Post Comp Festivities Hangover….

Dear mother of god…..

I am FULL. I literally feel like I’m ripping at the seams. My SKIN HURTS from gaining my water weight back, I feel puffy, I’m tired, my eyes feel swollen shut. I do NOT feel glamorous.

I knew this would happen though! I refuse to get depressed, I refuse to catch the ‘post comp blues.’ It’s my own damn fault. This morning I thought I would be healthy and have a smoothie for breakfast. I get to work and Lazaro has his delicious Peanut Butter Nutella Cheesecake as promised and OF COURSE I had to have a slice! 9:00am rolls around and I feel an ever so slight hunger so I eat a pop tart, make that 2! According to myfitnesspal, I only have 250-300 calories left for my ‘reverse diet’ IIFYM plan…. ughhhh.

IMG951977I knew this wouldn’t be easy. I knew this would be hard. I know it’s only been a day and a half, but I already feel like a lost puppy.

I’m free! What do I do with myself? Yes, I AM free, but I feel like I need a new goal. I’ve been living the past 5 months following a strict diet and workout regimen, it literally became my entire life. It’s an odd sensation…. not feeling obligated to my workouts or diet plan, not having every second of every day planned. I feel free, but in a way I feel empty.

Even though my journey to the stage had it’s ups and downs, I was a crabby hot mess, downright depressed some days, and so self critical, the overall experience and knowledge gained was worth every second of it. I also enjoyed getting all dolled up, spray tanned, and primped for my big day. I loved meeting all the girls, everyone was so genuinely nice, and it just felt so NATURAL. Emerald Cup was awesome! It was a great show to watch and be a part of.

3 years ago I worked at the Courtyard Marriott, the host hotel for Emerald Cup every year. I was so inspired by all the competitors who came to check in. They all looked so fit, so amazing, and even though I’m sure they were starving and cranky, they were upbeat and treated the Front Desk kindly. I was so inspired! For years after that, I started reading FitnessRx for Women, started weight training, and always had the thought of competing in the back of my mind. I FINALLY grew a pair and asked my husband to train me, I know that bodybuilding and aesthetics is really not his thing, so it was scary asking him.ecup2

He’s been extremely supportive this whole time, even when I’ve been BEYOND a bitch! We hardly had time for each other this entire process. He is a full time student at Seattle University and owns his own professional training business, and I was constantly meal prepping, cleaning my dishes, doing laundry cleaning my gym clothes, writing my workouts, creating my meal plans, spending hours upon hours researching, doing my workouts, tanning, posing practice, etc. It was exhausting for both of us, it quickly became an obsession.

If I choose to do another competition in the future, I would do things very differently. I would take less time to prep (12 weeks opposed to 5 months!) and I would MAKE time for my friends and family. This is a tough sport and requires so much energy and dedication, but that doesn’t mean that priorities should be set aside. There can be a healthy balance, it’s just a matter of taking the time to find that balance and being consciously aware of how you’re effecting the people around you.

I would hate to completely give up competing. I definitely want to take a break and mentally regroup and take on a new goal. Competing in Emerald Cup was an amazing experience, I’m so happy I FINALLY did it! I have wanted to do Emerald Cup for years, I finally did it and I did extremely well, I’m so proud of myself 🙂

Once again, thanks to everyone who have supported me through this entire process, it’s been unreal!

~Jess

Transformation Tuesday

Transformation Tuesday

This is what my 6 months of hard work, dedication, will power, hours of gym time, and self disciplined dieting looks like! I’m so happy with overall progress and the results I’ve seen thus far. I still have 4 days to tighten my package, tan, wax, and get all pretty before I step on stage!

Wish me luck! XOXO

~Jess

Update – 9 Days Out!

Good Morning Fit Fam and Followers!

EEEEEEK! 9 days out, is this real life?! Can time move faster!?

I’m so excited I can barely contain myself. I am feeling a million different emotions; excitement, anxiety, nervousness, confident, a lil’ doubtful but I keep pep talking myself, and very very thankful that I am on the home stretch of this very looooong prep. All my hard work is going to be on display for friends, family, and fellow competitors to see. 9 days to add the finishing touches, 9 days until I can enjoy my reward meal and reflect on the experience.

Top 5 Bikini Class A Gals. I will be meeting them all in 9 days!

Top 5 Bikini Class A Gals. I will be meeting them all in 9 days!

