Q: Why would you want to do such a thing?
Having a why for competing is key. And it can’t be for anyone but yourself. My major why is that I had a burning desire to do so. It scared me, excited me, and it felt like something I really needed to experience. Along with this I wanted to understand the process (for research and helping clients) and give myself extra motivation in the gym. If you love bodybuilding, getting on the stage is a great motivator to showing off what you have built. Continue reading
I’m on FaceTime with my friend around 11 in the morning.
It’s peak week.
After having a coffee, I’ve cracked an energy drink. I’m wearing two pairs of pants and two sweaters because I can’t get warm. My eyes look heavy in the small box that stares back at me.
“Being this lean is the furthest from glamorous I’ve ever felt.” Continue reading
And just like that, I’m 2 weeks out from my first fitness competition.
I am hungry, exhausted, emotional and sore in a way I’ve never experienced before. For the first time in this prep, I’m not enjoying my workouts.
But I’m so close. Continue reading
After my last very brief post, a few people reached out to me and asked me for tips on tracking macros while traveling.
While I wasn’t perfect on the road, I did do many things that kept me on track as I cut for my competition.
I probably could have skipped the Mai Tais in Hawaii… but that wouldn’t be any fun now would it?
So here are my top tips for staying on track…
Holy smokes guys I’m 5 weeks out!
Technically – I am officially 12 weeks out today.
The pressure is on. And the struggles, my friends, are already very real.
I am 14 weeks out and cutting the crap.
It’s time to take with my diet and my budget more seriously, so I’m cutting unnecessary processed foods out of my diet. Continue reading