Today, I’m 11 weeks out from my second physique competition. Coach changed my diet this week. Went into a deficit for the first time and the bod is responding well. Starting to lose water and feeling leaner. It’s time to get the Preparation H “non-surgical treatment” going for loose skin. It started to show up this week. That’s a good sign.
I’ve been doing short posing practices here and there, but today is the first day of spring break and I found myself at home for the afternoon without a million things to get done. So I napped. And then I headed out to my husband’s photography studio, set up the big mirrors, started the posing practice timer I have on my phone, and ran through the mandatories a few times. My stamina isn’t where it needs to be. I have a lot of work to do. Played the song I think I might use for my routine and just danced around a bit to get a feel for it.
When I was almost done, I decided to take some pictures.
I took this one with a side view so I could see if I’m pulling back my shoulders and holding my chest up enough. I’m not. Shoulders are still too small. Calves are too small. My left quad has a “dent” in it where I pulled it last January. Awesome. I am happy with the body fat percentage – no idea what it is, but I’m 11 weeks out and when I compare current pictures to pictures from last summer, I’m in about the same place – maybe a tiny bit leaner. Same coach, so I’m confident my conditioning will be good.
I didn’t notice this until I was almost finished – looks like a tie-in. Not a great picture, but that’s new. Yay!!!!! Ironically, that’s my gimpy hip. Pissy, temperamental but kind of pretty. My right hip is a diva. Go figure.
I’m pretty excited about this prep. The next month is going to be stressful as I help get my students ready for their AP exam in May. But once that test is done, my focus will be better. This spring break is soooo needed right now.Follow me on social media: