8 Weeks Out

Posted: September 12, 2009 at 5:26 pm

I'm 8 weeks out today....and feeling pretty good about where I am at. Yes, there is still progress to be made, things to gradually tighten up in the diet, etc. but overall I am happy with this prep so far. I will admit that I haven't made a TON of change over the past few weeks due to a few things that were out of my control. For those of you who don't know - one week I was very sick and had to focus on regaining my health, then the next week my daughter was in the HOSPITAL for 4 days where I had no gym access or complete prep food (and Im not about to leave my 10 month old baby to worry about competition stuff of course), and then we had friends from out of town and I refused to be super anal with them here.  My goals for this competition are simply to grace that stage and learn in the process. Yes, I want to do my best, but I will not sacrifice my health or happiness in the process and do not expect to be the best up there this first time around. So, with that in mind, I am a'liking what I see considering the past few weeks. 8 weeks is still a good amount of time, I don't feel like I'm behind really, and I plan to bring things 100% from here on out. Let's do this! 

Note: 12 Weeks Out shots are to the left and 8 Weeks Out shots are to the right. I decided to start doing my pictures outside in natural light because inside the light always screws things up. Please excuse the lack of tan and how it washes me out! LOL Of course any comments, advice, etc is always always welcome 🙂

Left Side Shot & Model Pose

Back Shot - obviously needs the most work

Right Side Shot

NEW Front Pose shot for federation
A "Tannified" Version that Peter did for fun LOL
And to show that its possible for anyone...where I came from
~2 Months Postpartum (Jan '09) 
~7 Months Postpartum (June '09)


9 Comments to “8 Weeks Out”
  1. Mandy says:

    Hello hot mama!!You look SO good! And I can definitely see progress from 12 to 8 weeks out, even with all the craziness going on!! And I'm not just saying that…for real! I even had Jerry check you out and he agreed that there is definite progress! Your upper body and abs are rockin' and your lower body is most definitely leaner, so GOOD JOB! The tanned picture is cracking me up, LOL…And another thing Jer said… "even in he r2 month postpartm pic she is in better shape than most people" hehehe 🙂 I thought that would make you smile today!!Good job girl. Can't wait tosee you on stage. And I'm so so so proud of you and your awesome moderate approach at all of this! Thank you for inspiring me!

  2. FitCrazedMomma says:

    Hey hot stuff!You look so good. I can most definately see some cahnges from 12 weeks out to now.And 8 weeks a lot of good can happen as well. Not that you have a lot of work to do, cuz ya don't!!Rock it!

  3. Marisa (Trim The Fat) says:

    Wow, Tina!!! You look phenomenal!!! That is so inspirational!Thanks for stopping by blog and commenting!!

  4. lisa says:

    WoW Tina.Rock hard and lean.Look how much progress you have made since June.I hope you are proud of yourself.You are all muscle now.keep up the fantastic work!!! WOOT!!!good luck 🙂

  5. Sunny says:

    you look AMAZING tina! WOW..i am speechless, seriously. i can't imagine how great you're going to look on comp day.

  6. Lindsey says:

    You look awesome, Tina! Your attitude is inspiring, if I would have read this blog before I prepped, I probaly would have realized I didnt have to be so drastic and perhas would have stuck with it. Lessons we learn though:) you will ROCK the next 8 weeks!!!

  7. April says:

    I'm going to show this to my friends that had kids 5 years ago and still use that excuse.You look great!!!

  8. catms916 says:

    Wow if I look anywhere near as good as you post-baby I will be one happy mama! Not that I’m preggers, but just sayin’ – that’s impressive!

  9. Hi Tina – I found you after you left a comment on my blog (thanks!) I love reading about people’s show prep, so I’m going to spend some time reading your blog. 😀

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