Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Double Trouble

Well I'm happy to report that I'm getting back in to the regular routine of training and eating things that are natural to the earth. lol  (wine should be included in that by the way!) I am the first to admit, I have no balance currently when it comes to off season and in season life.  These are the challenges I face everyday, trying to win against the Procrastinator. I have only just finished year two of training, that's two years out of thirty one that I've conquered. I think that's pretty damn good.

With that being said I am also happy to report that I am not venturing in to 2013 on my own! Nope! My wonderful hubby has decided he is joining me on the road to Carb Zombie-ism! Seriously though I cannot be more excited.  Not only will it make training easier but dieting as well because this year I won't be forced to pick up chocolate chips for my husband's protein pancakes. *ahem* Love you honey.

My hubby has chosen to train online with Mr. Joseph Donnelly, a person I've only just come to follow but I can honestly say this guy knows his stuff. He offers an extremely reasonable online rate and TONS of information.  Despite being across the interweb, Joe is extremely hands on with his clients.  As for me I am going to be joining Oxygen's glute girl, Ainsley McSorely, once again on Team JACT for my 2013 competitive season.  Official training should be resuming in November ish but in the meantime I'll be following along with the hubster to make the transition of a 2 athlete household easier. 

Note to self: Look in to raising chickens and turkeys. Meat protein is too damn expensive.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Change Your Mind, Change Your World

I spent so long not realizing how simple it was to change the direction I was going in life. So freakin long!  Only after my first competition did it really click in my head that if I just changed my mind, broke my current pattern, I would be on a whole other path. 

Now my epiphany involved changing my lifestyle and getting healthy, that may not be the case with you.  But it seems to be the choice that makes THE BIGGEST difference in people's lives and the way they see it.  This morning I read the Facebook status of a friend who is now 1 year smoke free and 3 weeks ago he couldn't jog 2 laps around a track. Today he did 6 laps and I guarantee the moment he hit the 3rd and 4th lap, realizing he could still continue past that, was the moment he realized that by changing your mind you can change your world.

I did the same thing (again) this week.  Confession time!  I've been slacking, falling in to bad habits, letting life direct me instead of directing my life. We have had some changes in our household, I'm now a full time step mom to a 13 year old and we have just gotten ourselves another dog.  Crazy? Just about. Ha!  But just because the dynamics are changing it doesn't mean we have to sacrafice anything, it just means that we have to re-adjust our usual habits.  So this week I got back to eating my regular clean food, waking up in the morning for cardio, doing the things I was doing before everything changed. 

With the help of my awesome husband we are going to travel this new path with success. So much so that we are BOTH going to compete in March 2013.  It's going to be interesting, two people dieting in one household, but as long as I keep the Carb Zombie in check we will survive. lol

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Summer Spiral

Alot has been going on in the last month however alot of it is non-fitness related.  This is the one thing I haven't achieved balance on, my off season.  Summer arrives and it's bbqs and wine with friends and simple dinners and a whole lot of skipping workouts.  I currently feel like a big bag ol' pig poop smells.  :)  That being said I am in control which means I can change my current situation.  Starting tomorrow (because it's payday and I have to get groceries) I'm back on a squeaky diet with a treat once a week. Workouts will be back to normal with morning cardio regardless of how tired I am. 

Speaking of tired hubby and I are extra tired these days as we have added a new member to the family!  Meet our new pup Trek. He is 4 months and isn't too impressed with having to be kennel trained. lol 
We have a 1 1/2 year old pup as well who is just getting used to having a buddy and he's just as tired as we are since there's no sleeping for him during the day either.  Anyway, we managed with a pup while working out before and we'll manage again!  I have a ton of time in theory to make the changes needed for my competition in March 2013 but I feel like I've lost so much time already goofing around.