Sunday, December 28, 2014

Meal Plan for This Week 12/29/14 - 1/4/15


Good Morning Fancy Folks :) 

Just wanted to pop in and let you all know that I have plans to get back on track. My coach asked me if I was planning on competing in the 2015 season and I told him I would think about it... as of now the answer is a no but is also a strong maybe.

If I decide not to compete it will only be because I am getting married in August and I am not sure I will have the time to compete or the money to do it either. Maybe if I could get some sponsors that would pay for everything.... but as of now no decisions are being made other than shifting my focus back to my health.

Since I am just starting back out on getting back on track, this weeks meal plan is pretty doable and I would recommend it to anyone who is just starting out or like me, needs to hop back in the saddle. Its not super restrictive and pretty basic and still allows for the good stuff but the health focus will be during the daytime meals and dinner is left open to eating what you want with portion control.

This meal plan will get you used to eating on a schedule and will set you up for the weeks to come. Each week I will be putting out a new meal plan with tweaks to the schedule as well as a work out plan for that week. 

**Please note that I am not a nutritionist or a personal trainer. This is what works for ME and might not work for you.**

I would like to see who will be doing this with me... because we are in it together. So when you get a minute jump over to my facebook page and like it w/ notifications and let me know what you thought of this weeks work out schedule and meal plan :) 

Below will be the grocery list for the week, my list of dinners with links to the recipes, then at the bottom will be the scheduled work outs for each day. I hope you enjoy! 

Dinners this week:
-Spanich, Artichoke and Chicken Lasagna w/ French Bread and Salad (Portion this 4oz of lasagna, 1 slice of french bread, huge portion of salad with one serving of low calorie/fat dressing) Find the recipe here.
-Parmesan Crusted Tilapia with Tomato Basil Cream Sauce w/ Basmati Rice and Salad (Portion this 4oz of the Tilapia, 1/2 cup of rice, huge portion of salad with one serving of low calorie/fat dressing) Find the recipe here.
-Ground Turkey Tacos with Beans and Rice (Portion this 4oz of turkey, top with lettuce, tomato, avocado... tortilla optional, small portions of beans and rice) No Recipe for this one :)
- Pot Roast w/ French Bread and Veggies (Portion this 4oz of Roast, 1 slice french bread, 1 serving of the veggies that cooked with the roast) Find the recipe here.
-Herb Roasted Whole Chicken w/ Veggies and Salad (Portion this 4oz of chicken, huge salad, side of veggies) Find the recipe here.

All these dinners are healthy and as long as you watch your portion control you will be good :)

Monday, Wednesday, Friday:

Breakfast: Egg White Oats

You will need:
1/2 cup of oats
2 egg whites
1/2 cup of Greek Yogurt (you can use any kind or flavor)
1/2 cup of fruit (fresh or frozen)

Directions: 
  1. Measure out 1/2 cup of oats in your bowl and cover with 1 cup of water. Sprinkle some cinnamon and stevia or fruit and mix it all around. Then, add your egg whites. Mix it again until everything looks to be one consistency.
  2. Cover in the microwave for 1 minute. Take it out, stir it, and cook again for another minute. Mix it all up one more time and pop in the microwave for 30 second intervals again and again until your oat bowl contains the factor of fluffiness that you prefer. ... Seriously, they're almost puffy ... 
  3. Serve with the Greek Yogurt on top.
  4. Search on Pinterest or Google for Egg White Oats. There are a million recipes online so choose one that you like the most :)

Lunch: Taco Salad

You will need (for the salad):
4oz of Ground Turkey seasoned with Ms. Dash Chipotle 
2 handfuls of greens (any type of lettuce)
Tomatoes, Cilantro, 1/2 Avocado, Purple Onion

You will need (for the dressing):
3/4 cup low fat mayo
1 cup of fat free or 2% milk
2 tbl of taco seasoning
Fresh chopped chives

Directions (for the salad):
  1. Cook enough ground turkey for the week on Sunday, you can store 3 individual 4 oz servings for the week.  
  2. Chop your tomatoes, cilantro, avocado and onion and toss it in the greens
  3. Make your dressing (do this on Sunday) by putting all the ingredients into a jar and shaking the hell out of it. Store it in your fridge at least 1 hour before serving.
  4. You can make enough salads for 3 days or you can make these the night before.


Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday:

Breakfast: Green Monster Smoothie 
Find the recipe here... this thing is delicious! 

Lunch: Chicken Salad

You will need: 
4 oz of chicken breasts cut into strips or cubes (cook this on Sunday)
2 handfuls- Lettuce of your choice
Your favorite fixings... I like tomatoes, cucumber, and peppers
1 serving of low cal/fat dressing

Directions:
Mix it all up and eat it :)

Sunday:

Breakfast: Healthy Breakfast Burrito 

You will need: 
2 egg whites 1 whole egg
3 turkey sausage links cooked and cut into pieces
1/4 cup or abouts of chopped peppers (I use sweet peppers but you can use bell too) 
1 tortilla (I love the spinach or tomato basil ones)

Directions:
  1. Cook the sausage and slice into pieces
  2. Remove sausage from pan and spray with non stick spray
  3. Cook peppers in pan till soft, add eggs and scramble
  4. Add the sausage and heat through
  5. Put it in a tortilla and serve with salsa or hot sauce 
Lunch: Tuna Salad Sandwich

Directions: Make your tuna how you like it :) Serve on 2 pieces of whole wheat bread.

