Its been a while….time for an update!

Wow!  It’s the end of July and I have finally sat down to write.  So much has happened in my life since I last posted anything.  I wanted to be a motivator and write something everyday but life happens and work happens.  Even though this blog site is part of my career I have concentrated so much on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter that I almost forgot about the most important form of social media I have…my blog!

Back in January of 2013, I started my contest prep for my bodybuilding shows that occurred in June 2013.  I was so excited to get started after a fantastic off-season!  I hired Ron Partlow once again and together we worked hard building my best bodybuilding physique to date.  I had some bumps along the road, I’m not going to lie.  I was injured in the beginning of prep, a small injury to my quad that quickly went away after working with my chiro and doing ART (active release technique.)  About 8 weeks out I was sick for about a week which was probably the worst week of contest prep to date.  I managed it and was a bit nervous that it put me behind but I listened to my body and Ron and I got thru it and came back to the gym strong and determined to kick ass.  My first show was June 8 which I placed a respectable second.  I was very pleased with my physique and could not wait til the following week June 15th where I was able to show case my best package, with an unbelievable side chest, ham sweep pose and back pose that people still talk about today.  At this show I placed second and I could not be happier with the results!

June 15, 2013 Women's Lightweight bodybuilding 2nd place

June 15, 2013 Women’s Lightweight bodybuilding 2nd place

It’s now 6 weeks later and I am doing incredible!  I’m proud to say I did not rebound!  My coach Ron never ever had me on low calories and did not have me doing endless bouts of cardio but I still decided weeks prior to my show that there is no need to go crazy with food after.  I rebounded really bad way back in 1999 gaining almost 30lbs maybe more the WEEK after the show.  Not this time and since I’ve been under Ron’s watchful eye I have yet to rebound.  I did decide to create my own plan after this show and focus on the knowledge I have gained by working with Ron plus I am currently enrolled in a nutrition certification that is basically university level that has taught me so much.  I chose to reverse diet and in my opinion has been very successful.  It is not for everyone but I am disciplined and set goals so to me it is not difficult.  Since the day of my last show I have added increments either carbs or fats plus include a good hearty meal out at least once or twice per week and reduced my cardio to max 4 days per week aiming for 20mins-30 mins HIIT each time.  I can honestly say I am very happy and as strong as ever in the gym!  🙂

People have asked what my next show will be and I have set my sights on Nationals….date to be determined!  I am anxious to see a couple of friends compete at the 2013 National bikini/figure/physique show in August followed by the North Americans where my coach Ron Partlow and “steel sista” Liza are set to kick ass!

With my goals in mind I am set to work hard this off-season.  I need to tweak and build and maintain a healthy physique.  I plan to train hard and train smart to avoid injury.

June 8th 2013 Women's Master's bodybuilding 2nd place

June 8th 2013 Women’s Master’s bodybuilding 2nd place

I want to be the best I can be…Do It!  Dream It!  Believe It!

Stay focused and determined, be consistent and get the job done!

About motivateandbfit

Nutrition Coach focusing on understanding macronutrients and how to count macros. Offering online training programs when needed.
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