I started this thing 2 years ago. Strangely enough, people actually read it. I’ve had people come up to me in public and ask me if I’m swolesister. Weird, but pretty cool. Sometimes i hear about other bloggers posting stuff that I’ve written or mentioning this blog. So, I decided maybe it’s time to update it again.
Friday marks 16 weeks away from my first national level figure competition. I have a lot of other stuff going on in my life, but I think I might be able to pull it off. We’ll see.
My approach this year is going to be a little different from last. My training is focused on strength and conditioning, rather than putting on size. Why? Because I’m already too big. I know it sounds obnoxious to those of you who struggle to gain muscle, but I don’t want to get any bigger. I’ve already been referred to as “that huge girl” enough times that any more muscle is liable to put me into the physique class, which isn’t the aesthetic I’m shooting for. Also, doing conditioning work is way more fun than a bajillion sets of raises. And it takes less time, which is something I have in short supply these days.
Diet is going to be along the same lines as last season. No crazy stuff. Plenty of carbs. As few supplements as possible.
I’ve had a busy offseason. I’ve taken a week or two off here and there, but for the most part I’m still in the gym at least 4 days a week. I’ve put on a few pounds of course, but nothing absurd. I feel like I am starting with a better canvas this year than last year, and that’s really all I can ask for.
I’m going to try my best to update once a week. Mostly, I’ll be posting videos of my training. Maybe some food pictures. Let me know what y’all want to see, or what you want me to talk about. I’m horrible at figuring out what to talk about on these things, so please feel free to make suggestions. Thanks, and welcome back to the party.