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10-20-2010, 05:54 PM #1
StephWicked's 2011 training/contest journal
Well, here we go... 2010 will be over in 10.5 weeks and I'm already getting mentally prepared for next year. I love all the motivation I get from all the Rx IA videos, journals and seasonal threads, so I thought I would return to journaling to document my experiences through the 2011 season.
Quick stats: Steph, 27 years old, 5'1", 105-107lbs (contest weight), 125-127lbs (off-season), training for 3 years.
2009 NPC Suburban ~ Bikini, 4th place
2009 NPC Garden State ~ Bikini, 1st place
2010 NPC Garden State ~ Bikini, did not place
2010 NPC Jr Nationals ~ Bikini, Class A - 1st place
2010 NPC Team Universe ~ Bikini, Class B - 3rd place
For those who don't know, my coach is TammyP. Tammy was instrumental in my success this year and helped me on my first two trips to the national stage... couldn't have done it without her!
2011 Contest Plans:
Jr USAs (May 21), Jr Nationals (June 17-18) and Team Universe (July 8-9), with probably one or two local shows in between.
m1 - 5 humapro, 1/2 cup oats (with berries, or -lately- canned pumpkin)
m2 - 4 oz chicken, 1-1.5 cups broccoli/green beans, 4 oz sweet potato
m3 - 5 humapro
m4 - 4oz. chicken, 1 cup broccoli/green beans or 6 egg whites, 1/2 cup oatmeal
m5 - 5 humapro (post-workout)
m6 - 6 egg whites, 1 part-skim mozzarella string cheese
Extra calories come from peanut butter over-consumption , candy (damn sweet tooth), and weekend dinners/treats.
I'm currently using ALR products exclusively.
Humapro - 5 pills, 3x/day
Pro-Anabol - 1 pill, 2x/day
WTF - 1-2 scoops pre-workout
Hyperdrive - 1-2 pills pre-workout
Chain'd Out - during and post-workout
I lift 5 days/wk.
Day 1 - chest/delts
Day 2 - legs/glutes
Day 3 - back
Day 4 - bis/tris
Day 5 - legs/glutes
Cardio: 45-60 minutes on the elliptical and/or stepmill 3-4x/wk.
No training tonight! Jon and I are going to see Jackass 3D. He normally works til 11pm during the week, which limits our time together, so every so often when he gets out early, we try to have a little date night. I'm still limping from Monday's leg/glute session and yesterday's back training, so I don't feel too guilty! Tomorrow is arms and then my favorite night of the week to do cardio. I time it so that I start at 9pm on Thursdays and get to watch Grey's Anatomy... makes the hour fly!"The gym is one of life's best arenas for building the toughest of men. Not because you learn to experience success, but because you've been forced to accept failure and identify your flaws."
10-20-2010, 09:41 PM #2
plans are looking good steph! all the best for the rest of the off season. I'll be checking in.
i see you are another humapro user. i am STILL iffy on it but see more and more pl repping it so i really may just give it a try. how has it been for you in terms of being filling etc?
10-20-2010, 10:20 PM #3
10-20-2010, 10:45 PM #4
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10-21-2010, 05:11 AM #5
Yayay!! You know I'm following along. And, for what it's worth, it's a breath of fresh air to see a bikini girl actually admit that she gains more than the bikini standard of 3-5 lbs over her contest weight
10-21-2010, 05:15 AM #6
So what'd you think of Jackass 3D? I had to go see it last weekend...there was no way I could go any longer than opening weekend w/out seeing it.
10-21-2010, 06:02 AM #7
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10-21-2010, 06:33 AM #8
In and good luck, Steph.
10-21-2010, 12:22 PM #9
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how you liking the Chain'd out? i jsut ordered some myself to try out. What flavor you like.
Also, how you liking the humapro? heard a lot obout it.
keep crushin it
10-21-2010, 12:38 PM #10
Im in. Good luck to you!
10-21-2010, 01:05 PM #11
Wow, so much love in here. Thanks guys!
I thought I would be hungry without my eggs in the morning, but I'm very satisfied. Same with my m3. I used to have chicken and broccoli for that meal, but now I don't even miss the volume of food. You really gotta check it out! It has my stamp of approval, for whatever it's worth.
"The gym is one of life's best arenas for building the toughest of men. Not because you learn to experience success, but because you've been forced to accept failure and identify your flaws."
10-21-2010, 01:08 PM #12
Hey Stephanie, wicked body!! How was Jackass3D?
10-21-2010, 01:15 PM #13
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10-21-2010, 06:19 PM #15
gotta see it... will wait for it to come out on video though... no 3D necessary
10-22-2010, 03:22 PM #16
So my laptop is dying on me and I spent so much time screwing with it last night that I wasn't going to have time for arms before Grey's Anatomy. I skipped lifting and did cardio-only (64 minutes on the elliptical). Jon's coming to NYSC with me tonight, so we're gonna do arms together. Probably no cardio this evening..."The gym is one of life's best arenas for building the toughest of men. Not because you learn to experience success, but because you've been forced to accept failure and identify your flaws."
10-22-2010, 03:26 PM #17
Snookie want smush smush!!! lol I was just talking to my manager about that episode! He hasn't seen it yet but I had him rolling.
10-23-2010, 01:08 AM #18
it's a....it's a jersey thing!
10-24-2010, 01:09 AM #19
so how YOU doin?
thoughts on Brock going down?
10-24-2010, 02:55 PM #20
I'm okay... had a little meltdown yesterday after a girl at the gym asked where all my definition went (as she pointed to her arm). I was already having a fat day and it just made me feel really low after hearing that. She doesn't know better and was merely asking since she remembered how I looked a few months ago. She was having trouble staying on track with her workouts and everything, so she asked what I do and I spent a few minutes talking to her about my diet, training, competing, etc. A little while later when I was done lifting, I went in the locker room had a quick little pity cry before my hour of cardio.
