Competition update plus VSX Pants review

Update: Not much is happening in my 2015 competition training.  It’s very much the daily grind.  I am feeling better than I was a month ago, but I’m still not fully 100 percent.  I got great news from my eye doc and my cornea is healing.  I’m at about 80 percent now.  We are still on some pretty aggressive treatments and the side effects are yucko.

Good news is that in less than a month, we should be able to taper these which means I’ll be feeling much better.

In case you missed it, I contracted 2 illnesses in my cornea right before my last show.  My immune system was pretty low at that time.

Workouts:  I’ve been training as hard as I can. Some days are great and I’ve gotten a few PRs.  I am taking this winter to work on my form, get some nice muscle and think about my competition season next year.  Totally not stressed right now.  I’m happy with myself right now.

VSX Haul

I’ve been away from Lululemon for a while. I haven’t seen anything on the
uploads that made me excited.  VSX on the other hand is bringing the heat.
The VSX line on the website is full of so many fun pants, I am dying.

I’ve worn VSX for years and they  have been hit and miss. I see that now, they are really working to compete with Lulu.  They have some fantastic sports wear.  The pants I’m wearing in the above pic are the Knockout tight.
This exact pattern is not on the VS website in a Knockout. On the website, this fabric comes in the Ultimate Tight. Color is Oil Spill/Wonderland/black

In the actual store.. I could ge t that fabri in the knockout Knockout tight. . This fabric feels the same to me as my Lulu Wunder Unders in Luxtreme.  These fit great. I’m a size  6 in Lulu. An 8 in real life pants and I rock a medium in the Knockout.  I wore these for leg day and there was no shifting whatsoever.  This pant was $72.50 but I had a $10 off coupon so, “Yea!”

VSX knockout capri
VSX knockout crops

These are the VSX Knockout Capri. They feel like Wunder Unders but
I really liken them to my Inspires: Run Crop.  I love these pants. This length is new to the Knockout. I find that VSX  actual’crops’ are too short for my liking.  This is a length I gravitate towards so I was happy to see this pant in this style.  The color is Pink/ Black Blurred Lines.  They run between $59.50 and $66.50.  The price is definitely right on these. I have
a few pairs plus plain black.  Seriously, there are about 20 different prints on the VS site right now in the VS Sport section!

Oh..I also picked up a pair of the Showtime tight in Green/blurred lines
It was store only.  I like it just ok. I thought it made me look a little chunky butt.

Showtime tight
Showtime tight

Here is its.  Not my fav but still really good.

Showtime tight in green.
Showtime tight in green.

The fabric on these pants varies, but the fit is fantastic.
I hope this helps your shop it up!

Trackin macros and VSX Haul


I will take any opportunity to talk about pants. I love new pants.
My normal Lululemon hauls halted when I saw some of the fall patterns.
They are hit and miss.   This past weekend I picked up these
Knockout Capris from Victoria’s Secret VSX line.  They have stepped up their game. These are (I’m guessing) the answer to Lulu’s Wunder Unders or Run Crops.  These are GREAT workout pants.  I did a full leg workout, with squats and deads in them with no shifting. The Knockout Capri is $62.50 and it comes in 12 colors/styles.  Whoo hoo. Lulu has so few patterns at once so this is fun.  Oh.. it does have a drawstring at the waist!



I got the matching Incredible Bra too in this pattern . I also bought the green version of this fabric in the front zipper style. I did not like the ‘front zipper’ version at all.  My zipper broke. 😦
This is a tight bra for when you are feeling boobalicious so just get the regular version and squeegle yourself into it.
It comes in so many sizes up to DDD! Great support and looks great under a tank if you are shy.  I prefer VSX bras to Lululemon since I’m ‘enhanced’.
The Energy Bra from Lulu is awesome
for a ‘uniboob’ bra and the TATA-Tamer is a great choice if you don’t mind the matronly look. Tata Tamer is my Plyo only bra. It’s not cute!
VSX is bringing the heat.  Incredible bra is $54 to $63 depending on pattern.

New meal plan success!

I have completed a full 12 days on my brand new macros. I am working with
an IIFYM coach who just took one of my team mates up to the stage still eating what she wanted.  Read that again. She didn’t deplete nor did she starve. She was lean and had a great ‘off’ or grow season and came in better than ever with a win for our team!

We have no actual weight loss goals set even though my post show rebound gave me extra body fat.  I’m feeling fantastic so far.

My show season is next summer so this grow season we are going to add some muscle and I can already see it happening.   My adjustment to eating food I like everyday,  as opposed to just turkey, chicken, fish freaks me out a bit, but I’ve been within 5g of all my macros every single day and I’ve lost 10 pounds.  I had marshmallow fluff this week.  High carb day is the best!