It's been 95 days since we took my little brother off life-support at St. Johns Hospital in Santa Monica. The first 60 days were a blur, a self-imposed quarantine, where I laid in bed watching over 200 hours of Law & Order and crying into my pillow. Every time I tried to function, whether it … Continue reading Day 11: Lucy gets her shots
Me, kvetching about being sick, quoting some Thoreau.
OK, so we're gonna just totally ignore the retarded sleepy face present in both pictures, mmmkay? Thanks. These are two progress pictures taken exactly 10 weeks out. The one on the left is from my 1st competition a few months ago; the one on the right was taken yesterday. I'm starting about 7 lbs lighter … Continue reading 10 Weeks Out
Agggghh! Ok, so it's been a while since I've blogged. Here's what happened: I got really hung up last time about posting blogs throughout my prep that I forgot to actually...you know...prep. When I got serious and found a coach in late March, and started a real 10 week prep, there was absolutely NO TIME … Continue reading 14 Weeks Out from Show #2
Today's workout got me like this lil baby. Should I eat, sleep, or just cry? http://youtu.be/XtUUcf6HRvQ This is what happened: 5 exercises x 15 reps each x 5 sets - 90 second rest in between sets Assisted Pull Ups (I like using MummyStrength bands over the assisted machine) Box Jumps Barbell Chest Press Floor leg raises Sumo … Continue reading Hangin’ tough
1. There are tons of Quest protein bar wrappers littered about your car. 2. You rate peanut butter up there with bacon. 3. You do Leg Day two or three times a week. 4. You get more excited over a pair of new workout leggings than a pair of 7 … Continue reading How you know when things are getting serious….
So, I've hit a little snag. A little set back. Outta nowhere, I lost my gym momentum. I've been training 5-6 days consistently each week and I lost my mojo! Something came up and I couldn't go last Friday. I was on set for a national commercial for my company this past weekend, from 7 … Continue reading Bodybuilder Blues
Using my dog to practice my deadlift & nerding out on Amanda Latona.
What happens when Mexican food meets my face & what's up with my new competition date.
Last Friday evening I attended the NPC Bikini Workshop hosted by Tamer El Guindy (a two time Mr. USA and IFBB bodybuilding pro), along with a panel of trainers and experts like Kim Oddo and Ingrid Romero. It was at the Sheraton Gateway hotel next to LAX, right before the athlete check-in's for the Iron Games competition. As I … Continue reading Day 50: NPC workshop