It”s that time again.My second year of competing. I am now 6 months out . The next 2 months I am in hard training . Lifting as heavy as I can and still a relaxed eating style BUT I am cutting down on portion size and even my junk portions …I eat sweets or cake maybe some pizza once a week possibly twice . I do not count macros or calories but I know when I am eating too much or too little. My body tells me and it is important to be in tune with it. Each days energy requirements vary and for this reason I do not weigh or count. In the gym I don’t do any super sets or drop sets at this stage. But the rests in between sets is brutally short . Just enough time to catch my breath , 20 to 30 secs .
Last week Saturday I did a figure posing lesson with Danni at Monster Gym. Today I need to discipline myself to put in some practice as I have many hours ahead of me to master the moves so they look natural. Later on I will make time to improve on my Fitness model routine which is freeer and more fluid, but one thing at a time.
I can get very one track in my thinking,,,Something I need to contain . Preparation for competition is really exciting but it can dominate the landscape if I let it.
It’s pretty normal for fitness athletes to feel rather down after the long hard preparation to get stage ready. I am no exception. All year I have had the goal to compete. I knew I had a show in April and straight afterwards I was prepping for November. And while its so great not to be training so hard, and better still Im not dieting it takes some readjustment to ease back into off season normality. I am eating far less protein as I dont need as much. My fave treat right now is brown toast with peanut butter and honey. Good for energy. I admit to feeling down some days. Its cold and dark here in London and the days are getting shorter in terms of daylight. With no immediate goals on the horizon, a good thing actually….Its been a case of putting one foot in front of the other and getting on with it. My two young sons keep me on track and highly functioning. They deserve a happy Mommy and now that the rigors of competetion are over at least for now Im enjoying getting ready for Xmas . Jamie my 8 year old was singing me some of the Christmas carols he’s rehearsing for the school concert. Rob and I are really looking forward to it. Life is so much about finding balance. Its all too easy to get caught up in the destination and neglect the journey. So fitties, I hope this year had been good to you and that 2014 brings you peace. xoxo
Ever heard of “Eat clean, train mean”?! Okay this might not look as appetizing, but believe me it’s delicious and ofcourse nutritious ! This is what I use to fuel my body when I’m in prep mode.. Salad, salad, salad … Continue reading →
Gaining and maintaining a competition ready fitness model body along with the right diet requires some weights, bodyweights, cardio, abs, back, leg.. essentially full body training ! No muscle is left untouched really and here is a peek into the exercises I do as I am preparing for the WBFF show .
For my abs, the ‘Roman Chair’ and ‘Rowing Machine’ are some of my go-to moves . While my legs are made for ‘Lunges’ and ‘Leg Presses’ all day everyday, you can never go wrong with those !
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Can you see positive changes in all your dealings ? I stay seeing that in my competition prep for the WBFF coming up in few weeks, 4 weeks to be exact ! Here I’m doing lunges with a barbell working … Continue reading →