Zuzka Day

Wow! 3 blog posts today, cray cray!

Well, turns out we will probably be experiencing another late evening at the EBC, SO I’ve decided NOT to go to the gym, but instead, I’m going to do my Zuzka videos at home. I have watched a handful to pick out some great ones as an alternative to todays workout. My focus today is on cardio, core, and GLUTES! The great thing about Zuzka is that her workouts incorporate body weight exercises to challenge ALL body parts. The way she writes her workouts are awesome! You don’t even realize that you’re doing 200 squats or jump lunges!

So when I get home I’m going to change into my workout clothes (I actually brought them with me to work to go to the gym afterwards, so I’ll change here). I’m going to warm up with 2 minutes of jump rope, then I’m going to do a quick 5 minute core video:

After that warm up I’m going to dive into her ZWOW #96 which focuses on the whole body but mainly cardio and core. After THAT I will do ZWOW #86 (which I’m afraid of quite frankly) which focuses mainly on core and GLUTES! ZWOW #86 secretly has you doing 200 mini sumo squats! My ass is gonna BURN! That’s the point though, I’m excited.

I’ll let you know how it goes! Can’t wait to do her videos! I honestly find her videos way more exciting, fun, and motivating to do than going to the gym to repetitively lift. Maybe that will change though after I check out Iron Works this weekend!

Anyways, I just wanted to touch base to say YES I am working out, it’s going to be a tough one since I’m doing high intensity full body exercises for about 45 minutes to an hour straight. I have stuck to my meal plan completely like planned. I have a banana, protein shake, and ground turkey quinoa whole wheat wrap to eat before the day is over.

Goodnight guys! Hope you all have a great Tuesday evening!

~Jess ♥

 

 

 

 

Refreshed Tuesday

Good vibes today, good vibes. Yes, it’s early in the day, but I’ve been pretty productive all morning. I finished sorting, wrapping, and tying ribbon on all my ‘treat’ bags for my Winter Training project that is tomorrow. They are super cute! I ordered penguin marshmallows and picked up Christmas peanut M&M’s, Reeses, and York Peppermint Patties to make ‘Thank You’ favors. Had a little bit too much fun this morning at 4:30am tying glittery green ribbon on all of them. Now my ottoman and rug are covered in glitter. penguins

I’ve cleaned most of the house, ran a load of dishes in the dishwasher, had my morning cup of Joe (black like I like it), and now I’m enjoying 3 egg whites for breakfast. I’m also going to prep dinner for the week before I hop in the shower and head to work. Ground turkey and quinoa, favorite healthy go-to recipe. You can never go wrong and you can have it so many ways.

I am planning my meals for the day, just like I stated in my list of goals in yesterday’s post. Today I will be eating the following:

1) 3 egg whites
2) 20 almonds
3) Lean meat salad, light dressing, with vegetables and beans
4) Banana
5) 300 calories / 32 grams of protein shake
6) Ground turkey, quinoa, corn, black bean, cheese, whole wheat wrap

I have decided I won’t have any sweets today, even though my goals allowed me one sweet treat a day. I want to prove to myself that I have the will power to say ‘No thank you’ to goodies that are offered to me. Today I am working out AFTER work since I stayed home this morning. I am scheduled 9:30am to 6:00pm this week, so HOPEFULLY I will get out on time. Yesterday I worked an extra hour and a half, so I left work at my normal scheduled time. Was pretty disappointed by that. Either way, I’m going to the gym after work, no matter how shitty I might feel.

Welp! Now that my house is clean, dishes are clean, dinner is prepped, floors are swept, bed is made, I am going to go take a shower and get ready for work. Hope everyone has a good Tuesday, I’ll be checkin’ back in later today XOXO…..

~Jess ♥

Glad to Wrap up the Week

*Le siiiiiiigh* Extremely INSANE week at work…. I had 15 meetings and completed my Power Point for my Winter Training. There was a lot of tension at work, plenty of negativity floating around, definitely put a damper on my mood. It’s been difficult working so hard and only being told everyday the mistakes me and my team mates have made.

I got home from work today I did 3 Zuzka videos though, lifted my spirits! 45 minutes of body weight, high intensity cardio, plyometric workouts. Afterwards I scoured my whole house top to bottom for tomorrow’s Christmas Party. NOW I’m sitting down writing and watching the movie Side Effects.

