To my fellow Savage Sisters heading to Paris!
It’s crunch time. Our last week. This is where all those countless hours of hard work for months come to shine.
All that chicken, all those greens and all that sweat and yes even tears pay off!
Every set and rep
The energy you put into it
The mental state in which you hold
Your game face
The precise portions
The precious minutes that you sleep and rest
Eeeeveeeerrrry little tiiiiiny detail counts!
I know your brains are probably mush right now but
make it better than ANYTHING you’ve ever done to date.
Lets go in with a blaze of glory and ROCK THE JOINT!!!
So far I’ve shared workouts, motivation, food, photos and mostly kept it light and fun. I’ve yet to touch on the most important aspect of training for competition and that’s the psychological factor. The mental game.
When you have training twice a day, strictly adhering to portion sizes and specific types of food and making sure you get 8 hours of quality sleep day in and day out. It really tests your mental strength and having a support network is more than vital.
I have always been one to train hard and regularly. Eat well and the art of a magic nights rest is still in the pre-production stages but having experienced the last 4 months getting ready for comp has blown everything I’ve done previously out of the water. I know that no matter what happens here everything about my persona is stronger. Physically and mentally hands down.
I found an article from a female body builder who puts everything into easy perspective for anyone looking in.
Instead of my friends and family thinking I’ve turned into an anti-social hibernating bear….when actually Im this gypsy phoenix that runs amuck constantly. Its been a very life altering task!!
And this I found and thought was appropriate 3 weeks out!
Ready to rock’n roll baby!
Strong body. Strong mind.
So much can be accomplished once you learn to harness your thoughts.
Rest is just as important as hard work.
Citrus is keeping my chicken sane.
Oh and roping friends in for sweaty sand sprints is just for fun!
7 weeks to go until the Fitness Universe competition in Paris!
It’s my first one and it’s been an incredible journey thus far. I have made some amazing friends who are also on this fitness path and I’m loving the camaraderie.
I have always been one to train hard and eat clean but this adventure has taken it to a whole new level!
Trying to put on muscle mass has been super hard work. I’m a petite girl by nature.
No cheats and pure dedication to daily training and eating correctly.
I had to laugh though because I frequently have women asking me for training/nutrition advice on how to look ‘fit and toned with muscular definition but not bulk out!‘ Trust me ladies, you will not bulk out!!
I have been purposefully training and eating to achieve muscle gains and it is hard, hard work!!
Don’t be afraid to go heavy, don’t get caught up in calories think more about what type of food you are fuelling your body with (macro’s) and always go further than you think your capable of. DREAM BIG!
Stay tuned for more updates over the next coming weeks till comp time! Exciting!!
- Create a 4x4m square space with cones or markers.
- Facing the same direction the entire time you are traveling from one to the next either sprinting forward, laterally or sprinting backwards.
- At each station you are to complete 5 pushups before moving to the next.
- Completing 5 circuits gives you 100 pushups. So we did 15 circuits in total giving the grand total of 300 pushups!!
- Afterwards 20 minutes of skipping was prescribed for most just to really top it all off. Good day
Too add to the intensity it was a timed competition between other candidates of the day.
Here are the scores, the quotes and a few pictures to boot.
- Vee 15.02 !!! “I feel ok” I had to laugh when she said this.
- Liz 20.56 ”Proud. I didn’t think I could do it”
- Lene 21.16 ” That was horrible… ouch!”
- Sarah 23.01 “Ooowee Jes!!…..”
- Cireen 32.05 “It’s all mental, when you hear 300 you think oh god!”
Fav pic. Says it all no?