NPC Bikini Bodybuilding Competition Prep

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week 1 - NPC Bikini Bodybuilding Competition Prep by popular New Jersey fitness blogger Fit Mommy in Heels

fitness competitor - NPC Bikini Bodybuilding Competition Prep by popular New Jersey fitness blogger Fit Mommy in Heels












As promised, I’m documenting my bodybuilding competition prep for my upcoming fitness competition and it begins TODAY! I am excited to share the journey with you and hope that you enjoy following along as I transform my body for the next 10 weeks. Stick with me as I go from the photo on the left to the photo on the right (oompa loompa tan included)!


I competed in and placed in my first ever fitness bodybuilding competition on November 1, 2016. It was a great experience but I’m glad I don’t ever have to have another “first competition”. Getting on stage was SO hard. I definitely don’t like all eyes on me so this was a huge thing for me to do especially since I had next to no clothes on.


I’m starting this bodybuilding competition prep 1 full week earlier then I started my last. I went a little crazy over the holidays and am sitting around 5 lbs heavier than I was when I started last time. I don’t prep for as long as most because luckily my responds REALLY well to food. Speaking of food – I eat A LOT.  Don’t let a little body fool you. I don’t believe in starving yourself to look a certain way and my coach can attest to that. I told her from the very beginning  – I refuse to be hungry! Hungry is one thing I definitely am not and I’ll share some of my meals with you later in my prep.


Just please remember – I am not starting this bodybuilding competition prep from scratch. The one question that I get the most that I have a SUPER hard time answering is “How long did it take you to look like THAT?” This is not a simple answer. Do I look like the photo on the right all year round? NO. Why? Because I believe in balance and that includes cocktails and pizza. Not to mention it is not healthy to stay at that body fat for an extended period of time. However, I did not lose any muscle once my bodybuilding competition prep was over, I simply added a nice little layer of fat over it.


Also, I did not put on all the muscle in the photo on the right in 9 weeks (my last bodybuilding competition prep period). It takes time to put on muscle. I work out hard all year round, I just don’t follow a perfectly clean diet all year round. So to answer the question… It is a constant work in progress to get these results.  My 10 week diet will just help show off all my hard work.


I hope that I can give you a good inside look at what it’s like to prepare for and compete in a fitness competition. I’m excited to share this bodybuilding competition prep experience with you and hope you enjoy following along.


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Lauren is a wife, mom of 3, and personal trainer with a passion for fitness, fashion, and blogging. She shares affordable fashion finds, fitness tips, and helps you learn how to make money with YOUR blog!

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