16 weeks out, time to take this seriously

Man, time is seriously creepin’ up on me! I’m 16 weeks out, starting my diet, and absolutely needing help in the posing department!

I just wrote the check for my NPC Card. $120! Can you believe that?! It expires by the end of the year too, holy crap. I was talking to Derek about it last night and was tossing around the idea of competing in MORE competitions to get my money’s worth out of this NPC Card. Of course we got on the topic of money and how we would afford it and that threw me into a whirlwind of stress. Mind you, we were talking about it IN bed right before shut-eye, as you can imagine I didn’t get very much sleep.

Last night I kept tossing and turning, stressin’ and sweatin’, dreaming about money, dieting, and back poses. Obsessed much? I asked my husband yesterday to wake me up and make sure I’m out of bed this morning at 4am when he gets up so I could go to the gym. I used the excuse that I didn’t get any sleep and reluctantly he stopped persisting. Of course I’m feeling guilty now for a variety of reasons:

A) He really REALLY hates waking me up when I ask him to and I proceed to fight him off in the morning

B) I didn’t go to the gym, I’m 16 weeks out, and making a poor excuse like that just SHOWS that maybe I should only be doing one competition anyways, I’m not dedicated enough to get my ass out of bed on zero sleep and get shit done

……. *Le siiiiighhhh*

Well screw that, the rest of the week is gonna be AWESOME! Derek and I have a session scheduled for this Saturday, he’s going to show me some new material, and teach me how to set up the TRX so I can use it at home or at the gym. He has also been EXTREMELY supportive of the dieting phase, even though it’s just beginning. He’s eating healthy with me too and not shoving pasta in my face…. yet πŸ˜‰

I have a photo shoot planned with a good friend of mine who I’ve worked with for years on February 22nd. Motivation to get lean! He is an AMAZING photographer, you should definitely check out his site and portfolio: TheAfterHourPhoto.com. His name is Amir Zahed and he actually shot my wedding 2 years ago. He’s a super creative, hilarious, and artistic guy.

The beginning of March marks my 8 weeks out point, so that’s when I will begin doing my two-a-days. Wondering how that one’s gonna work out. I will be working out 6 days a week, twice a day, taking the 7th day as an ‘active rest day’, so doing hot yoga to stretch out the tight muscles and detox the body.

Getting really nervous! Time is FLYING! I’m no longer itching for the day to come sooner, realizing how much work needs to be done, and how I need to get my head in the game to dominate this! I would LOVE to compete in more than one competition this year, but in order to do so, I need to give at least 110% starting NOW!

On that note, I need help with a new workout playlist. If anyone has suggestions, please, please, PLEASE leave a comment with some of your favorite heart pumping tunes! Need some of that motivation to get me going in the AM. I’m doing this comp with zero supplements, zero pre-workout, and zero fat burners, so I need all the help I can get!

Thanks a million! XOXO…..

~JessΒ β™₯

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7 thoughts on “16 weeks out, time to take this seriously

  1. when I did my competition I bought the INBF card the day of the competition (mostly because I didn’t know I needed it πŸ™‚ ) but couldn’t you have bough the NPC card closer to the comp day? I feel you though, those things are expensive and was considering squeezing one more competition before it expires.

    • I read somewhere that you CAN buy them on comp date, but I rather have it as soon as possible so I can stress out about other things. Check one more thing off my list of things to do on comp date! Plus, it MIGHT be more expensive day of, I could see them taking advantage of that, convenience fee πŸ˜‰

      I am only going to compete locally if I can afford to compete in multiple comps. That leaves 3 this year, possibly 4! I also want to do another halfie this year too πŸ™‚ Big goals!

      How is your training for the half btw?

      ~Jess

      • nice! it’s tough to be on a strict plan and do so many competitions so good luck! Technically I haven’t started training for yet.. I’ll officially start my training end of this month but I am incorporating more cardio to my gym sessions in preparation for it. I not looking forward to having to run outside in this cold (I live in Boston)!

        Speaking of which… I think you mentioned you trained during the winter how much of your training was indoors vs outdoors?

      • I did the Oktoberfest Half so I trained in the summer, but I DEFINITELY need to start running outdoors NOW for comp prep! My husband just wrote me a new workout schedule, plenty more cardio!

        I prefer outdoors, indoors is really tough. I like the fresh air and I feel like I can go further in the same amount of time. I dunno, I just hate the dreadmill.

        ~Jess

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