Yesterday was my cardio and leg day. I can feel my body getting stronger, especially my hamstrings! So exciting! I’ve also been playing around with heavier weights and lighter reps, next week I’ll be incorporating it a lot more so I don’t have to rush my cardio at the end. Tomorrow is my upper body day. I’m doing chest, shoulders, and triceps. Really excited for the New Year to roll around and get to WORK! I’ve been enjoying all the Christmas and party treats at work. I had 4 cookies yesterday, yikes! Every day I’ve had something sugary.

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Derek is on his way home from Spokane. He went to Spokane to see Kaienna in her school Christmas concert! He surprised her, she didn’t know he was coming, and he brought her roses. She was so ecstatic to see him and introduced him to all her little friends. Super cute, wish I could have been there. She gets to stay her all day Saturday and all day Sunday. Her mom comes to pick her up on Monday. It will be nice to have her for a little extra time. Sunday we go to Derek’s parents house to open up all her presents.

Today we got a package on our door step from my Dad and his wife Rhonda of Christmas presents, Kai will have so many to open on Sunday! Rhonda is super crafty and made us the coolest Christmas decorations! I’m so stoked about them! They are wooden blocks that she bedazzled that say “Jingle all the way.” They are reversible and say “Gobble till you wobble” on the other side for Thanksgiving. Man, I wish I were crafty! I have them sitting above my fire place right now. jingle

I still need to finish up my Christmas shopping! I have the other half of my gift to get for Derek, a present for my Dad and Rhonda, and a present for Derek’s parents. We did pretty good last weekend, finished most of our shopping. Parents are always the most difficult, I always want to give them something sentimental.

Well, I better go to bed; short post I know, technically it took 2 hours while watching this movie. Not very good, I wouldn’t recommend it. Poor Channing Tatum only says 5 phrases! I wanted him to be more involved! That’s why I watched it! Haha! Anyways, goodnight! Tomorrow I’m working out in the AM and prepping for the party. Hoping we have enough food and everything turns out just right. Till next time…..

~Jess ♥

Made it to the GYMMM!

Finally woke up and got my ass on out of bed and made it to the gym! Hell yeah! It felt AMAZING! I don’t know why it’s so hard to get out of bed to workout when I know how awesome it’s going to make me feel. It really helps set the mood for the day! Yesterday I was in the dumps, NOT feeling good, emotionally and physically. I’m hoping today is drastically different!

How I've been feeling for the past 4 days!

How I’ve been feeling for the past 4 days!

Today’s workout was cardio, core, and glutes. Definitely set my assets on fire! This week I am trying to add 45-60 minutes of cardio for 4 days. I will be increasing the days per week over time. When January rolls around, I will be doing 6 days a week, an hour of cardio a day! Woo hoo!

The cardio wasn’t so bad, I did about 50 minutes today. I can do it, it can just be BORING! I need to create a new running playlist, something upbeat, new and fresh! I’ve actually really been diggin’ the new Will.I.Am and Miley Cyrus ‘Feelin’ Myself’ song….. yes, I know. Slightly embarrassing, but I’ll grow a pair and admit it!

Good news! My competition shoes arrived! YAY! So excited! They actually aren’t that tall. I DO need to break them in though, they are pretty narrow. My goal is to wear them every day for at least an hour, just to stretch them out. January I’ll have to hit up some posing mates and get sassy with it! I can’t wait for my suit to come, it should take another 3-4 weeks. I better slim down so I don’t get depressed when I try it on, haha!

Well, I better shower and take Keyda for a walk, have a great hump day everybody!

~Jess ♥

Confession Time

*Le siiiiigh* Yes, my usual conundrum. Of course I didn’t workout yesterday, yesterday was a Monday! Why do I still schedule a workout for Monday? I have no clue.

That’s not the worse bit. I also didn’t go to the gym TODAY…. yes I know, I know. BOoooo Jess, boooo. I have an excuse though, a really good one! I hardly caught a wink of sleep last night, it was horrendous. Tossing and turning all night long, couldn’t seem to calm my mind. Too much brain stimuli. Right when I was on the verge of sleep I would jerk back awake and lie there kicking myself. At first I told myself, “You know what, NO excuses, it doesn’t matter how much sleep you get, get your ass on out of bed.” At that point, I assumed I would fall asleep at SOME point, but I hardly did.

