Peak week- the last week before you compete, during which time you try and optimize your appearance to hit a temporary “peak” on show day- is probably the most discussed, hated, and easy to fuck up piece of any contest prep. Glycogen depleting workouts, sodium manipulation, water loading and restricting, tilapia and asparagus for breakfast because… Read More Peak Week Part 1: Input
Oh my goodness I made it. In the last two weeks, I’ve faced death multiple times, and yet here I sit with the kitty, studying the doughnut menu for the day and making decisions over delicious coffee. I’ve made it. I mastered my masters, I had an awesome photo shoot, I slept on a forest… Read More The Sisterhood of Perpetual Deficit Eating
Last night I calculated opened up my all-powerful Excel spreadsheet and created a new tab, which I named “WEEK 8.” Yes, in all caps. Shit’s serious. Last time I gave you an update on my attempt at a reverse diet, right after I competed in March, it went… poorly. Which is an understatement. My… Read More Reverse Dieting Update
I. Love. You. I love you! I love all of you who read my blog and follow my Instagram and chat with me via r/xxfitness– you guys are the most amazing people and I love you I love you I loooooove you. Which is why I am always excited and flattered to receive messages… Read More Calories Are Not Your Enemy… Sometimes YOU Are
So reverse dieting. It’s stupid hard. Especially when you don’t do it right because of reasons. Reasons being prioritizing photo shoots and idiot vanity. I’ve had photo shoots booked since the show (in various states of yam-ness… I’m totally back to normal colored as of this morning, though!), so I’ve been trying to stay… Read More Setting Up for Success if Pointless if You Ignore the Plan
Two weeks ago today, Coach looked at me and said “You’re too damn skinny. If I have you cut any in the next 14 weeks you’ll be the smallest girl on stage. You shred fast, so let’s use that to our advantage and give you a few weeks of building.” I’m now charged with building… Read More I love calories, calories are my favorite!