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!!


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
Onion Powder

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

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

What a Day!!

On January 2nd 2014 I promised myself that I was going to get into the best shape of my life this year. Every single year for the last five years I found myself making excuses to not work out... like I still had time. I tone up pretty quickly (or so I thought) so I have plenty of time... boy was I wrong! Every single summer after summer I would say the same things and still be sitting on the beach hating myself for not doing it. Its my cycle and now that I am more knowledged about the nutrition and fitness world I am afraid that I could have done some major metabolic damage to my system. I would be good during the summer then by winter time I quit and gain a ton of weight.

This year while I was at my bosses New Year's party I saw myself in pictures and videos. I am sad to say that who I saw was not me. Every angle in every photo and video was painful to look at. I was finally confronted with what I had let myself become. I ate out every day because it would save me time and I didn't have to make a lunch for myself. And I just plain did not care what I was putting in my body. I can hear myself saying all winter long "I always fluff up in the winter and slim down in the summer" no... no I don't. I think that is what I do but it's never what I did. 

Until this time, those photos, and for how I am feeling today more than  10 weeks into this and I am actually going to be competing in my very first competition ever in 12 weeks! I feel so confident and even sexy when I am alone, and I love the way my body feels inside and out. I can start to see my abs peaking through and earlier I was playing around with my camera on my phone and decided to flex my arm!
I have BICEPS!!!! I don't think I have ever had those!!!!

Out of all days from the very beginning I actually pushed my limit today. I literally just sat down to type this a half hour ago, but I got in all my work outs today every single one! Earlier in the week I had to cut back my rounds by 1 because I could not power through them. I broke my work outs into segments today.

AM: 2 Mile Run and a Fit Test
PM: Round 1

I ate dinner afterward because I was feeling the need for energy, after dinner I washed the dishes, made lunches for everyone, put my little princess to bed then at 8:30 I started Round 2. 

My nutrition was on point today as well which I give myself kudos for :) As I am sure you can see that I have not dived into this whole restrictive eating thing... I have an absolute love for food but I cannot go cold turkey. I have started to slowly ween myself off of certain things as well as up my water intake (so much that I basically pee every five minutes) and everything in moderation. I think that I would be setting myself up for failure if I didn't allow myself to enjoy a few things in small doses. Besides I am still in week one... by week 7 I bet cha that things will be a lot different because I have worked harder. 

My menu today was:

-1 scoop of whey protein powder
-8oz of water
-1 tbs flax seeds
-1/3 cup low fat vanilla yogurt

-1 Jif to go peanut butter cup
-1 Granny Smith Apple

-4oz chicken breasts diced
-1 cup of spring mix salad
-1/2 an avocado
-1 tbs poppy seed dressing

-1 packet of tuna
-1 hard boiled egg
-1/2 avocado

-Flank steak pinwheels (green bell pepper, feta cheese, red onion)
-1 Broccoli Head

I was thinking about having another snack before bed but I am really pooped! 

See you tomorrow!! 

xoxo Kaila 

Monday, March 17, 2014

Day 3!!

So I didn't wake up as early as I wanted to today but today was my easy day. I just needed to run 2 miles and tomorrow I get a rest day. My shins kind of hurt :( so running today was a little rough but I did it! Also my hammies are sore as hell... gotta love the warrior dead lifts!

I stayed pretty on point with my nutrition today. I had a slice of 7 grain bread toasted with a tbs of peanut butter with a whole banana on top. I had a large salad that had olives, red onions, mushrooms, cucumber, and fat free Italian dressing. For snacks I had coconut Greek yogurt with almond slivers and dark chocolate pieces and a hard boiled egg.

I made a yummy dinner tonight! Healthy No Boil Lasagna with about 3 cups of mixed greens and 2 table spoons of fat free Cesar dressing.

I am also drinking a ridiculous amount of water!

Have a great night!!

xoxo Kaila

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Day 1 Photos!!

Alrighty as promised I am posting my Day 1 photos today! I am so proud of these pictures! I had taken some of myself at the beginning of the year (not going to show until this whole thing is over) but the progress I have made since January 2nd to now is just so exciting!!! I have never seen my body look this good and I am giving myself one hell of a pat on the back!

So here they are :) I cannot wait to take these pictures again at the end of the month and check my progress!!

Today I learned that the hardest part about competing is not the work outs... but the nutrition side of it. It is broken down to a serious science and it is actually difficult to meal prep and plan in the beginning. Not to mention the fact that my weekends are so busy right now that I didn't even make it to the grocery store this weekend. With that being said I know that I am going to be challenged with my food tomorrow :( Dang! My plan is to wake up early and actually eat breakfast at home. I am trying to decide wither I should wake up and run in the morning or if I should run when I get home tomorrow. I'm thinking in the morning because my nights are kind of hectic and that takes one more thing off my list of things I need to do tomorrow night.

Today I did 2 rounds of this work out video and whooped my ass. I also went on a really long walk today on a rough terrain.

I had a 2 parts whites 1 part whole egg and turkey sausage omelet this morning for breakfast, a protein shake with a banana for lunch, home made baked corn chips and guacamole for a snack and a 6 oz piece of corned beef and cabbage and a yummy salad for dinner.

I am so excited I cant wait until I compete!!!

xoxo Kaila

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Day One in the Books!!

