Today for MirrorlessMonday I wanted to feature my boyfriend Corey,
who competed in his first All Natural Bodybuilding Show this weekend!
When he looked in the mirror before going on stage;
he saw all of his hard work & dedication come together
for a total package to present to the judges!
The weekend started off with prepping for the show..
Then it was time for the tan!
Lots & lots of tan.
I now know what my bittie & future sister-in-law Angie
went through when they had to paint me for my shows!
I basically owe them a house & car.
after 5 different coats- it was show time!
Check out the guy in the yellow trunks
There were also some amazing strong women that competed!
Corey took first place in the Novice Light Weight Division!
& 2nd place over all!!
Basically he was all teeth, muscles, & tan.
So proud of his hard work and dedication!!
A BIG shout out to his family
and my family for coming out to support him!
Also to his big brother Wilson,
He coached Corey via skype and over the phone for this process!
It was so awesome to see it all come together for them!
We went to Ruby Tuesday’s which offers GREAT healthy options!
I got grilled salmon, asparagus, spaghetti squash, & tomatoes with balsamic!
The rest of the night we spent just relaxing- we were exhausted!
The next morning; I couldn’t wait to make him a
HUGE stack of well deserved POWERCAKES!
Oh also, woke up to flowers next to me with a cute little note!
Oats, banana, applesauce, chocolate chips, toffee flavored stevia, & eggs
(got off of www.iherb.com – coupon code XUG228 if you haven’t used it yet!)
with a lot of fruit on the side!
Cause if you saw here
he wasn’t really allowed much fruit towards the end of prep
because they wanted the sugar to really shock his system the day of the show
to get his veins pumpin for stage!
After our awesome #powercakes #powermeal,
We headed out for some shopping!
My brother’s getting married in December
(it’ll be here before we know it!)
So, of course, we had to get Corey a tie with accent colors to my bridesmaid dress!
Totally forgot to snap a pic; but it’s an awesome pink/plum/silver tie.
You’ll see pics in December!
Afterwards; I introduced Corey to Starbuck’s Pumpkin Pie Latte!
There is something about the chilly weather that makes you crave warm drinks.
* I haven’t really been drinking coffee lately; but was in the mood
so I got a tall blonde roast – my favorite!
Pay no mind to the super orange hand on the left;
hands are the LAST place to lose the tan!.
So yes, he will look like an oompa loompa for at least a week.
Funny side note:
When I competed last spring, I had to teach that monday
because I was student teaching.
all of my Elementary student’s believed that I went to the beach over the weekend;
I told them the sun was real strong
*Made an awesome #powermeal for dinner;
Roasted spaghetti squash
(cut in half; scoop out seeds; 375 degrees for 45 minutes;
let cool; scrape out insides with fork)
Topped with Eden Organic Salt Free Tomato Sauce
mixed with a BOX of Pomi chopped tomatoes (not in a can)
Served with some nutritional yeast & hemp hearts!
Awesome meatless meal with plant based proteins!
Which I was focusing on these types of meals all weekend
because my stomach had been totally off;
but that’s another post!
It was a great weekend & I’m a very proud girlfriend!