You know what.. 13 weeks is too damn long to prep for a show!!!!! The weeks just get harder and harder and I think 12 weeks would have been more than enough. 12 weeks is what people normally give themselves. I think I could have gotten away with about 6 weeks if I buckled down on my eating.
I have Eaten Clean for 3 years now. Of course, I am not perfect – I use Sugar Free/ Fat Free Jello Pudding – and that’s not Tosca Reno approved! But I eat 5 – 6 times a day. I portion my foods. I only eat starch early in the day. I drink a gallon of water or more every single day. I am VERY healthy!! I also workout like a crazy woman, so the training piece is a piece of cake for these shows. I barely even change my training when I’m getting ready. So for myself, I think 12 weeks for prep is too much.
When you start prepping for a show, EVERYTHING becomes about the show. If your friend wants to get dinner, you have to make sure you can eat there, and if you can, then you need to know you are only getting 3 oz of protein. If you need to run errands, then you have to make sure you have enough food packed to bring with you based on the amount of hours you are going to be out of the house. If you have a road race coming up you want to do, you have to make sure you plan your workout schedule around it so it won’t screw up leg day the next day. I honestly don’t know how mom’s do it!
My week went totally fine for Monday – Friday. I added in more cardio so now, this is my training plan:
Monday – CATZ (includes total body ST & HIIT) + 20 min additional steady state cardio
Tuesday – 45 min stepmill + 60 min hot yoga
Wednesday – Heavy Shoulders + CATZ (includes total body ST & HIIT) + 20 min additional steady state cardio
Friday – Arms + CATZ (includes total body ST & HIIT) + 30 min additional steady state cardio
Saturday – rest (usually I do 90 min cardio and/ or yoga)
Sunday – 5k road race + 50 additional minutes of incline walking (usually I take Sunday off)
Friday afternoon I had posing practice with my coach and two friends/ clients that are competing as well. I’ve got my walk DOWN. I’ve got my pose DOWN. I left feeling excited and energized and READY.
But Saturday I broke two cardinal rules:
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