In the WBFF the whole day is AMAZING. The comradery between competitors is wonderful and uplifting, and you meet so many like-minded people who turn into close friends post show. My favourite part is definitely stepping out on stage in my theme ware. I chose to wear huge wings like a Victoria’s Secret duper model and it was the best feeling in the world! Competing has taught me so much about myself. Has taught me about dieting, nutrition, training, and self-discipline.
As the saying goes, if you have a Ferrari, you don’t just keep it in the garage… After all the weeks of training, dieting and discipline, you want to show off the body you have earned. I won’t lie - the stage has pushed me out my comfort zone, but once you are up there, it is the best adrenaline rush!
I weight train 5 days a week with two rest days included in my week. Cardio is minimal. I enjoy going for walks in the morning. This helps to clear my mind. Sometimes, I will do HIIT on the stationary bike in our gym at home. When I train hard I ensure that I have plenty of carbs before and after training for energy and to aid in recovery. When I have rest days, I lower my carbohydrate intake, and increase my fats for the day, and eat 1 meal less.
Everyone is different. That’s the benefit of investing in a coach that can provide you with nutrition guidance that is specific to you and your goals. For myself personally, the lack of nutritional knowledge when I first started my fitness journey was my demise. I under ate significantly and my metabolism slowed down and my body went into survival mode. Under eating is the worst diet I have ever tried.
My immediate plans are first to enjoy a healthy lifestyle with balance. Then, I will continue to challenge myself in the gym and push myself to achieve my fitness goals. Having finished my courses, I am excited to share my knowledge with others and coach them to become the best versions on themselves while assisting them to achieve their goals.