Well babes, I am officially 4 weeks or ONE MONTH out from my show.
How scary is that?
I don’t feel ready but I guess you never feel ready. You just put in the work, trust the process, and step on stage – ready or not! 😉
I received my suit this past week and it’s absolutely gorgeous! Angel Competition Bikinis did a beautiful job. I contemplated keeping the color a secret but ehh, what the heck. IT’S MINT! <3
I won’t be posting any posing pictures in my suit (I’ll save those for show day) but I wanted you to see the whole ensemble. Suit + Jewelry. Everything is so sparkly! I can’t wait to be all tanned up and blinged out.
It’s a little low on padding in the boob area (or I just have exceptionally teeny boobs) so I purchased additional padding to stuff those suckers. Right now, I feel like a 12-year-old boy in a glittery bikini. LOL
The warm weather has officially rolled into the rocky mountains and the timing couldn’t be any more perfect! I prefer cardio outdoors so my cardio game is about to step up significantly.
Scored two new pairs of shoes this week as well: Reebok Zpump and Newton BOCO AT. The Zpumps are proving to be amazing at the gym (more of a flat-bottomed shoe which is great for deadlifts and squats) and my Newtons are for the mountain trails!
I already spent my morning on a 2-hour mountain bike ride and tomorrow I’ll get in a nice long hike with the pups. My in-gym cardio will be the stairmill for 15 minutes x 4 days this week. Nothing crazy.
I made a pretty steep drop this week in kCals.
Again, by “steep” I mean around 1,500 kCals per day. Never ever will I go near my BMR. 1,500 kCals per day is already proving to be challenging. Man, I love to eat so this week I am focusing on the volume of food I am eating.
There are two options when filling your macronutrient needs: calorie-dense foods (for times when you are not hungry and don’t want to eat much – think protein bar) and not-so-calorie-dense foods (for times when you need to fill your tummy – think veggies and fruits.)
This week, I need to focus on “spreading out” my calories so I feel like I’m eating more. More salads, more veggies, more fruits. Possibly splitting my protein shake in 1/2 so I can drink 2 of them and splitting up my protein portions. I have been doing 4 oz servings but I might do two 2 oz serving instead.
It’s all about tricking your mind! Plus, I am a snacker. The more I can “graze” the happier I am!
My nutrition plan for this week (subject to change based on mood) 😉
- 1/2 double protein english muffin with grape jelly
- 2 scrambled eggs (1 whole + 1 white)
- 1 Sausage
- Chai Latte (Tazo Chai + Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk) — I have never counted my chai as part of my plan. As long as that stays consistent, it’s okay.
- Low-Fat String Cheese
- Jerky Stick
- Giant Salad
- Fat-Free Feta Cheese
- SAHALE Parmesane + Herb Almond Crunchers
- Red Wine Vinegar
- 1 Small Apple
- 1 Single Serve Packet of Justin’s Nut Butter
- Lean Beef Burger – No Bun + Reduced Fat Colby Jack Cheese
- Green Veggies
- Protein Shake
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Quest Bar + 1 tbsp Nut Butter
- Back to Nature Classic Cremes (Aka: Healthy Oreos!)
Approximately 1,500 kCals. 94 g carbs, 58 g fat, and 150 g protein
My refeed day was glorious and horrible at the same time.
I really enjoyed my bacon-avocado burger and fries. I was hoping to grab some froyo as well. Unfortunately, I am battling a super nasty sinus infection so I ended up grabbing soup and biscuits, crashing in my jammies in front of the tv, and calling it a night. Bummer!
Please remember, my numbers will not and should not be your numbers.
Every persons macros and calories are specific to them, their body, their metabolism, and their goals. 1,500 kCals is LOW for me. I normally eat closer to 2,100 kCals. My macros have also been adjusted for competition-specific goals so do not make my macros your macros. They may not produce results for you.
- Weight: 128 lbs
- Height: 5’4
- Chest – 30 inches
- Bust – 29 inches
- Arm (bicep) – 12 inches
- Arm (forearm) – 9 inches
- Waist – 26 inches
- Hips – 31 inches (lost!)
- Glutes – 35 1/2 inches (lost!)
- Thighs – 20 inches (lost!)
- Calves – 13 1/4 inches
The next 4 weeks aren’t going to be easy.
There is very little room for error here on out!
Keeping everything on track, tightening up, and nailing down my posing are all on the top of the list.
On the agenda!
- Sticking to my macros – No excuses!
- Register for my NPC classes (3)
- Focusing on increasing my cardio (preferably outside) 🙂
- Purchasing my makeup for show day
As always, leave questions and comments below.