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
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:
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
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 😀