Monday, February 28, 2011

12 week out comparison shots

12 weeks out 2009

                                                                 12 weeks out 2010

So there is quite an amount of growth in this time frame but as you can see condition wise, I am pretty much on par. Which is crap, so I need to get my conditioning spot onski's!

Ha ha Ari in the background looks like a stung mullet, poor kid...not thee best view for her from behind, lol.

Off  to Qld on Thursday morning for a whole week of awesome training and time with my gorgeous two sisters!! excited MUCH!!

Then its off to Melbourne for the FITX exhibition. Busy, busy!!

My Fabulous coach has organised me tickets to prejuding for the figure international and he is the host for my FAV athlete Erin Stern..... he's gunna get an autograph for me... o yeahhh!  he will have a terribly hard time looking after her Im sure.

Till next time,


Sunday, February 27, 2011

82 days...but who's counting...

ME. lol

this week brings me 12 weeks out from comp and Im a little apprehensive. I am in simular condition that I was in at 12 weeks out last time I competed, which is not good enough.

Coach says now Im a little under the pump, which is ok. Im just taking it a day at a time. Its so important to keep positive. So thats exactly what I m doing!

Cardio intensity has been increased...this morning I was doing stair sprints and pushed myself so hard I was nearly sick. Then is was off to the gym and a little more stepper!

Im not having any more free meals from now on, which will help me stay more focused. I really wannt present something different on stage this year, and I will ;)

I start carb cycling next week and boy am I ready for a slight change in diet, broccoli has been making me gag!

I will post some pics in a week so u guys can have a peek at the progress :)

till next time,

Saturday, February 19, 2011

90 days out!

Finally got under the 80kg mark, lordy that was BS!! but I have lost 6.8kg's in 7 weeks tomorrow. I will NEVER have 3 months off AGAIN!

I have been asked a few questions so here goes.

I have been Body shaping/building for roughly 31/2 years, before that I was an endurance athlete and competed in half marathons etc, so muscles were not really that important or that appealing to me.

Genetically I think I am lucky, although I have worked BLOODY hard I do have the ability to gain decent muscle.

Genetics are a BIG factor although you can drastically change your shape through CONSISTENT weight training. Its such a big myth that you will get huge, and even though this is coming to light people still dont realise how impossible it is for women to gain allot if muscle without the aid of drugs.

Allot of people assume because they see pictures of you onstage that you walking around looking like that...its not possible, the posing alone makes you look like a different person. When competing you cannot underestimate the importants of posing, as ridiculous as hearing "front double bicep...and strike" may sound...if your a shit poser and you cannot manipulate you body into its best shape without a mirror, forget it... you may be lean and have a great shape, but if you cant show it off properly the judges wont really look at you.

People also assume that you get HUGE...SOOOOOOO not that case, you get TINY! really TINY you would be very surprised! any hoo on that note Ill leave you with my favourite chickas

top- erin stern
bottom - maggie duibaldo - the woman who inspired me 3 years ago- check out her pics on her website! beautiful!

Monday, February 14, 2011

progress photos

So the title says it all!!

Took some progress shots today and I can finally see some change ;)
My food has been cut back bit too this week so I am hoping in about 4 weeks there will be some BETTER improvements.

I was starving today and anyone who has competed before knows that sometimes its hard to tell if its a psychological or physiological thing?? you just gotta grin and bear it!!

Here are the shots...embarrassing much!! owell, lol

First shot 6 weeks ago

 Most recent
Long way to go....... looooong way to go, but happy none the less :)

Saturday, February 12, 2011

2011 Finally got my game

Well its been a thousand years since I posted anything but I am getting allot of questions from people and and my clients regarding the ins and outs of comp prep. So I thought if people are interested I might as well record it, we at least I will try, I don't have the best track record at blogging....hey girls ;)

Today See's me being 14 weeks out from competition, I am going very well this time, no where near the amount of hassles I have had in the past. That being said, I know how far I have to go, so fingers crossed, head down and arse up.... its time to really get down to business.

I increase cardio again this week, food is staying the same until something stops. For example the little fricken needle of the scales and the the little plastic arms of BF pincher's!

I started at 86.6 almost 6 weeks ago and I am down to roughly 80, give or take a kilo. I can feel a little bit of difference in my clothes, but the "pair" of jeans are still uncomfortably tight... looks like I have arse there's a nice mental picture!

Ill post pics soon when I'm half decent,lol

until next time!