In less than three months, my goal is to step foot on stage to compete in my first figure competition. YIKES!!!
I guess it’s normal to be nervous, anxious and even doubtful, but all I can do is try my best through sticking to my diet, and following my fitness coach’s orders when it comes to training and getting the proper rest.
As of today I weigh 138 lbs (5’4″ tall if you’re curious)
My goal is to start losing 1 lb per week by sticking to an 1200 calorie diet and exercising.
Below, I’ll brief you on what my workout days are looking like, as well as what my meals are consisting of.
So let’s start with my workouts! (designed by Coach Lenny Graham)
I only work out three days a week for up to 90 minutes and rest the other days.
Mondays: Legs HARD
Wednesdays: Shoulders/ Back / Biceps
Fridays: Legs/ Chest/ Triceps
You are probably wondering where my cardio sessions are…. Well, so far, my body is transforming and coming along just like we were hoping, and per my coach, I luckily don’t have to do cardio yet. We will re-evaluate my progress in another week or so, and decide if we have to then. But so far, so good!
As far as my ab work out, I try to do them on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays on my own or after a workout if I’m not too exhausted. I always want to give 100% to my workouts, so if it means switching my schedule, then I will. Every work out counts, so being well rested and feeling motivated, definitely makes a difference in my effort and outcome.
What about Diet?
Eating clean is a key factor to achieving that sculpted physique that is needed to be noticed and even win a figure competition. To make sure I stay on track, I keep a food journal on www.Dailyplate.com.
Here’s an example of what some of my days look like:
Oatmeal protein pancakes
(1/2 cup oats + 1/2 cup egg whites) Mix and cook on low heat in a pan.
I love them plain, but sometimes I’ll add some stevia and coconut oil depending on how I spread out my calories that day
Meal 2: Pumpkin Pie Shake
1 scoop of Egg White Protein + 1/2 cup of Pumpkin Puree + 1 cup of ice + 2 cups of water
I can drink this all day long!
Meal 3: Grilled or poached 4oz salmon +
1/2 cup steamed brown rice & lots of non-starchy veggies
I like to season my salmon with lemon juice and dill
Meal 4: Grilled or baked 4 oz herb chicken with a medium sweet potato
I love, love, love sweet potatoes! I like them baked or mashed with a sprinkle of cinnamon on top!
Meal 5: Lemon pepper 4 oz Flounder + 1/2 cup Fava Beans & Brussel sprouts
Yes, I adore these little cabbages!! I used to despise them, but after learning how to properly roast them, I can’t get enough.
I also grew up eating Fava beans and they trigger such happy memories with every bite.
See… my meals aren’t so bad I bet you thought I had to eat bland broccoli and chicken all day. I truly enjoy eating healthy and still allow myself a yummy cheat meal once a week. Believe it or not, I typically opt for mixed nuts or more brown rice lol
Oh! And I also keep steamed and cut veggies in the fridge at all times to munch on whenever I get cravings. I typically buy sweet red peppers, english cucumbers (small yummy ones), broccoli, mushrooms, eggplants, green beans, spinach and artichokes.
I hope you enjoyed my little update
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me or leave a comment under this post.
If you’re a competitor or fitness expert, I would love to hear you tips to help get me to the finish line!
Thank you for stopping by my little Ol’ blog!