After the gym, I hit up Vitamin Shoppe. My good friend and figure competitor AnnMarie is a manager there. Jon does supplement demos at local VS's on weekends and was at our VS from 3-6, so I stopped by to see them. Talking to AnnMarie about how I was feeling made me feel better... It's nice to vent to people who understand.
I was mad at myself for getting upset, but it felt good, I got it out and now I'm over it. It's a new day and I'm ready to keep improving... my quads and glutes are in serious pain today, so that's comforting to know that yesterday's session was a good one. Today is chest and tri's, so I'm looking forward to another productive afternoon!
Now, let's talk UFC... hoooooooly! I screamed when Herb Dean broke up Cain and Brock. I can't believe it. While I'm not a Lesnar fan, I've come to realize that he is here, he can fight and he's the champ (well, *was*). Still, I was in Cain's corner because I like the dude, and *somebody* had to back the underdog. Never did I imagine that the fight would end in round 1 and that it would actually be Velasquez with his arm raised in the air at the end of it all. He did some serious damage too... Wow, incredible fight!
10-24-2010, 06:17 PM #21
Aww. I feel ya girl. I had one of those episodes the other day, you just have to keep grinding away at it. The one thing that keeps me sane is knowing I am ten times more capable of peeling all this squishy goodness off than your average bear - and you are too. Keep your head up and GET SWOLE!
10-24-2010, 08:06 PM #22
Had a great chest/tri workout, followed by 51 minutes of cardio. That's all I had time for before the gym closed. I hit up the store on the way home and now food prep is almost finished. Time to shower, then get ready for a little "Next Iron Chef"!
10-24-2010, 08:22 PM #23
I'm going to make an early run at the Northern Kentucky here in my backyard in late February and then hopefully the Arnold...my magic 8-Ball still says the future is cloudy for my summer plans
10-24-2010, 09:08 PM #24
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keep up the work and dont let anyone get you down. you know what to do, and if you run into a bump in the road, you know where to turn. all my best and I will keep following this series of updates.
and if you think you are having a fat day, this is me, last tues training back. my neck is now 23.5" but my BF is 15% at 6' and 311lbs. this is what a fat day photo looks like...
10-24-2010, 09:41 PM #25
you're looking a little skinny, might want to add some carbs in!
10-25-2010, 12:30 AM #26
do these shoes have us written all over them or what!
10-25-2010, 05:04 AM #27
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10-25-2010, 11:54 AM #29
10-25-2010, 11:56 AM #30
Cool...that's good news for me because the promoters said the only reason they wouldn't have the southern IN on the same weekend this year was if the northern KY was late. Thanks!
10-25-2010, 12:37 PM #31
10-25-2010, 12:41 PM #32
Painnnnn. That's all I feel today! Quads took a serious beating this weekend. I think it may be because I drilled them extra hard on the extension machine after talking to that girl. Hmm... I should thank her!
Looking forward to back tonight! Cardio session will be low intensity for sure.
10-25-2010, 12:58 PM #33
Today's lunch: london broil, sweet potato, broccoli/green beans. Figured I should enjoy it while I can. I <3 cow!
10-25-2010, 01:00 PM #34
"enjoy" and "broccoli" are never 2 words I'd use in the same sentence...you're a little nutty today.
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10-29-2010, 01:57 PM #37
10-29-2010, 01:59 PM #38
Quick update since I won't be on much this weekend...
Tonight - chest/shoulders, cardio
Tomorrow - legs/glutes, cardio
Tomorrow is my grandmother's 80th birthday!! To celebrate, we're having a surprise dinner for her... Italian restaurants in Staten Island are no joke, so I'm gonna try to save my appetite a little bit so I can enjoy for once. Sometimes it's hard for me to believe I grew up eating big 5-course dinners every Sunday since I so rarely indulge in it anymore. Then Sunday, Jon and I are leaving for Atlantic City... holla!! Should be a nice couple of days away... relax in the jacuzzi, play some slot machines, lose money I don't have...
Hope everyone has a fun weekend!
10-29-2010, 02:02 PM #39
Nice! Enjoy your weekend! I know what you mean about those big meals...my family is German so we're always having that real heavy stuff...and my grandma thinks if you don't eat 2 heaping plates full you aren't hungry.
10-29-2010, 02:13 PM #40
I think it's "a grandma thing" lol.. I'm sure every family experiences that. My family is pretty good now that they know how strict I am. Christmas Eve is the only night of the year where I'll go balls to the wall with zero guilt. We do the whole 7 fishes thing so I can usually fill up on lots of protein (even though alot of it is fried or cooked in heavy sauces, etc). Damn, it's so hard to say no though.
10-29-2010, 02:17 PM #41
Oh hell...I think you started a Thanksgiving/Christmas binge rant...I have to control myself...thinking about all the pumpkin pie, ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, ham, stuffing, ham, homemade fudge, and ham. See what you've done?
10-29-2010, 03:17 PM #42
Enjoy your weekend, and I'm with Rich when it comes to Broccoli.
10-29-2010, 03:18 PM #43
It doesn't even look like food.
10-29-2010, 03:52 PM #44
I eat my broccoli so that one day I grow up to look like this...
10-29-2010, 03:54 PM #45
Ok, not really... I intend to look better than a skinny, middle-aged cartoon with peaking biceps, but you know what I mean!
I eat broccoli because I have my brain programmed to believe that if I get full from eating it, then I won't eat other crap and my waistline will stay somewhat in control... imagine that!