Sorry it’s been so long since my last update! Tuesday morning I got the call from my big brother that his little girl was being born in San Antonio. I’m a first time aunt! My baby niece and her mom are both doing well at home. So, I spent Tuesday through Thursday in San Antonio. Or at least, that was my original plan. Thursday, heading to San Marcos with my mom to hit up the infamous outlet malls, my car decided to start dying and spitting black smoke; this is not normal for a Honda Accord, just in case y’all didn’t know. Four hundred dollars and 24 hours later, I’m on the road to Katy to spend a weekend with my swole mate.

My little nugget
My little nugget

So, essentially I missed my workouts Tuesday through Friday! Ah! I have so much catching up to do! Saturday afternoon, I hit the gym in Katy with my man to work on back and arms. He is training for strongman competitions, so I occasionally get to do the weird lifts with him, like farmer’s carry and the yoke. Sunday, I trained legs. HARD. I had noodles for legs leaving the gym. On the bright side, I FINALLY got my cardio and nutrition plan from my trainer! WHEEEEE!!!! As of today, I have officially begun.

Can you tell which one I carried? hahaha
Can you tell which one I carried? hahaha

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I’m required to do cardio 6 days a week, completely separate from my weight training and preferably first thing in the morning. I’m on a carbohydrate cycling plan, drinking 131 ounces of water per day, and I don’t get to touch alcohol for 21 days, which is actually easier than avoiding sweets for me; I have the worst sweet tooth on the face of the planet! According to my nutrition plan, I have to eat every 2.5-3 hours, with approximately 7 meals and snacks total throughout the day. Oh, and I can’t eat within two hours of going to bed… which is why I’m up right now typing all of this (and ignoring the unfolded laundry on my bed).

I began my day with 6 am cardio, personal chores and eating until 11:30 am, volunteering at the Bryan Animal Center/Shelter from 12 to 3 pm, weight training from 4 to 5:15 pm (chest day!), dinner at home, and I actually got to ride 7:30 to 9 pm. I’ve been moving non-stop all day! I’m exhausted!

Tomorrow is back day, which means deadlift! Maybe I’ll hit 220 again. What’s your favorite back day exercise? What do you want to improve most- weight lifted or the definition of your back?

Happy lifting!

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