Heading into my third consecutive bodybuilding season, and my third season coaching myself through the process, I found myself reflecting a bit on what it is I’ve learned. From the very beginning, from the day I registered for my first show, I’ve used this space to keep track of, make sense of, and share my… Read More How to be an Unsuccessful Athlete
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
What is it that makes a person’s diet successful? Of course, I don’t mean diet in the vernacular “Jenny Craig/Weight Watchers/oh no, I’m on a diet,” sort of way, but the “this is what I eat,” way. I mean some people are successful in meeting their goals with Paleo, some with intermittent fasting, some with… Read More My Recipe for Macro Adherence: Carb Cycling and Intermittent Fasting
Today marks 8 weeks out. Here’s a couple more stats for you- I met with my coach for a formal check-in and measure today: (Important- remember that until just a few days ago, I was eating above my TDEE for nearly 7 weeks) Since my last check-in with measurements, I have significantly upped my calories,… Read More It’s Official- I’m an NPC Figure Competitor!