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Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Getting on the recumbent bike at the gym next to your best friend, punching in on the key pads the "Personal Trainer" program, and chatting about the new gossip, who's pregnant etc, while going so slow you don't realize you've actually started peddling backwards .. IS NOT working out! Get over yourself.  I'm sorry but that's not going to get you anywhere. You are supposed to sweat while working out.  So don't try and not sweat because you're only wasting your own time.  "I don't like to sweat" wah wah cry about it. Take a shower. If you don't want to put in the effort yourself,  then you WILL NEVER reach your goals. If your not where you want to be...IT IS entirely 100% your own fault. SO stop crying about it and get out there and work towards achieving your goals.  NO one can do it for you or hold your hand..IT'S YOU and only you. Don't be afraid of failure. If your so afraid of failing that you don't TRY then success will surely never have it's chances with you. To reach goals there needs to be some sort of motivation in mind. Something that's going to keep you fighting through the most challenging times. Pain is a good motivator. If you haven't reached your goals maybe you don't have enough pain in your life, or fear of losing something if you don't conquer those goals. Maybe your just too comfortable. Working and achieving goals can be a long process.  So don't expect anything to happen overnight. Setting smaller goals and slowly working up to the Grand goal is a good way to start. In life you don't deserve anything. What you deserve is to work towards success and those goals. Nothing comes for free. Nothing is going to be handed to you on a silver platter, money, fame, a nice body, a successful career DON'T deserve any of it.. Ask yourself..What are the painful stimuli that's going to keep you motivated in moving positively towards your goals?..

Stay Positive, until next time...
                                          xoxo Jamie

"The principle is competing against yourself. It's about self improvement, about being better than you were the day before."  -Steve Young

"Good things don't happen by coincidence. Every dream carries with it certain risks, especially the risk of failure. But I am not stopped by risks. Suppose a great person takes the risk and fails. Then the person must try again. You cannot fail forever. If you try ten times, you have a better chance of making it on the eleventh try than if you didn't try at all." 
 -Arnold Schwarzenegger

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Cottage FUN!!!

Cottage Cheese..So I know many of you are totally turned off by the texture of this food. Of course texture can be a big thing for a lot of people should really try to overcome that, because this nutritional protein packing powerhouse food is really beneficial for muscle building as well as keeping you fuller longer. You could try to mix in berries or other fruits to mask the taste. To mask the texture you could add in a shake or smoothie. Cottage Cheese contains Casein, which is a milk based protein that contains a lot of essential amino acids. Just 1 Cup of it will give you a wapping 22- 28 g of protein-depending on the variety.

I've tried a lot of brands of cottage cheese and my favorite is Simply By Kraft, either the fat free or low-fat versions..
With only 80 or 90 calories & 11g of protein per 1/2 cup serving!
So then only 1 cup is 22grams of protein!!! Well wouldya look at that..How top of the line is that.. Okay so sneaky ways to kick your 'notlikingcottagecheesetexture' Habit-
-Blend it up in a shake
-Eat with defrosted mango squares
-Mix with crushed pineapple
-Slip into a sandwich
-Add into your favorite pancake recipe
-Use as a topping for your spinach salad
-Topped on toast with honey drizzle & cinnamon
-Crackers,Tomato slices, Tobasco sauce, & balsamic vinager topped off with cottage cheese
-Combined with tuna fish
-Used as topping on a Ricecake
-Half&Half- for sweet&Salty Half yogurt & Half cottage cheese

All these delicious combos need are a spoon & mouth

xoxo Jamie

Monday, November 14, 2011

NPC Easterns

So as you all know I competed in the NPC's Eastern Championships Bodybuilding, Figure, Bikini, and Physique competition in NYC this past weekend. It was super fun, my first NPC show. I ended up placing top 5!! Which was my goal, so I'm super stoked about that.  It was record attendance for competitors in the show.
Me and my backstage girl!! woot wooot

Here's the finished product- front and back of my suit that I made!!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Death By Sewing Machine...

Okay so I haven't posted in a while I've been getting ready for another show! For all my shows I've made my own suits.  After every show I vow not to put myself through making another suit.....BUT..of course I'm making a new suit for this show...So I'm 2 days out and done with it!! Finished yesterday!! I'm so happy that I'm done with it and don't have to think about it at all these last days before the show. Spandex is a hard material to work with argh! And so is metallic thread booo, BUT ALL DONE!!


THEE best glue ever!! SUPER strength glue, though it definitely killed some brain cells that we can't afford to lose....Ehhaaayy LEX?... HA

Haha yeah super silly ghetto but it was SUPER DUPER nice outside yesterday, and we had to try to irrigate the fumes from the E6000..ha

< before it was Bedazzled 

Saturday is approaching fast!!! WISH ME LUCK!! ;)