Snack ideas: Make sure that you are eating snacks between meals to keep your metabolism going throughout the day. I like to eat at least every 2-3 hours so make a schedule and put alarms in your phone to go off when you need to eat so you don't forget. Here are some ideas for snacks:

*Apple with PB   *Carrots with Hummus   *Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce   *Handful of Almonds
*Hard boiled egg with 1/2 avocado   *Fruit and Nut mix   *I have more snack ideas on previous meal plans here.

**** Shopping List (does not include dinners)****
  • Old fashion oats
  • Eggs
  • Greek Yogurt
  • Fruit (fresh or frozen)
  • Bananas
  • Peanut butter
  • Sugar free almond milk
  • Spinach 
  • Turkey sausage links or pattys
  • Peppers (sweet or bell)
  • Tortillas
  • Ground Turkey 
  • Tomatoes
  • Cilantro
  • Avocados (2)
  • Low fat Mayo
  • Taco Seasoning
  • Green onions/chives
  • Purple onion
  • Tuna
  • Cucumbers 
  • Chicken breasts
Alright now that you have your meal plan and grocery list here is what I am doing in the gym this week. For now I am only putting the muscle groups that I will be working on because right now in the very beginning you have to work at your own pace, lift the weights that you are comfortable with and do what you are comfortable doing. I have hurt myself before trying to follow the exact weight and exercise on many blogs and I wont do that to you. If you need ideas of what to do just search pinterest for muscle group exercises. So for now I will be very basic.

Week 1 work outs:

Monday: 45 minutes of light cardio
Tuesday: 30 minutes of weight lifting for Arms and Shoulders, 10 minutes Abs, 20 mins of light cardio
Wednesday: 45 minutes of light cardio
Thursday: 30 minutes of weight lifting Chest and Back, 10 minutes Abs, 20 mins of light  cardio
Friday: 30 minutes of weight lifting Legs and Butt, 10 minutes Abs, 20 mins of light cardio
Saturday: Active rest... try going for a walk, doing yoga, cleaning the house... etc.
Sunday: Optional active rest or do absolutely nothing :)

So there you have it... this weeks plan to get moving. Lets make 2015 our bitch :) 

-Kaila

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Who, What, Why and Where I have been

Hey everyone!!!

So dont you remember a long while back when I had first started on my fitness adventure and I told you all (and I quote):

" Like a lot of things in my life I always half start things then never finish. 
Sadly my fitness life is very much like my blogging habits."

Well aint that the friggin truth! Well let me rewind back to 18 days out (my last blog post) and catch you up with all the new happenings... This will probably be a long one but of course it's worth it :) 

So my last post was 10 things no one told me about Competition Prep... but for what happened after the competition is a story in itself... I will get to that juiciness later. 

So... lets start things off on a positive note :)   

So coming up to my competition I got to endure the mighty hell that is peak week. I was a little disappointed in my coach (reminder for those to make sure you get a good one). It's not that he was a bad coach but he had so many people on his team that I feel like I kind of got lost in the dust and had many many unanswered questions come show time. 

Coming up to the competition I still had way more body fat than I should have had. I looked and felt better than I ever have in my life but half guidance mixed with not really knowing when and what to eat left me stuck eating egg whites and spinach for pretty much every meal and dehydrating myself in the process which was no fun because I believe that it was done wrong. Usually during training you up your water intake to about a gallon a day then water load and do a steady dehydration during peak weak. This was not what was done in my case and I am pretty sure that I would have had my body a little better than what I brought on stage. 

Fast forward to the Eve of my show... I got my spray tan on (sticky sticky nasty stuff) and then couldnt shower... talk about torture! Then got my bags packed... check out this list! 

I was traveling out of town so I could not miss a single thing... honestly didnt use half of the stuff that was packed but if I needed it I had it. Oh and the Pee Cup (I see your curiosity getting to you) was so that I could pee through the cup without getting any splashes on my spray tan... I didnt want to be "that" girl lol 

Fast forward to Competition day!! And holy Shit I made it! Loaded everything in the car and was on our way to Sacramento California! 
We Made It!!!! (Me and my Support Sista aka... BFF)

After check in and $300 later I was ready to take my drug test and wait till it was my turn to go on stage! 

Shitty thing is that I was the first girl to go out... and at the last minute they told us no routines because there were to many of us (so my advice to you is to have a short routine and a long one just in case). So with all that mixed together in a happy little surprise... I got really stinkin nervous and rushed through my poses and froze up on stage :(  I literately forgot everything that I had been working on for MONTHS in 5 minutes!!  It was those first time blues.... but I will know better for next time right?? But to make you and I both feel better... even though I totally bombed prejudging I totally rocked my night show :) to bad they don't score you for that! Oh and I went ahead and did my full routine anyway because hey... why the hell not. Here are some photos from my show :) 
Back Stage Getting Ready to Go on!!
Pumping up outside... and calling my peeps :)
Holy Shit Balls!!! Ha ha... so nervous!!
  

