right now i eat 5-6 small meals a day. They are all pre-weighed out and i eat a certain combination of foods to help me get the right about or protein while keeping my sugar and carbs levels low. You guys may have seen my meal pics on Instagram. I cook my meals usually on Sunday and keep them in the fridge so i just grab them at meal time. I workout 5-6 days a week. i do 45-60 minutes of cardio plus weight training (only 4 days a week right now).
What kind of bikini do you wear for your competition?
here is an example of what i have to wear...
they have a lot of rules and regulations for the things you can and cannot wear on stage. You can wear an "off the shelf" bikini but it does not show off your body the best way for judging.
Why would you ever want to do something like this?
I was asked to join a fitness promotional team earlier this year and we will get to promo at some of these fitness competitions. I just got more and more interested in it and thought to myself "Why Not!?"
I have always eaten pretty healthy and worked out regularly. But i knew i would have to dedicate more time and effort into getting ready for this competition. I also met a girl in my area that started training for one around the time i was stating to train for mine so it was just a reassuring thing to push me to want to do it.
It is just one more thing to push me to work hard in the gym so that i can look and feel the way i want 2 :-)
Are your friends/family/boyfriend supportive?
YES all of them are very supportive. Like i said i was always the healthy eater our of our group so my friends are use to my "healthy" ways. Of course i get the random teasing but nothing that is extreme. My boyfriend is very supportive and is even helping find the best suit for me for the competition. My family is supportive but they live so far away they they can not actually be here for the competition.
What has been the hardest part of training for this competition?
the hardest part by far was getting use to the meal schedule!
I was always the kind of person to eat my 4 -5 meals a day but only when my body told me i was hungry. It took me a few days to get use to the schedule and menu but after that it was OK. I already was a gym rat so spending hours in the gym is nothing new to me. I did have to get use to MORE cardio which was hard at first but i have adjusted well to it. The key is to change things up and have fun!
I hope that this has answered some questions that anyone may have had!
It is still so new to me and i am learning a lot. But i will for sure keep you updates with my progress!