|Meal plan for the week|
Meal 1: Egg whites, protein powder, oats and flax seeds microwave into a cookie/ cakey thingy, served with a side of aspagus and coconut butter.
Meal 2: Egg whites, protein powder, oats and flax seeds microwave into a cookie/ cakey thingy, served with a side of aspagus and coconut oil.
Meal 3: Tilapia, yams, and asparagus with coconut butter.
Meal 4: Tilapia, beans and coconut oil.
Meal 5: Chicken, yams, crushed almonds and green beans.
Meal 6: Egg whites, casein, almonds and green beans (not pictured).
So, that’s pretty much my food for the week. Not shown in the pictures is a grapefruit. One glorious sweet, but sour grapefruit a day.
This time around, my food options have been quite limited during peak week. That being said, it (a) makes things much easier (less to buy and less to plan) and (b) it has still been really tasty. The options still include choices for proteins (eggs, chicken and tilapia), starchy carbs (yams and oats) and fats (coconut oil/ butter, almonds and flax). No food group has been eliminated. I need a balance of each to stay strong and really build up the muscle in the next few days. When I can, I have been switching it up either by changing the combos or the way the food is prepared. Here are a couple more dishes of things I put together today.
Egg white frittata with flax seeds, yams and green beans
Tilapia, yams and green beans and coconut butter on top
Tilapia, yams and green beans sauteed together with coconut butter on top
Chicken, green beans tossed with toasted oats and almondsRight now, I am right in the middle of peak week (and chugging water like nobody’s business). Yesterday was really the tipping point since it was my last day of work until after the show (yay!) and my training is done! After one last punishing leg, ab and cardio session last night, I’m done. All done. And to get it done, I really had to dig deep. I also had to use the glute kickback machine… and apparently I transported back to the 1980s.
Hopefully the machine works just as well even when I'm not wearing my bodysuit.
It was, mentally, one of the hardest workouts I have had to get through. It’s like that week before vacation at work when you don’t know how you’d make it through if you didn’t know you had a break coming up. I think between many early morning wake ups (even on the past few weekends), work, and other life things, I was just getting tired and overwhelmed. But from here on out, it’s all rest and relaxation - and posing practice!Only 3 more sleeps (and hopefully a couple more naps) until show day!! Whoo hoo! Let’s do this!!
K, time to go eat some more J