Monday, May 30, 2011

Part 1 ~ Week 7: On the Road Again...

Another week under my belt towards my journey to the Stage!

In my 7th week leading up to my competition date, I was...

"On the Road Again"

Which meant...

1. Making another list to prep myself;
2. Cooking a large amount of Chicken to bring with me;
3. Buying myself some yummy Bell Peppers;
4. Packing all my essentials to keep my routine going.

These lists really keep me on track!

Making Spag Sauce for SuperFit and
 Bagging my Chicken for the week.

I love these!

Some of my much needed essentials :)

I'd be screwed if I didn't have a
Fridge in my hotel room!

Packing this time around was a little lighter as I left the blender, kettle and protein powder at home.

Why?

 I'd be going for Pure Proteins for the week. 

After finishing my packing and zipping up my bags...

I made my way to the airport and ended up having to carry my luggage up 3 flights of stairs (a great workout to say the least ~ good thing I was traveling lighter!!!).

If that wasn't enough...

I got held up at Security. 

After successFUlly passing through the metal detector, my carry-on did not.

I had forgotten to clean out my bag from a while ago, and as a result, it was searched with plastic gloves!

The Security Agent found something suspicious.

This something was....

Mini jars of Peanut Butter & Jam!!!!

The Agent said I must really like PB to have packed this many! (I think he figured me out!)

He saw a total of 8, which were all hiding in the many different compartments of my bag.

I'm not complaining about my awesome MEC purchase!
I had two laptops, chicken, green beens, power cords, my purse and of course
8 Jars of PB and Jam!

Needless to say....

We had to empty my carry-on to find them all and careFUlly place them in a clear ziplock - to keep them safe of course! ;)

Unfortunately for me, I'm unable to have these delicious condiments until July!!! 

This was obviously a test ~ lol

SuperFit was quick to comment after I told him about this incident....

"That's so FUnny FU. Although I'm not sure what's worse; the fact you took these jars from wherever you were or the fact you got caught with them!"

Good point to ponder ~ I'll leave it at that ;)

Moving on...

As I settled myself on board the plane, we were offered a snack with a drink of choice...

I wasn't quick enough to say I didn't want the Pretzels.
I gave them to my neighbor who was thrilled to have seconds.
I probably would have been thrilled too if my 'diet' allowed for this salty snack! lol
Ah well...just another test  successFUlly completed for fighting Temptation!

After enjoying a large coffee and a black tea, I managed to sleep for 20 minutes of the 45 minute flight to Toronto.

Upon arrival, we made our way to our car, which took us to our final destination.

I ate on the car ride there...

Chicken and Green Beans

With a side of....

I get motion sickness :(

After checking in at the hotel, I was greeted with...

Neither. Thank you very much.

Good thing there was a Starbucks in the lobby!

Venti Green Tea on Ice

The next day...

I'd wake up to some delicious food.

Of course, it wouldn't be for me to enjoy...


Mmm..so good ;)

Test or no test, my results make it all worthwhile!!!

So take that delicious desserts!!!! ;)

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

SuperFit went to Cali & I got to Slack Off! ;)

SuperFit and his best friend G planned a cycling trip to L.A.  ~
Baby Fu not included ;)

I was actually happy to see him go as it meant I could....

Cheat on my 'diet'!


So moist and chocolateeee!!!

And not have to train at the gym.

Finally some time off!

Boy, was I ever looking forward to this!!!!

In all honesty...

I'm completely joking! Do you really think I'd do that?! lol

The only thing I'd be doing is missing SuperFit (Barf, I know!)

I mean how could I not miss him lol

As SuperFit got ready for his 8 days of intense cycling in the hills of California, I made sure I knew what  'diet' rotation I would be FUllowing.

At the moment, everything I'm doing in my prep is crucial!

You best believe that I, and all of the other Florida Fitness Aylmer Competitors, knew what program we'd be FUllowing before our Coach departed on his Fitness Vacation!

SuperFit and G in Mallorca, Spain (2010)
This is a typical Cafe Con Leche Break Point

Baby Fu, Gatineau, QC (2011)
I had a sip of my H20

SuperFit usually goes on one cycling trip a year. Typically, to Mallorca with a group of other Cyclists...

SuperFit, G and The Masta are among this group...
Somewhere in there...

Not only are their days filled with cycling...

Getting ready for a ride...

The Masta and SuperFit at the Top of one of many
Climbs in Mallorca

Wheelin' right along!

FUto Break
Just so you know, The Masta took over 1000 FUtos!!!

Two Thumbs Up on a Great Trip :)

But, they are also filled with lots of other activities...

Like eating...

Touring...

Sightseeing..

Getting lost...

Chillin'

Enjoying a large amounts of Cafe Con Leche's

Eating some more...

And more...

And of course....

Spending on Baby Fu :)
I got a gorgeous purse handmade in Mallorca!

Although this year would be different for SuperFit, as he wouldn't be going on his Mallorcan trip for the 5th time!

He would be going to L.A. with G.

SuperFit brought his own bike, which he packed up (very carefully)....

They are specifically made for Bikes!

I made sure to pack him a FU surprises....

Just a couple of his favs :)
The M&M's disappeared pretty quickly lol

Over the course of the week with no SuperFit in sight, I:

1. Would be training (as per usual):
    - Chest, Triceps, Back, Biceps, Shoulders, Abs and Legs;
2. Would be teaching my weekly Spin Classes (I teach twice a week now ~ I'm offUcially in the Calendar lol);
3. Would be practicing my poses for my upcoming competition;
4. Would be having dinner with my FUmily;
5. Would be Choreographing my Theme Wear Routine; and
6. Would end up getting sick (Yup, I got sick).

As a result, I had a take a FU days off everything....

