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Tuesday 1 November 2011 – Day 76

Hi everyone today was a tough day…I am on my stimulant free day and man do I get tired on these days? I definitely need a pre-workout on stimulant free days, just for the extra focus!

Because of my starch/carb dropping the energy levels are low but just keep telling myself it is ok and that it is essential for the last conditioning to take place. I am in a stage where I need to be so FOCUSED and not to let my mind let me think any different! The mind is powerful and you need to get to a place where you can decide what you meditate on. It will get hard, you will get discouraged at times but that is when you need to focus and focus once more.

Don’t put your confidence or source of motivation in other people for you definitely not going to get it there! Get focused by your own willpower!

I took my “ouma” for some grocery shopping today and man it felt like torture looking at all those muffins/chips/donuts etc. I was so hungry at the time and she didn’t make it any easier by offering some of her “treats”. Never the less I did not give in to temptation and I am proud to say that. It is so easy to give in to (unhealthy) snacking but you have to stay strong when temptation steps in.

These last few weeks are only the beginning for me and being serious about fitness. There was nothing like the feeling of reaching Elite Fitness on my Polar training watch! This may sound stupid to some but this is another goal that I set for myself way back. I never reached it for I did not train correctly. I was either over training in the wrong Zones or did too much High Intensity training. This is not always the answer guys! You have to learn to know your training zones for your results to be efficient!  Getting into competition shape for the first time ever is definitely a learning school for me. I look at bodybuilders/fitness athletes in a way different perspective! I have respect for the ones competing in the fitness industry, for let me tell you it is hard work and perseverance is absolutely KEY!

So training wise I did Cardio in the morning, Chest/Shoulders for the afternoon followed by an Action Netball game (this was not planned). Don’t know if you remember that I told you I do Action Netball for the fun of it, but then I had to stop a few weeks back for my shins gave me problems and I could not take the risk for this to affect my competition preparations! But then they asked me so nicely yesterday to come and help out that I could not say no! It was great fun though but today I feel the shins again! After the challenge I will definitely take the time to see someone about this!

Training Morning: Cardio
Gym: 5:43 am
Calories: 363 kcal
Calculated fat: 30%
Duration: 58 min
Average heart: 139 Maximum: 168
Fitness improving

Training Afternoon: Chest and Shoulders | Action Netball
Gym: 16:24
Calories: 667 kcal
Calculated fat: 24%
Duration: 1 hour 52 min
Average heart: 137 Maximum: 191
Max performance improving

Diet for the day:

1/3 Oats

6 Raw Almonds

1 Serving Whey Protein

10:00 Serving – 1 Serving Whey Protein

Lunch:

100gram steamed fish with green steam it veggies (broccoli and cauliflower)

15:00 Afternoon Snack – One serving whey protein

Action Netball:

After Netball: 1 Serving Whey Protein

Dinner:

100 gram grilled fillet

1 Cup Mixed Steam It Green Veggies with cauliflower and broccoli

Green Salad with avo

“Unless you change how you are, you will always have what you’ve got. We can have more than we’ve got because we can become more than we are.” – Jim Rohn

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Tuesday 25 October: Day 69

Hi all, so how was your day? As I’m typing here I’m battling to keep my eyes open :-(. Today is my stimulant free day again and man do I feel drained and tired? Do you experience days like these?

I have to know this for I don’t know if I am doing something wrong perhaps. I am SOOOOOOOO hungry and don’t know what the heck is going on with me. I can’t stop thinking about everything that I am craving for. Believe me I will not cheat. Even though it is so hard at times I will keep my mind set.

30 Minutes before breakfast:
3x Phedra Cut SF

Breakfast:
Two egg whites and 1 whole egg.
Slice Rye bread toasted with a drop of caramel syrup by Solal. This was delicious even though I felt like having more food 😉

2 CLA 1000’s

Mid morning Snack:
1 Serving Diet Fuel (I feel fuller when I have this)
1 Green Apple

30 minutes before lunch:
3x Phedra Ultra SF’s

Lunch:
100 gram fish with 1 cup mixed veggies and large green salad

Late afternoon:
One and a half slices of watermelon (Is this allowed in the diet? Don’t know and don’t really care for I was starving!) Better than having junk!
Hand full of raisins ( I never even eat raisins lol, like NEVER EVER but had to have something sweet.)

Tuesday Training:
Gym: 16:54
Calories: 581 kcal morning was 124kcal
Calculated fat: 33%
Duration: 1 hour 53 min
Average heart: 130 Maximum: 177
Fat burn and fitness improving

30 Minutes before dinner:
3 Phedra Cut Stimulant Free

Dinner:
100 gram steamed chicken breast/fillet
1 cup mixed veggies
Cucumber wheels

Green apple

After Dinner – 2 CLA 1000′s

Before bed – Pure Protein Shake and some USN ZMA!

So the end of the challenge is in sight and I am sad and happy at the same time! I don’t have the words to describe to you how my life changed over this last few weeks. This is 100% lifestyle now. When I think back I can see myself standing in front of the fridge reading the USN diet, measuring everything. Where now I don’t even look on the fridge for I know what I’m allowed to eat and what not.

So what will change after this 12 weeks? Well first of all my training will be adjusted. Or let’s rather say my time spend in the gym etc. Then I will set up my eating plan with more options, variations and choices. I’m thinking about creating a page here on the blog only on food, nutrition and recipes? What do you think about it. I want to make it creative and like a portal of useful information. I will do a lot of research on this.

I think it’s crucial to keep your diet exciting at all times and believe me healthy living or eating can be delicious. We just need to learn how to prepare food correctly and what the facts is behind the food.

I believe that I have put in every effort that I could so far and gave it my absolute all. I really do want to win this competition I must be honest with you, but I have also realized that things are far more important than that. You are already a winner within yourslelf. We just sometimes need to take it. No competition, no pills, no nothing can give you the inner beauty God intends for you to have. You are like a pearl hidden in a shell waiting to be exposed. I can honestly say today that if I can do this you can do it!

I still have lots to say but will be posting again tomorrow.

Have a wonderful rest and hope we can all wake up 100% refreshed.

Blessings

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