4 weeks out…..
The realism of it all is starting to hit home now-I’m going on stage in a tiny bikini and heels – in 4 weeks….OMG!!
One of the other Iron Wolf girls competed in her first competition the other weekend-Hercules Olympia in Essex…out of 30 girls, she only scooped 2nd place!!
I’m doing well with the training-it’s really tough, mentally, physically and bloody time consuming! I’m doing 30 minutes cardio every morning at 6am, plus a quick 15 mins of bonus exercises. The weights sections are still around 2-2.5 hours, sometimes I do this in one go, other times I split it up due to time constraints with work and family. Those days are difficult as it feels like I’ve spent all day training! I’ve now added in a second cardio session on some days in the evening, or after my training-usually I go for a 5k run off road and since I got my head torch it means I can run when it’s dark (our village as no street lights so it’s REALLY dark at night!)
The diet continues to be difficult, with most days leaving me feeling rubbish with a capital R! I’m looking forward to the day when I don’t go to bed feeling rough. Although it’s tough, I am seeing major differences in my body-muscles are more defined, fat is going….albeit slowly-too slow for my liking! Although when I look at my stats, I’m pretty pleased with my progress….mid-January I was 18% body fat with 77% lean muscle, I’m now at 12.3% body fat with 83% lean muscle….and all my jeans are too big – which is why I tend to wear my gym stuff most of the time as it fits a bit better! I’m now doing some days eating just egg whites – these are KILLER days – I manage until around 4pm, then I crash and have zero energy (and am VERY grumpy). Training on these days seems to best done in the morning I find….and on a day when I’m not too busy with clients!!
So, the next 4 weeks are going to be the toughest…stricter diet, same training (for next 3 weeks anyway) and no energy. Oh well, onwards and upwards!
I’ve done my “things I need to take with me on the competition day” list – it’s quite long, hope it’ll fit into my little case! Just need the Iron Wolf hoody to arrive and order the tanning stuff and it’ll be fine and dandy!
Will get some progress photos in the next few weeks and post them.
If I don’t update before, enjoy Easter one and all – have a chocolate Easter egg or two for me! (Mini eggs are my fave!)