4am rolls around and of course I was lying awake before Derek’s alarm went off. His alarm starts to go off and I just moan in agony and frustration. He asks me what’s wrong and I tell him I didn’t sleep all night. So I made the decision to sleep in a few hours so as not to be an unpleasant B**** at work. I slept a lot heavier until 7am. When I woke up and got out of bed I packed up to head to the gym. NOT to workout but to take a shower instead because our water heater erupted last night! NO WATER! I use water for everything! My coffee, washing my face, brushing my teeth, hydrating myself, and showering!

So I’m sitting here at work feeling groggy and disappointed I didn’t make it to the gym like I had hoped. I haven’t had coffee today, so I’m making ends meet with green tea instead. My friend Kat was sweet enough to buy me Sleepy Time tea for me to try tonight. Tonight I’m going to go to bed earlier, and make sure I’m not on my computer or phone an hour before bed. I got so caught up on Instagram last night and this new Kik app.

I think my sleep schedule might be thrown off from having the past 5 days off to sleep in and workout later in the day. I’ve also been thinking about my new suit NONE STOP! So stoked! Woo hoo! Haha! Yesterday I wasn’t feeling well from having too much caffeine and not enough food. My tummy was super nauseous. I had my usual cup of coffee in the morning at home, 2 bags of green tea when I got to work, and another Grande coffee at lunch time. YIKES! Caffeine addiction much?

I will finish the week out strong though! I’ll be working out Wednesday through Sunday, 5 days this week. I needed at least one rest day (yesterday) since I reached my goal of 6 workouts last week. An extra day might have been needed, if not for my physical well being, at least my mental well being. GIVEUP

On a more positive note, I’m really excited about my progress even through the Thanksgiving feasting! I feel leaner than I ever have, definitely have a solid core and my upper body is coming in so nicely. So excited for January to roll around so I can kick it into high gear! 6 days a week no excuses! An hour of cardio and an hour of lifting! Trying to imagine what my show shape will be like and my tummy is getting butterflies again! EEEEEK! I feel a win in April…. I really feel it.

Little reminder in the picture on the right…..

~Jess ♥

Butterflies in my Tummy!

Ahhhh I’m feeling SO ecstatic right now!

Guess who bought their competition suit on Cyber Monday Sale?! This bitch did! I’m so excited I can barely contain myself, it’s all I’ve been chattering about at work! I can’t WAIT till it arrives, it’s so beautiful! I bought it custom made off of ‘Ravish Sands’, they have a really awesome Cyber Monday Sale. I bought the ‘Nadia Burst’ suit for $180, originally $250. I saved $70! I know, I know, so many people said, “You paid $180 for a SWIM SUIT?!?!” No, no, no, no…. you guys don’t understand. This isn’t just a SWIM SUIT. This is a bedazzled COMPETITION SUIT that’s gonna make me look SMOKIN’!

I’m not gonna spoil the color just yet, only a handful of people know the color, I want to see how long I can keep it a surprise for. Knowing me, probably not long….

I have my shoes and my suit, all I need to do is get my NPC card, register and practice, practice, PRACTICE walking in heels and posing. I found a posing partner on IG actually! She’s local and will be competing in Bikini in a taller category than me, we’re going to try to meet up once we both have our shoes and practice the shit out of some posing!

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Ann Cherry Sports Girdle

I need to start working on my base tan too. I reinstated my Seattle Sun Tan membership and had $60 saved from having it frozen for half the year, PLUS they were having a Black Friday 40% off everything sale when I went in on Wednesday to tan, so I got the best upgraded package for SUPER CHEAP! $200 worth of upgrades for next to nothing, I saved WAY more than I spent…. so freakin’ stoked with the Holiday deals I’m scoring for my comp!

I really want an ‘Ann Cherry’ Sport Girdle too! I posted it on my Facebook as a Christmas present I want…. so we’ll see what my odds are! Hoping to score some new workout clothes for Christmas too, I’ll be spending most of my free time in the gym before you know it.  As if I didn’t spend all my free time there already…… Ha, seriously.

Today I was able to research a little more in depth for NPC Competitions. Click on the following link for NPC Bikini Competition Rules. I am definitely in Category A, measuring at 5 feet and 1/8 inches tall. I could SWEAR I’m taller than 5 feet and 1/8 inches! Hmmmm, I’m having a hard time believing that. I took my other measurements too: neck, chest, bicep, waist, hips, thigh, and calves. I have them on my Bodybuilding.com bodyspace. I’m too lazy to look them up right now.

Not sure what I’ll do with those measurements! To be honest, it’s not all about the numbers, it’s about the overall package, and I have a strong feeling I’m gonna kick ass in 2014!

~Jess ♥

Great Thanksgiving and Great Workouts!

