Saturday marked the beginning of 13 weeks of strict dieting and working out… again. I’m honestly sick of looking in the mirror and seeing all of the progress that I lost over my four week break, and I’m excited to start seeing changes again. I’ve already dumped all my junk food (on my family) and thrown out almost everything that could tempt me (minus my roommates’ food). I’m really excited to start seeing progress again.

I won’t order my competition suit for another 4-5 weeks (8 weeks out from competition), but each day is torture because I’m super excited to finally get it! As promised, I have begun testing the products I ordered from Amazon. So far, only two have arrived: Hair Away by Muscle Up and Show Shine by Muscle Up. The hair away is the first one I have tested, and the only one I have tested, so far. Unfortunately, the directions require that I apply a small amount to a small area for 2 minutes and then rinse and wait for 24 hours to make sure I do not have an allergic reaction to the product. Once I am reaction-free, I can test the product on a larger surface area, applying a thick layer for 4-5 minutes. This product makes John happy because now he won’t be stuck trying to shave the parts of me I can’t reach prior to tanning for competition lol.

So, while my gym is closed for another week, I have resorted to buying $60 worth of home equipment from WalMart to get me through. I bought:

  • Pull Up Bar
  • 15 lb Kettlebell
  • Yoga Mat Knee Pad
  • Roll Out Wheel (I’ve actually had this)
  • Jump Rope

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Today, I tried a mild full-body circuit consisting of 5 sets of:

  1. 10 roll outs
  2. 10 push ups
  3. Body weight squats to failure
  4. 5 chin ups
  5. 10 bicep curls per arm with the kettlebell

I want to see how my body handles that tomorrow before increasing the number of sets or the intensity. Lord knows how I like to jump back into my work outs full throttle and barely be able to walk the next day. I’ll be sure to let you know how it goes, and when I come up with more circuits to try I’ll share them with you! John bought me a pair of custom sized cross fit lifting gloves for Christmas that I’m super excited to start using! But alas, I cannot for a while. I’m able to start breaking them in with my kettlebell though lol.

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Have any questions about competition prep, dieting, or work outs? Give me a shout!

Happy lifting!

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