I have been very good about collecting all the information I need, creating a ‘To Do’ list every day, and planning every meal and workout up until the competition day. Last week’s intensive workouts left my body aching. The pool at my gym was closed all week last week, so I had to make due without it. The pool opens today which I’m very excited about! Cardio without the impact, swimming will definitely tone up my package giving me a leaner look. The Competitor List came out last night, so I’ve gotta perfect my look because the competition in my class will be TOUGH!

This past weekend I went to the Vancouver Natural with a gal I met on IG, her name is Ashley and she is competing Figure in Emerald Cup. She’s a really cool chick! It was fun going to the show with a buddy, I’m glad I got to experience one before competing in one. Unfortunately I missed the Bikini pre-judging, Bikini was in the morning show and we ended up going to the night show instead. Tons of fun though, great experience! It was definitely a smaller show from the looks of it, Emerald Cup will be MUCH larger.

Dexter Jackson up close and personal guest performance at Vancouver Natural

Dexter Jackson up close and personal guest performance at Vancouver Natural

I’ve been practicing my posing every day, and guess what? 30 minutes a day really REALLY helps! I’m feeling more and more confident, adding more sass, turning my hips more, hitting my poses strong and mastering my transitions. I’m so thankful I got a Mac Book so I can video myself and play back my routine, it definitely helps to self critique, post online and get feedback.

This weekend is Derek’s birthday! He’s turning 26 this Friday, April 18th! OLD FART! Haha, just kidding 🙂 Saturday night we’re going out to Lot 3, so bummed I can’t drink with him to celebrate. On a positive note, I’ll look smokin’ hot in my itty bitty dress! This weekend I plan on getting my hair cut and picking up make-up samples for the competition, as well as fitting in a couple more tanning sessions and possibly picking up some cheap competition jewelry if mine doesn’t come in the mail soon. I’ll begin depleting water this weekend and exfoliating my skin for my spray tan appointment. Just a few more intense workouts then I can relaaaaax for PEAK WEEK!

I’m so thankful that I’ve had the help from fellow competitors and family to guide me through this entire process! Everything from posing practices, depletion methods, make up advice, meal prep ideas, and moral support. I love being a part of this community, people are so supportive and want to see you succeed! I’ve been extremely blessed during this entire process, despite the down days where I feel so hungry, emotional, and exhausted.

I have even gotten a head start on my IIFYM – Reverse Dieting Plan! I’ll provide the breakdown, I’m very excited:

1) April 27th through May 10th (2 week period) – 
1400 calories a day
50 minutes of cardio 5 days a week
2 weight training days

2) May 11th through May 24th (2 week period) –
1600 calories a day
40 minute of cardio 4 days a week
2-3 weight training days

3) May 25th through June 7th (2 week period) –
1800 calories a day
30 minutes of cardio 4 days a week
3-4 weight training days

4) June 8th through June 21st (2 week period) –
2000 calories a day (will assess my caloric needs)
20 minutes of HIIT cardio 3 days a week
3-4 weight training days

I am feeling extremely prepared 🙂 Bring it on Emerald Cup! Gimme a crown and fat juicy burger!

~Jess

 

 

Post Competition Goals

Post Competition Goals

It’s Sunday! Last day to relax and prepare for the crazy week ahead. Putting off my workout…. snuggling with my cutie 🙂 My stomach doesn’t feel so great, too much coffee and not enough food perhaps. Ughhhh, feeling ill. So naturally I’m posted on the couch surfing the net, reading inspiring blogs by fellow competitors, and attempting to write my own. I figured I might as well write about the topic that has been on my mind for the past few weeks: post competition goals.

It’s no lie that a lot of priorities that were once front and foremost in my life have fallen to the wayside since training for this competition. My every day has been consumed with training, writing my workouts, prepping my food, calculating my macros into myfitnesspal, loads upon loads of laundry, tanning, posing, researching, buying extensive amounts of shit like my suit, heels, protein powder, supplements, NPC card, registration, tanning, accessories, etc. I’m excited to just BE and enjoy myself, my friends, family, and time.

Here is a condensed list of all my post competition goals:

1) Spend more time with my family – This is obviously numero uno. Countless weekends I have had to decline invitations and had to skip out on spending time with family so I could fit that workout in, burn those extra calories, or meet up with someone for posing practice. This competition has definitely consumed my waking thoughts and every ounce of energy and time that I have. Although my dedication can be viewed as admirable, I view it as an obsession at this point, one that is making me tired. I have learned a lot through this process, including how I should rearrange my priorities.