So as you can see... I am a little more curvier than the other girls and I took 9th out of 11 girls but you wanna know what?? I am stoked! Because:

After the show was over we took a photo with our teams :)


This was such an amazing experience... and after it was all said and done I treated myself to a Strawberry/Chocolate shake, In-and-Out Burger and Fries animal style and ate every last bite... then almost died cause I felt like a giant ton of poop. 

Fast forward to now... to December 17th 2014 almost an entire year since the start of my fitness journey... and I wish I had better news.

After my competition was over I got a severe case of post competition blues... I was lost... I didn't know what to do or how to eat and no longer had that motivation to go to the gym. At this point I was not sure if I ever wanted to compete again... it was hard hard work and a total 100% dedication that occupied my every thought and was not sure if I wanted to do it again. 

I started by taking a week off from the gym to enjoy some down time... a week turned into 6 months. I have been back every now and again but have had seriously no motivation. I hate to say it but I am back to where I started... I have even gained back every pound I lost. I am heavy and uncomfortable and am back to being self conscious and not happy with the way I look.

It's total bullshit that I gave up on myself. I was disciplined and dedicated and had been doing it long enough that it was now a habit and I gave it all away. Why do I do this to myself... I do it often and it would have to be the single most awful thing about myself. I essentially rob myself of my own happiness by being lazy and having zero determination.  

Now before you tell me "Kaila... dont be so hard on yourself" understand one thing about me...

I am a quitter. Plain and Simple. I know it, my mom knows it, my fiance knows it... 

... and I am putting it to an end! Right here Right now! 

2015 will be the year for me and my success! And I am going to kill it!

-Kaila





Tuesday, May 20, 2014

10 Things No One Told Me About Competition Prep!

Oh my Gosh I am 18 Days Out!!!!!

What have I learned throughout this process....

1. Get ready for your pee to change as often as your mood. And when you are happily munching on your asparagus your pee is getting ready to treat you with an unhappy surprise! Just going to warn those who pee in the shower that you might gas yourself with the horrid smell of asparagus pee... not to mention it might be sightly green. Taking your vitamins will also have a color effect... neon yellow but thank God it doesn't smell. 

2. Your protein farts are enough to even gross you out... Don't really need to say much here but if you fart in the car and your 6 year old says out of no where it smells like a rotten egg... quickly blame your fart on her before shame sets in... she will most likely defend her dignity in which case you will need to take the blame... but ya... don't do it at work either ha ha.  

3. You know that happy little voice inside your head that you hear when you are reading or need someone to talk to... ya... you guys are friends until competition prep... then that voice turns into the devil and says some pretty uninspiring things to you. During prep you and your subconscious are NOT friends any more. It will tell you that you can't do it, that you wont be ready in time, that you look fat, that one bite wont kill you... hey what about one more bite of that cake it wont count...not cool. To get over the messed up messages your new NOT friend will tell you is to tell yourself (out loud) that you can do it, you will be ready and no thank you I will not eat that cake.

4. You might cry a little, you might cry a lot. I know I did. I have had a few moments of utter break down... thanks to my not so nice subconscious... I have struggled with my image my entire life... I've learned a lot about my self and what I can handle. When I couldn't figure out posing when I thought I would be a natural... I bawled my eyes out, When my amazing best friend gave me $100 to put toward my competition I called her and bawled my eyes out, When the diet got tough and I reached that make it or break it point.... I bawled my eyes out, When I was so tired but still needed to wake up and do cardio... I bawled my eyes out... but I dry those puppies... suck it up and get back to work! <- that is what is important.

5. Forget the life you had... you now have a new one. One that is basically work, workout, eat, sleep every day. I now see why everyone said your social life goes bye bye once you start prep. My social life was a majority of social drinking events... which I can no longer partake. I do show up when I can and I still leave my house to go somewhere besides the gym every now and again but I am looking forward to the freedom after prep. 

6. Your friends at work (and in general) will start to ask you for fitness advice. They see what you are doing and that it's working. This is the perfect opportunity to motivate, motivate, motivate!!! My number one goal throughout this whole prep was to make sure that I was motivating others to become fit, wither they want to compete or just get in shape... always share the fitness! Some will take what you say with a grain of salt... in fact most people who ask me what I am doing will zone out after I tell them all the work I put in... but there is a chance that one person, maybe two will get pumped and make a lifestyle change!

7. Prepare to make some gym friends :-) I would officially call myself a gym rat... all the trainers, employees and fellow gym rats at my gym now know me by face and name. The coolest part about this is you get to see people transform and make new friends! I have made several new connections at my gym just by being there every day! I love it :)

8. You will experience what being Hangry is all about... refer back to #4 because sometimes you are hungry, stressed, frustrated, happy, hungry, hungry... all the time! I love love love love food! Even though I'm not actually hungry for food... I get Hangry for some Sushi or cake or anything smothered in delicious! 

9. If you plan on traveling... prepare to plan like you do for a wedding. Everything needs to be in order! All your food, your sports bra, gym shoes, SOCKS!! (always forgetting my socks) everything needs to be planned out... you will get crazy looks but being prepared is the #1 key to success!

