I just realized I haven’t posted for a while. I have a lot of my journey on Insta and I’m sure you are catching it there if you are following.
Prep for UFE Halloween Mayhem:
Food: My food is the best it has ever been. I love IIFYM. I’m sitting at about 2000 calories a day and I have been gritting my teeth not to do that reactionary move and increase cardio and drop food yet. I have about 200 carbs a day now. I’m actually down about 10 pounds from the holiday bulk up. Now, let me clarify.. the scale is a piece of crap because I fluctuate 3-5 pounds up or down every time I get on it. I have some carb ups and some lower carb days so that falls in line with the scale being a giant B. Oh and I don’t follow that psycho carb cycle of 30 carbs a day then 300 a day. I eat what I want and when I want.
So do my clients. 🙂
Speaking of…I have in my food plan, the same concepts my clients/competitors use. We hit our numbers +5/-5 grams everyday. I eat over 500g veggies daily and I get a gallon of water in. I eat when I want and I eat what I want.
The Mister and I are heading to Vegas for our 20 year anniversary and it’s also my 51 birthday. When we return, it will be about 12 weeks out and time to start my taper.
My goal was to do as much body recomp as I could on as high macros as I could.
Pole dancing + body building +strength gains
I started pole dancing in November last year at age 50. I wish I’d started so many years ago. It’s my favorite thing! I have the chance to do pole 3-5 times a week. I’m a slow learner but I’m getting much stronger. My lats are growing because my sports bras are too tight to wiggle into!
I was able to almost do pull ups on my own this week. I had a tiny bit of assistance so focusing on my strength has been a really cool addition to my show training.
With pole there is an ongoing goal of getting super bendy! How fun is that?
Here’s my progress since November 2015.
This is my Dharma Wheel. I got it from Amazon. It’s bright pink and it’s a beast. It will pop your back like nothing else. I have more flexibility in my hips but to make the shapes I want, I need to get super bendy in my back too.
Why for bikini prep?
Because I want to and I like it. My goal this year is to do everything in my power to not cardio/low carb my glutes off. To eat well and with purpose and to train in a way that works but brings me joy. I’m lifting heavy AF in my workouts 5-6 days a week and train on my pole 3-5 times a week as well. I have track/steps outdoors 1x a week and about 20 min of other cardio for my heart. I like my shape this year so much better.
Last year I did hundreds of burpees and tons of plyo. That was totally fine! I just want to see how my body changes this year. I actually believe having these personal goals is making my prep more about changes and not the race to the finish line. I certainly will learn something this go round!
Mayhem: I’m so excited to do UFE Halloween Mayhem this year. All 4 of my costumes/suits for this show are solidified. They are fun and unique and nothing like you could ever order online. I will bring my very very best this year!
EAT LIFT SLAY #prep2016
Check out UFE for your next show. I hope you will be a part of our family!
I wish YOU well with your prep!