It’s going down people, I am actually doing this and entering my very first Fitness Model competition at Pure Elite in April this year and let me tell you this, on the real, I can’t can’t believe I am actually going to be stepping on stage in front of hundreds of people in my bikini.
The seed of competing was officially sown into my head by my coach, Clara Mosha, after I had just completed my 12 week transformation with her for Healthista.com She is a masters (over 35s) competitor and has trained many women to competition standard, and one day she asked me if I’d ever thought of competing, which to be honest blew my mind because I’d never even considered it and I was also very flattered that she thought I was good enough to complete the process. This conversation took place in October 2014, hence why I’ve been so quiet with the blog, I’ve been going through what’s known in the competing world as ‘off season training’ where a bodybuilder bulks up to gain more muscle mass and then pre-competition cuts to a very low body fat to create that very lean muscular physique for the stage.
For the past two to three months I have been lifting heavy four times a week to pack on as much muscle as possible. I’ve now started my pre-competition phase where my training has now gone up to six days-a-week and my diet/calories are slowly being reduced over this phase of the cut.
Over the next 14 weeks I’ll be giving you all the insight into my preparations from my diet, workouts, bikini picking and posing practice. I’ll also let you know about all the tears and tantrums (am sure there will be plenty) I will be having along the way as well as pics of how my body will be transforming.
It going to be an interesting ride as I will be stepping way out of my comfort zone and pushing my body to places its never been before so make sure you follow my journey all the way from the gym to the stage.
Here is my first picture (exhales) at 14 weeks out.