January 1, 2013 was the day I decided I would do my first bikini competition.
I hadn’t had a solid goal in a very long time. I was so frustrated with the way I looked.
I’ve been a trainer for 32 years and I know weight loss and fitness. I get it right with my clients but I am my own worst client. I spend 4-5 hours a day teaching classes. My food was good. I always eat clean but I was truly miserable with my shape. Mushy!
I fought with the concept of hiring a coach. I kept telling myself I didn’t need one.
But, at the end of the day, Bikini competition coaching isn’t my niche. I needed eyes on me. I needed someone to be accountable to. I needed to not think and let someone else drive. I needed help, for all the reasons my clients need me.
So I hired a fabulous coach!! She set me straight immediately.
She said.. “You are starving!”
I needed more food and less training.
We cut cardio out! No more 3 hour burpee sessions. (yep.. I can do it).
More sweet potatoes! I also started eating meat again. I was veg before I started
Within a few weeks, I rocked that green bikini very differently. My flat muscles started
to fill out and I started to feel great!
For my show, June 29, 2013, I was only about 8 pounds lighter than January 1. I added muscle over those 26 weeks. I was very happy with my results and with my placing.
I took Second place in the Masters category.