I was going to wait until the first of the year to start competition prep, but I’m impatient and didn’t want to wait. Today was my first day back to stricter macro counting and a regular gym schedule. After I got back home from my Christmas fun, I went grocery shopping and picked up the essentials: chicken, ground turkey, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, you get the gist. I came home and prepped a bit and I figure I’ll more over the weekend. I also stopped by Dick’s Sporting Goods and bought a new pair of cross trainers. These were amazing during my gym session this afternoon.
My first official gym day in the prep book was a solid 40 minutes of plyometrics. I felt pretty good and I can’t wait to see what happens during this prep.
Let’s get into the facts of prep this time around:
My first competition was November 1 and I lost 25 pounds and weighed 150 in time for the stage. Since November 1st I have gained between 8-10 pounds, but I’m still a size 6. The first competition this spring is April 18th, which is 113 days away. My goal is to lose another 25 pounds and get to 135 in time for the stage. The second competition is May 23rd and I believe I can get to 130 for that stage.
Last time prep was a breeze in the beginning and it got much harder on me mentally towards the end, but knowing what I know now, I believe I will be able to handle it. As far as the post show weight gain, it could be so much worse, but I do want to see what I can do so I can have more of a maintenance of the weight loss this time around.
Now for some photos!
We have 5 days until the New Year and I’ve almost finished my list of goals for 2015. I’ll post them within the next few days. I can’t wait to dive right in! I hope all of you enjoyed your holiday and are getting ready for the New Year too!