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    Smile Lisa: Back in the Game and still Growing

    So I have not journaled since 2011...my last update was my pregnancy journal:

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    My life has been a bit of a cyclone since then, but by a miracle I was able to get back into the gym. My son was born in September, I was back in the gym by March, and in a bikini again by June.


    I took winter of 2012 to build back muscle, and I was back to where I was pre-pregnancy by this summer. I went back to my old routines, and reach out to my old coach for some diet guidance.


    The thought of competing again is allways creeping back into my mind...but I do have a challenging situation at home so taking the stage has been low on the priority list. Things have finally started to balance it's self out again so I'll be deciding wether or not to compete in 2014 over the next couple of months.


    I look forward to sharing this new journey with you!!

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    Hey girl! Looking forward to following along What part of Jersey are you from?

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    Welcome back lady! Good to see you are thinking about heading back to the stage. Post baby pics! (Sorry...I have babyitis!)

    I will be following along!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nic902 View Post
    Hey girl! Looking forward to following along What part of Jersey are you from?
    I'm in Hudson County....thanks for stopping in!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Prodigy View Post
    Welcome back lady! Good to see you are thinking about heading back to the stage. Post baby pics! (Sorry...I have babyitis!)

    I will be following along!
    Thanks! I've been lurking....decided to come out hiding and start posting! I'll post some pics of my little big guy soon. He's turning 2 in September! How crazy is that!

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    So I wanted to post up a few progress pics 1st, then I'll get on to the training.

    1st pic, is a few weeks before having baby....just got home from gym.
    2nd in white bikini is June 2012, 3 months after getting back to the gym
    3 & 4 in green suit is me now.

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    Saturday 8/31

    Leg Day

    Squats- 135x12, 135x12, 145x12, 150x12
    RDLs- 95x12x12x12x12
    Lying leg curls 40x12
    Leg Exts 40x12
    Lying leg curls 50x15
    Leg Exts 45x12

    Standing Calves on Smith (plate weight) 100x25, 100x25, 100x25
    Seated Calves 30x25, 30x25

    Followed by some stretching then had to run out of there and get home before baby woke up.

    Mommy is tiered!!

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    And here's Julian!!! Us at the pool this summer, and a picture of my daughter.

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    WOW! Great pics..You look fantastic!

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    Monday 9/2

    Chest & Tris

    Incline DB- 25sx12, 30sx10, 30sx10, 30sx10
    Flat BB- 85x10, 85x10, 85x10
    Cable Flys- 40x12, 40x12, 40x12

    OH DB- 30x12, 30x12, 35x10, 35x10
    Skulls- 50x10, 50x10, 50x10, 50x10
    Pushdowns- 30x10, 30x10, 30x10
    Reverse Grip Pushdowns- 20x15, 20x15

    Cable crunches- 20x15x15x15

    Finished with 30min progressive intervals on stair master

    Gotta love a Monday off from work! Feels good to not have to wake up at 4:30am to get to the gym. By some miracle I actually got to sleep in until 9am! It was cloudy and rainy so little man stood snuggled in his bed

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    Tuesday 9/3

    While I had every intention of getting my cardio done this morning, I slept like sh*t last night so today will have to end up being an off day for me. Running a full day on 4 hours of sleep just wasn't happening so I stood in bed for the extra hour.

    Days like today is one of the factors that really keeps me on the fence about competing. If I miss a morning in the gym, then that's it...I miss the day or I have to shorten or cut another workout to make up for it.

    I go to the gym in the morning before work and my husband goes at night. So he drops baby off at my mom's on his way to work to give me the time I need and I pick baby up after work, take care of dinner etc... so he can have the time to go to the gym after work. We try to take 1-2 days a week and we both go to the gym in the morning. My daughter keeps an ear for the baby in case he wakes up, but I usually get home and he's still sleeping. These days are no-gym at night days b/c we try to take advantage and all be home at the same time and get some family time in. Once in a while one of us may also have to these nights to work late or take care of after work appointment.

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    Yay! So glad you started up a journal again! Great pics! You look awesome!
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    Wed 9/4

    Back, Bi's, Calves

    Hyper ext. 20lb x15x15
    Dead Lifs. 95lbx12, 105lbx12
    Bent Over Unilateral DB Rows. 30lbsx10x10x10x10
    Pull Downs- 70lbsx10x10, 75lbs x10x10

    BB Curls- 45lbx10x10, 50lbx10x10
    a.Hammers- 15s x10
    b.Reverse Curl- 20lb bar x12
    a.Hammers 15sx10
    b.Reverse Curl- 20lb x12
    Preacher curl machine- 25plate x10x10x10

    Seated Calves- 25plate x25x25
    Standing Calves- 70lbs x20x20x20

    Finished with 30min Cardio on Stair Master 2:2 intervals

    Should've got some ab work in but I was moving really slow this morning and ran out of time. I left gym 10min late and threw off the rest of my morning. I had to drop little man off this morning so I was rushing like crazy. The Back-to-School morning traffic also slowed me down. I barely made it to work with 5min to spare....coffee time

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    Thurs 9/5

    Cardio- 45min on elliptical 2:2 intervals followed by some stretching, my hips have been feeling very tight.

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    Friday 9/6

    Shoulders
    DB Press- 25sx12,x12, 30sx10x10
    Cable Front Raise- 12.5lbs x12x12x12x12 - - - I allways forget the resistance on cables changes the weight. I pin the rack at 20 then humbly have to lower the stack.
    Unilateral Bent over Lat Raise (DB)- 10sx12x12x12x12
    Upright Rows (BB)- 40lbs x12x12x12

    Decline sit ups- 4x15
    Lying Hip raises- 4x15

    Finished with 30min on stair master/ progressive intervals

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