There is never any fun that comes out of training, maybe seeing people you know and like everyday, but thats about it. I have come to live in a training coma and not understand what I am doing, because sleep has become my biggest battle! I tend to not be able to get any sleep due to training and balancing nightly chats with my boyfriend. Thank God he sends me to bed when he knows my eye lids are begining to droop!
Its become so tedious and stressful! The results are amazing but its hard hard work! I have good weeks and then i have really bad weeks! I begin to see progress and I lighten up and then have to start all over again to get back to where I was at. I have almost zero support from my family diet wise, when they go out to eat constantly and force me to fend for myself and figure out things.
I have had a hard time getting to the gym due to it not being open 24/7 anymore, because my hours are so off. I HAVE to get back on track of I will get on stage looking like an oompa-loompa! I dont want second or third, I want first in novice and overall! I want it big time and I WILL get there whether or not I have to crawl or walk to that stage I will get there!
Determination is something that I am not short of, but diet is a whole other story, I want so much fun foods, and I try so much different stuff, but the only thing that seems to truly work for me is the plain old fish and salad meals. It gets really boring and causes me to loose interest. I wish there were more savy and fun ways to make this diet a whole lot more fun, because I have never been a boring person and I never will be!
If you have anything to add to my boring old diet that has worked for you, let me know! I am always happy to try new things, even if they dont work out! I hope to get my name out there for my figure journey and make sure that people know who Amy Briggs is. Thank you to everyone supporting me through this journey, because I may be young but I am ready to take on the stage!
Training has become inevitably impossible! MY life has been so spiratic lately, and getting a consistent pattern has become very hard! Keeping my diet perfect is anything but easy and the cravings are about to take me down...
Bodybuilding is no joke and the requirements for it are more than you would ever imagine as an outsider. The posing, the diet, the training, the supplements, its all become so tedious. I will never quit though, I have my heart set on 13 weeks and 5 days out from this date. Getting on stage is the only thing on my mind, and sure its a hard road til then but I WILL MAKE IT NO MATTER WHAT!
I tell myself if I dont get this right I still will go on stage (ready or not ready) as a reminder and an embarassment to myself, because I didnt do what was neccessary to reach my goals. I will do whatever it takes, and I have had some serious troubles with diet and consistency but perfection isnt neccessary until 12 weeks out and I am getting so solid in my diet that I am sure once number 12 hits I will be ready to roll into hard core crunch time!
I am really excited but also so nervous because most women are smaller, and the only thing they have to worry about is gaining muscle. I am bigger and very muscular, but I have to worry about loosing the weight before I step on stage. I am ready and I am confident, but I have a long journey ahead of me. Wish me luck. 13 weeks and 5 days to go til the NGA Natural Classic!
I have a goal and I am going to achieve it! I have a goal and I am going to achieve it! I cant get it out of my head that I am working to become a new me, and sometime within the next 15 weeks my body is going to drop so much bodyfat that I will be able to go in front of an audience armed with a bathing suit and a spray tan!
I cant believe that I took the leap to choose to compete, and I know it will be tough. I know it will be hard, and without a trainer it will be EXTRA hard, but I am willing to do anything to be stage ready by July 14th! I even might go on stage a month after that and compete in an NPC show!
July 14th is the date to beat and I have so much to do in so little time! I have to drop some weight and cap my shoulders! I have to work on my taper and tighten up my legs; failure is not an option for me! There is dieting and posing alone with training, and dont forget everyday life! I've become so consumed in the sport that I find myself forgetting that I have any friends other than the gym! If someone wants to see me they can come to workout with me, but thats about it!
I'm a social gal and I have a lot of friends, but other than facebook and twitter people dont really know what I am doing half of the time anymore. I track my progress through mobile uploads and have become obsessed with bodyspace! Its my bible for fitness! I think to myself, its only a couple of weeks out of your life...but why does it feel so impossible?!?!
I train hard and cheat a little, but I see progress everday and that is what keeps me going! People dont believe that I can do it, but I will prove to them that I CAN and I WILL! There are always non-believers in this world trying to bring you down, but I can see the progress and I can see the muscle shining through. I can see everyday my body changing and it makes me work harder towards getting on stage! I am excited and hopefully once I get there I can be featured as teen transformation of the week on bodybuilding.com.
Balancing all this with senior year and college and softball is hard, but I am willing to push to make it all fit and work! I have wonderful family who support my efforts to transform my body and an amazing boyfriend who may be reluctant about me bodybuilding, but is a power lifter himself! He is wonderful and will support me no matter what! With the help of my closest friend I will see ya'll on stage in t-minus 16 weeks and 4 days!