How I Got Started
I joined a gym for the first time in 2005. I was instantly hooked, but I really didn’t understand the difference between working out and training properly. To add to that I thought I knew what healthy eating was, but I had not idea what clean eating meant.
Through research I came across a few good message boards where I was able to share my goals with other women. I learned a great deal and sought the help of an online trainer whom I meet though the forum. I was finally on the right path.
I Was Finally On The Right Path
After my program ended I still continued to train hard, and keep my clean eating in check. However, my fitness quest changed over time from wanting to just “be fit” to wanting to gain more muscle. I used Bodybuilding.com as my source of information for all things diet and training related.
However, I found myself trying to soak in way too much information. I was struggling between gaining muscle, and keeping my body fat low. I found that I actually was making my goals harder to reach by trying too many different diets and not following what was right for me. My last diet attempt back fired and I ended up gaining a lot of weight in a short amount of time once I “stopped dieting”.
How I Start My Figure Body Transformation
Finally I had enough and decided to sign-up with an online trainer who could help me achieve my goals, Karen Sessions aka MsFit author of “Figure Competition Secrets.”
Karen tailored my diet, cardio and training specifically to my goals. I started to see results within the first 3 weeks. I was so thrilled with the progress I was making I ended up adding additional time to my program. In a matter of months I literally saw myself transform. I am very happy and I feel and look better than I ever have.
Figure Competition Supplements
* Nature’s Best Isopure
* NOW Super Citrimax
* Optimum Opti-Women Multivitamin
* Vitamin C
* Vitamin E
* Lipo 6
* Papaya & Pineapple Digestive Enzymes
Figure Competition Diet
My figure competitor diet consists of lean protein, good carbs, good fats, and lots of non-starchy veggies. I include protein in every meal, and my carbs are eaten either early in the day, or after training.
o Egg Whites
o Turkey Breast
o Lean Beef
o Cottage Cheese
o Brown Rice
o Whole Wheat Bread
o Natural Peanut Butter
o Olive Oil
Figure Competition Training
I weight train 4 days a week. I challenge myself to improve every work out, whether it is a weight increase, better form or more focus.
o I’ve been doing anywhere from 20-60 minutes of HIIT cardio 5-6 days a week.
Suggestions For Other Future Figure Competitors
Living a healthy lifestyle is tough, but the results are worth it. Set your goal and go for it. Motivate yourself and “Will” yourself.
Replace “I’m going to try to go to the gym today” with “I WILL go to the gym today. Replace “I’ll try to stick to my diet today” with “I WILL stick to my diet today.
Do YOU Want to Enter a Competition or Just Have the Body of a Competitor? Stop sitting on the sideline… Get moving forward on your Goal!