10. All you will think, breath, and talk about will be contest prep. People naturally talk about themselves and their lives... but when competition prep consumes everything you do what is there to talk about... uh my dog threw up on the carpet last night.... or I got a new Personal Record at the gym last night!! I'm sure you will come up with some other exciting topics but this will probably be the majority :)

**Bonus**

11. Contest prep will have it's ups and it will have it's downs... but the one thing you have to keep in mind is your WHY. When you want to give up or give in remember why you started in the first place. This has kept me going from the beginning. What you are going through is not easy... but continue to challenge yourself everyday you will be so glad you did. Not a single con of competition prep would or has made me regret my decision to compete. I am healthier that I have ever been in my life, I have beautiful toned muscles, and I have a whole new outlook on life and have goals that will take me far! 

What are some of the things no one told you about contest prep? I would love to hear your thoughts! Were your's the same as mine? 

I wish you the best of luck with your contest prep!!

xoxo Kaila 

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

4 Weeks Out!!! Pictures, Updates, Division Change, Upcoming Show Dates!!!

Hi there everyone!!!!

So I haven't updated in a long while... busy is an understatement! Now I see how in the beginning when I was doing all my obsessive research that sacrificial damage to the social life would happen... I...Totally...Get...It!

I feel like if I am not busy doing something then I am doing something wrong... I have even started carrying around a tiny note book that way anytime I think of something I can write it down... at least somewhere I can have everything in one place.

I am officially 4 weeks out! And if you may have noticed in my post title... I have made a division change!

I am so excited to announce that I will NOT be competing with the NPC... I have switched to the INBA!!!!

Reasons for Switching:


  1. INBA is a completely natural competition. I will be required to take a drug test. I love that there is an even playing field.
  2. INBA has AMAZING prizes for the pros that win! They are giving away a Car at the Olympia this year! 
  3. INBA fits my goals for competing and it also supports my future goals in the competition world. 
  4. I have a coach who is an INBA judge and 2012 INBA Coach of the year, 2012 Trainers Recognition award and the voice of the INBA and is currently being followed by documentary crew for a category called mini body building for kids fitness. Its going to be featured on stateside and in the UK. It will feature extraordinary youth athletes who are choosing a healthier lifestyle rather then playing video games and eating junk food. I am so excited that my daughter will be following in my footsteps and will be competing right along side me :) <-these kids are so adorable btw :)
  5. I will have the opportunity to compete to get on Team USA and compete on an international level against 40+ countries and 1000's of athletes!
I will be competing in the following shows:
The Zeus Classic June 7th in Sacramento, CA
California Naturals August 9th in Petaluma, CA
Night of the Natural Champions September 13 in San Francisco, CA
My Daughter will be competing in this with me. 
Natural Championships September 20 in Reno, NV
Team USA!!!!!!!!!!!!! September 27 2014!!! Las Vegas Nevada!!!!!!

So as you can see... I have a ton of practice before I go for Team USA... but how crazy cool would that be!

I have been practicing my posing every single day and I love love love my routine! It's so me and very saucy!  All I really have left to work on in the posing department is the flexing and the squeezing of everything and arching your back... it's hard stuff!

I have also been taking a ton of vitamins every day. I take fish oil, women's vitamin pack, biotin and a fat burner. 

My diet is super basic... it's nice because I know what I am having every day. I basically have egg whites and oatmeal for breakfast and chicken, turkey or fish and tons of veggies for the rest of my meals. Post workout I am eating more egg whites and grilled veggies. 

I feel like a gym rat now to... people are starting to recognize me ha ha! Oh and I have started doing Zumba! Funnest thing in my life! I like want to get certified to teach it on the weekends or something! I love it!

I sold my blue suit... it was way to big on me :( but I have a super sexy silver one but I am going to keep what it looks like a secret until you see my stage photos! I know... :) but I want it to be a surprise!

If you are interested in finding out more about my coach Bryan Eidem you can click on his name or you can check out his Facebook Page.

I hope all your competition prep is going lovely!!! 

xoxo Kaila


Monday, April 28, 2014

6 Weeks Left!

Holy Smokes!

Here I am 6 weeks in 6 weeks out! I have stuck with the diet and the exercise this entire time and have seen some amazing results. Physically I am feeling like a dang rock star... Mentally... I am feeling like... eh...um... I really want a cheese burger....

I think that the hardest thing throughout this whole prep is that I absolutely Love...Love... Love food! We are homies... we are BFFFs... All I think about... dream about is fricking food!

Everything I eat now is to keep me alive... its basic nutrition to keep my body fueled and moving... I have had to get creative with my meals because they are BEYOND boring... what I wouldn't give to have All you Can eat Sushi, a Giant Cheeseburger with a fried egg on top, egg rolls, pie, cake, ice cream, Jalapeno Bagel smothered with spicy cheddar jalapeno cream cheese, Mexican food, french fries, milk shakes, cheese cake, brownies, candy, muffins.... mmmmmmmmmmmm

Stomach just growled wicked loud... it misses is yum yums :-( The thing is... the BEST thing about life is eating...delicious...food! And I feel like all the joy in life has been robbed from me and I want it back right meow!

Okay... pity party over....


I would have to say that this week I have hit the make it or break it point. I could honestly quit right now and never look back if I didn't want this so bad. Before all this I could quit no problem but after investing all the time and effort not to mention the amazing results I couldn't quit right now no matter how bad I wanted to.

