Yes, you read that correctly…COMPETITION. I’ve finally made the decision to compete! As much as I wish I could do figure, I’ve decided this first go round will be the bikini division. I’m still giving it my 100% effort and I’m going to work my booty off every single day. Bikini could actually be the perfect fit for me. Whether I’m in the gym or in the kitchen, I’ll be consciously thinking of that moment when I walk on stage and how badly I want to have my best shot at this.
With this new goal of mine also comes a new diet, new workouts and a few limitations here and there. I’m saying goodbye to the cheat meals for the next few months and unfortunately I won’t be coming up with any new fun recipes to share with you guys. But I WILL be logging and recording this process every step of the way. I can use all the motivation and encouragement I can find, so please keep up with me and read my posts as I experience what it’s like to be a bikini competitor for the first time.
Starting out, I want to share what my new workout routine will look like. At the moment I’m only doing cardio 4 times a week: 3 days of 30 minute moderate intensity and 1 day of HIIT (high intensity interval training). As the weeks continue, my coach will start to add on more and more cardio as needed.
For strength training:
Monday-Legs, hammies, abs
Tuesday- biceps, shoulders (30 minutes cardio)
Wednesday- Back (30 minutes cardio)
Thursday- 20 minutes HIIT, abs
Friday- Legs, glutes
Saturday- Chest, triceps (30 minutes cardio)
Sunday- Active rest
So, for now, that’s what I have when it comes to exercise.
Diet, is a whole ‘notha story. Still eating clean of course, but I’m trying to lose body fat and weight so I’m in calorie deficit at the moment.
My cart looks something like this
All delicious foods that we know and love:) Plus oats! Can’t forget the oats!
Since I’m eating the same foods every day, I’m cooking in bulk even more.
This will probably last me….5 days?
I stocked up on some Mrs. Dash and today I cooked with the fiesta lime. Who doesn’t LOVE salt free seasonings? I think this is a perfect instance to say