The Buddy System…plus pics

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This made me laugh because I know there are people out there that could CARE LESS about what I did today for my workout. And guess what? That’s exactly why I rarely post what workouts I do.

However, there are other women (mainly) that DO want to know what I’m doing in the gym and vice versa for me…which is why I joined a couple forums (yes, they still exist in internet-land) specifically for potential figure competitors and current competitors as well.  What a great way to get information and share and VENT about this whole process!

For those who are interested the two forums are SiouxCountry and Precision Nutrition.  The latter is more of a nutrition message board but you have to purchase the program in order to enjoy the forum.  You can still look at the blog and the articles I believe as a non-paying member.

What I’ve been doing lately is taking my meal plan from my coach and just making the tiniest modifications to it.  My main modification? Adding more veggies.  That’s the only thing I feel is truly lacking.

I also got a text from one of my friends who would like to workout with me.  This is a first! I don’t think I’ve worked out WITH or alongside someone in….ummm…ever?  Unfortunately my schedule is kinda goofy so looks like Sundays are our only options.  It’ll be nice to workout with someone for once instead of alone.  Most days I enjoy being in my own zone doing my own thing but once in a while I get a yearning for some sort of contact from someone.  Social media and electronic forms of communication get old after awhile.

As for pics, I was an idiot and took updated pics but neglected to take the FRONT of myself.  Just side and back.  I blame the fact that it was literally first thing in the morning.

So I thought I would just post the side as a BEFORE from October and an AFTER from yesterday.  You can definitely see some baby abs forming. 🙂 And this is also for those peeps who thought “I can’t believe you had 16lbs and 20inches to lose!”  Well, yeah you can see where most of it was storing itself.  Pics really do help to see the difference!

October Side
October Side
Side Jan 29th
Side Jan 29th

I’ll be sure to post better, full body shots next week.

Until next time!

-Michelle

Random Tweet: “Stop the presses! Faster Pussycat House of Pain is playing on WMMS. I’m rockin out in my car…#notashamed

2 thoughts on “The Buddy System…plus pics

  1. Mishy: Got to give you great props for your dedication to this life changing event! These pix to those who have had the great opportunity to see you in person, are evidence you are on a roll! Do not be ashamed of the pix, make-up or not! Results need no coverup! I will follow as will others and will be in the audience at your first show! BTW-just got word of therapy to start on knee; met with nutritionist; and look out…could I join you on stage?! Probably not, but starting my own..get over the hump and start routine!! Keep going and give us hope!!

    • Aww JN! Thanks for the compliments and kudos as always. I would love to watch you get into shape, I fully support you buddy! And yes October is still the goal as my first show but there might be an event in May that would require me to be in top shape. I will mention it to the AHTP if it happens and if they are interested in seeing me. Not even going to hint what it is just yet..stay tuned! 🙂

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