Monday, June 21, 2010

Heading to AUSTIN, TEXAS


Did you all think I disappeared? I have been slammed w/ everything and anything.

I have to start off by saying CONGRATULATIONS to Lishia for her 4th place finish at Jr. Nationals. Her routine woke the house up!!! She proved that you do not have to be a gymnist or cheerleader to perform a kick ass routine. She didn't even have a cart-wheel in there. All strength moves and it was awesome. I think her friend put it on you-tube. This was my first time seeing the Jr. Nationals. I thought the Jr USA's were tough, my goodness-these girls don't play. Everyone that walked out there looked amazing. You CAN NOT call yourself a national level competitor till you have competed w/ these chicks on stage-that's for dang sure!!!

I was very impressed. I didn't get to see the finals cause I left Sat. morning to be home for Father's Day but I heard that Lishia rocked the house again on Sat. night even more than Friday night.

We spent Father's Day in the pool and as a family. The girls had a blast and I got fried. They all put on sunscreen and I put on oil/iodine. Shows how smart I am!!!

We have 2 t-ball games left and I'm so excited. The girls and I are going to visit a friend in Tx this week. This will be the first time I take the girls on a plane together. I think it takes longer to get packed and ready than it does the couple of days you are there. It's almost like packing to go camping.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend

I'm a little behind on my blogging. I hope you all had a great Memorial Day weekend. We did at the camp. The girls swam, we won the golf cart parade and just had great family time along with seeing some of our good ole buddies. Back in the day Kenny would go to Bike Week w/ all of his buddies-now all of his buddies, wives and children all camp together. Who would of thought:)

It was nice to grill out everyday and go get homemade ice-cream EVERYDAY.

Just because I enjoyed my long weekend doesn't mean that I didn't get right back on trac on Tuesday morning. I actually trained 2 bodyparts on Tuesday to make up for Monday. This is where ladies mess up-just because you had a holiday weekend doesn't mean that it has to ruin your entire week. I know it's time for going out to family gatherings etc. My advice is to eat before you leave and just munch on the healthy stuff at the party or if you are at dinner get a good healthy meal. Do Not stop going out w/ friends because you are on a diet-that's a BIG NO NO. I've been to the bar w/ my food before when I was getting ready for a show. I've even went to restaurant and asked them to warm up my own sweet potato because I knew they didn't serve them.

I have grown to love pull-ups. I have been starting my back workouts w/ them and man oh man am I sore. I have a hard time getting my back sore but good pull-ups will do it. Make sure you go down slow and feel that burn. Also, if you are leaning too much during rows, have a spotter put her knee in your back so you are straight and row w/ your back. This has also helped me alot during back training. When it gets tough-I usually cheat-but not w/ a spotter.

Kenny and I are studying to be Parrillo certified. This may be the hardest most indepth studying I have done in a LONG TIME. This is nothing compared to the ISSA test. I feel like I am in college again studying. I am learning alot and so is Kenny. We take our hands on final in August-I'm scared. The take home test is the hardest-it's not like you can just open a book and find the answers-they are my favor-essay questions:( There are 6 books total we have to read.

Well until next week. Oh one other thing-if your gym has a hanging leg press/hack squat-don't be scared use it. I used it for the first time last week-WOW DOUBLE WOW on the butt and hammys. I could hardly do it w/ 5 pound plates on there. It was much easier on my knees though.

Have a great week w/ family and friends.