SEE ALL PICS for the comparison between 12 weeks out for last prep and 11/12 weeks out from my next two shows.
Left picture I was 138.6lbs and the right was me today at 132.9lbs.
I stayed on track through my off season and only gained about 10-13 pounds above stage weight, my measurements are very different this time as I’ve shrunk and grown in the right places.
I have been able to bring my shoulders up in size and keep my legs fairly down in size. The photos show two different but very hard working bodies.
I’m excited to be starting this prep in a much better spot than my last one and I️ know I’m ready to bring an even better aesthetic to the stage.
My goal is to make 2018 my best competitive year (so far) and today is one step closer.
I was looking at the plan from my coach and honestly am not even concerned about it. To preface this, in my ‘off’ time I️ did not take any extra rest days aside from my usual once a week.
I️ did not slack on my diet but I️ allowed for more freedom and fun and mix n matches. I️ never skipped any cardio, sprints, or jump roping. I️ did every set, every rep, and every exercise I️ had to.
I️ basically haven’t stopped ‘prep’ style living so the small changes now will not be as hard for me. I’m recognizing myself for this as that was what hurt me from my very first show.
This time my mindset and my body stayed healthy.
To my surprise, I️ received my plan yesterday and My cardio actually got cut down now with no fasted cardio days and i was doing 3 during ‘off’ time, I get fruit (which I wasn’t having before), and I am so used to the workout style that I know I can push myself even harder.
By creating this new normal for myself from my last prep I am now able to have a much smoother and ‘easier’ prep. I️ can push myself even harder in the gym to reach even higher levels rather than coming off time off and struggling.
Recognize your wins, embrace your struggles, and celebrate growth. You have the power to create a new normal, a new lifestyle, and a new reality for yourself so long as you allow yourself to do so and STAY committed to the reward that comes from doing so. You’ll never regret giving your all or making health a priority. 🤗💪🏻
|Celeste Rains-Turk; Celestial_Fit International and Building More than Just a Body||