Wednesday, June 8, 2011
I have added pages to help keep this thing organized. Everything that has to do with my direct diet will be on that page, my workouts will be on my workout log page and my weekly measurements will be on that page. I will use the "home" page to discuss what is going on with my competition prep and the changes but the facts and info will be on those pages, at least that is how I am going to try it for a while and see how it goes. I hope this will make it easier for people using this blog as a reference to shuffle through the information a little bit easier!
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
My goal was to walk on stage at 125-130lbs. The only problem is that when I checked my bf I have about 23-25 pounds of fat so unless my body metabolizes muscle as well, that weight isn't really possible. So I currently do not have a "weight goal". I have tried to figure out what was a good body fat for a bikini competition was...I what I came up with was depending on your body, for a bikini competition you could be anywhere from 10-15%...it depends on your body type. Because bikini competitiors are not supposed to be super lean or shredded, I decided the a good goal for me was at least 13%...and see how I look there and try to if I have to go for a little more. I know facts and figures are important, but honestly it is all about how you look because everyone's bodies are different! It is very important to not make it your obsession..yes training for something like this takes time and planning. But, it should not consume your entire life..plan your meals ahead of time and take everything with you. This is a big commitment because it has to be a part of your life but you also need to do your normal every day activities. Right now I am working as a personal trainer at gold's gym in bloomington and am taking a 2 hour night class 4 days a week. Between morning cardio, my clients, school, and my own workouts my whole days is consumed. But the only thing that gets me through is by packing my meals a head of time. I did forget to take a picture of my breakfast this morning...so I am not posting the pictures...I will hopefully get them up tomorrow night though. I have legs tomorrow..looking forward to a great workout. I will also try to make the point of posting my workouts as well. One more thing...cutting for a show becomes a way of life or a lifestyle..so make sure you are ready for that change! :)
Monday, June 6, 2011
My weight was about 158...granted I have a lot of muscle but still I have gained some weight for my 5'7" frame. I was about 23% bf...all of this was such a disappointment to me because I was 143 and 18% bf in February. But it doesn't matter because I am fixing it now. I have been trying to take pictures of my food when I get the chance I just have to get them uploaded on here..hopefully I will get all that up tomorrow:) keep reading!!
Sunday, June 5, 2011
At 10 weeks out im sitting at 150 lbs. and 21% BF....this has to change and fast!. I am confident however that I can get to where I need to be by the date of my show. I have bumped up my cardio quite a bit in the last week because I am not losing body fat percent fast enough. I am doing an hour in the morning and an hour after my workout. I am going to do that until I stop seeing results and then back off for two days and only do an hour that way I snap my body out of it's routine and then go back to doing the two hours per day that I have been doing. I have reduced my carbs about 30% of my diet, and upped my protein just at little, fat stays the same for now. So far so good...Ill keep keep posting..