Sick Baby Fu.
(I sent this to SuperFit, while he was in Sunny California)

He sent me...

The Fumous Venice Peer in L.A
I wasn't jealous at all!

At least I had Zippy Bear to keep me company...

Poor Puppy ;)

I eventually got better and started my week back as if nothing had ever hit me (easier said than done, I'm just trying to act tough lol!)...

My week began with...

Breakfast :)
Egg Whites and Orange Peppers

SuperFit's started with...

A healthy bowl of Oatmeal...
G on the other hand had Pancakes
I'm surprised he didn't have cookies!
G is the real Cookie Monster!!!

Coincidentally, one morning when I had my Protein Pancakes...

I make them extra small to FU'l myself into believing
I'm actually having a big meal lol
Whatever works right?! ;)
Click here for Recipe 
*Using a blender is best**

SuperFit had somewhat of the same thing...

But perhaps a little sweeter in taste ;)

While I'd be having my afternoon snack...

Chicken and Peppers

He'd be having his lunch...

@ Lemonade's.
That Lemonade sure looks Yummy!

UnFUrtunaly, not everything was as n'sync as our meals...

Ottawa = Rain...

Cali = Sunshine and the Ocean Front.

While I took a break to enjoy my morning snack...

They got on their bikes...

Life is tough.

Reallllll tough!

Soaking it all in :)

@ peace with nature!

No jealousy here, as I too would get my turn on a Bike....

Well, a Spin Bike that is..
I was @ peace with the indoors ;)

As there was a 3 hour time difference between us, they'd be having an after cycling snack...

Burritos and Corn Chips

It's bigger than his head!
This ended up being an everyday kinda place for them...

While I'd be having my dinner...

I really enjoy salads, no joke :)

I should mention G's brother and sister-in-law live in L.A. so they knew exactly....

Where to go...

 Quaint little restaurants...

Outdoor Patios

To the more Elaborate Type of "Eatery"

Where to spend their $$...

Boulevards

Expensive Shopping


I got a beautiFUl necklace :)

SuperFit got a Super Watch

Where to debrief (on the money spent lol)....

Cafes


Starbucks...how original ;)


What to check out...

Where the Bachelor is FUlmed

Inside the InFUmous house.

Ya, this is also in the house.

If I were into cars, this would be FU'in awesome!
(so I'm told) lol

Where the Roses get handed out!
I think?

Who to stalk...

They rode up to Pam Anderson's house lol

The view from the top...UnFUrtunately, she wasn't home.

And most importantly, knowing where to ride!!! 
G has been to L.A. many times to ride his bike, so it was all planned out ahead of time :)

Wide Open Spaces...
The Dixie Chicks say it best :)

I'm surprised they didn't bring a picnic basket ;)

Representing the West Quebec Wheelers! :)

There was also one place SuperFit knew he'd want to go!!!

The FUmous Muscle Beach!!!

The Gym is Outside!
Competitions take place on the very stage he is standing on.

As SuperFit was enjoying himself in California, I too was having a blast!!!

Cooking for one...

Just look at how excited I am!
Although I do love BBQ'in!

Plating my FU'd just the way I like it...

Yum!

Enjoying some good ol' literature...

Gotta love Bikini Season!

This is a great book BTW.

Treating myself to Specialty Teas...

From Teaopia

My mix of teas tasted exactly like Cherry Coke!

It made for a happy Baby Fu!!!
Mix: Wild Cherry and Rise and Shine

And how could we FUrget...

Starbucks' Iced Green Tea
I'm as original as SuperFit and G.

During my week alone, I also:

Went biking...

The one day it didn't rain!

Went out with my wonderFUl cousin...

Jenny and Me :)

Learned a new recipe...

Got it from my Mom's Cookbook.
I made it when SuperFit came home...
He LOVED it :)
I still have no idea what it tastes like as I've only watched
people enjoy it lol

And of course, took the time to tell SuperFit I missed him...

That's supposed to mean:
"I miss you"lol

I also....

Practiced my walking and posing for my competition!

And trust me...

I needed the practice as I am not a woman who wears heels very often.

I mean just look at how high these babies are...


I usually wear flats or trainer heels
I'm Baby Fu damnit! Babies don't wear heels ;) lol

Just to say, SuperFit laughed when I attempted my first walk...

"Baby Fu went Boom..." It wasn't pretty.

Remember my toes?!

I still have the same cuts on my feet.

Anyway, it didn't stop me from practicing as there is...

No way I'm going to fall on my face on stage!!!

It just took a little getting used to...

No love for the shoes at my feet.... 

We didn't get off to a good start.

Notice how I'm still not wearing them lol
Point to note: 
I should have rolled my shoulder back a little more
To have properly executed this pose.

I had to suck it up and give them another FU'in chance....

When I did...
We FUnally bonded.

I'm smiling. It's a good sign.

I will confirm...

Glass 'slippers' don't have any magical affects like they had on Cinderella...

Either way, mine are higher!
And for me to walk in them, well that's Magic in the Making!

All to say...

It's a good thing Prince SuperFit was coming home to massage my FU'in feet ~ at least I hoped!

But, unFUrtunately...

SuperFit injured himself while in Cali and as a result was Chair Ridden for 9 days.

He tore his Trapezius and could not move his arm, shoulder or neck. 

This was the beginning a FU'in long and painFUl Ride...
And not one that would take place on his bike.

It was a very painful 9 days...

Poor Broken SuperFit

But, the good news is....

He is doing much better now :)

Just like a Kid again :)

I knew there was reason behind my timing in getting my Reiki Level I Certification...

I got my Level I  9 days after his injury
I'm going for my level II later in June.
I'm very excited!!!

He still owes me a FUt Massage!

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