Besides the haze and countless outdoor activities, which I have had to cancel, September has been an eventful month.
From fund raising for the Rainbow Center, to a friends 30th boat party, the launch of KFIT, the Formula 1, Bridal Couture at Chijmes, the Lorna Jane Active National Day and 2015 Muscle Mania, it has had it all going on! Some of which I do not recall, but I am sure you can find a photo or two on my Instagram account.
Bring on October! I am going to make sure I add in some adventure next month as I miss clear blue skies and the smell of fresh air to honest i just want Sam's arms:)
8 weeks out
I only decided to compete 7-8 weeks before the competition without fantastic condition to begin with, my bestfriend Edwin gave me hope that i could do it and he was there all the way through my prep, i don't give him enough credit but he listen to my complain and listen to me being self conscious about myself and how i was always hungry after I've just eaten. Edwin was brutal and honest at the same time he cared for me and i can't wait to see him on stage tomorrow!
My next prep i am going to take slightly longer maybe from a range of 10 weeks or so but at the same time be in a better condition that i do not need 12 weeks, i find that taking 12 weeks of dieting would probably kill my soul.
not cheating on my diet and eating so much almond
I was eating 4-6 meals a day which consisted of
breakfast: WHEY AND OATS
2/3/4 Meal:Chicken /fish with rice or sweet potato or quinoa
5th meal :protein shake and oats
And GUESS WHAT! i ate way to much almond i was bored i was just eating them because i had free time and though i was hungry, i ate about 100-150gram of almonds a day. Yes it was healthy fats but not when your competing, i was eating way more calories than needed.
drinking to much protein shakes and protein bars
Some days i was tired of chewing my food or eating or had no time because i did not plan my day properly and would have to eat protein bars instead, not that i am complaining they taste like heaven on earth! ( only some ) and food that are highly process make you retain more water, also eating real food is the best !
training to long
Training in between my session are exhausting but i find it to be more efficient because at times when i have no work and would have a 5 hours gap in between i would take my time training and realised i could have train harder but i had so much time i was taking longer break than needed , once i took 3 hours to finish shoulders and cardio after which is was way to hungry and tired and felt like crap after.
take progress photos
Sometimes you train so hard but do not see minor changes unless you take progress photo every 2 weeks, it helps keep you motivated when you see changes on your body, waking up everyday is like a surprise on how tight my body is going to be.
You can look the best on stage but if you didn't not put in the work to practice posing to show the judges your full package, its like half of the battle lost! My next prep i am going to pose every day and i would get people to watch me, i was to shy to get anyone to critic my posing and basically pose in my room, almost broke my ankle prancing in such a small space with my 5 inch heels.
I did have fun throughout the entire prep and also learn so much about myself and how i help myself to be a stronger person than i was before, everything is possible if you put your mind to it with proper planning and dedication. I Cant wait to walk the stage again in time to come!
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