Can we say..STRESSFUL!!?!
Yea..very stressful. This weekend i had to overcome a TON of obstacles, but i think with change comes a better outcome. I had originally planned on making my BB debut in San Jose on July 9th, but thing is…i’m just not ready.
I’ve been in contest prep for the last 18 weeks..and my body is still struggling with burning enough fat. At this point..Ishould have been 10-12%bf and 195…but instead i’m sitting at 201-204lbs @ 25%bf. NOT GOOD..not good at all. So after some needed crying and hitting of walls (yea..I can be violent sometimes, but I try to keep THAT Valerie..locked away)..my coach and I decided that I was not going to do that show.
As some of you know..I’m on a very strict contest prep diet and training schedule…Why? Well I’m not sure if you know..but Female BBs strive to hit the stage at around 6-10%body fat..and umm..it takes a VERY strict diet/training (or steroids) to get there. I’m not ready to make the leap to using just yet..I want to see what my body’s potential is before I even seriously consider using any kind of hormone supplementation. My coach’s methods are heavy lifting, super sets, giant sets, and very VERY minimal cardio. Not trying to lose the muscle Ive gained..that’s not what bodybuilders do. Sure there are some that can get away with tons of cardio..but not me. I’ve always had weight gain issues while doing cardio..and I’m a closet meathead..I DONT want to lose ANY muscle..lol.
There are several factors into why I’m having such a hard time losing the fat to get down to weight. 1. Seasonal: for some reason Reno (the desert) is still in winter/spring. My body is always cold and my metabolism isn’t firing properly. I’d like to think of it as…THIS Sexy Bear is still hibernating!!! To remedy until the sun does come out..I’m wearing sweats to the gym and sweating my booty off. (totally nasty feeling sweat dripping down your arm in the thickest sweatshirt EVER) lol. 2. Diet issues: because my metabolism is not firing…I have a hard time being hungry, thus..I’ve missed some late night meals and wasn’t consistent with my meal plan on a timely basis EVERYDAY. 3. My metabolism sucks!!! Yep..always been hard for me to lose fat. I mean DAMN…I started gaining weight when I was 12 running track. My body is a HATER!! lmao.
(Wow…get back to the story Val…lol)
So yea..We decided that a later show would be better. So right now..i’m prepping for Anaheim, CA on August 13th. This is GREAT news!! Why? I get 5 additional weeks to prep, which means I will come out looking sexier and harder on stage with ALOT less fat (i’m going to kick my body’s ass if she doesn’t get up to speed..lmao). And..it’s 1 month before my 26th birthday. For years..I’ve told myself that I will not go into another year of my life FAT (ok I know I’m not fat, but i’m using my 12 year old brain here..so bare with me..lmao). and i’m DETERMINED to make that statement true this year. 1 Month before my birthday…1 month before MR. OLYMPIA!! I’m excited to make this year..the year I accomplish my life long goal 🙂