Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The Boss Man has spoken!

Today I got the full plan of action from Joe!
It's now full steam ahead....

My training doesn't alter much between off season and prep. I train heavy year round and will continue to challenge myself in the gym throughout my contest prep. I'm currently on a 4 day split (Quads/Calves, Chest/Tris, Back/Ham and Delt/Bis)...it's my absolute favorite way to train as I LOVE having two leg days. After dealing with a rib and back injury throughout the bulk of last year, I am finally back to running Weider's 5/3/1 strength program, which I've had great success with...My numbers are rebounding well and I expect the progress to just keep coming. Who say's figure girls don't train like the big boys?!!?

Obviously, there has been the addition of cardio :( Now, anyone who knows anything about me knows that I HATE...HATE cardio. I will do what I'm told of course, but it is definitely my least favorite part of contest prep. I could spend hours in the weight room but even 5min of cardio is painful LOL! I am starting out with 5 cardio sessions per week--3 steady state sessions per week and 2 HIIT sessions per week. As I get deeper into prep, the number of sessions and length of them will be tweaked based on how my body is responding.

Last but not least, I got my new macros! YAY! The OCD geek in me is super excited to plug the numbers into the spreadsheet and put my meals together. One of the MANY reasons I love working with Joe, is the fact that he doesn't bark orders or tell me that I have to eat this and that. He gives me macros to hit and I do so based on the foods I enjoy! I don't cook and I'm lazy with food prep, so I keep it really simple but I enjoy EVERY single meal I eat...I will NEVER be choking down foods I don't like just because I'm "supposed to". Right now, my macros will vary based around my training. Each day I will have 35g of Fat and 140g of Protein...my Carb intake will range from 120g to 180g. Just like my cardio, the macros will be tweaked along the way based on my body and how it responds.



  1. Looking forward to following your journey over the next few months! I'll be doing the same in 26 days! Keep shredding! http://walshfit.blogspot.com/?expref=next-blog

  2. You girl..keep your eye on the prize.. :)

  3. I love your perspective & energy! You're right, there's NO REASON to eat sucky foods! :-) Not even on competition diet! Love it!!