I'm in it to win it... and I want to keep competing this summer... so I need to get used to it, which I dont think that I ever will, but I am used to the lifestyle. The 6 meals a day and the crave for that daily burn, even my little one enjoys going to the gym with me every day.

I also have my posing routine down now all I need to do is perfect it. I am excited that it's all coming together, just wish I could fast forward to the end... not that I want to get this all over with but I want to see what my body will look like!

Loving my results and that my abs are starting to show and don't even get me started about my butt and legs... I've been obsessing about the waist down department... looking super hot and toned!

I do have a favor to ask.... Do you know any good ways to do up egg whites? I eat them every day and have run out of ideas for sprucing... :-) I have seen a few online but I want to know what you do to make those egg whites bearable.

I wish you the best of luck this week! Be Fit!

xoxo Kaila

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

7 Weeks Left!!!

This is all starting to sink in super fast!

You know how when you first start something and it seems like a million years until the end is in sight? That during the first few weeks/months of the process it just feels like you are going through the motions but not really getting anywhere? Then all of a sudden... BOOM... right out of no where and you are half way there, the end is in sight and holy guacamole you friggin did it!

That's how I feel right now.

This whole time I feel like I have been just doing this...doing the work outs... doing the diet... shopping for suites and shoes... but I take a look back to the very very beginning and realize that I have come so far!

I did the diet, the workouts, the shopping and its only 7 weeks until show time!

I posted on my Facebook Page yesterday that I feel like I have already won. I was looking back at some pictures that I took at the beginning of all this and realized how far I have actually come. I got my suit and shoes in the mail yesterday and when I put them on it all became super real. I am really going to compete in a fitness competition. I also said that I was my biggest competition, bigger than anything that I will encounter on that stage and I am giving myself one serious pat on the back!

If you would have asked me this time last year if I ever saw myself competing in a fitness competition I would have probably looked at you like you were from some other planet and then laughed an "uh hell no" and a "what planet are you from" and maybe an "are you crazy? I could never do that"

Well I turned my never's into now's and I am amazed just completely and utterly amazed!

The crazy thing is, is that ANYONE can do this! I never realized until now how many excuses I gave myself to get out of getting in shape... and really all I was doing was not holding myself accountable.

If there is anything that I do not have it would be time. But you know what... if you want it bad enough you will make time. Believe me.... you will find a way.

My days pretty much look like this right now

6am: Wake up
7am: Eat
9am: Take princess to school and go to work
5:30pm: Pick up princess from school
6pm: Go to the gym
8pm: Get home
9pm: Make lunches for the man, me and the princess
9:45pm: Do the dishes and anything else
10pm: finally sit down

*I am in the gym 6 days a week! Monday-Saturday

Its frickin tough but I push through it each and every day. My pay off is when I lift up my shirt and look in the mirror. Your body keeps track of what you do even when you don't keep track yourself... and I am in love with what I am seeing... I think I am borderline narcissistic... not in a bad way but in the way where I have NEVER EVER seen my body look like this before and I cant stop staring at myself!

If you have ever considered or have been interested in competing and you are reading this right now... put down everything and do some research and seriously do it! I have not had one single regret throughout this process and it is been just down right amazing! This is the best thing I have ever done for myself! So excited to see what happens over the next 7 weeks!
7 Weeks Left!!! 

xoxo Kaila

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Oh how I have missed you! Progress Update!!

No seriously I have missed you! I looked at my blog today and was like YIKES!! It's been almost a week since my last blog post.... hope you all didn't think I fell off the wagon... in fact I haven't been able to update because I have been crazy busy... I seriously don't think I have ever... ever worked out this hard... some nights I am in the gym for almost 2 hours! However I leave that gym sweaty and with such a sense of accomplishment... I can honestly say that I am proud of myself.

I am dropping weight like crazy and I am seeing results in my body daily! I feel like it's Christmas every time I get out of bed. I run over to the mirror and check out my body, I love that I am so excited about this every morning because I used to avoid my reflection and now I love looking at all the hard work and dedication that is written all over my every feature.

This week has been so challenging between the work outs that are super intense and the new diet added to the daily day to day I am feeling a little overwhelmed but it is nothing I cant handle.

I bought my suit and shoes this week!!! It's all starting to feel official! I am also meeting with a posing coach this weekend. I have a lil routine that I like but I am excited to see what this coach can teach me because my transitions are not that smooth, bouncy or cutesy...but more like boom here is my butt... love it.... If only that could impress the judges then I would be kosher!

Raise your hand if you wanna see my suite!!!! Me...me....me...me.... <- what you are saying :)

You also got graced with a sweaty, pooped from cardio, kissy face from lil ol me :) 

I also spent my entire Sunday meal prepping, I am excited to make it routine because it has been my life saver from the start... I even actually turned down a social event because I had to meal prep :-( Fortunately my girlfriend is a rock star and is also training for her own competition and can understand my lameness. 

Cookin my Fish... which I feel like its all I eat now a days.

Shopping List, Breakfast, Lunch, and what I bring with me to work (4 meals) 

I have a timer set on my phone to go off every 2.5 hours to remind me to eat... which has been another life saver... also on that list is my pressure cooker, my george forman, and my kitchen scale... without those I would be lost! 

