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.


Kathy:)! said...

Bearclaw is back! I love reading your posts! I still remember when I saw you do a pull-up at my first phat camp in 2004! I can't wait until I can do one!!! Thanks for sharing! I did one of my sprint workouts today, and was huffing and puffing just for you! Congrats on the parade! Golf cart looks awesome! Good luck on the Parrillo certification! That's awesome!

Amanda said...

Glad to hear how things are.... I have just enrolled for the ISSA certification and that itself seems quite involved!!!! (and thats after studying metabolism and anatomy at school and training through ACE a few years back......) Let us know how it all goes....

Mary M said...

Heather! I Miss you girl!!!!! You sound amazing, happy!!!!!! You and your hubby taking the test is AWESOME! I know you will do great! Good luck to you and blessings to you and family!