Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Breathe, Nic, Breathe

This may not come to a surprise to anyone who really knows me, but I am an OCD creature of habit...GASP! Especially, when it comes to my diet and training...I crave routine and structure, to the point that I tend to panic when things don't go according to plan....my plan.

I haven't prepped for a show since the 2010 season and during that year I was unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your perspective LOL!) unemployed. During that entire prep I ate, slept, posed and trained like it was my full time job. I didn't have anything unexpected pop up, life revolved around my training schedule and that was that. Now, fast forward I do have a full time job...40 (sometimes more) hours per week. For the most part, my schedule is fairly consistent but then there are times like this week, where things change with a moments notice and I will be real here...It throws me into a state of "Holy shit WTF?!". I am SUPER organized with everything, nothing about my prep is ever done on a whim so when a wrench gets thrown into things...my fuckin' head spins.

When I relax and step back a bit, I know that it's really no big deal...I see what challenges so many of my friends have to contend with and it doesn't stop them, so I sure as fuck won't be making excuses. The reality is, I may hate change and unpredictability (can you say understatement??!) but when it comes down to it, I always get shit done...it's what I do.

And exhale......
With that all said, I am feeling healthy and kicked the flu! GO ME! My diet has been on point, but since I'm back to feeling like myself again, I am STARVING! I think I should try eating slower cause I literally suck my food down at the speed of light...it's sooooo yummy though :) I'm also sleeping a bit better and my strength is coming back in the gym too. I've had to be a little more flexible with my training since I train at peak hours, the place is PACKED and I have to work around the crowds.

Yesterdays training/nutrition:
Delts/Bis and HIIT
*Hit 80 for 2 sets of 5 on military presses, other than that..nothing noteworthy.


35g Fat
150g Carb
140g Protein

Todays training and nutrition:
Quads/Calves and 30min SS Cardio
*Pretty solid workout, had a good flow going even with the crowds. Hit 170 on squats for 2 sets of 3...my spotters weren't there and I am picky and wont just let anyone spot me, so while I THINK the depth was there, they usually give me the thumbs up or down...I always think I should/could go deeper ((shrugs))

35g Fat
180g Carb
140g Protein

Multi-V and Vit-C
Champion Nutrition Fish Oil
Champion Nutrition AdrenNOl8 (pre workout)
Champion Nutrition Power Glutamine (post workout)
Champion Nutrition Amino Shooter Core (intra workout)
Champion Nutrition Whey (post workout/1 scoop)


  1. I have the utmost faith that you will crush your prep just like you have on all your other comps. You have the drive and dedication to get s#@* done. You have constantly built and improved and with each showing a new improved version of you has hit the stage. The job does bring some new stressors and obstacles, but I am sure you will be able to adapt and learn from it. Soon it will become second nature. It seems like you have a good attitude about it already. I wish you the best on your next chapter and I look forward to following your journey.

    1. Thank you so much for all of your support...not just now, but over the years! You have always believed in me, even when I doubted myself. Prepping/competing/training...It's what I do, so in the end, I will always make shit happen! Thanks for being a part of the ride :)