Friday, June 27, 2014

Friday 5 Week 3 and Progress Update

Wow!  This week has gone by so fast! I feel like just yesterday I was posting a progress photo and update!  As of today I have 99 days until my competition.  I'm not gonna lie.  I'm starting to freak out.  99 days isn't a long time until you compare yourself to a seasoned bikini competitor and see how far you have to go.  I don't feel like I really made any progress this week.  Last week I could feel the changes and progress.  This week was just like "Eh."  I woke up really puffy this morning.  My goal is to figure out what's causing it by next Friday.
I followed it exactly but, I feel like I screwed up somewhere.  I switched out my morning eggs for protein powder.  I put my protein powder in my oatmeal.  It's awesome!  As of Wednesday I realized I'm REALLY sick of fish.  I'm adding more eggs into my diet.

This week was alot easier than last week even though the exercises were the same.  I was proud of myself because I got out of the house before 5:30 yesterday and today so I could get my workout in before Kaylee had to be at swim practice.  I realized my motivation for a morning workout is "either you leave now or you don't workout at all today."  Hopefully I can keep this trend going.  I had some issues with my calves and knees during my HIIT workouts.  I'm not a runner.  I have 2 bad knees but, I'm expected to run sprints 3 days a week.  By Wednesday I was almost in tears on the treadmill. 

I'm kind of sad that this is my last Friday 5!
1. Have you ever taken a fitness class?
Here's the list:  
Yoga {does that count?}
A spin class 
Buti {I LOVE this class}
2. Why do you workout?
So many reasons!  Up until about a year ago I worked out to lose the baby weight.  These days I workout not just for my competition but for me.  The time I spend at the gym is "Me Time."  I can shut out the world and focus on myself {which is surprising since I'm in a crowded gym.}  I have also found that since I started lifting weights surprisingly the pain in my joints has lessened.  A car accident in 2010 seriously screwed up my back, shoulders, neck, a knees.  I also LIKE to exercise.  It's fun.  I love pushing myself seeing what my body can do.  
3. What is your biggest motivator?
One of my biggest motivators are my kids and my husband.  They help me strive to be the best that I can be.  Hell, my kids are excited to see me compete.  And I'd love for them to see me win.  
Another motivator for me is every person that made fun of me or called me fat growing up.  The people who made remarks about my weight and the boys that didn't give me the time of day because I was overweight.  I want to be able to laugh at them all.  Show them that I am no longer the "fat girl."  
I, myself, am my own motivation.  Besides Ken and the girls I really don't have anyone pushing me, cheering for me, or motivating me.  I have to motivate myself.  If any of y'all need a motivator, I'm more than happy.  I've become darn good at it.  
4. Where do you draw your inspiration from?
I really get my inspiration from the women in Muscle and Fitness Hers, Fitness RX, and Oxygen Magazine.  That's the look I'm really striving for.  

5. Do you have routine physicals? (it’s very important to check your health)
I end up at the doctor once or twice a year and we talk about my general health at the same time but, I actually don't have routine physicals.  

JVKom Chronicles


  1. wow Im so impressed thats awesome girl!

  2. Puffy where?! You look great girl. I am loving seeing your progress the last few weeks. I was teased when I was younger too. We didn't have much money so I never had brand names or things like that. I just laugh at all of those ppl now bc I'm way more successful than they ever dreamed of being. I can't wait for the moment when you walk on that stage Katie!!

    1. Thanks! I wore non name brands too growing up so I know how you felt. I never expected to get some awesome new blogger friends from linking up with your Friday 5

    2. That's what it's all about :)

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  4. Yay for protein powder oatmeal! :D I do that as well, hehe. You're doing a great job staying on track. 99 days may not seem like a long time, but there's so much you can do in that time. Just keep on truckin'! :]!

    I've been wanting to try a barre class! How was it? :]

    1. Barre class tones your muscles. I liked it.