Now some progress pictures.....eeekkkk I hate the before pictures they make me cringe but I think it is important to look back and reflect on all the hard work that is being put in to accomplish your goals. It's the bad that reminds us of the good and it's amazing to see how truly far you have come. It can be done!

My mirror is gross... sorry about that :-( but here is a 14 week difference! I am so proud of my results!!
I am most proud in the Phanny Department! My butt has never looked like this... I told Mike I have model booty now lol! I am far from but the progress between these to pictures makes me wanna high five someone and say hey look at my butt lol... Mike would kill me though ha ha!

I have started to get a bunch of family and friends emailing me asking me what I am doing and to help them :) Its nice to have someone ask you for advice and not the other way around. I even had a friend that I haven't talked to in a while email me and tell me that I have motivated her to get fit :-D I was so pumped to here her say that! I have had 2 MAJOR goals through out this. 1. Get up on stage and rock it. Winner or Not! 2. Motivate others to live a healthy and fit life! 

Things are going in an amazing direction! I wish I could fast forward but at the same time I am enjoying smelling the roses! Talk to you soon!!!!

xoxo Kaila

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

I Never Knew Making a Sandwich Would Be So Emotional...

Yes, yes you read that title right... I almost cried last night because I thought I would be the best woman a man could ever have and made Mike the most delicious looking breakfast sandwiches I have ever seen or made... I mean they came out perfectly amazing... and I wanted to eat them ALL! So since I am such an honest blogger I just could not, not, share my pain with all you lovely folks :) This I swear is where you find out what you are made of.... cooking delish food for your man and not getting to eat a single bite! I will get this out of the way quickly...


Okay I am done teasing you! But not eating at least one is some serious will power!

Training today was 30 minutes of really good cardio, I was feeling it the entire time and was super pumped. I think I am going to add 5 extra minutes tomorrow and another 5 each time I do cardio to build myself up. In the last 5 minutes after every minute went by, I upped the intensity a little more and gave it everything I had. I felt AMAZING afterwards! Like a serious winner. I was super sweaty and I had pushed myself... and it felt great. I love the way that cardio makes me feel right afterward. And you get that awesome sweaty glow. I also have my first official after gym selfie :-D

I am happy with the way my arms are coming along :)

I also gave myself a little experiment today and wanted to see how much water I am actually drinking... I have pretty much been assuming that I drink about a gallon a day when actually when I measured it I am drinking close to two gallons of water a day! 

I bought myself a gallon of water and filled up the cup that I reuse for water every day. I was half way through it by 11:30 and totally done by 2. I also drank about another half gallon more. 


Everything about this competition is now starting to sink in. The changes are there and I can tell in my motivation and determination! I am loving, absolutely loving everything about this competition prep! I can't wait to see what my coach has in store for me cause I am ready to rock!!! My mom might even fly to Reno from Arlington WA to come see me! That would be so awesome! I love my mamma she is where I get my love of life. 

9 Weeks Left!!!!

xoxo Kaila

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Week 4 Progress Picture

Hello there :)

Welcome to Week 4 hell! You are close to half way there... you are over your diet... and you will be starting cardio this week that will possibility kill you. I hope you enjoy your 4th week from hell :)

Just kidding :-P I'm a wimp ha ha

But no really I will be doing massive amounts of cardio to burn off some of this fat I have hanging out in my midsection... time to evict the fattyness!

I am excited to share with you my 4 week progress!

I have another one that I took of my booty but I will save that photo shot for later... but... just in case you were curious... I have seen some MAJOR results in the booty department! I was so excited to show Mike my progress pictures from January 2nd with dimple booty to now with Model booty! Eeeekkkkk these changes are making me so excited!!!!!!! Gah I can barely contain it!!!!

I have also been shopping for my competition bikini and heels which are not cheap but I found one that I am in total love with!! I will show you all what it looks like once that pretty thang arrives! I also have requested my first sponsor! I have asked my tanning salon if they will hook it up with some free spray tans the week of my show! I hope they say yes!!!

Have a great day everyone!!!! 

xoxo Kaila

Sunday, April 6, 2014

And I'm Back!!

Oh my gosh I thought this day would never come!!! I FINALLY have internet back! Took way to long :) So much has happened!!

I have had a pretty successful week stayed really good with my meal plan and made friends with another awesome blogger who is going through the same process I am. She is also blogging so you have to check this girl out :)

I am stoked to have my first official blogging buddy, I adore Rebecca she is inspirational! :) 

Also want to let you know that I have decided to get a competition coach. I have been obsessing about this whole competition thing and I think I am in way over my head here. Maybe a second show I can go in it all by myself but I really need expert help here. I have decided to go with Fitness Poynters and so has Rebecca. I am hoping to see great things come from this! I am also excited to be taking the guess work out of all this fun! 

I joined Eagle Fitness and I plan on making it my second home! They thankfully have free child care so I can head over there right after I get off work and pick up my princess from school. 

This weekend I had a major cheat weekend :) and by cheating I mean I drank to much alcohol at my girlfriend's bridal shower and bachelorette party. It totally put a damper on my day but I am glad I got it all out of my system because not a drop for the next 62 days! 

Here are some cute pictures from the party :) isn't the bride to be Beautiful!!!

And some fun ones :) 


We played He said She said and her future husband has a big red beard :) It was a ton of fun. 