2) Spend more time with friends – This definitely falls under number one. Same idea. I have put them on the back burner, and it’s really not cool. In fact, some days I feel like I have no friends, people have invited me to go out numerous occasions and I have denied every opportunity, now people don’t even extend the invitation. I might even need to find new friends, it’s been so long since I’ve just ‘hung out’ with someone. I can’t wait to do this again! Go out dancing, see the movies, plan a girls night, happy hour, cooking FOOD, EATING FOOD!

3) Working out how I want to work out – Every workout I plan now has a specific goal. Make that larger, make this smaller, trim that in, shave that down, blah blah blah. I want to workout just to have fun, feel good, and try something new and exciting! Some of my goals include:

-Getting my ass back, possibly making it larger and higher. It kind of deflated through this process, I’m super bummed about it 😦

-Pick up swimming. I feel freakin fantastic when I get out of the pool! I love it! I hate getting IN the pool, but I know I’m gonna feel super
awesome later. I wouldn’t mind working on technique and speed, possibly mastering a flip turn (?)

-Lift some SERIOUS weight. I like lifting, I like feeling and BEING strong. I feel like such a pussy trying to squat in the squat rack on minimal
calories, I feel weak.

-IIFYM! Hell yeah, the perfect way to diet and properly fuel your body for intense activity while remaining shredded! Bring it on!

-Do another half marathon. I felt amazing last year training for my half marathon. I had so much fun running, felt energized, loved the mental
and physical benefits, and I could eat whatever I wanted! In fact, it was encouraged to carb load! I was eating bagels and muffins when I would
normally NEVER eat those prior to marathon training!

-I want a workout buddy. I have ALWAYS wanted a workout buddy, but I haven’t been able to have during training because a) No one wants to
workout for whatever reason b) Even if someone did wanna workout with me, the honest truth is: they would slow me down.

4) Spend more time with my dog – I don’t walk her nearly as often as I would like to, and I would love to take her to the dog park more often, especially with the sun coming out! Look at her, she’s so darn cute! I love my lil’ shiba and she deserves more quality time with her mama.

5) Enjoy my summer! – I FINALLY have my dream schedule at work: 6:00am to 2:30pm. Some people claim that’s too early, but I’m a morning person so it works PERFECT for me! I’ll be off at 2:30pm when the sun is blazin’, I’ll be working on my tan by the pool…. THAT’S RIGHT! The pool will be open and I’m right across the street from it! Too perfect, SO STOKED!

6) Become certified, teach TRX classes – Derek’s partner extended the offer of paying for my certification so I can begin teaching TRX classes at their fitness studio. We begin after my competition! They are hoping to bring in the female demographic and I am more than willing to gain experience and help out. The studio is a 10 minute walk from my work too!

7) GET A NEW GYM DAMN IT! – This needs to happen. I am SO over L.A Fitness! I’ve been saying it since I started this blog. I want to become a member of Iron Works right up the road from my house. Endless plyo equipment, countless TRX straps, so much space, so many possibilities! They also have tanning, so I would be able to cancel my Seattle Sun Tan and kill two birds with one stone.

8) Create a recipe ebook – I have developed a new liking for cooking and baking during this competition prep. I have created some pretty delicious food that is prep approved, and have a zillion ideas for healthy food that is unfortunately NOT prep approved. I want to create an ebook with all my recipes, take pictures, and provide nutritional information. I’m so excited to start using variety in my cooking, put my crockpot to good use, and feed my husband!

I’m sure there are plenty more I have forgotten to mention, but these are the main ones that keep playing on repeat in my head. I’m super pumped for this competition, I’m excited to get up on that stage, show off my hard work, meet people who share my passion, meet people I have been speaking with via social media, hopefully place well, and enjoy a hard earned meal. I have learned so much in 3 1/2 months, but I deserve the time off to relax and reflect. It’s been a looooong journey, and I’m finally in the ‘teen’ days! This is it! It’s almost over! Time to show them what I got 🙂 Huge thanks to my followers and the people who have supported me the whole way through ❤

~Jess

 

 

 

Update – 20 Days Out

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Happy Saturday!

