Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year sexy fit bitches

Hi All,
Well 2010 looks like it going to be a very good year for all. Everyone is all fired up to be sexier fit bitches than they already are. I love it. So many of you are getting ready for your comp preps.It will be fun following you all in your journeys. I love reading everyones posts , i am a bit of a side liner , i check this blog site sometimes up to three times a day to see if there are any new posts for me to read, but i dont post very often myself. Maybe its because i think people wont be interested in what i have to say.Crazy i know.
Anyway As for me , i am not sure if i will compete in 2010 yet. If i do it will be in October. My last comp was so stressful for me. Three weeks out i had lactic acid build up in my hammies.They were lumpy and i had stubborn fat on them as well.Luckly  i found a good therapist to do lymphatic drainage and iron out my legs a bit for me.So on the day all was fine.I tend to panic too much in the last few weeks and completely stress myself out. And then there is the after effects to deal with also. So not sure if i want to put myself through that again.Will see how my conditioning goes between now and then. But i will continue to work on my week points , and keep myself fit.
Haven't trained much in the gym the last week .My daughter dragged me to body pump last sunday.Something i haven't done in quite a while .I got sore tri's and my legs were a little sore , i could have added more weight ,we were late so just grabbed what weights we could.Then we did Body attack on Wed , a first for me.It was so much fun, I was a bit unco in places trying to keep up up whats steps were next.  haha. Will definately do some more of those classes. My legs and even my feet hurt from it. Do we have muscles in our feet??? I think these classes could be good for conditioning my legs. They liked to be shocked with something new.I am going to give Body combat a go also in the the new year. It will be a change from my usual cardio machines or walk run around my suburb.

 Everyone has been posting seven things about them selves so here goes mine

 1. I am a shy person until you get to know me.
2. The last three years i have become a lot more confident, and have personaly achieved so much in my fitness journey that i ever thought was possible.
3 My family was involved in a head on car accident two weeks before i was born.My poor mother gave birth to me in traction.She had a broken jaw and her teeth were wired together, she had a broken collar bone and a smashed and broken knee. I was transfered to the baby hospital down the road and stayed there for 8 weeks.
4 I was named after one of the nurses that looked after me .Her name was Diane
5 I had a navel piecing done last August , all was fine till it got infected a few weeks out from comp so i took it out.
6 I have three grown children that still live at home , some times i feel like a maid, hahaha
7 I have been with my husband since were we only 16.We are best buddies as well as lovers.
OH can i add another one
8 I got caught shop lifing when i was 6 , i tried to walk out of woolies with a pair of sun glasses on my face with the tag hanging down my nose.

 Well it is New Years eve and for some of you midnight has been and gone.It is 10.30 here , kids are all out, husband is away in Yemen working , and i'm home alone .Going across the road in a minute to have a drink with my lovely neighbours.
 All the best everyone for 2010

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Hi Everyone,
Hope you all had a great xmas, and enjoyed your xmas feast. Remember we deserve it, we work hard. Your bodies should be all fueled up ready for another week at the gym.Your muscles should be bulging, hahaha , i know mine mine are. Recieved a nice pair of bikinis off my lovely daughter along with some gym socks and a book on "W.A'S Best Outdoors and Gardens"...hint we need a backyard makeover. . Launa Jane vouchers from my son, So heading off to Harbour Town today to spend that. Husband got me one of those GPS navigaters for the car, have wanted one of those for ages. Cant wait to play with it.
Did a bit of an interval session on my cross trainer yesterday to help burn off some xmas puddding.
I did a few intervals like this with my trainer last week.The cross trainer at the gym is different to mine though and did level 5 at fast pace. My machine is better ,it's a Life Fitness one and you can change the stride length, which i did for each interval.Each stride level works different muscles in your legs and butt.
Here is how it went, a bit different that my normal HIIT i do.

Warmed up first for a few mins

2 minutes at level 10 ,70 rpm
30 seconds fast , think i went 100 or over with the rpm
90 seconds level 5 (rest)

2 mins level 11
30 seconds fast
90 sec leval 5

2 min level 12
30 sec fast
90 sec leval 5

2 mins at 13
30 secs fast
90 secs at 5

2 mins at 14
30 secs fast
90 secs at 5

2 mins at 15
30 secs fast
90 secs at 5

2mins again 15
30 secs fast.
90 at 5

Then 2 mins at 15
and cool down
Was to buggered to try another 30secs fast or try level 16 . Next time i will start at level 12 .

so all up it was a 32 min work out. I like to change what i do all the time with cario machines .Makes it more interesting.

