Saturday, September 18, 2010

Day 139: Beautifying and life in the FINAL stretch!

In some ways, I cannot believe that in ONE week, from this moment, I will be in the Henrico Theater, tanned and bedazzled, getting ready to strut my stuff on stage.  ONE week?!  Holy Moly!  This final week comes with some final tweakings--most of which to make me presentable on stage.  I had my hair cut and highlighted this past week.  Today, I'm having my make-up professionally done and then I'm going to have professional pictures taken in Charlottesville!!  I'm excited to document this process that I've been through.  The make-up artist is also going to teach me how to put on my make-up for the competition day.  This week I'll be whitening my teeth, waxing...certain places..., tanning a couple more times in the bed and then spray tanning twice on Friday.  I'll also get my nails done, not sure if I'm going to do both mani/pedi or just a pedi at the salon.

In between all of this beautifying, I also have this little thing called a JOB.  I have to go to a class one afternoon this week after I teach and Thursday is Back-to-School Night where we meet all the families, so I'll be at school until almost 9:00pm that night...Like I said before, things like this remind me that there is so much more than just this competition and life has to go on!

My workouts and diet will change this week, not exactly sure how yet, but I think I'll be "drying" out/carb depleting for at least some of the days this week.  One of my loyal readers (Hi Emily!) suggested I give you all a sample of what I'm currently eating and I thought that was a great idea!  Here is what I have eaten for the past 2 weeks: 
3 egg whites before I lift (if I lift in the morning)
meal 1: about 24g protein shake with 2 Tbs. cream of rice
meal 2: 2 oz. chicken, 2 oz. steak and 8 asparagus
meal 3: 2 cups of yellow/green/white veggies
meal 4: 3 oz. tuna with 8 asparagus and 1 Tbs. onions
meal 5: 1/3 cup quinoa (like rice), 4 oz. tilapia (or cod or flounder) and 40g red peppers
meal 6: 3 oz. tuna with 1 cup broccoli
**go back to gym after this meal**
meal 7: 1/2 cup brown rice, 4 oz. fish, and 1.5 oz (or 1/4 cup) pineapple
meal 8: 4 or 5 egg whites with 1 cup yellow/green/white veggies
-I can have 4 oz chicken later if I'm hungry, which I almost always am :)  So, what do you think??

I sent my coach some pictures today so he can give me my final week's diet (including the day of the show) so here they are.  My hair is wet because I had just taken a shower AND I'm in my bathing suit because the altered suit and my 2-piece suit STILL aren't here...argh!!  Current weight: 114.0, have officially lost 30 pounds!  Here are the pics, hopefully I can show you all the professional pics soon :) xoxo


  1. Wow! You look fabulous! All the best for the contest.

  2. Are those abs real?!?!?!?

  3. You have for sure claimed the six pack abs part of your blog title :)

    Good luck and have fun!

  4. rach, your abs are crazy! good luck - can't wait to hear the results!

  5. Rachel I just want to say it was a PLEASURE meeting you last weekend at TP. You look Awesome and deserve praise for you dicipline, hard work, dedication! I can't wait to get with you on some things I would like to change in my body! I want to wish you the BEST in the are a winner to us already...but go have fun and strut your DIVA stuff girl! Wish I could be there but have to work this weekend. Hope to see you again soon!

  6. You look AMAZING!!! OMG!!!
    I found your blog while blog hopping tonight and so glad I did.
    I want my fridge to look like yours! DANG!
    I look forward to following your blog updates.


  7. Hey hi...i just go through the post. you looks really awesome. Thank you for sharing.

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