It’s been a good day so far, I had my Bikini photo shoot with Amir 🙂 I’ve been relaxing all day with the hubby and pup, taking today as a rest day and getting’ back at it tomorrow. Yesterday I found out that my pool is going to be closed April 5th – 15th! Super upset, I feel like swimming twice a week for 45 minutes really gave me the edge on the competition, creating lean muscle fibers, and a great source of cardio. Tomorrow Derek and I might go to Samena (the old pool he used to work at) for a swim workout. I am also going to L.A Fitness to practice my posing, hopefully get a tan session in too.

20 more days! EEEEEEEK! Smashing out my goals, photo shoots done, waiting on my sponsorship package from Femme, attending my first Bodybuilding Competition next weekend, starting to water load the next week, then PEAK WEEK! Holy shit! Crept up so FAST! Really hoping my posing is on point, still need to perfect my transitions. I can’t wait to get my bikini photos back! I still have A LOT of errands to accomplish in preparation for the show:

  • Posing Practice – Sunday, April 6th with Daniella at L.A Fitness & Thursday April 10th 5:00pm with Randa at L.A Fitness.
  • Vancouver Natural – Saturday, April 12th 6:00pm Finals show with Ashley!
  • Depletion – Begin drinking 2 gallons of water a day Saturday, April 12th; one week before peak week. Begin tapering my water off DURING peak week until competition day where I take a few sips throughout the day.
  • Xpel – Begin taking Xpel Thursday, April 17th; 10 days before competition day. Start flushing out my water weight.
  • Peak Weak!
    -No gassy foods! Beans, gassy veggies, whole wheat, etc.
    -Exfoliate Skin in preparation for tanning appointment!
    -Begin training at regular intensity at the beginning of the week, decrease training intensity throughout the week.
    -Decrease cardio:
        -Sunday: 60 minutes cardio
        -Monday: 50 minutes cardio
      -Tuesday: 40 minutes cardio
      -Wednesday: 30 minutes cardio
          -Thursday: 20 minutes cardio
          -Friday: Circuit Training / Plyo Workout
        -Saturday: COMPETITION DAY!
  • NWCC Tanning Appointment – Friday, April 25th, 4:15pm at Station 2 located on the 4th floor of the Meydenbaur Convention Center. Wear loose fitting clothes, make sure skin has been exfoliated every day during peak weak. Bring credit card of cash!
  • Hair – Sleek and straight! Research tips online, wearing my Plumeria hair clip as pictured.
  • Make Up – Teal blue eye shadow, need to purchase NW45 Mac Foundation for face.
  • Nails – Teal blue nails with glitter top, doing them myself.
  • Items to bring!
    -‘Rewards Box’!
    -Hair products & make up
    -Bikini and shoes! Of course!
    -Change of clothing
    -Flip flops and silk/satin robe
    -Resistance bands for pumping up back stage
    -Food! Stay away from heavy carbs, eat clean foods that don’t cause gas such as chicken, brown rice, and small amounts of fruit
    -NPC Card!

Whew! I’m sure there’s PLENTY more that I’m just forgetting, I’ll continue adding to the list as I remember what they are. Tomorrow I am re-evaluating my diet plan. I will be planning each day, every meal, to the ‘T’, no extras here or there by earning my calories through working out harder. Consistency and restriction is key! The process has been good to me and I need to honor it better than I have been.

20 days out! Stay tuned! This girl is excited, anxious, and nauseous all at once! Wish me luck 🙂

~Jess

M.I.A

Wow, I feel like I’ve been M.I.A! I’m used to being so on top of it and writing a blog entry per day!

If you’ve been following my posts for a while now, you know I’ve been going through some major changes. One of the biggest changes recently has been my job. This week marked the beginning of my Opening Shift career at the EBC! Sounds silly. No promotion, no raise, just a shift change. This is extremely MONUMENTAL for me though. I have suffered over a year of Closing Shift. Okay, okay, I make it sound terrible, but there are so many positive uplifting factors to being on the Opening Shift:

1) The Opening Shift is 6:00am to 2:30pm….. BAM! I went to work today? But I’m done with my day before kids are outta school…. AND I don’t have homework, SWEET!

2) If money is an issue, I have time for a second job.

3) If I should choose to enroll in school, my new shift allows more freedom with choosing class times.

4) I have the opportunity to really focus on my passion: fitness.

5) I can hang out with friends! I can MAKE friends! Maybe my friends will want to workout with me too! Ya think?!