Hey everyone! Checking in for day 1...

Today didn't quite go exactly to my plan but I did at least accomplish a few things on my list today! My goal for today was to do 2 rounds of the following work outs:

High Knees 60 seconds
Reverse Lunge Step Ups (right) 20 reps- using dumbbells
High Side Plank Reach Through (right) 20 reps
Reverse Lunge Step Ups (left) 20 reps- using dumbbells
High Side Plank Reach Through (left) 20 reps
Temple Tap Abs 20 reps
Plank Jumps 20 reps
Plank Jacks 20 reps
1 leg hip thrust 20 reps (right then left)

I also planned on doing Yoga as well as a 2 mile run.

So I got up bright and early this morning at 7 am and made my green tea and off to yoga I went :) My town has this awesome donation based yoga class every Saturday morning so I have added that to my work out plan every Saturday while I am training for this competition. I have been going for a little over a month now and I love it! Today she made us SWEAT!

I wanted to go tanning and I also stopped at a few garage sales on the way home cause I cant pass one up (I'm a treasure hunter) the problem with this was that I didn't eat breakfast until 10:30 when I should have eaten something either before yoga or after then had a snack at 10:30. I will learn better for next time.

For breakfast I had:
1/2 cup dry oatmeal
1/2 tbs flax seed
1/2 tbs chia seed
1/2 tbs honey
1 Turkey sausage patty
1 egg
1 Banana

I then took my little princess to her T-ball practice and enjoyed the nice weather we are having! I went to the spa after that to get a facial and sit in a Slimpod for 30 minutes in a sauna suite. Have you ever tried that? It is crazy! The Slimpod gets up to 178 degrees while you are laying in a sauna suite designed to make you sweat like crazy. It gets really really hot and super gross. It is supposed to leach out your toxins and help you lose weight. I weighed myself before and after and lost about a pound and the super gross part was that I had like 3 tablespoons of sweat that was at the foot of my sauna suite (sorry this is nasty) but what freaked me out was that the sweat was a light brown color. I asked the Spa lady why it was brown and she said that was toxins that were leached out with my sweat! Not to mention the fact that I burned 250 calories just laying there and I guess you continue to burn calories for the next 12 hours after using the Slimpod. Cool stuff if you ever get the chance to try it.

By the time I made it home it was 2:30 and I had not eaten since I ate breakfast. For lunch I had:

2 cups of mixed greens
6oz of chicken breasts
2 tbs of poppy seed dressing

I cleaned out the garage while my food was digesting then started my work out rounds. I was only able to make it through one round and I didn't get my run in. I started doing the second round and got through high knees and the first side of the reverse lunges and then went to go do the side plank reach through and my body said no... I listened. I know that I did not provide my body with enough nutrition to power through my work out but I plan to make it through my work out tomorrow.

I finished with a Protein shake:
1 scoop of whey-protein powder chocolate
1 tbs peanut butter
1 banana
2 strawberries

For dinner I will be trying to play catch up with my calories because right now I need them. I can feel it in my body.

Dinner will be:
1 Turkey Burger
1 leaf of lettuce
1 slice tomato
1 tsp ketchup
1 tsp mayo
1 tsp mustard
Sweet Potato Fries

I will also have another snack later this evening although not sure yet as to what it will be. Maybe some yogurt with flax seeds and wheat germ or a hard boiled egg.

So... that was my first day :)

See you tomorrow

xoxo Kaila

Friday, March 14, 2014

Oh my gosh I am so excited!!

Okay so I have been seeing and reading a TON of blogs about these amazing women who have logged their crazy time getting up on that stage! I have got to tell ya I am completely inspired by these women! So I have decided hey... what the heck... maybe I will give it a shot.

I have had probably 5 blogs over the years that I have tried to get going and haven't found something that I can be passionate about to keep it going long enough to do anything with it. So I have decided to share this journey with you in hopes that it will work out.It's kind of crazy that I am going to do this, I mean like I am not the type of person who gets lean and tan and then gets up on stage in a bikini but my why is a whole lot more important to me.

 Why have I decided to do this?

 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. I get going and really push for a month or so then I go back to the way I was... even now as I sit here and type this I have literally gone 2 weeks without working out and I was on a good track for a while. My excuse is that I am enjoying my last few days of freedom before I undergo a crazy rigorous 12 weeks of training.

 But like I said... hey... what the heck... maybe I will give it a shot.

Even if I don't make it to that stage so long as I try with everything I have I will be proud of the person that I will become. I am excited to compete and I and glad that I am sharing with who ever you are. Who really reads the first post on a blog anyway.

 I'm in it to win it! I start this Saturday March 15, 2014 and the competition is on June 7th. Exactly 12 weeks away! So here is my training plan as of now because I have no idea what I am doing I am going to be following my inspiration Melissa Bender Fitness and I will be following her work out plan for the first month and decide where to go from there. I am using My Fitness Pal for my nutrition tracking and meal planning, a good friend showed it to me and I think its a wonderful tool!

 My daily calorie intake will be 1600 calories with no more than 120 grams of carbs, 53 grams of fat, 160 grams of protein, 2300 grams of sodium, and 49 grams of sugar. I am 5'1" and weigh 135lbs and have 35% body fat. My goal is to get down to 125lbs and have only 15% body fat.

I will post my "before" pictures soon!

 xoxo Kaila