Sunday, March 18, 2012

How did I get here?

Man, I'm in like the most surreal life at the moment. Last time we talked I was 8 weeks out, ready to murder my FG, and struggling to hang on to the whirlwind of busy life. So much has happened since then.

First of All.
I don't like being busy all the time. By nature, I'm somewhat of an introvert and very much of a homebody. I crave time at home and really try to leave Sundays for just that. I feel that by being super busy, I pull in more than I can actually handle... Meaning, once I start saying yes to anything, I start saying yes to everything. I've started and not posted at least 3 blogs describing how overwhelmed I felt.

So to deal with my crazy life, and not reward myself with food, I started booking all my shizz for my shows to keep myself distracted and looking forward to things. I made sure my tans were in order for both shows. I've confirmed my hair and waxing appointments. I have been tracking the shipping on my suit, and buying things for my show.

This is a stage bracelet I picked out :)
I bought myself a silk robe, because I read that it doesn't take off the tan as much as cotton or velour.
I also bought new shoes. As you can see above that my old shoes on the left were just trashed. Although I had never worn them on stage, I practiced A-LOT! I also chose to go with the ankle straps this time, I never quite felt secure in the style of my old ones.

My suit should be here any day... :)

My prep coaches have been showering me with swagger lately! I told them that is how you keep your clients loyal, give them swagger! LOL!
We got this a few weeks ago. Pretty awesome loose tank!

My prep coaches wife made this, a bag for my shoes, but I'm gonna use it for my suit.
Awesome hoodie! Its so warm I just love it.
And my tanning appointment vendor sent me this in the mail for the Emerald Cup! WORD! :D
Still hanging out doing about 60 minutes a day. I've been taking it down a notch on the elliptical just to make sure I'm not getting sick. SOMEHOW I have managed not to get sick even though I took care of sick Patrick for a whole week.

Strength is decreasing but overall I'm having really good workouts. Getting to that point where working out is getting exciting because its so close to the show.

NBD. Just kind of hanging in there. This week I finally felt like I found my stride, and the diet got easier. Really not tempted around the house (finally). I started to incorporate more fish this week, just to get myself used to it for what is coming. And it IS coming lol.

5 Week Check-In.
Doing well, my body is starting to shrink in quite a bit.  Weighing in at 109.5lbs which is putting me at 11% body fat. Right on track to hit my weight/body fat goal for stage day.

Not much is changing this week, and the extra fish will help adjust me naturally to the next steps in my diet plan. Protein powders will be phased out very soon, I am sure. In which I am prepared with TONS of extra fish and chicken. Joy!

In Other News.
I'm an engaged woman! I got caught completely by surprise on Friday night when out to dinner at a cheat meal where I THOUGHT we were going to look at rings! I had no idea it was coming. Come to find out he had actually planned on doing it next month after my competition, but couldn't wait. :) He had the cutest planned speech, and I'm so glad that he somehow was sneaky enough to get it all on video because now I can barely remember what he said. The whole time he was going through his speech I was going, "Is this it?! Is this happening right now?! Is this IT?!" He did it at my favorite restaurant, which is right by our house and kind of a homey little romantic place that I adore.
This is so much prettier than anything I had in mind! And Sparkley-er!
I have to get it sized, its huge on my finger but I don't want to part with it! I'm just enjoying being engaged and hopefully it won't become a big stressor... I think we're going to take steps to make sure we're not stressed much by the planning as well as the finances as we'll be paying for it ourselves... AND we're probably getting married in August. So soon!

If nothing else, I can plan wedding stuff to give my mind something to focus on aside from prep!

Have a great week everyone! :)


  1. yeeeeee! congrats on getting engaged!!!!
    oh yeah and for pushing through with prep and staying strong!
    you rock!!!!

  2. Congrats, Lacey! I'm so excited for you! The ring is beautiful! And as for the other swag--I'm jealous! Oh wait, I'm jealous of your ring too!

  3. Ahhhhh everything about this post is SO excitinggg! Congratulations girl!!! :]

  4. Looking great! Can't wait 'til show day!!

    And congrats again on the engagement...soon you'll be like old married hag ;)


  5. Congratulations on your engagement! You'll have a blast preparing for your wedding. I got engaged last may and we're about to tie the knot on 4/28. Have a blast planning!

    Oh and you got some great for your show!

  6. Congrats Lacey!!! you are looking amazing!

  7. Oh my godddd CONGRATS mama!!!!! What a beautiful beautiful ring! I'm so happy for you :-)! Also, your back& shoulders?? Girl, u be kiLLLLLIN 'em!

  8. I am sooo happy for you and sooo proud of you! Congrats lady!

  9. Congratulations!!!! Woooo!!! ;-) So excited for you!!!!

  10. Congrats on the engagement! That is so sweet that he couldn't wait. Treasure the moment!

  11. Woohoo!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!! I'm so happy and excited for you!!!!! Your ring is stunning!

  12. I love this post. I love how real and open you are! I'm so so so excited for you! Can't wait to follow the wedding journey too!

  13. Soo happy for you and your engagement :) You look awesome. Great post, love all the pictures!

  14. Congrats!! So happy for you!!
    So many good things happening & you are looking awesome!