March 2004 Journal

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FROM SPRING BREAK TO FINAL PRE-CONTEST WEEK

State of the Physique 03/20 thru 03/28 -

Spring Break
It was another glorious Family Spring Break. We just returned from Florida in the wee hours this Sunday morning, March 28th. I did discover at least one thing during the drive. NOT eating munchies while on a long road trip is like NOT eating popcorn at the movie theaters. It just ain't right. I found I couldn't drive as long between breaks this time being fairly low carb and not munching on something or drinking a soda. I'm glad my husband was able to come along this year so that the vehicle kept moving when I needed a break (and for many other reasons too). I watched the truck clock a lot waiting for 3 hours to pass to eat my next meal ... tick ...tock ...tick ...tock. Time goes by slower when you're driving, you know. Flexing on the Beach

Our condo had an ocean view and was just across the road from the beach. Although it was a bit cooler earlier in the week (mid-60s), we still had several of sunny, warm beach days. Ahhh... There was a nice bike/walking trail to jog on, plus a Gold Gym's near by. I haven't worked out in a commercial gym for years. It was rather fun, and my workouts felt great. I'd hit the gym early before the family woke up, and use some of the machines that I don't normally use. Different stimulus than usual--cool! I'd walk/jog along the trail or play tennis with the kids for cardio. Meals worked out just fine and didn't get in the way of other things we had planned--I just always carried my little cooler. Throughout the week, we did the Gulfarium, the ZOO, a little amusement park called 'The Track', the Naval Air Museum, and the Pensacola greyhound race track. All in all, it was a wonderful, relaxing trip.


Final Week
Now, back to reality and focus for this final pre-contest week...yes, carb deplete/load time, lots more posing, and packing everything I need for the trip to Vancouver, Washington, in a few days. Whew! Plan and Execute

First, I just took some State of the Physique photos. That's right, baby--Eye of the Tiger. Check out the link (above right).

Second, I've planned out my eating/training schedule for this week. I'll post it in a few days on next week's journal entry. Since I really start the 'final week' today, it will start with Sunday (3/28) til Saturday contest time (4/3).

Third, I'll be working more on my mandatory poses and posing routine every night.

Fourth, I need to fit sleep in somewhere!


NUTRITION - (approx. 200-210g protein, 50-60g carbs, 40g fat  -or- 60%-23%-22% of 1350-1450 cals.)
1 Lean Out & 1 Energy Reserve 20 minutes prior to Meals 3 thru 6, 3 Ultra 40 Liver Tablets with Meals 2 thru 6, 2 Muscularity BCAA caps with Meals 3 thru 6.
05:30AM
 Meal 1
2 Energy Reserve, 3 7-Keto Musclean, 12 Muscle Mass BCAA tablets (before workout)
07:45AM
 Meal 2
3 oz. Ground Turkey Breast, 3 egg whites, 1/2 grapefruit, Multi-Vitamin
10:00AM
 Meal 3
2 scoops Muscle Provider, 1/2 tsp all-natural peanut butter, 2 Flax Seed Caps
01:00PM
 Meal 4
5-6 oz Chicken Breast. Turkey Breast, or Orange Roughy, spinach or broccoli or asparagus, 3 Flax Seed Caps
04:15PM
 Meal 5
2 scoops Muscle Provider, few frozen strawberries, 1/2 tsp all-natural peanut butter
07:30PM
 Meal 6
6 oz can White Tuna, 3 cups Spinach Salad (with broccoli, cucumbers, radishes, peppers, celery, green onions), 1 TBS Paul Newman's Olive Oil and Vinegar
NOTES:
 
Saturday - Restaurant (in place of Meal 6) - Blackened Rainbow Trout, Plain Baked Potato, Salad
Monday and Tuesday - 3 oz sweet potato with Meal 4.
Wednesday - Supper (in place of Meal 6) - 4 oz sweet potato, 1/2 cup oatmeal with 1/2 scoop Muscle Provider and 1 tsp peanut butter, celery
Thursday - Restaurant (in place of Meal 6) - Broiled Flounder, Salad
TRAINING - SATURDAY
NONE. Road trip to Florida.
TRAINING (BACK, TRICEPS) - GOLD'S GYM - SUNDAY, 10:00 AM
EXERCISE (lbs) SETS REPS
CARDIO - Jog/walk on beach bike trail - 20 minutes in early morning.
Back 16 8-15
Triceps 12 8-15
TRAINING (SHOULDERS, ABS, CALVES) - GOLD'S GYM - MONDAY, 5:30 AM
EXERCISE (lbs) SETS REPS
Shoulders 16 8-15
Abs 12 8-15
Calves 4 12
CARDIO - Jog/walk on beach bike trail - 20 minutes in late afternoon.
TRAINING (ABS, CARDIO) - GOLD'S GYM - TUESDAY, 6:00 AM
EXERCISE (lbs) SETS REPS
Abs 12 12-20
CARDIO - Treadmill, incline - 20 minutes.
TRAINING (LEGS, CALVES) - GOLD'S GYM - WEDNESDAY, 5:30 AM
EXERCISE (lbs) SETS REPS
Quads 14 10-15
Hamstrings 12 8-15
Calves 8 12-15
TRAINING (CHEST, BIS, ABS) - GOLD'S GYM - THURSDAY, 5:30 AM
EXERCISE (lbs) SETS REPS
Chest 16 8-15
Biceps 12 10-15
Abs 4 12
CARDIO - Jog/walk on beach bike trail - 20 minutes in late morning.
TRAINING (BACK, SHOULDERS, CALVES) - GOLD'S GYM - FRIDAY, 6:00 AM
EXERCISE (lbs) SETS REPS
Back 12 12-15
Shoulders 12 10-15
Calves 4 12
CARDIO - Family Tennis Match - morning.
TRAINING (ABS, CARDIO) - CONDO - SATURDAY, 5:30 AM
EXERCISE (lbs) SETS REPS
Abs 8 15
CARDIO - Jog/walk on beach bike trail - 20 minutes in early morning.

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