The next couple of weeks are going to be quite exciting for me, so I figured I’d give you all a run down of what is going on in my life right now.

As most of you know I’ve been keeping quite busy these days – working on my portfolio, writing articles and continuing to work on my physique in order to ultimately compete this year. So, as you will notice, a lot of the upcoming events in my life are planned with these goals in mind:

March 16th – Plant Based Nutrition certification begins (6 weeks long)
March 19th – First session with my new personal trainer
March 25th – Leaving for the weekend to attend the SAF Superstar Fitness Camp
March 26th – My 22nd birthday
April 2nd – Photo shoot with Martika Gregory
April 2nd – Celebrating my 22nd birthday with friends/family (CHEAT DAY!)
April 3rd – The beginning of my “building” phase
April 21st – Leaving for a family vacation to St. Lucia’s BodyHoliday LeSport Resort
April – Hoping to launch www.kristenadamson.com (coming soon!)
April/May – My first bodybuilding.com article will be published!

With all of this excitement coming up, I can’t help but be completely engrossed in what I am doing. So I apologize ahead of time if I neglect to blog or post on my website. If you want to follow me more closer though, I highly suggest “liking” my fan page – www.facebook.com/kristen.v.adamson - it’s much easier for me to make quick updates, and I regularly post tips and tricks that I don’t get an opportunity to post on my website.

Hope you will follow me along! You’ll be seeing more of me J

 
The sun was shining, the water glistened and the sand was warm between my toes – I was in Dominican baby!

Yep, that’s right! For the first time in about 5 or 6 years, I went on vacation to someplace further than 3 hours north of the city.

I had the most amazing time! But of coarse, at a bit of a cost.

You see, as most of you know, when you go to an all inclusive resort, the food and drinks are endless! It’s a dieter’s nightmare.

But because I had prepared myself before I left, I knew that I was bound to gain a couple of unwanted pounds, no matter how hard I tried…and I did. The important thing is to not get discouraged.

This Monday morning, the day after I had returned from Dominican, I weighed myself only to find I had gained 5lbs. Now, the old Kristen would have begun to beat herself up instantly, but the NEW Kristen is much smarter than that:

Let’s say that, worst case scenario, I ate about 1000 calories over maintenance each day (which I knew I wouldn’t do – that is a lot!).  At the end of the 7 day vacation, that is only 2 pounds of fat – because it takes 3,500 calories to make a pound of fat. So, in essence, the 5lbs I gained would only be 2lbs of fat, and 3lbs of water – not so bad!

Now, considering I made fairly decent food choices, and I maintained my workout program while I was there, I would say the worst I did was consume about 500 calories more than maintenance – 1lb of fat! Yippie! I can lose that in no time.

So, you see, the more knowledgeable you are – when it comes to fitness and health – the better! It’s important not to get depressed about a few pounds, what’s important is that you pick yourself back up and charge full speed ahead!

So, was I right about the water weight? Well, you tell me. It’s Wednesday and I’m already down 3lbs…hmmmm????