12ish weeks out & update

Today I’m 12 weeks out plus 4 days from my first figure competition. I’ve been on a moderate diet (no cardio) for about a month and a half now and I have managed to lose about 9 lbs so far. I don’t think I have much more to lose before the show but I do know that I need to get a little bit leaner & tighter. As I get leaner each week, I’m realizing that I need more muscle overall specially on my shoulders. I swear that’s the most difficult body part to grow! In order for me to be competitive I need those round shoulders that pop and make a figure competitor stand out. 
I’m not asking to look like a Pro since this is my first show after all and have to remember that I’m doing this for fun but at the same time I want to feel proud for the work I’ve done. I still want to do a good job!
I feel very tiny & lean these days. It’s funny how some people tell me that I look huuuge but if they only knew that most likely I weigh less than they do they would not believe me lol! I find it funny how muscle on a chick can warp people’s perception of their body:-)  
My strength has not decreased in the gym which is a BIG plus and as a matter of fact, I went up a rep on my flat bench with 45 dumbbells! Woohoo! That’s a big deal for me since benching is my weak spot! (isn’t that for most women though?) 
Today was progress pics day so here I leave you with a back shot that Paul took for me. Man, I need to grow more wings! lol!

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  • 04/20/2011 - 11:29 am

    Amanda - you look pretty F-A-B to me girl!!!! BTW how do you grow wings ???!!!ReplyCancel

  • 04/20/2011 - 11:46 am

    karatenurse - Wow! Sounds like you have this comp prep thing nailed down! You’re back looks awesome!ReplyCancel

  • 04/20/2011 - 1:16 pm

    Tenecia - Lookin’ good, Ana!!! Can’t wait to see the package you bring on 7/16!!

    T.ReplyCancel

  • 04/20/2011 - 1:48 pm

    DreamingofArnold - Ana, I thought the pic you had posted was out of a magazine, not you, until I read through your blog. Great shot!ReplyCancel

  • 04/20/2011 - 2:00 pm

    Ana C. - Thanks everybody! I think I’m just getting nervous as I get closer and people get better with time but I just don’t want to shrink like a raisin! I know I’m in good hands and the coaches won’t let that happen and it’s just my insecurities so we’ll see how I look at the end. At least then I will have an idea what I need to work on next right?

    Thanks Dreaming! It helps that I’m a photographer and have a good camera lol!ReplyCancel

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