I hope everyone else’s Thanksgiving was as awesome as mine! I had a really great time with family that I hadn’t seen in 15 years! Great grandparents, great Aunts and Uncles, cousins, second cousins, halves of this and halves of that…. WHEW! Hard to keep track of the family tree, especially since I’m so “new” to it. If you know anything about me, or have read past posts, you’ll know that I was adopted at age 7, and lost all contact with my biological family until the summer of this year. I definitely have some history, good, bad, ugly, and just plain bizarre. I might write a book about it one day!

Anyways, I met a lot of relatives and had an awesome time! There’s so much that I’m thankful for this year, and one of the number one things I’m thankful for is reconnecting with my biological family. They are all so kind and gracious, so quick to call me family and accept me back as one of their own. They have been looking for me for years! I honestly never thought I would see them or hear from them again. I am definitely blessed beyond measure.

I would say there were about….. 20 people there, it was a very big group! Kaienna made friends with my Great Uncle Scott’s daughter named Nora, I guess that would make her my second cousin? I think? Kaienna is 4 years old and Nora is 5 years old. They had a great time! Kaienna was glued to Nora’s hip all night, they played together really well. My Uncle Rob was there and he brought 2 types of beer that he brewed, both were absolutely delicious AND potent! I was very impressed, he’s also a really funny cool guy. My Great Aunt Cheryl was there with her fiance Barry and his 3 kids, as well as her 2 kids Ryan and Amber which would make them my second cousins again? There were just a lot of people! I don’t want to embarrass myself and continue listing everyone, just in case I forget some people.

The food was GREAT! I only had one round of dinner since I had such a small breakfast and I’m sure my stomach has shrunk over time. Mind you, it was a very large plateful! There was turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, marshmallow coconut candied sweet potatoes, cranberry and pecan fruit salad with whip cream, dinner rolls, and this delicious broccoli, egg, onion, cheddar casserole….. mmmm good! Whew, my belly wasn’t quite ready to pop until after dessert. I had some of Aunt Cheryl’s pumpkin spice, walnut bars with whip cream. Soooooo good! It had a light fluffy texture and she added just the right amount of spices, ’twas amazing! Man…. after dessert I was about to POP! Good thing I was smart and wore stretchy yoga pants.

After a full day of drinking, eating, laughter, meeting new relatives, and great conversation, we headed home around 7:30pm. We rented Monster’s University and enjoyed a slice of my leftover apple pie before turning in for the night. It was a really great day, I can’t stress how perfect it was given how crazy my past has been. Unfortunately I was unable to get any pictures, but that’s alright, I was too busy soaking in and enjoying the moment.

In case you were wondering, YES I did workout Thanksgiving day and YES I did work out today, the day after the carb-load feast! Yesterday’s workout was designed to boost my metabolism for hours after working out, so I could burn more of that Thanksgiving meal. HIIT, cardio, plyos, you name it! I wanted to back off my legs today since Leg Day on Wednesday killed them and they seemed to hurt WORSE this morning! Today I did a mile warm up and did super sets of triceps, shoulders, and chest. I was short on time so I was unable to fit that 15-20 minute run in afterwards like I usually do. Tomorrow I will be adjusting my pre-written workout to use resistance bands at home since Derek will be training clients in the morning and will need me to stay at the house to watch Kaienna. Tomorrow is core, back, and biceps!

Today was the last day of my David Barton Gym 2 week trial membership, I’m pretty sad about it, but I’m also thankful to be getting my basketball court back at L.A. Fitness for sprints! I enjoyed my 2 weeks there, now I’m even more motivated to smash Emerald Cup and earn my PT cert so I can work there one day. All of the people there are so friendly, very personable, and not once did I feel like they were after my money. I can definitely feel their passion for bodybuilding, health, and fitness. I got to meet a couple of really cool people too.

I wanted to address something in this post that I’ve been thinking about today. The definition of ‘bodybuilding.’ People typically think of bodybuilders as cocky juice heads who pick up heavy things and put them down. People think they strictly lift weights, bulk up, and smash things. I want to redefine what bodybuilding personally means to ME. To me, bodybuilding is an art, it takes true perseverance and dedication to rock at this sport. It doesn’t mean you strictly lift, or you have to take roids, or you have to take supplements, powders, and eat hardly anything. It doesn’t even mean you have to win! It means that you’re an artist and you can take control and sculpt your body into ANYTHING you want. You can push your body to the limits and literally create something. It’s so freakin’ cool! Creating a beautiful shape isn’t even the limit, you can push beyond that and make your body perform to the max, push past any resistance, create mental strength as well as physical strength.

