Wednesday, April 10, 2013

11.5 Weeks Out

We are 11.5 weeks out from NPC Bikini-San Jose Fit Expo. 3.5 solid weeks into cutting. Yeash. This is all feeling so real. I scheduled my hair and makeup for the big day, I have my posing shoes, I'm seriously looking at suits with crystals and embellishments, I'm trying to get my poses down (figuring out how to REALLY elongate my already super-long torso), eating cleaner than ever (aka no more milk or peanutbutter), and I'm totally dialed in. I posted my progress on r/bodybuilding on Reddit and I got a lot of support, but one commenter totally put it in perspective for me: I'm doing this probably a little too soon. I totally respected and appreciated his honest feedback. My case is rather special: I went from couch potato to bikini competitor in less than 7 months (the day I compete will be exactly 9 months into my journey). I'm not anywhere near the caliber of the pros. I have far less muscle development, not to mention definition than the pros. Sure, I've worked extremely hard, and I've gotten some great results. BUT. I don't have the experience, I'm not lean enough yet to really tell what kind of genetics my body has in store for definition, and there are gonna be girls who will come in looking much better than I could possibly look because I've done this for a much shorter span of time than they have. Regardless, I'm just happy that I'm going to be walking across stage. I'm nervous, but I'm going to come in super conditioned, super confident, and super proud of the work I put in. No excuses. Train insane or remain the same.

Feeling: Been tired this first half of the week. No carbs after 7:30PM hits me in the morning when I train. But I'm happy with how it dries me out so I'm going to continue doing it. Minor headache earlier this week, but drank lots of water and it went away. Height: 5'10". Current Weight: 137 lbs. (Probably less, but I'm hugely bloated because I'm currently at that time of the month).