Today i am going out the back to sweep and hose down and wash my very dirty little dog, he has been playing in garden beds.
Take care all

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Had a great time in Singapore.Have been back almost 2 weeks. Came back about a kilo and a bit heavier, so not to much damage. I am getting a lot of comments lately from strangers saying how fantastic i look and how i came to look like this. Blowing me away really, to me i was feeling a bit out of shape from all my extra eating. I think my arms look better for it, but not so sure about the legs and butt. hehehehe.
 I get asked a lot how many hours a week i spend at the gym. Most don't believe me when i say only 3 x 30 min sessions a week with the weights and 30 to 60 mins cardio most days. Its all i've ever done from the beginning.When in comp prep i'll sometimes do 40 mins and i'll add one extra session ,which is usually used for plyometric work. And of course up the cario a bit. For me thats plenty. I'm a figure girl not a body builder. I do this sport because i like to keep in shape year round . I like to eat clean, it makes me feel healthy, toned and fit. If i eat to much sugar (which i have been lately) it makes me feel yuk.

We had a early xmas day last sunday, as my husband works away he won't be here for xmas or new year. We had family over and had the turkey , ham,  plum pudding , bon bons ect .And have been snacking on xmas lollies ever since. Feels like xmas has already been and i'm over it, So with two weeks in Singapore then my early festive treats, i am really out of routine. So as from yesterday my challenge is to eat clean till xmas day comes again on Friday.Even i going to make this diner a bit cleaner.Even the kids are over it, they asked if we could have just a light xmas lunch , like salads , cold meats , prawns. So i'm happy about that , hahaha  Shouldn't be to hard, like i said i like to eat clean, so looking forward to feeling more energetic later in the week.
Well everyone in blog land hope you all have a wonderful xmas
Love Diane

Thursday, December 3, 2009


It's been a month since my last post.Was suffering a bad case of the post comp blues for a little while there.Was sailing along fine then fell in a heap for a week or two. I've still been here though reading all your bloggs.I love reading what everyone has been up to ,what advise they have, progress etc.
I am in Singapore at the moment.My husband has a course up here.Hotel is nice ,the Gym is pretty  basic, but has good cardio machines. So have been doing a bit of cario everyday.Have to, i have been eating a bit to well up here.My mission is to survive this trip without too much damage. hahaha. Have been getting lots of comments up here. oooh you strong you must go to the gym. Starting to get a bit self concious of my arms, maybe they are a bit to muscley. I dont work my arms much anymore,,i dont even lift heavy anymore ,with any of my workouts.Just hit them with something different all the time. I tend to build muscle very quickly, and because i am short , can look a bit stockey.So i have to try stay a bit lean to look more athletic .Well signing off now going to hit the shops , take care all
Diane xxx

Monday, November 2, 2009

Have cleaned up my eating a bit, since last post. Still having a few treats here and there. Weight seems to be sitting ok though . Gone a bit soft in the backside. Will be working on toning  that and legs up over the coming months.. Any little tips or secrets ?? will be most welcomed....
Haven't done a lot of cardio lately. Mainly just weight training and walking . Did do half hour on the bike this morning , HIIT . Then made sure i refueled my body well today, as i tend to drop weight over night with that sort of cardio. I like interval training , gets my heart going and makes me feel fit . A few years ago, before all my comps, i was running 8 k's a few times a week, doing interval training a few times and Weight training 3 times a week , and i was fit and toned and weighed 2 kilos more than i do now. Trying to remember what i was eating back then, to do so much cardio and not lose muscle.
 I am not following any eating plan at the moment , just feeding my body what i think it needs at the time. Which is still every 2 to 3 hours ,  I seem to be consuming a fair bit of food  though. I am surprised at how much my body is letting me get away with (at the moment) really.   Nice to be relaxed on the dieting and cardio , Feel like i am on holiday .
Had a spray tan today, i always feel more defined when have a bit of colour. I have been flexing my abs and arms all day. They look so good when they are tanned.
Well think i will go cook some diner for the family .and get ready to sit and relax and watch Home and Away. Take care all xxx

Saturday, October 24, 2009

out of control

So much for me getting back to some clean eating this week. I am out of control.I have been eating crunchy peanut butter by the spoonfuls . Not a day goes by without me having some form of chocolate , lollie , cake or biscuits. If i am at home i am looking in the fridge and pantry for some thing to eat every half hour,  nibbling on this that all day. I have to get this under control. I am being a bit to cocky , I know i will wake up one day very shortly and nothing will fit me to nicely and then i will punish myself with HIIT every day for a week. I have to get back on track , to much sugar and fat going in this body is going to make me one very depressed spongy girl . So here goes My promise to my self to EAT HEALTHIER this coming week. Will let you know next weekend how i went . Take care all , good luck to those competing this weekend. xxx

