Operation “Body Under Construction”

Hi friends!

I’m going back to the roots of this blog for at least one post. I don’t have a recipe but I do have an update on where I am on my fitness journey…YAY! For the past year or so all I have posted about are recipes. Not that there is anything wrong with that.  I’ve enjoyed each one of them but it’s time to update the few of you that care a tiny bit where I am at right now.

My fitness goal has lead me back to the Physique competitions once again. Say whaaa???

Earlier this year I said I was hanging up my clear heels and would never do a Figure competition ever again! Oh my, so dramatic right? I should’ve known better never to say “never”. Specially knowing how I am! Just ask my husband…. I change my mind a million times before I end up doing something and I’m always doing a million things at once! Oh well, it’s in my nature and can’t help myself.

So how did I change my mind so fast again and decid to compete? Well, I’m a competitive person by nature and I really love to challenge myself. This is not about me wanting to do this professionally, or wanting to be a fitness model, or about strutting my stuff on stage ha! ….. It’s about seeing the improvements I have made to my physique since I last competed. I only competed in two shows in 2011 that were a week apart so in reality I only did competition “prep” (preparation) one time. I did VERY well in both shows and got a total of 3 first places and one second place (two different divisions in each show; Jr Master & Open) but I still feel I have some unfinished business to take care of ;).

I need to see that I have improved from the last time I competed

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Besides, the process of getting so lean (in a healthy way of course) fascinates me! I loved seeing my body transform from being fluffy to being a lean mean machine!

My goal is to look better than this next time I step on the stage:

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I was too tiny for my height! I definitely needed more muscle maturity, more thickness and bigger legs! Once I made the decision to step on stage again I ramped up my game by 10 notches and started training like a beast again! Not that I didn’t do it before but knowing I’ll be competing again,  the fire was lit again within.

I started a building phase (aka bulking) where my calories are high enough to put on some weight and hopefully add some muscle in the process. I’m following a 6 week specialization program to improve my back and shoulders. I’m on week two of my new program and I’m loving it! I can’t wait to see the results. The goal is to hammer the body parts you want to specialize for a few weeks to stimulate growth. You cannot do this program in a calorie deficit.  It must be done while eating in a calorie surplus. If you want to read more about specialization programs go HERE

Part 1 of my operation “Body Under Construction” is as follow for the 6 weeks:

Sunday: Back & Shoulders

Monday: Legs & Abs

Tuesday: Back & Shoulders

Wednesday: Off

Thursday: Back & Shoulders

Friday: Arms, Calves & Abs

My target show is in May of 2014. I’ll start dieting for that show the first week of February, but for now please excuse me as a HUGE bowl of ice cream is waiting for me 😀

Fit, fun & delishP I N_______I M A G E

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  • 11/20/2013 - 10:49 pm

    caren - LOL…I just went through the same thing myself. I swore up and down I wouldn’t compete again, and here I am, looking at shows in 2014. Ugh….it’s a little addicting to use competitions as a benchmark for yourself.

    I do hope you blog about the process. Also, if you ‘re using a specific plan for your 6 week build, I’d love to check it out if you’re willing to share.

    BTW – I see you’re not training glutes. Any reason why?ReplyCancel

    • 11/20/2013 - 11:32 pm

      ana @ fit, fun & delish! - Hi Caren! They’re definitely addicting! I’ll definitely follow you along too as you decide on a show! I will definitely post about my progress since that may keep me accountable. I actually paid for the program and signed a clause that I couldn’t share the details :( … I can give you a general idea though but the best information is actually on the LONG post from Body Recomposition found on the link in my post.

      I do train glutes and I have some exercises as part of my leg day. However, once I finish with my back & shoulder specialization I will be moving on to hammering legs & glutes before I move on two dieting.

      And now, off to visit your blog 😉 Thanks for stopping by!ReplyCancel

  • 11/21/2013 - 5:10 am

    Stacy Beach - This post is so EXCITING! Can’t wait to follow along! Enjoy your training!ReplyCancel

    • 11/21/2013 - 8:34 pm

      ana @ fit, fun & delish! - THANKS so much Stacy! I’m having a blast 😉ReplyCancel

  • 11/21/2013 - 5:58 am

    Tracey - Thanks so much for posting an update for me:) I’m interested in losing a bit more fat, I’d like to come up with a program to help me build my shoulders & booty.ReplyCancel

    • 11/21/2013 - 8:38 pm

      ana @ fit, fun & delish! - Hi Tracey! You are very welcome! Are you new to weight lifting? The only reason why I ask is because is very hard to lose weight (fat) and build up muscle at the same time. You’re either on a calorie deficit to lose fat and the weight lifting will help you maintain the muscle that you currently have. However, you won’t be able to add new one. There are a few exceptions to this though and that’s if you’re new to weight lifting, or if you just are getting back to training after a lay off.

      You can definitely build your shoulders and booty though! I can help you come up with a program if you want. Email me at anafrias09@gmail.com if you would like :)
      Thanks for stopping by!ReplyCancel

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