I also did some cooking through out the week and I wanted to share the recipes with you :-) You can check out my Recipes Page for all the ones I post throughout my journey!



And here is my Week 4 Meal Plan... But it will be my last one since I have decided to go with a coach I will be just sharing meal prep tips and recipes from here on out.

So there is my update :-) Back to daily check ins! What are you doing to stay in shape? I would love to hear some feed back!

Have a great night!

xoxo Kaila

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Week 3 Meal Plan

Sorry this is late guys :-( I still have no internet at home and I am being very very sneaky and using my computer at work. Here is my meal plan for week 3 :) Enjoy!
Sorry for the kind of blurry picture :)

FYI: This weeks meal plan took me 20 minutes instead of the hours last week :)

xoxo Kaila

Monday, March 31, 2014

Moving Sucks!

Hey all I am just letting you know that I moved this weekend and have no internet :( I will be putting up my meal plan for this week as well as status updates :)

Have a great day!!

Squat!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Holy Cheat Meal

So these last few days have been crazy! I am in the process of moving so everything has gone coo-coo...

Last night my daughter had her first T-Ball game and it was freezing out there! Poor baby started crying because she was so cold. After the game my mother in-law offered to take us out to dinner and I ended up getting some fish tacos and was talked into a Margarita :) I have been trying not to drink any alcohol while in training and so far I have been a good girl but just could not pass up the deliciousness of my favorite Mexican foods and drinks :) it was a great cheat meal but looks like I wont be having of those yummy enchiladas I made the other night.

My diet other than that has been pretty on point today I am excited to weigh in this weekend and see where I am at.

I also started practicing posing... for any of you who think that its easy... let me tell you, those girls make it look like a cinch but that is hard hard stuff! I walked around in bikini and my 5-6 inch shoes and got my walk and poses going. Number one it is hard as hell to hit your back poses and keep balance, Number two its hard as hell to get your routine down, Number 3 its hard as hell to shave said routine to 10 seconds and remember to smile and flex and smile and that is hard hard work! I was actually shocked. I totally thought that posing would be a piece of cake for me since I am naturally a good dancer and I wear heels every day for work... I was wrong! Now I know when they say that posing is a work out in itself they were not kidding my calves were on fire by the time I was done. I plan on adding about 30 minutes each day to practice so that way I am awesome by the end of all this.

This morning I made my yummy (kind of) egg white pancake. Is not the best tasting thing in the whole world but sacrifices need to be made :)   I like to put a tablespoon of peanut butter and sugar free strawberry preserves on top.
You can find the recipe here.

So that is pretty much it for the day, I have a lot more packing to do, hopefully I will be in to my new house by this weekend. I also have to be up early to get my crazy work out in since I wont have time tomorrow evening. Yay!!! Oh and I have also decided to compete in the Ms. Silverstate Tattoo Convention. Winner gets $500! I have been wanting to do it for the past few years and I think this year I am ready! If I win I will be using the money for my bikini competition. Ms. Silverstate is on May 3rd :-)

Have a lovely evening everyone!

xoxo Kaila 

Monday, March 24, 2014

Today was Hard!

Today was hard and long! I am exhausted and the only reason why I am posting is so that I can continue to hold myself accountable for this. I had a long day at work and ate as soon as I came home so I ended up having to wait until after 8 to get my work out in. Not the best idea since I still had to make lunches for the whole fam as well as myself....and do the dishes...oy vey!

Since I am such an awesome fiance' I made Mike the most delicious enchiladas... then sat there staring at them in their cheesy saucy goodness and almost cried. I loooovvveeee me some enchiladas but my goals and what I am working for are more important to me right now and I can dig into some cheesy saucy goodness after my competition or for a cheat meal at the end of the week :) hopefully there are still left overs by then.

Yesterday I promised to put up my tuna salad recipe :) You can find it here!


And a happy little picture from yours truly to show you how I feel about my day:

Well thats all I have for today... ate right...worked out...drank water...peed every 2 minutes (tmi I know but its driving me absolutely crazy!) and now I am off to bed. Oh before I forget to mention it I have started to notice serious beauty changes. My skin is clear and glowing and my hair and nails look great :) Loving how all this work is paying off for me more than in the form of biceps :)

xoxo Kaila

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Meal Plan and Prep

Today I wanted to share with you my meal prep and plan for competition prep week 2. Since one of my goals this week was to be completely on competition diet by the end of the week I have made sure that my meal plan reflects that. I have also decided to cut back on logging my foods with myfitnesspal because it is taking up to much of my time and then I end up stressing about being 3 grams of carbs over for the day, however I will still continue to do it if I have time.

Like I said before and I will say it again... meal planning is the hardest part of this whole thing. I can work out like a champ but when it comes to writing down what you are planning on eating for an entire week then actually sticking to it is tough cookies...mmmmm cookies... anyway it took me an honest hour an a half to put together my meal plan for the week but I was starting from scratch I think as the weeks go by I will get better at it but I will never stop doing research on nutrition and pinterest has been my god send!

Here is my meal plan for the week (sorry for the crappy picture):

I will be making everything from scratch and will post the recipes on my Recipes page as I go and since I am having Tuna Salad for lunch tomorrow I will put that one up with my update tomorrow night :) p.s. the sausage patties are actually turkey sausage links this week since I noticed while I was at the store that 3 links has less sodium then 2 of the turkey sausage patties with the same caloric count and protein. The toast is also 100% whole wheat bread.

