I have a little secret… for the past month or so…
I’ve been prepping for a show!
I kept it under wraps (for the most part) because I wanted to make sure I was actually committed to doing the show – I haven’t competed since 2012) – and I wanted to make sure my body would respond with a new coach and new coaching methods.
Is it working?
Huge yes. In fact, someone recently accused me of starting a cycle of roids (ROFL) – for the record, no, and never – and I am getting comments each week about how much my body is changing, so I guess I can’t hide it much longer.
Uh – why?
I haven’t given a thought to competing or had a desire to do so in a LONG time. But the more I’ve experimented with IIFYM (see below for more details), I wanted to see what I could do with it under a coach. Then, Fitness America came out with a show in my very own COUNTY. Fitness America is an all-natural, drug-free organization and I really enjoyed my experience with it in the past (READ HERE). So as of right now, seems like a great match.
This is really exciting to me because my coach, Mike Pucci, uses the MACRO method to train all his clients. I am a huge fan of IIFYM, mainly because I get really bored on strict meal plans, and I honestly don’t like to plan out all of my food for the whole entire day. I like to mix it up. (You can read more about how I’m been using this method to increase my calories for almost a year now HERE.)
Many competition plans are based on very strict meal plans using 100% super squeaky clean food. Those do work – they do the job that they’re intended. However, I like more flexibility, sustainability, and I don’t want to eat the same things every single day. Also, I like pita chips.
This is about 12 weeks out for both bikini and model at Fitness America –
Right now I am eating 250g of carbs a day and slowly dropping weight! Whatttt. Life is pretty good and I am REALLY enjoying this method. Nothing is off limits for me, as long as it “fits” into my numbers for the day. I eat lots of lean protein, veggies, fruit, starches, some dairy, and I manage to fit in some pizza, chocolate, and cookies too.
As far as my training, currently my coach has me doing a mix of powerlifting + bodybuilding and it is FUN. I’m getting strong as a beast training this way. I’m also not doing any type of cardio right now in order to gain/preserve muscle. I’m sure that dream won’t last forever, but I’ll take it for now!
I’m really glad I chose him and I can’t wait to see what else my body can do over the next few months.
Recently I even heard a rumor that my show could get canceled … and if it does…who cares… this prep is still fun!
Enjoyable competition prep? Welcome to 2015!
So who’s coming to watch my show on Saturday, April 18th in Delray Beach? Have you ever attended a Fitness America show?
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