Yea so… I actually made a vlog about this (but didn’t have time to upload it), but I cheated on my diet. The first day was planned and the others were NOT. I’ve never really cheated on my diet before, so I admit that I feel like a bit of a loser for it. But I find solace in the fact that I have 13.5 weeks to get it together. I’m not about making excuses, but it is good to know the reasons why it happened so that I won’t do it again. Reasons why I did it: I was extremely exhausted (had migraines from it) and sought a surge of energy from something enjoyable; I was discouraged and intimidated by the pictures on the internet (I told myself I wouldn’t do that and did anyway); and my outlook changed from “let me just eat as clean as possible and see where my body goes,” to “you have x amount of weeks to get a vascular body.” See the difference in those statements? The first one brought about a sense of ease and leaves room for me to enjoy clean eating, while the other statement brings about pressure and stress. I know that my goal is to do the show in May, but it’s mainly mental for me. I do better telling myself that I will eat as clean as possible and enjoy my life than saying “I’m dieting.” Because then my brain will think of the not so healthy foods as scarcity items and I will want to hoard it…in my belly. Lol.
Anyway, today was legs. I didn’t go for high numbers—I wanted to focus on form and squeeze.
5 min warm up
FRONT SQUATS with Olympic Bar (I just started doing this): 4 sets, 65#, 85#, #115, #115
ROMANIAN DEADLIFTS with Olympic Bar: 4 sets, #115, #135, #155, #155
Superset 1 (4 sets):
LEG PRESS: 420#, 12-15 reps, into calve raises
WEIGHTED REVERSE LUNGE INTO CURTSY LUNGE: 15# each hand, to failure
Then I did LYING HAMSTRING CURLS: #65, #50, to failure
Superset 2 (3 sets):
STEP-UPS INTO LUNGE: To failure (omg..is all I gotta say about those)
GLUTE KICKBACKS on machine: 145#, 12-15 reps
Abs are kind of hard to explain because I made it up, but it was definitely challenging.
Some people say that you shouldn’t do a lot of abs during contest prep, others say 4-5 days per week as long as it’s not weighted exercises. I never did them often, so this time I want to try something different and do them at least 4 times per week. I had a hard time walking back into the locker room, but it is alllll good. It felt good! I’m not sore now but I’m pretty sure my body will remind me what I did when I wake up tomorrow morning!