Okay so today was Easter. First of all, don’t even ask me how much candy I ate, because I don’t want to talk about it. I don’t want to talk about it, and it would require that I had an actual idea of how much candy was actually consumed. It wasn’t like Wonka’s factory kind of bad, or even ‘an 8 year old hoarding his Halloween candy’ kind of bad… But it was most definitely bad for someone who’s trying to compete in bikini in 13 weeks. That’s a fact. Yikes.
My home gym was closed today, so I went back to Planet Fitness for the first time in a long time… I got 70 minutes of cardio in, and a few minutes of ab work before I left. I went to the supplement store next and did what I should have done weeks ago. My coach gave me a list of supplements, but they’re just so damn expensive that I’ve been avoiding it. At posing practice on Saturday I had my measurements taken, and while I’ve lost a handful of inches (three from my waist alone) since January, I haven’t lost any weight and I’m just not progressing along as quickly as I’d like. (I know- maybe if I’d stop eating CANDY on HOLIDAYS… Whatever, shh.) SO. I’ve decided that now that it’s officially the second phase of my preparation- I need to give it 100%. I have to do everything I’m told to a T. I dropped a good chunk of money on the supplements that I was told to get, and I’m looking forward to sticking to everything a million percent from now on.
So here’s what I currently have in the way (whey, haha) of supplements. Now- here’s the catch y’all. I’ll tell you what I have- but if you want more information about these supplements- when you’re supposed to take them, why you take them, what they do for you, how much you’re supposed to take… I implore that you do a little bit of research about them. I’m not saying this to be rude- really. The only thing in this whole group of supplements I’ve taken before are my standard whey and C4, so I literally know NOTHING! I don’t know if I like them, I don’t know how they make me feel- that’s just the way it is!!
So there’s my whey and my c4, my trusty, trusty Cellucor. Loves it. Today I picked up some pre and post work out materials… Glutamine powder, BCAAs, and Creablast Pro… Also picked up Slim CLA, and an assortment of vitamins. Fish oil, Vitamin C, and a multi-vitamin… LOTSA STUFF. But it’s time to but on my game-face y’all. When you’re looking into supplements, research based on your goals. This is not necessarily the right group of supplements for everyone, just what I was told to take! So- just always do your research.
Then I went to the grocery store, picked up the things I needed for this week’s meal prep, went home and spent the next FOUR HOURS (I know right) getting everything put together. I did things a little differently today than I normally do, and I think I liked the way it turned out so I just thought I’d share.
First off, everyone always wants to know what it is I’m eating every day! Well my diet was just adjusted, here’s what I have packed for tomorrow.
Up at the top we have my steel cut oats, and hardboiled eggs and egg whites… next up? Chicken and sweet potatoes… Instead of making a ton of chicken breasts and trying to slice them all to portion size, I cut the chicken up into little pieces and cooked them in a frying pan with a little pam. Threw some Ms Dash seasonings in there, and that was it for as far as the chicken goes. The sweet potatoes were amazing- I’ve never had them before so I was a little nervous. I washed and peeled them, a roasted them at 425 for 25 minutes after spritzing them with 0 calorie butter flavored Pam, and sprinkled with a little salt and pepper and cinnamon. A-MAZING YOU GUYS. Life changing.
After that- chicken and brown rice- didn’t do anything with the rice. It’s plain- yum! Then chicken and salad and a banana, and dinner is chicken and broccoli. A protein shake before bed to round out the day, and that’s it! Looks like a ton right? Loving it.
So instead of portioning everything out for all week long (I just don’t have that much tupperware haha.) I decided to make big batches of everything I’m going to eat and then each night I’ll just take out what I need for the next day.
So there we’ve got a ton of chicken, rice, sweet potatoes, broccoli, oatmeal, egg whites…. Fan freaking tastic. Took quite a while and I am just exhausted- but you know what they say! Fail to plan, plan to fail!!
Ready to get some sleep- tomorrow’s my day off cardio so I’m going to sleep in a little bit- and it’s going to be a 100% day. It’s time to get reeeeaaaaaaaalllllllll…