Thursday, September 18, 2008

16 days to go

I was in the newsagent today and browsed through the latest issue of Women's Health & Fitness. To my surprise, there was an article featuring interviews with 3 girls who are figure competitors, where they discussed their training and nutrition and the highs and lows of competing. The magazine is usually a bit too "fluffy" for any kind of bodybuilding story.

Of course, there was the obligatory box listing a "typical day's food" for a couple of the girls. I ran my eye over it and wasn't surprised to see chicken, chicken, more chicken, green veggies, protein shakes, and not much else.

I rolled my eyes and smiled to myself. 2 weeks and 2 days out from my comp, this is what I ate today:

Breakfast: Oats, vanilla whey, skim milk
Snack: Blueberry buttermilk pancakes
Lunch: Chicken, baked potato, braised fennel, broccoli, spinach
Snack: Yoghurt, berries, Protein Crunch, Crunchola
Dinner: Omelette with feta, tomato, onion, mushrooms, basil and spinach
Snack (treat meal): Chocolate cake, sandwiched with dark chocolate, then warmed till all melty, with a dark choc/cream sauce poured over the top.

And weight is tracking downwards nicely, thanks. I saw 52 on the scale this morning. Also, my muscles? Those are really starting to POP. Every time I catch sight of my reflection, I get a shock at the sight of my arms.

So guess who I'd rather be: Me? Or the starved and carb-deprived magazine girlie? Mmm, tough decision.....

3 comments:

Kada said...

LOVE this post!

Charlotte Orr said...

Sounds like you are doing great Kek, well done!

Pip said...

You are almost making comp prep sound as it could at a pinch, (on the eating side) be a maintainable way to live! Awesome food variation!

Now what training do you do? Muscle groups, duration, intensity, how often etc? And how much cardio do you aim for? I realise the best formulation for everyone would be different but I'm just curious (up to you of course if you wanna share you're secret!)

Looking HOT HOT HOT there Kek!

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