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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