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#1 MrsShoreytobe

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    Posted 07 May 2013 - 08:07 PM

    Hey ya'll! 

    After discussing current fitness goals and routines in another thread, I thought I'd introduce myself more and share my own fitness lifestyle and plans as I near my big day. Would love to hear from all of you ladies!

     

    Here's some background on me...

     

    My name is Katie and I live in Alberta, Canada :) Grew up in New Brunswick, played basketball and tons of group sports for the province, and generally loved being active. 

     

    Once I began my Hns in Psych, the iron (ie. gym) became my passion. I came to love lifting deeply and since then have been educating myself, trying new things, and basically using my body as a test experiment ;) 

     

    Coming into my Master in Counselling psych, I really stepped up the training, and found a lifestyle that suited my goals - Fighter Diet, by Pauline Nordin. Her approach to workouts, nutrition, and much more inspired me to push myself further than I thought I could. Specifically, she helped me finally take the plunge into gaining the muscle I always dreamed of. For years I had trained and basically spun my wheels with undereating for the most part. 

     

    In May of 2012, I began a very methodical and slow build to gain the muscle I wanted. I am very diligent with tracking, and there are simply no shortcuts to where anyone wants to go. So I have developed incredible patience with this process! A year has passed, and I am happy with how I've progressed, both mentally and physically. The mental aspect to training and this lifestyle is what keeps me going the most I think. 

     

    So with a wedding coming up in early 2014, I plan on continuing to eat at my current surplus of calories until a small lean down a few months prior! I am going to continue as long as possible 

     

    My training schedule is a 5 day split, although I am switching to a new type of program for next 4 weeks:

    day 1 - delts

    day 3 - legs (hamstrings - deadlifts, etc.)

    day 5 - chest/triceps

    day 7 - quad focus leg day

    day 9 - back/biceps

     

    Over next 4 weeks, I will be doing Kris Gethin's DTP program (bodybuilding.com).

     

    Here are some pics of me (trust me I am not a vain selfie photo taker, these are few and far between lol), along with Erin Stern who is a tall lady like me and is a fitness superwoman! (I am 5'10", not common to find tall women in the sport!) 

     

    TRAIN HARD YA'LL! :)



    #2 MrsShoreytobe

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      Posted 07 May 2013 - 08:11 PM

      dang computer jumping all over the place, sorry for mispelling in title! If moderator can correct that would be marvelous ;)



      #3 SweetheartAggie

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        Posted 08 May 2013 - 11:58 AM

        dang computer jumping all over the place, sorry for mispelling in title! If moderator can correct that would be marvelous ;)

        Boo, pics didn't show! My split is much different than yours - understandably as I compete in Bikini & develop muscle so different/slow! :( My split is as follows: Monday: AM - Cardio (Fasted - 30-45min) PM - Legs & Shoulders (focus on Butt & Hammies) Tuesday: AM - Cardio (Fasted - 30-45min) PM - Back & Bi's Wednesday: AM - Cardio (Fasted) PM - Legs & Shoulders (focus on quads/calves) Thursday: AM - Cardio (Fasted) PM - Chest & Tri's Friday: AM - Cardio (Fasted - 30-45min) PM - Legs & Shoulders (all aspects of legs) Saturday: AM - Rest PM - total body/Plyos Sunday: Rest/Yoga I do Abs in all of my workouts varying Btwn weighted abs, stability abs, basic abs. In the critiques I've been given at my comps, my butt & shoulders need the most improvement so that's what I am focusing on for my next competition. Also, just to add a small "kink" in my competing, I also am going to start training for another half-ironman after the wedding. I love staying physically fit and busy with health stuff so that's my plan! Lol. My Fi is an ironman triathlete so I've gotta keep up! Lol. I'm sure you will do fantastic! And you will look amazing on your wedding day & beyond! :) many hugs!

        #4 MrsShoreytobe

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          Posted 08 May 2013 - 12:15 PM

           

           

           

           

          Pics! Maybe now they'll show lol!



          #5 MrsShoreytobe

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            Posted 08 May 2013 - 12:18 PM

            Originally Posted by SweetheartAggie 


            Boo, pics didn't show!

            My split is much different than yours - understandably as I compete in Bikini & develop muscle so different/slow!

            My split is as follows:

            Monday: AM - Cardio (Fasted - 30-45min)
            PM - Legs & Shoulders (focus on Butt & Hammies)
            Tuesday: AM - Cardio (Fasted - 30-45min)
            PM - Back & Bi's
            Wednesday: AM - Cardio (Fasted)
            PM - Legs & Shoulders (focus on quads/calves)
            Thursday: AM - Cardio (Fasted)
            PM - Chest & Tri's
            Friday: AM - Cardio (Fasted - 30-45min)
            PM - Legs & Shoulders (all aspects of legs)
            Saturday: AM - Rest
            PM - total body/Plyos
            Sunday: Rest/Yoga
            I do Abs in all of my workouts varying Btwn weighted abs, stability abs, basic abs.