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

getting back to normal

It's been 12 days since my comp, weight seems to be coming on quicker this time. Trying to settle down with the eating.Normally Don't like to gain to quickly,Starting to feel a bit healthier though. Definately like my post comp body better. Think i was a bit hard on myself from my last post. Have looked back at photos from my first two comps, i came in carb depleted and a bit stringy.So i am improving , came in a bit fuller this time. Just have to remember not to have the red bull before going on stage , next time.
 I am enjoying having my mocha frappe's , skinless chicken wraps from red rooster and what everyone else in the family eats for diner each night. I normally get post comp blues , but so far so good. Just so nice to be relaxed on the eating. Legs have gone a bit fluidy on me, But i'll tackle some cardio next week and clean up the eating a bit then.
Went shopping with my girl today. Got a nice pair of white linen pants and a  waist coat to match. A bit hard buying clothes at the moment, what fits now, might not fit so nice in a months time. Would be nice if i could just put on weight in the upper body. Dont mind having smaller legs and butt. But i can see my genetics wont let that happen.hahaha.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

post comp

It has been one week since i competed in the INBA W.A. Titles. Came second. The girl that placed first was a machine . Really well developed shoulders , chest and back. I started this blog , to record my progress , though comp prep.So much for that happening , i never seemed to have the time or energy. The last few weeks of my comp prep was hard. I had a really depressing day , i think it was one or two weeks out ,cried all day.Was nearly going to pull the pin . Wasn't happy with my body at all.I think i was just so carb depleted. But of course i battled on. On the thursday before comp i stopped in at Orbit fitness to pick up a band for backstage pump up, hopped on their body fat scales and came in at 6%, the Guy at the shop said i would have been less than that. He was competing the same day as me but in IFBB comp, and those scales put him at higher body fat than what he was. No wonder i was feeling so crap.I found it hard to keep my concentration driving , I could feel my body going into distress . I was already starting to carb up but was still losing on the scales.So panic set in , didn't want to come looking to skinny and depleted like my first comp.So upped my carbs a bit. Dont know if that was a good idea.I managed to gain half a kilo by the saturday and  I came in looking a bit thick in the waist. Plus i had a redbull and jelly beans to close to going on stage . Lesson learnt... there . NO red bull, and maybe start carb up a day or two earlier and only eat small amounts of food the day before to flatten and shrink the abs , to get that nice flat square look .My abs are like rocks but they stick out too much.
 Told my self two weeks ago this would be my final performance , and i am already talking about what i will do different next time round. Hahaha, Its a perfection thing, i think . That was my fourth comp and i still don't think i am bringing in my best. 
After completely going crazy with the food after comp , by monday i started filling out nice in my arms and back, They looked so good. I do like my body heaps better when i am not comp dieting. I eat clean most of the time and stay fairly lean . But i get good food like feta cheese and advocado in my salads and fish like smoked salmon., peanut butter on rice cakes. Lolly snakes after a weight work out. The food my body likes . I think i will have to do some research into some different comp diets.  The one i have sux big time , i even allowed my self extra carbs and protien this time .  My body goes into distress just thinking about the comp diet i follow. Mind , i didn't really allow myself much of a good once a week all out pig out cheat , this time. I kept it pretty clean. I think you need to really carb up big once a week. Will do that next time for sure. If i do compete again it wont be till next october. Think i need a good break. I competed twice last year and twice again this year. Think i need to get back to normal, if i remember what that is . Will post some photos on here . Don't have any good stage ones yet., just some back stage poses my daughter took. She is such a good girl, she supports me through every comp. She's  there to put the tan on me, helps me prepare on the day, she is my back stage helper. I don't know what i would do with out her. She must be sick of it and all comped out by now. But she never complains, she  posts my photos on her face book, for her friends to see, she is so proud of me. But the one that is most proud is me. My daughter is not just my daughter but my best friend .So if you read this KIRSTY , thank you for all your support , I LOVE YOU 
I think i should also thank of course my boys Geoff and David , and my Husband Big Geoff. They are all so supportive. They under stand if i occasionally forgot to get something out to cook for them , because i am to busy organizing my own meals. They are all ,also proud of my achievements. Not everyones mum is a figure competitor .I think they think its pretty cool. If they bring a new friend home they make me lift my top to show them my abs or strike a pose of some sort for them , hehehe. So to the boys in my family , thankyou  , I LOVE YOU also.
Cant believe i've had so much to say on here today. Will hopefully keep blogging in the future and up date on how my post comp body is adjusting to normality. So till next time ....take care all ...good night. 

