Personal Health Intiative Training

Burn, Baby Burn

Okay, so I know that I have to work into the burn. This is something that I have always struggled with. You see, I am not a big fan of pain but in this case it is not so much pain but a burn that you feel when you are really lifting and working hard. I have improved in this area so much over the past few months but I know I still have work to do. If you don’t feel the burn, you aren’t working hard enough! I feel it! The problem is sometimes I stop! Lol. But this is one of the things I will work on in my training sessions. I think I have done a good job so far, so I can only imagine how I will look in a few months! Whoa! LOL!

During my lunch today, I watched my weekly figure e-course that is sent to my email. (Okay, see that proves I am addicted…:)

The lesson was on body symmetry. In figure competitions, symmetry is very important. The main difference between body building and figure is that the judges are not looking for bulky muscles and striations. They want to see a well-rounded body that is still feminine. It is a step up from the bikini class because you need to be in athletic shape and have muscle tone. Figure competitor bodies should be athletic and look similar to that of a fitness competitor. You have to maintain your femininity and one of the first places this will be evaluated is in the face. If your face is too thin, then you are considered to lean for the figure class. The focus is on a total package, not individual muscle development. Learned something today!

The workout this morning was great and I tried my best to work into the burn! My abs are screaming. I have Zumba class tonight. Here are my eats:


Protein pancakes topped with organic unsweetened applesauce and chocolate PB2






Snack 1:

Chocolate Shakeology and organic oatmeal


5 oz of  chicken breast

3 cups of spinach (raw)

2 tbs of organic mild salsa

1 slice of Food for Life Wheat and Gluten-Free Brown Rice Bread






Snack 2

Fage 0% Total Greek Yogurt

5 strawberries


High Protein Bar


Egg whites

2 cups of green beans

Bedtime Snack

1 scoop of Casein protein with water

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