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Ladies and Gent (do any guys read this?)- I'm going to train for a figure competition. Oh Holy Hell I can't believe I'm doing this. But I know the minute I put it here, I have to follow through. To quote a new friend and blogger (frogger, if you will) Girl Hero- "I needed a goal bigger than 'getting into a bikini by Labor Day.'"
Now- before you think I'm going to run out to the tanning beds, start pumping protein shakes and living at the gym- this is simply a challenge. Granted, I will be doing some tanning and protein shakes aren't that bad (who am I?). And I won't be spending any more time than I do now working out. I'm just going to change the actual workouts. OH GOD- and then there's the actual competition. *cringe* The idea of getting on stage in a "Glittini" and flexing in heels is quite terrifying for me. Mainly because I have some serious ass jiggle and handles of love. But I'm looking at it as an experiment. I'm not at all going to become a pro figure competitor. I just want see what I can do to my body with the right training and diet. And time... Lots of time.
The biggest and hardest change will simply be my diet. Lots of lean meats and veggies. Limited carbs consisting mainly of sweet potatoes, oatmeal and brown rice. Pretty much no sugar. None. Well, except for mochas- they are free. But.....shhhhhh...I'm going to back off on them a little. Just a little.
SO I'm going to be lifting an awful lot of weights. Cardio will basically be bike rides or walking. Maybe some jogging. This will change up bootcamp sum (though they will be getting more cardio than I will). I tried out a strength routine on them Monday. 400 cals in 45 mins! On just strength! And I'm sore. Real sore.
So there it is. There is no competition registered for yet. I've researched enough to know that I have to spend a few months "shedding." I've got to get my Body Fat % lower. And work on my muscles. They say "Abs are made in the kitchen." So I'll be eating very lean. Then, once I get to a good BF% I'll then take 3 months to train for the show. So I'll have to see what competition will be 3 months out when I get to a good training weight. All in all- looks like I'll be doing a show this year. Now, it may be in some rinky dink town near here with, like, 5 girls total- but still. I'll do it. I'll get on a funking stage in a glittini and clear heels. (hand me a paper bag) And I'll expect every single one of my friends (yes YOU!) to come with me and watch as I do the unthinkable. And then provide the post show shots of vodka. Cause there ain't no alcohol for this chick for a long time...
Okay- so what do you think? Who are you? Am I crazy? Wait...don't answer that. But let me know if you'll follow me through on this. Cause I need some accountability and you're it.