Monday, September 21, 2009

12 days

The count down is on. 12 days to go. Had a little bit of a cheat yesterday . Went to the Apex teenage fashion  awards yesterday at the Hyatt. Still ate clean, just had some extra fruit. I Always come in a bit to lean.So have been having a little extra to eat this time round. Hope i wont be sorry for it on the day. Think if i stick to plan from now i should be ok. Will do some skin folds later today and see where i am at. Weight is sitting at 51kg. On my scales that is. Don't want to be on stage under 49kg. Had a few ups and downs over the week end. Saturday was a real downer , wasn't happy with how my body was looking , was even thinking of just pulling the pin on it all. We all like to come in looking better than we did the last comp. If i come in looking better. Then it doesn't matter if i don't place. It's self satisfaction , knowing that you have improved and feeling good up there. So i have pushed past my saturday downer , like that saying

Monday, September 14, 2009

2 weeks and 4 days

Haven't blogged on here much. Have spent to much time trying to figure out how to add The Blogs i read up on my page. This all new to me. Well comp is coming up quick. Considering i started off already pretty lean, i am starting to panic a bit now if i'll be lean enough. Had a cheat night Monday night for my birthday and then my last cheat night Saturday night. Steak burger & chips (i should not of had the chips) and the most delicious ice cream sunday i've ever had. I wake up every morning feeling very skinny now days, but by the the time i have eaten  and had some fluids my LEGS seem to puff out again. I ordered a costume from the states , it arrived last week. The bottoms look a bit tiny, oops . My Daughter said they wouldn't be big enough to fit even one of her butt cheeks in . MMMMM....they fit , just a bit less material than i'm used to.hahaha, I'll see how they are looking next week, if i'm worried i can always get another one made. This one is just a blank one ,aqua crushed velvet. I am going to decorate it myself. If don't end up wearing it , i can always sell it to some lucky girl that is blessed with a tiny backside. Well i think i am off to bed , have to get some sleep and recharge myself for a leg session tomorrow.

Thursday, September 3, 2009


This morning i went down to my old Gym and practiced and showed my routine to Nicole and Aron (two of the trainers there). Then i noticed in the big mirrors there ,that my left quad was bigger than my right. Panic , cant have that .I dont like to look in mirrors to much , because then i start obsessing and panic i am not going to make it time .So yes i did panic a little ,so did some one leg workouts there. Then 50 walking lunges with the medicine ball. Came home ate and then slept in the massage chair.Woke up ate and then had my training session at another gym with my trainer , which we punished my legs further. Followed by half hour incline walking on the tread mill. So a big leg day today. My dream is to bring in a nice booty and lean hammys, hehehe i think most girls obsess over that. dont they? . The next four weeks i will be working like a crazy woman to try and achieve this dream. I even purchased some 2 kilo leg weights the other day , to do some toning at home. Well i am off to bed , have another training session in the morning.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

new figure blogger in training

Well whow i cant believe here i am , finally i have my own blog site.I am so excited , just have to learn how to put photos up ect, so could take me a while . I have been reading figure girl blogs for about a year now. I love reading the ones that are in comp prep.I can relate to them so well. Some of you girls are so funny , i enjoy reading your blogs.Feel like i know you girls so well , but you haven't a clue who i am. In April this year i was at the IFBB Elite show and saw Sarah pocket rocket, i was so excited , but to shy to say hi . So at least now if you girls like Shelley, Tara ,Kim etc get to read my blog and i happen to meet you at a comp one day (highly unlikely i live in W.A. haha but you never know)i can say hello and you will know who i am.  I am currently in comp prep , i have 5 weeks to go.I have the IFBB and the INBA on the same day same venue.If i qualify i get to compete in The Natural Olympia in Queensland and or Sydney for the IFBB. So will see how i go . Having a battle with my hammys , one day they feel like they are coming in tight and nice then like today they feel  spongy and flabby.I think they look better when i'm not dieting. Never mind i am going to posing practice tomorrow then after that i am going to run  Jacobs ladder.That is a huge stair case at Kings Park in Perth.I think it has like 320 steps.I will tackle that 5 times , that should be good for my legs... i hope. Should have been doing it every week really.Well it is getting late so i am off to bed