I’ve been experiencing some pretty intense headaches and I didn’t know why..and then it hit me. This is how I’ve been reading.
Since I haven’t been wearing contacts, I also have neglected to remember my glasses. I’ve been working so much on the blog and keeping my head in books… no wonder my head hurts!
I remembered my glasses today, and I’m posted at Starbucks responding to your emails and writing your nutrition plans. One reader from Australia shared that she goes for early evening runs and returns home SOAKED because of the humidity. I feel bad for complaining about our dry heat here in Arizona, even if it is 102 degrees… :-0
I wanted to also let you all know that over the next couple days, ciaraLE.com will be switching platforms. This doesn’t really change anything on your end, but it does mean there may be a few things in “limbo” during the switch ! Also, there may be a few posts/photos/details that may get lost in the move (but we’re hoping for the best!) . Thank you for being patient should there be any glitches! I started this baby from the ground up last August, but am in no way a computer genius! I asked my Daddy if he’d be able to help me to get this switch and I’m confident we’ll be able to do it as close as seamless as possible.
I’ve gotten a few more holds for items in the shop. If you’d like to put any item on hold, please email me as soon as possible so I can determine the ‘first come first dressed’.
Those members of PUSH who are starting their first week of their new eating plan and work out plan, YOU ARE GOING TO DO INSANE! I am so proud of you, and I think I can speak for the rest of the readers when I say that we are all rooting for you. If you’d be willing, please send in any progress, tips, trials, etc that you would not mind me posting for the rest of ciarale readers. We all spur each other on and without that, we would all be pretty lonely and unmotivated.
-For good measure-
here’s a photo of me trying to look pensive:
Posted in Daily Spill, PUSH
Tagged bikini competition, bikini models, ciara, ciara gale, ciara le, ciara le gale, fashion, fashion bloggers, fashion photography, fitness, fitness models
Submitted on 2011/07/26 at 11:01 pm
Why would you want to gain weight purposely? You worked so hard! Eat what you want, but don’t force anything just to prove something to your readers
C: Thanks so much for the compliment Anonymous reader! I did train and lean the best I could! In answer to your question, contrary to what media shoves down every ones throat, gaining weight (when it is healthy mass) is not only necessary for your body to heal and be able to lean out even more when the time comes, but also to keep skin, hair and all other womanly parts (vag/ovaries/etc) in just as beautiful condition. Being 99lbs and 8% body fat, as I’ve stated many times before, are my stats for 3 days TOPS and even then, I eat at least 6 meals a day with high protein count. Gaining weight is not the same as a desire to get fat. Get loose. Get unhealthy. Over the next couple weeks I will be gaining weight so that my body will recover from the trauma of competition training. It will thicken out in all the right places because of smart eating, heavy weights, and my body won’t ever plateau.
After all, all the ciarale.com readers know I come to B.T.B.!!
BRINGING THAT BOOTY!
|me at a healthy off season weight of 120|
Posted in Daily Spill, PUSH, Q-n-A
Tagged bikini competition, bikini models, ciara, ciara gale, ciara le, ciara le gale, fitness, fitness models, gaining weight, healthy diets, losing weight, Protein
I’ve been getting a few repeated questions in my inbox, figured I’d tackle them all at once here! 🙂 I just ate a huge bowl of mac and cheese with salmon (left overs from the dinner I made last night) and I’m headed to go walk and train arms. Still on my weight gain and it feels SO weird trying to gain weight after leaning out for so long. I feel so naughty eating normal food NONSTOP.
I feel like a baby in a strip club.
…anyways. here’s the answers to your questions, please keep sending them! And if I have not responded to your emails yet, please know I am doing my best to respond with my full focus and attention, even if that means taking longer to reply! Have patience with me!
Q: “You said you didn’t place in your competition. How many places were there?”
A: Perfect question, so sorry I neglected to write this in the competition post! Top 5 are the places, and there were 17 girls in my class!
Q: “How many calories do you eat a day?’
A: I wouldn’t know. I don’t count them. In my opinion, counting calories is the second stupidest thing next to fat burning pills.
Q: When is your next competition?
A. November 🙂 I have about 2/3 weeks off, and then I will be training again!
Q: How long should I do cardio every day.
A: In most cases, I would advise not to do cardio EVERY day. This will only keep tearing down muscle and your body will end up looking kind of saggy and odd (like those who only exercise with bike riding/jogging). Stick to slow burn cardio approximately 20-40 minutes every other work out.
