Looks like that time is rolling around again. Time to shed the last remaining fluff so I can see if all this hard work payed off! Time to put in WORK and give it everything I've got until I finish my last steps on stage in 2011.
I am currently at 21.5 weeks out from my first show on April 9th, 2011 and 23-24 weeks out from the INBF Madison. I just completed a mini cut and am hovering right around 10lbs over my last contest weight of 168.5lbs. I got up to a high of 189 this offseason and worked my butt off to keep it lean and shexshay . I plan on bringing a level of conditioning that will terrify my competitors, scare small children and ensure that I walk off stage with a skeletor-like smile from ear to ear. This is MY TIME TO SHINE!
I followed the cut diet last prep and stepped on stage for the first time. I was fairly happy with my prep, but honestly did not allow myself enough time to get shredded. I was happy to place top 5 in the open division as well as 4th place in Novice Tall at the OBC Indiana, but realized that I need to improve in several areas. I've also followed some great guys logs on here (most notably the 3DMJ crew) and picked up a ton of useful info along the way. I enjoy a variety of foods now, and love the fact that I can fit basically anything into my macros .
I will be dieting SLOWLY to ensure any muscle loss is kept to a minimum and to try and keep strength and energy levels high. I'm going to start prep on my own and already know that I will be hiring the help of 3DMJ when I hit a sticking point (roughly 12-15 weeks out).
I have been pushing it rather hard for the past 6 weeks or so and will utilize next week as an active deload week. I will also take this time to have a cheat meal at my favorite mexican place . I actually haven't cheated for about 3 months now (only refeeds on weekends). I am also going to enjoy a higher calorie day on Thanksgiving, but then it's ON!!
So come on and join me during my wonderful journey while I go through the highs and lows of contest prep. Let's do this thing!