6) It’s almost like I’m a stay-at-home-wife…. *psh* almost. I can make dinner, every single night! Why am I excited about this? I don’t know. O yeah, cause I can experiment with the crock pot and all the recipes I would pin on my Pinterest when I was working the Closing Shift.

7) I can enjoy my summer, enjoy the daylight, and maybe even get a tan that isn’t from a tanning bed.

8) I can run outside, IN THE SUN! Night time runs were nice, but summer is coming up and I’m itching to hit the pavement.

9) Overall, there’s just a lot of B.S I don’t have to put up with anymore that I had been putting up with for over a year.

10) I’m happy. I’m finally happy and even though it’s only been week #1, my quality of life has improved immensely.

 

Yep. I’m pretty freakin’ stoked about my current situation. I’d also like to mention that my new training plan and diet plan is amazing, I’m seeing great results with the added cardio and cutting out more fat and carbs and just eating smarter in general. I think I got this shit down to the ‘T’. My abs are beginning to hang around ALL day. My obliques are stickin’ around, and I have abs on my ribs?! Whaaaaa?! I’ll take it! My pants are literally HANGING off of me. My old work pants no longer hug my waist and feel tight right after they come out of the dryer. They hang off my hips and feel like sweat pants, they are even longer! My other pair of black ‘jeggings’ fit extremely loose as well, even my underwear are too big! I received a compliment at the gym today from a trainer, they said I had great squat form, which was VERY reassuring because I never know if I’m doing it right. No spotter for me sadly 😦 I think I have a chance at First Call Outs…. feeling hopeful!

I should be receiving my first package from my new sponsor ‘Femme’ this week! Really excited to try out their new products! Skin firming creams, protein shakers, and supplements YES PLEASE! OOoooo! By the way! I have a new project that I’m gonna be working on this weekend 🙂 The idea was inspired by a fellow seasoned Bikini Competitor that I follow on Facebook. The project is a ‘Reward Box’ for post competition! The idea is to fill the box up with all the goodies that you are deprived from during your prep to bring with you to your show. Post show you enjoy your goodies and share with fellow competitors, mingle, make friends, and get carb/sugar loaded! Super pumped! My box isn’t as big right now 😦 I have a small one I’m going to decorate, I’m gonna start filling it this weekend when we go on our Bi Monthly Costco escapade. Shopping at Costco has been SOOOO hard for the past few months. I have to buy the same damn things over and over: chicken, turkey, eggs, veggies, plain fat free yogurt etc. while passing the delicious Limoncello Almonds, Coconut, Chocolate Macadamias, and so many other delicious goodies! Now I have the satisfaction of purchasing things, KNOWING that the second I step off stage after Finals, I can eat to my hearts content and don’t have to wait till we get to the restaurant to order nachos (knowing it’s gonna be PACKED)!

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Sooooo excited! I’m gonna start that NOW!

Goodnight everybody! Once again, I’m sorry for my recent disappearance, but I shall return once I’m settled into my new schedule 🙂 Stay tuned! Have a great week 🙂

~Jess

Monday – 38 Days!

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Whewwww I made it through last week, alive, in one piece, and in a better place mentally.

Last week was the roughest week I’ve experienced thus far during my prep. I was an extremely emotional wreck, starving, had crazy mood swings, insane food cravings, and was on the verge of tears every second of the day. It took A LOT of effort to keep those tears from falling while at work. I was constantly sighing, batting my eyes and looking up at the ceiling so they wouldn’t fall. I mentally and physically felt heavy, anxious, and down right depressed. I couldn’t think of ONE single reason WHY I was doing this, I lost every ounce of motivation.

Would you be surprised if I told you it was ‘that time’ as well?

That explained EVERYTHING.

I’m in MUCH better spirits today, feeling motivated, ready to smash out the next 5 weeks and own the stage! I’ve decided that I’m done picking apart my body and I’m done finding something wrong with every square inch of myself. It’s mentally draining to be so self-critical, and that only puts stress on my body. My body can hear my thoughts, and I believe that thoughts have an effect on your body, mind, and how you perform. So from now on, I’m going to appreciate my body for the amazing progress it has made these past few months, and the fact that it is healthy and performing better every time I’m in the gym. I’m amazed at how far I’ve taken myself already, and I know I’m only going to improve the next 5 weeks. I’ve learned so much from this experience already! I never in a million years would have thought I would ACTUALLY enter a Bikini Competition. I’ve always dreamed about it, trained like I might one day, but never thought it would happen.

