But enough of that! On to the excitement that is my life! Aside from getting my sh*t together with my trainer and forming a game plan for competition prep (which I will get to in a minute), my life has been full of the following:
In case you're confused, no I have not been busy being self-obsessed. Instead, I've been busy working (read: driving) like crazy and looking good doing it! Let's be real for a second here--docs have pharma reps come in and out of their offices all day. Since I'd rather them not remember me for being a bumbling idiot, I figured it's probably best if they remember me as that stylish redhead. True story: my manager and I were on the phone earlier today and I was telling him how I dress in fun, bright colors when I go to the areas in my territory that I don't favor. His response: "That's interesting. Maybe I'll have you talk about how to self-motivate at our next district meeting..." I'm about 50% sure he was being sarcastic, but I'm taking that as a compliment.
Oh, and by the way, please note the awesome Impreza in the first picture. Five months later, and I finally got my company car! You would think that I would have a name for it by now since I had such a long wait to receive it, but alas, it is still nameless.
Other happenings in photo bomb form (and by that I mean my iPhoto "magically" exploded on here):
Fun nights out including an 80's cover band, ill-advised Irish Car Bombs (oh, St. Patrick's Day...fool me twice, shame on me), and really that last one is thrown in there to prove that I still have biceps
And as for the competition prep...
DO WORK, SON
|Being a wuss after my cortisone shot|
(which I'm 80% sure is already wearing off)...
|This suffices as fair warning, right?|
|Can't start competition prep without new kicks.|
|Racking it up!|
|My first Polar HR monitor and my singlet for the Pittsburgh Half!|
Busy girl right here! Or crazy. I'll give you that choice and let you decide.
In the past week and a half, I've met with my trainer, Kevin, twice and we've mapped out the first two weeks pre-prep (of which I'm currently in Week 2) as well as the first week of prep. Let me tell you something, this is a whole other ballgame! I thought we were playing baseball and apparently we are playing soccer. I've been so used to the whole figure competition prep and the diet/training/mentality that goes along with that. This is like foreign ground to me! No more cycling carbs. In fact, no more carbs at all. Instead, I get that F word with a poor reputation--fats.
I mean, it totally makes sense, since bikini is a different class of competition and a softer overall look, but who doesn't cringe when they hear that word? If I'm being honest though, I'm so freaking excited! I'm 12 1/2 weeks out from my first of TWO competitions. Yes, ya HEARD me--two! I figure these competitions are a week apart, both in my hometown, and the second is right before my corporate shutdown. Talk about earning a week-long paid break from work! Gonna be well worth it while I'm (hopefully) on a beach somewhere getting tan(ner) and getting drunk off one beverage.
And now, because I want to be held accountable, and it would be nice to have some sort of documentation of this transformation, here's my first ever progress pic:
|13 weeks out: oh so sexayyyy...|