hey everyone !! I think it's time to put this out there that I am headed back to the stage for my 3rd show in April ! I am beyond excited for this prep and I am attacking it like no one can stand in my way. I am going to document my journey and give you the TRUTH about prep so you can see the backside of the "glamour" you see on stage. Some days are great and other days are a fight to the finish but in the end it's always ME vs. ME.
One of the biggest assets I have this time around rebuilding my body basically from the ground up. I took a solid four months off of training like a bodybuilder to try to learn a new sport of CrossFit. My love of bodybuilding will always overpower any other style of training. I did well in CrossFit placing 2nd in a competition but my desire to get back on stage has more meaning to me.
Prep JUST started this week, I am 24 weeks out from the show. It's a little different this time around. I have amazing support and I am in a good place mentally for this upcoming season. I am planning on competing in Figure with the hopes of going into physique next year. I am going to keep training HARD and never settling for anything less than my ultimate best.
If I can give some advice for people wanting to get into the competition lifestyle there are a few things you need to know:
-Know that it takes TIME.. A LOT of time to get your body into the shape you need for a show. It's not just a quick 12 weeks.
-Give yourself that time. IF your body is ready to be on the stage you don't need to do any crazy depletion of water or sodium.
-Follow your plan. If I know one thing it's following a plan. Everything is given to you for a reason and you should trust in your coaches.
-Get a coach. Even if you 'think' you don't need one, get one anyways. Yes I do coaching and I have a coach for myself. It's important to have another set of eyes on you.
-Practice posing and walking in those heels. Learn how your body moves and get comfortable in positions that flatter your body.
-Take progress photos !!! These are the best to determine what you body looks like and how you need to adapt your training and diet.
TRUST THE PROCESS ! There will be days that you doubt yourself and days that you feel like you are moving backwards. Keep at it and keep moving forward. Never let fear or doubt stand in the way of your dreams !!
I am going to keep you posted on how this prep is going and I hope to help someone out there !!