I have been going back in forth with competing this past year. Do I do it? Do I do figure or bikini? Do I do NPC or stick with the natural federations? I set a date and then change my mind. Don’t get me wrong, I love the competition world and will compete again someday. But until then I want to learn about my body, how it works and I want to do this myself. I have always had a strong passion for nutrition and training, I can remember this all the way back to when I was in middle school. I started to take it more serious when I did BFL back in 1999. I have been looking into attending UCCS and majoring in Nutrition. I’m thinking this fall or next, not sure yet. Anyway, I have actually been enjoying being trainer-less (actually I am having a friend from Golds help me. I must say that he has a LOT of knowledge and in my opinion one of the best trainers there, but I am doing my own food plans!) and playing with food and workouts and seeing some amazing results. I have a goal in mind and I want to learn how to achieve it. I don’t want anyone else telling me what to eat or do and I don’t feel like being judged at a show.
Here is my goal:
*Bring up shoulders
*Lean out legs(especially inner thigh)
*Gain more endurance. I live in a state with so many outdoor endurance sports that I want to enjoy!
*Maintain the desired physique!
I am going to give myself 12-15 weeks to achieve this (or see where my plan takes me in this time frame). I will document each meal plan (in detail) and each workout. I will also be posting pictures to follow my progress.
Here are some things I am going to keep consistent:
*Drink at least 1 gallon of purified water
*Give myself a “refeed meal” once a week
*Do some sort of exercise/physical activity 6 days a week.
*Enjoy my family and friends and NOT deprive myself. I don’t want to look at this process as deprivation, but a learned lifestyle.
*Incorporate Yoga into my workouts.
So that is that! Who’s to say I come out of this ready to compete? Never know and I’m not stressing myself out over it.