Good afternoon love bumps. Is your day going well? For those of you who work at desk/office jobs…hang in there! Before I quit my office job(with no warning-i blasted an email to every one letting them know that I was leaving after 3 years of misery, racism, jealousy, hate and the like, and then gave them the deuces walked out 2 minutes later. It was the first time I felt like a baller) I used to feel like death once 2/3 rolled around. Granted, I was not healthy during that time period so it was even harder to stay awake! Hang in there! You’re almost off!!
I’m heading to the gym to change EVERYTHING up for about 3 weeks! I weighed in for competition at 101. It’s only okay to stay at that weight for one day MAXIMUM! Since my burrito on Saturday, I’ve had Denny’s, burgers and steak fries, ice cream, cake, and chips (to name a few things) to gain some weight. My goal is to put on at least 10 lbs in the next 2 weeks. I’ll be doing only 2 hours of cardio a week. And heavier weights.
In saying this, those of you who have read/liked my blog the last couple weeks because I was ‘thin’ (which I prefer not to be called, lean/firm is what my goal is as well as what I believe is the healthy alternative!) you may want to find a new blog or check in during my next competition. I’ll be putting on some healthy weight and giving my body a good break and some cushion!
You all are blowing me away with your Facebook love.
Good morning sweet things!
D got a video of me walking during the judging! 🙂 Sorry it’s sideways and this little camera that shot the video (which happens to be the ghetto camera that started this blog 🙂 ) is less than wonderful. Turn your head to the left and squint and you should be good!
Okay, so I’ll explain what’s going on a little bit for you too. Since it was such a LARGE class this year, they split 17 girls down the middle to walk up front. There were only 5 winning places so they looked at the 2 groups separately to be able to see all of us. We walk out and waited for the first group on the other side of the stage. Then my half walked out. Then we strut front and back. The judges want to see the front side and back side. That was a change for me as I’ve competed in figure before which entailed posing/flexing and quarter turns.
Also, I just want to let you know that whenever I got a little dose of nervousness back stage waiting, I looked at the comments, emails, tumblr posts/notes and facebook posts from you. You have all increased the joy in my life by millions and millions! It makes me cry when I think of you. I am so blessed by you. You all know who you are.
And to Miss Corrine Labial at FitintheCity, thank you for showing so much love to me. You have told me that you look up to me for motivation, but you, darling, have been a motivation to me since the day I first saw your post. I hope one day soon I can make the trek out to you so we can lift some weights, drink some chai, and dominate some bean burritos.
I thank God for you.
-moment to compose-
I wonder if Tyra would be proud and say I was fierce over and over and over again and then tell me to smile with my eyes. hahahahah, here we go.
Posted in fitmodCIARA, NPC Arizona Open, PUSH
Tagged bikini competition, bikini models, ciara, ciara bikini, ciara gale, ciara le, ciara le gale, ciara on stage, ciara walking on stage, fitness, fitness models, Jamie Eason, npc arizona, npc arizona bikini, npc arizona open july 2011, victorias secret
Posted in NPC Arizona Open, PUSH, stalk|ciara
Tagged bikini competition, bikini models, ciara, ciara gale, ciara le, ciara le gale, fashion, fashion bloggers, fitness, fitness models, modeling, npc arizona open, npc bikini
Good morning beautiful men and women!!! I hope you all are having such a great weekend and that all that goodness will carry into your Monday!
Before D and I head to a huge wonderful breakfast, I wanted to let you know that I didn’t place this time around, but all the girls I was up against were absolute knock outs! I can’t even begin to be sad, I’ve had such an amazing support group made up of all of you wonderful people.Thank you for making my 1st time in bikini AMAZING! I love you!
I will be posting A LOT of photos from the weekend and photos of me on stage and the girls I was competing against in my height class. I promise it’ll be a long one and I will let you know what went on throughout the weekend, my thoughts on everything, and basically just..everything 🙂 I know a lot of you girls were excited for me to “scout” it out for you since you’ve been wanting to compete but didn’t know what it all entailed.
Dev also got some awesome footage of me and my BEAN F***ING BURRITO after the show! It was beautiful. I almost passed out from the sodium shock immediately after.
Here is a quick shot that was taken when me and two girls who were in different height classes than I was, a bit blurry!