My Mom is like NO other Mom…. its always GO, GO, GOOOO with her. Some say she has ants in her pants…. to me she just lives life to the fullest and wont sit still!
My mom has decided to cycle over 200km over a 2 day period. The reason for her madness is to help find a cure for Cancer. The race takes place June 23 & 24th.
- The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer -
These days everyone has been touched by caner either a friend, family member, spouse, child, or even the unthinkable yourself.
My mom is riding to honor those who have won the battle of cancer or those who’s lives have been taken.
To my Uncle Bob – An angel in heaven
To Jordan Drewes who beat leukemia
My Grandpa survived skin cancer
To all our friends that lives have been affected by cancer my mom rides for you.
If you are inspired by my Mom’s courage please go to the website CONQERCANCER.CA DONATE under her participate # 161819-2
My Mom Linda King and her Friend Cheryl Mackinnon (her training partner)
As the final countdown has begun I have tightened up my nutrition and kicked up my cardio so I can hit the beach with confidence.
My Diet right now is:
1/3 Cup Oatmeal
!/3 Cup Raspberries
Cardio – 30min -1hour (run) (3x per week)
3 Egg whites
1 garden salad
1 tbsp my choice of dressing
1 cup cottage cheese
Chicken Breast 3-4oz
Potato 4 oz
Circuit Training – 1 hour (6x per week)
6 Egg whites
(sometimes if i am really hungry before bed i will have cottage cheese)
Surviving the holidays….
This is the time of year I tend to dread the most. Don’t get me wrong I love spending time with my family and friends, however I dread that the christmas season has to be based around food, chocolate, treats, carbs, starches, drinks and more! Its hard because it seems like everyones mentality is “Its ok its christmas – lets eat!” I ask why? Throw a sweater on and know one will notice your seasonal weight gain. I don’t understand why our friends and family are all okay with self sabotaging each other. It takes approximately 7 days to loose 1 pound and 1 day to put 1 pound on…. think about that for a second.
This year I am fighting this trend –
Building a snowman?
Don’t let dessert be apart of your christmas dinner…
Ask friends and family to bring games over to play instead of a table of goodies?
Its not hard to do. Be creative.
Today I was delighted to shoot with Marlene at Painted Light Photography out in Lacombe. I cant wait to show off my photos! My hair and makeup looked incredible. I brought a couple different outfits to choose from so I cant wait to see the variety. Stay posted
My bikini show has come and gone! And what a journey it has been. Muscle Beach this year was packed with close to 150 competitors – thats huge! In the bikini short division alone there was 30 girls who all looked amazing. Results are still not up online yet but i am positive i placed somewhere around 15th It was a total blast. There is something about fitness shows that is like no other… we all become instant friends back stage all sharing the same passion for lifting weights and eating chicken! As a competitor i have to thank so many people for helping me get up on stage it is alot of hard work and dedication. Unless you have competed or very seriously dieted you dont know just how dedicated fitness competitors are.
The journey always starts with finding a trainer. My trainer is Josh Neufeld. Josh i have to give you all the props, you helped me loose over 15 pounds and put on some hard earned muscle. You believed in me from the beginning, when i needed a pick me up you were always right there to help me. We have become such great friends from working with each other and i value that so much. Your constant attention to detail and perfection is what makes you an incredible trainer.
Please check out Josh Neufelds website:
I was on the treadmil today getting in some early morning cardio and around the 45 minute point i started to let negative thoughts creep into my head…
“This is hard”
“Ugh 15 minutes to go??!!”
“I have been on here forever it seems like..”
As i kept repeating these thoughts in my head the work got harder… the treadmil was kicking my ass!
I knew i wasnt getting off early so i changed those negative thought processes to…
“Im so lucky i get to work out”
“It feels awesome to sweat”
“Im killing it this morning!”
It may sound korny but it works!
I finished my cardio plus an extra 15 minutes just because i thought i was the bomb! haha
So the next time you are having trouble getting through a workout ask yourself why? and what your thinking about? If it is negative… think positive!
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