My first show this summer is 9 weeks from now. I have so much work to do but I’m tracking better than last year. I’m feeling great and so much better than prep last year. I’m still on appx 180 C and I’m still leaning so I’m making subtle changes each week but not drastically reducing calories, nor am I going to drop below 20 percent fat .
Each week, I have 3x 15 minute hiits,1 plyo and 1 track workout.. I vary my style of hiit though. Today I trained with my team. That killed me. Cardio is Hardio. I lift 5 days and do pilates springs 2-3 hours a week. Posing 2-3 hours a week. I teach lots of classes too so while I can hear people judging my progress . I should probably eat less! I burn an enormous amount each day. I am not about starving.
For me to pull this body fat off my lower body for stage, I am going to have to pummel it hard. It is what it is. I carry body fat right in my mid section. I’m using my trampoline a lot. I’m also using my spring boards more this year. That make a huge difference. I’m so lucky to have my own equipment.
My food is spot on. I enjoyed a little No Sugar Added frozen yogurt this weekend for my carb up. I carry my own scale with me.
I’m using muscle eggs, whey, meat, greek, and this year some dairy as protein sources. I try to get several sources each day. I have not resorted to fish yet. I hope I can do it without the fish furnace.
No sugary, treaty foods in my plan like Captain Crunch cereal. I switched those things out for zucchini and veggies. My light and fit greek is yummo. I am in love with muscle eggs and Quest is launching chocolate mint bar this week. I do a Questie every few days. I’ve been eating lots of veggies and fruit too for fiber and carbs. Boring.. no. But not chicken wings and beer either. I’m very happy. I feel healthy.
When the food is over.
I don’t have a strategy for food like front loading or back loading or sideways loading. I’m not over thinking this right now. I fuel around my workouts as normal and when the food is done, it’s done.
I’m hungry. Volume foods help but I’m always hungry in prep. I said it. I’m hungry in prep.
Sleep is time machine until breakfast.
Lift heavy! Give 100 percent!