You know how everyone says time flies? I’m feeling that pretty strongly right now as I’m under 6 weeks to my first fitness competition! There are times when I feel confident and strong, but honestly much of the time I’m freaked out right now. I know in my head this is part of the process and it will come together, but it’s scary to think about walking around on a stage in my fancy heels right now.
I finished a second week of the group three workouts last week. This group is the hardest to fit in during the workday, since the second workout takes 2 of the three take longer than 45 minutes. It takes a little more planning, but so far I have only missed one workout during training.
One of the things I really like about this group of workouts is the cardio. The goal of the intervals is to work HARD, where you basically feel like you’re going to die at the end of each. I chose running, because it’s my favorite way to really push it. Although I’m not putting in much mileage (just over 12 miles a week), the constant speedwork makes me feel like a runner again!
My legs are holding up so far and I’m paying close attention to make sure that remains the case. I do need to be stretching more, as reinforced by my massage therapist last night. I’ve been neglecting this more than I should be recently!
By the way, did you see my latest Ellie workout gear (affiliate link) in this week’s photos? I think this might have been the best month yet! I can’t decide which one I like more – the top is so flattering and the capris are perfectly obnoxious. The top even comes with removable padding – which I don’t personally need, but I know others love that sort of thing!
If you still haven’t tried Ellie, you can save 20% off your first order using my link (or the ad in the sidebar). As a Fit Fashionista Club member, this outfit only cost me $50 – I think that’s a great deal!
I try not too look ahead too much during training, but in keeping with my recent freak-out I did check-in with my trainer last night. She reassured me that I have plenty of time to lean out. Apparently my diet will be changing next week to focus on “cutting”, so I’m telling myself to trust the process. And I’ll try to freak out a little less often.
Now to find a bikini… And pay for NPC…. And register for the competition. One thing at a time!
Questions for you:
What was your favorite workout last week?
What color bikini should I get?