I also meal prepped for the week which I highly recommend. I can't tell you how many times I have gotten ready to leave for work then thought oh shoot I forgot to cook my chicken... then I end up eating something that I did not plan for and usually not clean. Its better to plan ahead. Since this week I will be eating chicken for lunch and dinner I am making 3 large chicken breasts (about half a breast is between 4 and 6 ounces) and 3 sweet potatoes ahead of time.

The seasoning that I put on my chicken is all sodium free. I put the spices on the chicken one at a time usually in this order:

Italian Seasoning
Garlic Powder
Paprika 
Sage
Onion Powder
Rosemary
Turmeric 

I love spices better then just splashing on some Ms. dash and this combo is my fav and you can certainly mix them all together and do it rub style. :) 

I cook both the potatoes and the chicken at 375 for an hour or until the chicken is done. 

Today is my easy day I only need to run 2 miles :) technically this is my rest day but after the work outs I have been putting in only a 2 mile run is easy peasy! I hope you like my meal planning tactics and it helps you out if you are planing on competing bikini. Off to go run now!

xoxo Kaila

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Week 2 Day 1

Oh man did I feel the burn today! Yoga was a sweaty experience and lots of tricep work and then coming home and doing about another 30-40 minutes of leg work. Today was also my daughters birthday and I used it as a cheat day. I did really good :) I had a piece of pizza and 3 french fries and a large salad, as well as a sliver of delicious chocolate cake with raspberry filling....mmmmmmm.... its in the fridge and its still calling my name and I am trying my darnest not to think about it!

It all tasted delicious and it seriously took everything I had not to dig in for more! Which is why when I found this quote I had to share because this is how I am feeling right now! 
#fitness #motivation

Right now I want to eat myself sick with pizza and cake but what I want most is to keep working my ass of for this because I am fricking doing it! I have never been motivated like this before! I find myself asking why I never started sooner, but I guess when the timing is right it is right. This week instead of keeping my goals silent I have decided that I am going to post my weekly goals on here so I can hold myself accountable. 

- Lose 2% in body fat
- Meal plan ahead and eat on time this whole week
- Do all my work outs for the week
- Push my limits
- Wean myself completely to competition diet (by Friday)


Thats my plan for the week. I am going to get up early tomorrow and sit down and plan out my meals for the next week then head off to the grocery. I will post a follow up tomorrow with what my diet for the week will look like :)

xoxo Kaila

Friday, March 21, 2014

Week 1 Progress!!

Ohmygosh!!! I have never seen my body like this!!!! I am so pumped for the results!! It makes every meal, mile, plank and mountain climbers (hate those the most by the way) completely worth it. And I must say that I am exuding extreme self control. In the last 2 days I was tempted with frozen yogurt at yogurt beach and a company hosted lunch today that was olive garden lasagna with bread sticks and salad. I turned down the yogurt and brought my own chicken and brown rice to eat instead of the lasagna, but I did eat the salad... and a ton of it  :) Tomorrow is my daughters birthday so I will also be tempted to eat cake and pizza. Which I will in fact do... I will have one slice of pizza and a hugemoungous salad and a sliver of cake :) that way my daughter feels like I am enjoying her party.

So here are my one week results:

Day 1:                  End of Week 1:
135lbs                     134lbs


I also lost an inch in my hips but did not lose any of my body fat percentage maybe by this time next week. I am loving the results I have been seeing so far! What do you think?






I am excited for these pictures and I cant believe that's even my body that I am looking at right there! Tomorrow is the beginning of Week 2 and it starts out with a bang! Yoga first thing in the morning then leg day :( I want those sexy legs! I had my significant other take a picture of my booty so I could see what it looked like and although those buns are starting to look nice I still have a long way to go! 

I will check back in tomorrow!! Off to go watch a movie with my better half :)

xoxo Kaila 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

The end of my 1st week

Well here I am at the end of Week 1... I made it and didn't die. Every muscle I have hurts and I haven't had sugar in so long that I can actually taste it in other foods so much that peanut butter tastes like chocolate. But I did it and sitting here right now I am feeling pretty fricking amazing! Everything inside and out feels great!

At the beginning of the week i set a few silent goals for myself.

- Eat clean all week and eat at least 5 times a day and get as close to my caloric goals as possible at the end of each day.

- Slowly ween myself onto a different diet and make small changes at a time

- Quit smoking (I have had a super hard time quitting)  I am so excited!! Have not had a single cigarette since Sunday! The longest I have ever gone!!

- Drink at least a gallon of water a day I am pretty darn close

- Commit to all my work outs every day no excuses

- Have at least 2% loss in body fat (I measure myself tomorrow)

I made it through about 45 minutes of my work out today but I know I can do better than that. I am hoping by the end of next week I will be able to go a full hour or at least an additional ten minutes, as well as be completely  on my competition diet or really really close to it.
       Ever wonder about competing? The media shows the glamorous part but you ever wonder what really goes on during a bikini competition? Read to find out:The good, the bad, and the ugly! #ifbbpro #teambombshell #bikini

Well that is it for tonight! Weigh in and Measurements tomorrow!!!

xoxo Kaila