins such as lactalbumen and immunoglobulin’s, which are known to be vital for proper immune system function and are of special importance to body-builders and athletes.

Now with revolutionary Amino Rx technology, the proper uptake of the Whey Protein and its conversion into Amino Acids by the body is optimized.

BENEFITS

  • Muscle retention and spares lean muscle mass
  • Assists in weight management
  • Assists in immune support
  • Suitable for diabetics

Tuesday and Wednesday was my stimulant free days. Things are normally a bit tougher on those days for I easily feel tired and hungry. I definitely prefer the stimulant free days in the week and not over weekends though. Weekends are tougher in general for all so I just make sure I stay busy and in routine with all my supplements.

In the gym..

Tuesday 4 October 2011 – Chest and Abs
Gym: 5:36 am
Calories: 167  kcal
Calculated fat: 48%
Duration: 51 min
Average heart: 110  Maximum: 143
Fat burn improving

Tuesday 4 October 2011 – Abs
Gym: 16:15 pm
Calories: 219 kcal
Calculated fat: 46%
Duration: 1 hour and 7 min
Average heart: 109 Maximum heart rate: 149
Fat burn improving

Wednesday 5 October 2011 – Legs
Gym: 8:30 am
Calories: 320 kcal
Calculated fat: 43%
Duration: 1 hour and 32 min
Average heart: 111 Maximum heart rate: 160
Fat burn and fitness improving

Thursday 6 October 2011 – Arms/Abs
Gym: 5:17 am
Calories: 418 kcal
Calculated fat: 37%
Duration: 1 hour and 21 min
Average heart: 127 Maximum heart rate: 171
Fat burn improving

Thursday 6 October 2011 – Cardio/Abs
Gym: 16:00 pm
Calories: 472 kcal
Calculated fat: 25%
Duration: 1 hour and 4 min
Average heart: 149 Maximum heart rate: 173
Maximum performance and fitness improving

Sorry for posting all at ones hope you can figure it out. Again I would like to thank you all for following my blog, the messages and support. It is really amazing to have support even online 😉 I do appreciate your feedback! Tomorrow is Friday can’t believe it.

Oh before I forget, are you going to the Look and Feel Good Expo?

I wanted to meet Gareth there from USN for he is the one person that I am actually communicating to from USN, but unfortunately he won’t be at the expo on Sunday. So is it worth going? Think I will be like a little zombie on Sunday after this hectic week but will see. I really do think this is an awesome expo!

Look and feel good expo

Hi I went on the website www.ifeelgood.co.za for the Look and feel good expo and I just decided that I am definately going…

Click on the link and read more about it.

Don’t know where I will get the energy for that is an intense work week for me. Aardklop Festival from 4-9 October. We are fully booked and have a few shows here at the Elgro Hotel.

Will you be going to the look & feel good expo? What I have heard about this is that it is definitely worth going to so hey why not go and check it out.

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