HI, I'm Jessica. I'm a full-time mom, full-time nurse, and a bikini competitor in the NANBF. My goals are to be healthy, be a good example for my kids, to continue to get stronger, and to hopefully earn my pro card one day!
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Just started following a Boxer (dog) blog. Apologizing in advance for the many reblogs that will likely be coming.
Also, I want a puppy. A Boxer puppy.

onefitmama its really just about changing my mindset. I can’t have an “off-season”. I need to have a plan and stay focused for the next 8+ months. If I would have been thinking this way for the past 2+ years I can only imagine where I could be right now! If I am going to do this and invest the time, energy, and money I should really be giving it my all!! I hear you though that does seem like a long time but it will be here faster then I know it!!

onefitmama its really just about changing my mindset. I can’t have an “off-season”. I need to have a plan and stay focused for the next 8+ months. If I would have been thinking this way for the past 2+ years I can only imagine where I could be right now! If I am going to do this and invest the time, energy, and money I should really be giving it my all!! I hear you though that does seem like a long time but it will be here faster then I know it!!

Contest prep stuff…

I briefly met with my coach today. He advised me to wait and compete next spring vs this Nov. He thinks I should try and gain at least 5lb of muscle before I compete again.

My judges feedback basically was that I need to build up my legs/ass and they need to be leaner. The challenge for me is staying on track with my nutrition from now until then. If I can stay focused I know I can accomplish the progress I need to in order to do better. I told my coach I need a formal plan and I need to check in with him periodically to stay on track and he was cool with that. I do really well when I am on my ten week contest prep but when that’s done I get really off track. So now I am on an approx. 42 week plan! I need some ideas for some short term goals though to stay focused. I suppose our Vegas trip will keep me motivated. Then maybe I should take my measurements or something?
I love my mindset now. After my first competition I was super eager to compete right away and didn’t want to wait. However, after seeing my progress over the last couple of years I get that it takes time. I also do not want to step on stage looking the same as I did last time. By no means do I think I looked bad but I know if I get on stage at this next show with the same body I will not do any better. I don’t want to risk losing muscle that I have gained while trying to tighten up my legs/ass either. So I think I’m cool with this plan. With that being said I should go start my food prep. But the husband has 3/4 kids out of the house and I’m watching The Kardashians on DVR….