I can’t wait to see where I can take my body, watch it transform, watch my mind transform as well. I will never mistreat my body, I won’t pour crap into it, I won’t starve myself, I’m going to do this the healthy way. People are going to notice that something unique, and it’s going to be because I trained different. Yes, there are going to be rough patches and I’ll mentally and physically be at the lowest of lows, but I’m going to get up so high too and that’s worth it! The diet WILL be crazy, but I’m not going to be malnourished, I will give my body what it needs. People will recognize the difference, and hopefully I will love this sport, rock at it, and continue performing with my own style.

Whew…. sorry for the rant, but that’s what I’ve been thinking about today after meeting some really cool people at David Barton. I wish I knew more people and could network better, this is something I love and I wish other people loved it as much as me. We’ll see what the future holds! Have a great weekend everybody, stay tuned! XOXO

~Jess ♥

 

Productive Hump Day!

Today was VERY productive, regardless of how late I actually slept in. I know, I know! I said I would get out of bed early to take on the day and have that many more hours blah, blah, blah. I ended up getting out of bed at 9am, enjoyed my coffee, read up on my social media and left the house for the David Barton Gym at 11am. I missed my bus! I literally watched it leave me…. boohoo. The next one wasn’t going to come for another 16 minutes, so I decided to walk there. I beat the bus too! Typically I like to take the bus since 8th street is so damn busy, but in this case it seemed fitting to walk on my day off. Pretty stressful walk! Half the time there weren’t any cross walks or pedestrian lights, so it was a gamble not getting hit by cars coming on and off the freeway ramp. I like to live on the edge…..

Leaning out!

Leaning out!

Had a KILLER workout! Loved it, hamstrings are on FIRE! Incorporating the HIIT cardio plyometric body weight exercises was a plus, just what I needed. Really trying to lean out and keep that bulk at bay. Not to mention, the more out of breathe I feel, the harder I feel like I’m working. I feel I get the best results that way.

After killin’ it at the gym, I went and tanned at Seattle Sun Tan and I actually didn’t burn! Feel like I have a pretty good chance of getting a base color going without frying my skin first. After I went tanning I took a pair of Lululemons I scored at a consignment store into the Lulu store to get hemmed. Finally! I’ve been wanting to do that, I probably never would have if I didn’t do it today. I took the bus home and took Keyda for a walk BACK into Bellevue, this time going down 12th street. I took her to a park for a brief moment, but the owner of another older dog asked me to ‘call my dog’ because his dog likes doing her own thing…. too bad his dog was following mine, not the other way around. That sorta put me in a stink mood. She’s a good dog, sheesh! It’s a public park, other people are going to have their dogs off leash too….

Keyda and I walked back home and stopped by Whole Foods to pick up some apples for the apple pie I’m bringing for Thanksgiving at my Great Grandparents tomorrow. Right now my pie is cooling down, I hope it’s good! I forgot to peel half the apples, so hopefully the skins don’t make a huge difference…. OOoops! I’m excited for tomorrow! Going to stuff my face and spend time with the FamBam! You can bet I’m waking up bright and early to workout too. I actually rearranged my workouts so better suit my mass consumption of Thanksgiving food. Instead of doing chest, shoulders, and back tomorrow I’m picking up the pace and sweating more with cardio, core, and glutes. Yippeeee, make room for mashed tatters!

Anywho, I better call it a night, Happy Thanksgiving everybody! XOXO

~Jess ♥

 

It’s my Friday…. AGAIN!

Today’s my Friiiidaaaaay again! So excited to have the next 5 days off, I have plans to relax as well as be productive. I’m going to wake up at 4am regardless, I’m not going to waste my day sleeping in! Tomorrow I’m doing body weight exercises, plyometrics, cardio and LEGS! Gonna feel the buuuuuurn, really take time to focus on my muscles and core engagement.

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Tonight I had one of my easy favorites for dinner! Derek and I love making Ground Turkey & Quinoa Whole Wheat Wraps. Here is the recipe:

1. Bring 1 cup of dry quinoa to a boil in a sauce pan, place lid on sauce pan and let steam on low.

2. In separate medium sauce pan, cook 1lb – 1.5lbs ground turkey with Paprika, Cayenne Pepper, and Garlic Salt. lafactoria

 

3. Once both the quinoa and ground turkey are fully cooked, combine in one pan with an 11oz can of drained corn and a 15oz can of drained black beans. Keep warm on low to serve. 

