Alright, I’ve been staring at this screen trying to figure out what to write about, well, myself.
Ever since I got my new nutrition plan and even a little bit before that, little carbs. I’ve attempted stay away from dairy, sugars and anything extra…however it’s been a bust at times. Last week had been pretty emotional as my brain and body is trying to adapt to the change. I had a total failure/meltdown with my diet on Saturday. Pizza and a burrito. WOW. I felt like the worst person on the planet, because I failed majorly bad! With my own self-deprecating attitude the last two days about it, I’m back to eating clean. I have NO room to fail myself when I am now less than 3 weeks out from my competition!
Occasionally, I take advantage of my age and how fast my body responds to physical molding that competition training does. BAD BRITTANY! Need to make and sustain good habits NOW, not later.
The biggest thing for me to not giving in, is keeping my stress levels down. At times it can be difficult since I am non-stop Monday through Friday schedule and I am almost always traveling back and forth from my hometown on the weekends which in itself is only a 60 minute drive one-way. I’ve never realized how much time and rest that takes away from me! I’ve been going to bed earlier and earlier during the week so that I can maintain an earlier wake-up. It’s been rough when a house needs to be cleaned, laundry done and still squeeze in my work-outs while still heading out to the barn to take care of my horse.
AT THE SAME TIME - My life is pretty easy.
It’s grinding time. I’m almost into my depletion stage with nutrition to lean the guns out ;).
QUESTIONS asked of me:
“I was just wondering what kind of things you were doing for leaning out… any supplementation? Major cardio changes?” - Ceci Hall
In a sense, I’ve been leaning out this whole time. I didn’t have a high body fat % when I first started back in January. It was 19.06%, which is lower than the average woman. However, I have A LOT of muscle. For awhile, we weren’t too concerned to whittling my muscles down. I was taking amino acids to harden up until I got too hard. That’s when the leaning of my tissue came in. I went from 3-4x a week light cardio to 7 days a week, 3x HIIT and 4x 40+ min low impact cardio. Boy have I gotten smaller all around!!! The biggest factor in all of this was my nutrition. I would not have lost body fat without a CLEAN diet while eating small meals, 5x a day.