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Re: 9 weeks til my first bikini comp!(down to 8 weeks)

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:16 pm
by VegeFigureGoddess
Fitchick, your measurements sound good..I wouldn't focus on the weight LOSS but more so the LEAN MUSCLE GAIN. Eat more & more often otherwise you'll forego the expense of putting on Lean Body Mass which is what you want.

I just did my first figure comp, and depending on the federation you go into, they tend to love tall gals like yourself that have just enough definition, but still are very feminine in their figure. If you buckle down, train with heavy weights & start eating MORE...more as in more large green salads, add sprouts which are high in protein & nutrients, so that you're getting complete foods. Green smoothies are great, but add more greens no more "milks" just water, and back off on high sugar fruits. A more veggie based Green Smoothie is: spinach, red pepper, carrot, apple & a beetroot. Or do apple & parsley, spinach & banana, or watermelon & celery...adding to all of them Chia Seeds which are another protein source you can get at whole foods store.

Hope this helps :)

Re: 9 weeks til my first bikini comp!(down to 8 weeks)

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:45 pm
by Fitchick32
Thank you Vegefiguregoddess. Congrats on your first comp! I am still not sure how many calories I should be consuming. I will start eating more greens and drop the milk. I am new to this diet so I am still struggling a bit. Would you mind sharing your diet?

Thanks again!

Sept 23

Posted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 7:58 pm
by Fitchick32
I really think I have an eating disorder.
1. Green smoothie with water, hemp protein, vega
2. Hummus sandwich on ezekiel with sprouts, handful blueberries and apple
3. Green smoothie with vega and hemp
4. Hummus wraps( I am addicted) gotta stop this
5. Bluberry vegan scones homemade(more than one) too many

No workout today
Bought the tae Bo DVD yesterday to mix things up a bit. It was fun

I feel like my legs are getting bigger, I feel like it is fat but maybe muscle. It is hard to tell when I look in the mirror. Taking pics soon.

Re: Change of plans, competing next spring

Posted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:04 pm
by vegimator
I can't tell if you were being serious, but if you think you have an eating disorder, please address it! Your long term mental and physical well being is much more important than any competition.

Re: Change of plans, competing next spring

Posted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:12 pm
by Fitchick32
Thanks vegimator, I just tend to binge too much and I think it may be because I didn't eat good food for the past year on my old diet....I can't compete if I binge so I do need to get control before I undo all of my hard work..

Maybe eating gluten is doing this? I didn't eat it before


Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 12:38 pm
by Fitchick32
No more bingeing for me! I started off my day with a green smoothie with hemp protein. For lunch I had a baked potato with broccoli and a side salad without dressing, coffee,coke zero and water. I think I may have a gluten intolerance so I am staying away from it. I felt miserable yesterday but today I feel fabulous!

I am going to wait until the spring to compete. We have my daughter's bday next month, a trip planned after and then the holidays. I want to be able to enjoy these occasions and not be stressed right now eating for competition. It gives me more time to prepare and focus more. I will not give up bc I am continuing to see small changes. It will only get better!

Re: Change of plans, competing next spring

Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:59 pm
by amawalke
Good luck! I think you should do whatever you feel is the best for your health. I'd hate to think you were making yourself unhappy or feel bad about your body. That's not what it's about! I'm glad you're feeling back on track and happy :)


Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:38 am
by Fitchick32
Thanks Amanda!

I am so happy my kids are well again! I woke up at 5 this morning and ate 1/2 banana.

5:30 a.m.
Treadmill run/walk 30 min burned 330 cal
Back and legs workout
Back cables 3 setsx15
One arm rows 20 lbsx3
Barbell rows 40 lbs x3

Step ups 50 with 10 lb dumbbells
Squats 40 lb x20
Frog squats 10 lbs x 100
Bridge 100
Frog jumps x 1
1. 1/2 banana pre workout
2. Greek yogurt with brown rice protein and green superfood, coffee with almond milk
( occasionally I have dairy) I couldn't find anything else
3. 3 cups mixed greens, 1/4 sunflower kernels, 3 strawberries, 10 mushrooms with olive oil, rice vinegar and lemon juice
4. Vanilla protein iced coffee with almond milk
5. Lemon raisin muffin, 1/4 cup homemade veggie soup, 1 slice whole wheat bread
6. Sliced pears
Total 1500 calories

6:30 pm
Biked 8 miles burned 220 calories

Re: My goal is to compete next spring

Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 1:58 pm
by amawalke
did you see the video from Olympia this year? totally motivational! ... ympia/?q=5

Re: My goal is to compete next spring

Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:30 pm
by Fitchick32
Yes it is motivational! Time to work harder!


Posted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:44 pm
by Fitchick32
5:15 ate 3 oz banana pre workout
5:30 biked 9 miles
Chest and bicep workout
Chest press. 15 lb x 15 3 sets
Chest fly. 15 lb x 15. 3 sets
Bicep curls 15 lb x 15 6 sets
Concentration curl 15 lb x 15 3 sets
Barbell curl 40 lb x 15 3 sets

1. 3 oz banana pre workout
2. Vanilla soy protein shake 3 oz. Banana and almond milk, 2 slices pineapple
3. Almonds
4. Hummus wrap,mixed greens, sunflower nuts, mushrooms, 2 slices pineapple
5. Grapes
6. Bean enchilada with salsa, sour cream and a bit of cheese, edamame
About 1500 cals

7:30 pm 20 min. yoga
I was too tired to do a second session of cardio so I did yoga instead

Re: My goal is to compete next spring

Posted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:42 pm
by amawalke
I just got this book called the bikini competition guide in the mail yesterday and was looking over it today; it talks about doing a lot of drastic things close to competition, like seriously dehydrating right before competition, and taking water loss pills 24-48 hours before competition...were you planning on doing that? That stuff scares the crap out of me!

Re: My goal is to compete next spring

Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:13 pm
by Fitchick32
That scares me too. I don't want to do that at all because it is dangerous. I will probably drink dandelion tea bc it works as a diuretic but I can't imagine being dehydrated for that amount of time! I would go nuts

Re: My goal is to compete next spring

Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 2:04 pm
by amawalke
Do you think it's possible to compete without dehydrating? Or do you think if someone didn't they would stick out like a sore thumb? I wanted to compete to look awesome and be healthy; I don't think dehydrating yourself is the best way to get a healthy look! it's so silly!

Re: My goal is to compete next spring

Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:34 pm
by Fitchick32
I don't know but I want to be healthy too without putting my body through that. I think I would be miserable. One of my friends just competed in figure and she carb depleted for a week and then loaded before the show and had no water at all the day of the show and only a cup the day before....the next day she had eaten so many carbs her veins were popping and looked completely different than the day of the show!