4. Use ‘LaTortilla Factory‘ Low Carb Whole Wheat tortilla wraps to make a burrito and add shredded cheese! MMmmm delicious! 

 

Try the recipe out and let me know what you think! If you guys have any suggestions for new recipes, please let me know, I’m always open to new ideas for healthy eats.

Right now I’m enjoying some Ginger Tea and honey watching 30 Rock making plans for tomorrow. Aside from working out I’m going to go tanning, getting my Lululemons from ‘Between Friends Consignment’ hemmed, paying some bills, running some errands, and baking an apple pie for Thanksgiving at my Great Grandparents.

I’m so thankful for this time of the year! Spending quality time with the family and relaxing before the craziness ensues again. I definitely need the mental break! Life has been so insane. Finances, moving, work, working out, goals, and losing track of time. Time has been flying by so quickly! January is going to roll around the corner any minute, and I want to be ready for it. The next month I’m going to clear my mind, learn to enjoy and live in the moment, set my priorities, and focus on my goals. I want January 2014 to start fresh and I want to be so motivated to take on challenges and succeed!

With that being said, I better head to bed so I can wake up 4am to crush the day. Good night everybody! Hope everyone had a great Tuesday XOXO

~Jess ♥

Motivational Monday

Happy Monday everybody, it’s a short week, thank goodness it’s Thanksgiving in T minus 4 days! I’ve been looking forward to this week all year, love me some Turkey, stuffing, candied yams, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, pecan and pumpkin pie, eggnog, Sparkling Cider, and all the goodies!

That being said, since it is Monday and knowing my track record for skipping out on Mondays and sleeping in…. you can bet I did the same this morning too. I might just stop setting Monday as the beginning of my workout week. This week I am working out Tuesday through Sunday, and will be taking NEXT Monday off as well. Mondays I like to recover from the weekend and start off the week well rested. What’s wrong with that? Absolutely nothing. Fresh outlook….

Anyways, I wanted to update you guys on my decision about getting a David Barton Gym membership. I discussed finances with Derek with Christmas coming up, our desire to go on a vacation next year, and all of the items I need to make this competition happen like ridiculously high heels, sparkly glittery suit, tanning and spray tanning, hair, make up, and registration!

The answer is apparent, I will NOT be getting a David Barton Membership…. YET. I also won’t be joining a team. I’ve decided to do my first competition on my own and see what opportunities lie ahead after the competition is over. Who knows, maybe I’ll earn my training cert and be able to train at David Barton Gym and workout there for free! It’s a beautiful facility and a great goal to work towards. I really love fitness and hope something great can take off. This could open a door to a whole new realm for me; I am just going to be patient, work my ass off, and hopefully talent scouts will see that and offer me something amazing!

Favorite Magazine! Cover Girl Ashley Kaltwasser is an inspiration

Favorite Magazine! Cover Girl Ashley Kaltwasser is an inspiration

I have always been so intrigued with the fitness industry! Anytime I have downtime my face is in a magazine like ‘FitnessRx for Women‘ or ‘Muscle & Fitness Hers’ reading up on the latest fitness and health articles, I’m on YouTube getting workout ideas from Zuzka, I’m writing my workouts, I’m blogging about my meal plans and workout plans to be held accountable, or I’m at the gym getting my sweat on! I even follow a couple hundred Fitness Instagram accounts to get ideas for workouts, recipes, and to get motivated to kill this competition. I follow all the IFBB Bikini Pros looking at their progress over the years in competing and seeing the changes in their bodies and getting inspired to make changes in my own. You could say I’m some what of a freak! I love it!

Ahhhh, I’m feeling so motivated right now! I can’t wait to kick tomorrow’s ass! I posted my workout for tomorrow above. I’m so excited for Wednesday too, it’s all MY day! No work, no obligations….. I’ve got a date with gym, gonna set an intention for my workout and destroy it! Gonna tan and get rid of this pasty complexion, it’s killing me! This week I’m eating clean until Thanksgiving Day! Right after that I’ll be eating clean again until whatever Christmas parties might roll my way this year.

Much needed 5 day weekend ahead, I’ve worked really hard and have taken a lot of stress lately, you can bet this mini vacation will be well spent. Happy Monday everybody, getcha’ sweat on today and plow through that Turkey on Thursday! XOXO

~Jess ♥