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Friday, August 26, 2011

Hi SP Friends,

I have been MIA because I'm super busy!! I'm teaching 3 different classes this year which means lesson plans and grading x3 and it's also near to football season so I'm spending A LOT more time with my hubby before I lose him to the flat screen TV for a few months, lol.

I'm still hanging in there, working out, eating well and enjoying my healthy lifestyle. I'm still doing my morning workouts and get my cardio in during the evenings on most days. I don't have as much cardio now so I don't have to go back to the gym on most evenings. Although with my Jamaica vacation coming up in November I may add in some extra cardio here and there just to make sure I'm banging on our trip, lol.

Now that I've been eating more food I've been able to lift a lot heavier which is pretty sweet. I'm now up to 30lb DB on my incline chest press, added 50lbs onto my leg press and use 20lb DB for my seated bicep curls. All of this achieved in the last month since I competed....ridiculous! More food = more strength FOR SURE!! Muscle is the GREATEST thing ever and I definitely want to gain more of it because I'm able to eat more food and not gain 1 ounce, lol.

Here are some recent pics...messing around before we went to a pool party...and I entered a push-up contest and beat 5 men, LOL!! One guy beat me but he was pretty ripped, so I came in 2nd...not bad huh, hahahaha!!

Here is the loot that my hubby and I won at the pool party....we're both competitive :-)

And this is one my FAV lunches...Jamaican Rice and Peas (my clean, healthy version), stewed chicken, broccoli and green beans...YUMMY!!!

And here we are out with friends...

I'm not as lean or small as when I competed and that' still an adjustment but I feel absolutely AWESOME!! I know my muscles are getting bigger and bigger even though they are now covered by a layer of fat, lol. My goal right now is to eat clean and lift HEAVY. I can't wait to see what my body is going to look like next competition season!

Keep on working on your goals Sparkers :-)

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    That does it, I'm stepping up my strength training BIG TIME! You look great, keep it up!!
    3248 days ago
    I haven't been on for a while, but you have really been busy....Keep it up girl because you are inspiring me to do something....!!!
    3250 days ago
    You are so strong! :) That's so awesome you beat 5 men at push ups! Love the pics! You are going to look absolutely amazing in Jamaica (as you already do now!)!
    3262 days ago
    Your body is not just banging, it is GORGEOUS!
    I so envy your trim legs.
    3268 days ago
    Looks like you had a fun weekend! You look great. And your outfit is super cute!
    3270 days ago
  • LDY_ALI_79
    emoticon You look incredible!
    3270 days ago
    Way to go on your strength training! You look terrific!
    3272 days ago
    Sweeeeeeeeeet! Even though you aren't preparing for competition, you are still way fab! Love the jamaican food pic, it has me salivating, lol emoticon ... emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3273 days ago
    You still look pretty ripped to me! Great job on the push up contest, you are a mighty strong woman! Glad to see that you are still sticking with the healthy living, you are an inspiration!
    3273 days ago
    Gorgeous!!!! You look GREAT!!!

    3273 days ago
    Aleeeeshaaaaa you are looking HOTT!!! I love you on the last pic,you look so stunning - and happy about yourself! So fantastic...i read this whole blog with a big smile on my face - you just fill me with smiles and you share your strength and happiness. I am so so happy for you and *i* am just as excited as YOU to see the new changes in your body for the next comp season!

    You are a lovely lady, the perfect inspiration, and a wonderful friend. :) xxx
    3273 days ago
    You look GOOOD girl! Can I get that recipe (seriously) my hubby has agreed to let me cook as healthy as I need to and I agreed I'd make it taste good. Love the post. Thanks for sharing. Keep sparking!
    3273 days ago
    you look fantastic
    3274 days ago
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    You look fantastic! Competition bodies aren't realistic all year, in my opinion, unless you're Pauline Nordin who does it for a living.

    Way to go on kicking butt in the push up contest! emoticon
    3274 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/26/2011 10:16:03 PM
  • LADYG67
    You ARE Awesome. You must send the recipe for the Jamaican Rice and Peas and stewed chicken along with nutrition values if you have them. Welcome back emoticon emoticon
    3274 days ago
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