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Bikini Competition Results and Pics!

Hello readers!

It has been many weeks since I last posted and a lot has happened since then!  I have taken a personal training course (but still have to do the exam), and I competed in bikini masters at provincials!  The entire time during prep I was not sure that I would be ready but finally I was and I am so happy that I did it.  I ended up taking home the first place award for bikini masters 45+!!  My goal was to improve on my physique from last year and I believe that I achieved that.

After a competition can be a bit of a difficult period because suddenly the intensity of training and dieting is no longer there and it can be a challenge finding new goals and motivation for working out and eating healthy.  After strict dieting for a period of time and getting very lean, it can be a little disappointing to go back to an “everyday” softer look for your physique.  I have never been one of those people who can maintain a stage lean body year round.  That being said, for now I am enjoying eating out with family and friends and going to parties and barbeques.  It has been a relief to not have to worry about every bite that I put in my mouth for a while. But eventually I will have to follow some kind of eating plan because I do not want to get fat!  I haven’t decided if I will compete again next year or not.  I am turning 46 in a few weeks and I am feeling the effects of heavy training on my body.  So in terms of eating, I do not have a set plan yet.  I was back at the gym today for weight training for the first time in about three weeks. I really needed the time off but it felt very difficult to get back into it. I am pretty sure I will be sore tomorrow!

I would like to also share some of my goals for the near future.  I find it helps to write them down!

  1. Take my personal training exam (and pass!)
  2. Blog more regularly.  I really love writing and sharing my passion for fitness with others!

Thanks for reading today!

 

9 thoughts on “Bikini Competition Results and Pics!

  1. First of all, it’s great having you back in the blogging world! Yay!!! Second, congratulations on your trophy for grandmasters!!! Well done. I know it isn’t always easy and I struggle myself with dieting/exercise issues. But you were successful and that must mean a lot. Be encouraged!!! Good luck with your personal fitness exam. You’ll do well.

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  2. Firstly well done and good luck with your exams.

    I think the key to controlling your weight / diet long term is to find something that can become habitual / just part of everyday life. Check out my first blog. It tells about how I found a way (after many years of searching). Who knows? It may give you some ideas. It had to be quite easy got me. I don’t know if you are the same…you obviously have a great deal of self motivation to be able to get yourself into such good shape to compete.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by commenting! That’s great you found a method of weight control that works for you!! So far my weight is holding steady but I will consider different options for the future depending on wether I decide compete again or not.

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    1. Thank you! While competing I follow a low carb whole foods diet. I also keep protein pretty high to retain as much muscle mass as possible while cutting down. The rest of the year I try to keep my carbs quite low but right now I am in a relaxed post competition period. 🙂

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