            In the critiques I've been given at my comps, my butt & shoulders need the most improvement so that's what I am focusing on for my next competition. Also, just to add a small "kink" in my competing, I also am going to start training for another half-ironman after the wedding. I love staying physically fit and busy with health stuff so that's my plan! Lol. My Fi is an ironman triathlete so I've gotta keep up! Lol.

            I'm sure you will do fantastic! And you will look amazing on your wedding day & beyond! :) many hugs!

            hey you! that's fantastic - do you have a coach currently? Marathon, wow! Yes I can imagine you and your partner motivate one another immensely ;) My fiance takes care of himself through exercise etc but I am admittedly "overly intense" :) I love it though, and it's the lifestyle I want to lead!

             

            Holy cardio girl! I do two a days on occasion with the small cardio amt I am doing currently. Do you have stage pics etc? would love to see! 



            #6 SweetheartAggie

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              Posted 08 May 2013 - 12:30 PM

              hey you! that's fantastic - do you have a coach currently? Marathon, wow! Yes I can imagine you and your partner motivate one another immensely ;) My fiance takes care of himself through exercise etc but I am admittedly "overly intense" :) I love it though, and it's the lifestyle I want to lead! Holy cardio girl! I do two a days on occasion with the small cardio amt I am doing currently. Do you have stage pics etc? would love to see! 

              Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image I hope those work - I'm uploading from my phone! Lol... That's from my most recent show last June - right before I got really sick... I've since lost weight & severe muscle - I'm basically starting from scratch now! :( Yeah - Adam is my rock in so many ways! He's my biggest fan & support system! :) I do have a coach I use for the 12-16 wk contest prep but I'm a personal trainer so I train myself in the off season. Lauren basically helps me with nutrition and sanity during prep. She's basically AMAZING!!! Funny - she's in Canada! Lol. :)

              #7 SweetheartAggie

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                Posted 08 May 2013 - 12:33 PM

                You are DEF built for figure! Totally go for it!!! If you have instagram - follow BellaFalconi_Fitness (I think that's her page)... SHE'S BEAUTIFUL & an amazing figure competitor! I use her for inspiration! Posted Image That's her... I think her instagram name is at the top of the pic... Lol

                #8 MrsShoreytobe

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                  Posted 08 May 2013 - 12:42 PM

                  Originally Posted by SweetheartAggie 





                  I hope those work - I'm uploading from my phone! Lol... That's from my most recent show last June - right before I got really sick... I've since lost weight & severe muscle - I'm basically starting from scratch now!

                  Yeah - Adam is my rock in so many ways! He's my biggest fan & support system! :) I do have a coach I use for the 12-16 wk contest prep but I'm a personal trainer so I train myself in the off season. Lauren basically helps me with nutrition and sanity during prep. She's basically AMAZING!!! Funny - she's in Canada! Lol. :)

                  Awesome!! Look at you, way to go! So sorry that you got sick, really hoping you are feeling better - eat and grow girl! Yes, I feel so blessed that my partner supports my goals. As I tried on all my summer clothes I had a brief moment of defeat when none of it fit..But this is what I WANT! I want to get bigger! My man was great in dealing with this situation lol, and I feel so blessed to have him on my side. 

                   

                  BellaFalconi - holy moly she is built, love it! So who is your canadian coach? That's awesome!

                   

                  I am going to be a psychologist in a few yrs, and would love to someday marry my passion to fitness with counselling in some way. :) Love that you are a trainer, I hope to become one too!



                  #9 SweetheartAggie

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                    Posted 08 May 2013 - 12:55 PM

                    My coach is Lauren Fazio (Team Vixen). She's in London, Ontario. You should email her if you want - TeamVixen@yahoo.com. She's amazing and her girls do REALLY well in OCB competitions! :) I think she has two or three pro girls even. :) I am better. Dr's aren't sure exactly what was wrong. I got a huge bump on the back of my head/top of neck. Then I started getting horrible headaches & neck aches. About a week later I would get horrible pains throughout my body when I would eat and vomit everything I would eat. That lasted about 3 weeks. I didn't have West Nile Virus as I was tested 3 times. I am better now but getting back to where I was strength/cardio wise is taking MUCH longer than I thought. I went from 14% Body Fat @ 123# to 22% Body Fat @ 117#. It was by far the worst and weirdest feeling I have ever had! If you want to combine fitness & Psychology I'd recommend working with Dancers or eating disordered adolescents. When I was in ballet, I needed someone who understood the pressures of dance, eating, and balanced lifestyles. I think a lot of youth athletes don't understand the balance between sports pressures and life. It really can jack with someone emotionally & physically. That'd be my thought on who you can reach out to. :) but eating disordered patients will need fitness to help rebuild the destruction and muscle loss the disorder has caused. Besides - fitness is the #1 way to rebuild the cardiac muscle after trauma from the disorders. :) so maybe that could be another approach. :)

                    #10 ChocoTaco7568

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                      Posted 08 May 2013 - 01:05 PM

                      Kudos to you two, I love women who embrace weight training. I keep telling myself that I want to train and condition for a bikini competition if not a figure competition (somewhere in the distant future).






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