Some of my favorite things that I’ve learned would be learning how to workout efficiently to deliver maximum results. I have always prided myself on my knowledge of exercise and health, but this experience has opened my eyes to a whole new world! The possibilities are endless, you can use your creativity to carve your body into ultimately anything you want! It’s freakin’ cool! I’ve done so much research, have tried different experiments, have learned through trial and error what my body responds best to. Now I know how to write my weekly workouts, pair my exercises to keep my heart rate up and challenge different muscle groups, and keep my body guessing through: bodyweight exercises, plyometrics, weight lifting, swimming, spin biking, HIIT treadmill intervals, TRX resistance training, weight lifting etc. I finally grew a pair and learned how to squat in the squat rack like a big girl!

I have also learned how to cook. Cooking has NEVER been a very strong area for me. The extent of my cooking was diced up chicken breast fried in a pan, or chicken pasta. O, and Kraft Mac n’ Cheese from a box, duh. Now I am experimenting with the crock pot, baking my chicken in the oven and getting real friendly with spices and herbs. I can make killer turkey muffins, oatmeal pancakes, delicious turkey and/or chicken wraps, egg white omelets with paprika and cayenne, kale salad with cottage cheese and almond slices, and so much more. I’ve learned how to bake healthy alternatives to foods I enjoy. I had never heard of a ‘mug cake’ before! Best invention EVER! I have a board on Pinterest with all the recipes I want to try post competition. Freakin’ STOKED!

Not to mention, I learned A LOT about macros and nutrition, and how to calculate your needs for your fitness goals. I had no idea what macros were, how many grams of each I should be consuming, what days I should be eating more carbs than other days etc. Thanks to the internet, I have learned plenty and plan on using a lot of what I learned post comp as well. Huge thanks to myfitnesspal app for making my prep so easy, this app is a definite life saver for any competitor!

I want to thank everybody that I’ve met, or have yet to meet (over social media!) for your love and support throughout this whole experience. Without the kind words of so many of you, I may have given up by now, or caved in my diet and thrown in the towel. You guys have seriously been the BEST! Just when I think that no one reads my posts, someone speaks up to tell me how inspired they are, how I’m doing an amazing job, and to tell me to keep trucking along! There have been some down right UGLY ASS days and you guys make them a thousand times brighter and better with your encouragement! I appreciate each and every one of you, for real 🙂

On that note, I hope everyone has a stupendous week 🙂

~Jess

Turkey Omelet

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Looking for a quick, delicious, protein-packed breakfast? You can easily pack this Turkey Egg White omelet for lunch as well.

Ingredients:

-1/2 cup liquid egg whites
-4oz ground turkey
-Cayenne and/or chili pepper
-Red Pepper flakes
-2 tablespoons Sabra hummus to taste

Directions:

-Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil on medium in saucepan
-Pour 1/2 cup liquid egg whites into pan, once egg whites become less transparent and more white, sprinkle spices
-Pour 4oz cooked ground turkey into the center and fold when completely cooked to resemble and omelet, forgive my poor omelet folding skills!
(I always keep prepared ground turkey on hand during the week for omelet’s, burritos, salad topping, etc.)
-For extra zest, flavor, and excitement, top with 2 tablespoons of hummus, or as much as your heart desires!

ENJOY!

Nutrition: Calories- 303 Carbs- 5g Protein- 36g Fat- 13g

Seize the Day

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Sending good vibes this beautiful Friday!

I’ve been down in the dumps this week, mood swings left and right. I just want to thank everyone for supporting me, for all your kind words and encouragement that push me forward. You guys are seriously the best, and I’m happy to be part of such a strong community that shares passion in fitness and health.

Next week will be better, it’s been a roller coaster ride for sure! Gonna finish the week strong, take advantage of the weekend to prepare for next week, and change my mental perspective and remain POSITIVE! Here’s to a better day, a great weekend, and always striving to improve.

~Jess

Murdering Yo’ Legs!

Murdering Yo' Legs!

Killing my legs and burning out my ass as much as possible! With the new diet I’ll have less strength to lift heavy, so fitting in as much weight TODAY before this upcoming week begins.

Low weight, high reps, cardiooooo, and diet restrictions in store! Let’s shed some fat and reveal the muscle that has been building underneath!

~Jess