For somebody looking to get started with working out and dieting, I would tell them to push through it, and be prepared to feel great in three months! I have found that I am able to accomplish goals no matter how tough it gets.
This easy to prepare, healthy Sesame Beef or Chicken with Broccoli recipe will add a little variety to your standard boring meal prep.
Most importantly, surround yourself with positive, supportive people. Even if your peers haven’t ever competed or know the anxiety that can come with prep, having people around who support your goal and encourage you will keep you on track if and when you hit a low point.
For somebody looking to get involved with physique competition, I would tell them to make sure you are willing to surrender to the process. Don’t go in thinking you can do it halfway. Find a trainer, and get them to help.
Healthy Turkey Chili – A “can’t miss” strategy for putting delicious tasty food on the table that the entire family will love, without adding needless inches to the waistline! Try this recipe for Healthy Turkey Chili.
The one thing that I have learned about myself during this entire process is that I am a lot stronger (mentally and physically) than I ever thought I was.
This year I was diagnosed with Lymphoma for the second time. My body has gone through quite a bit of trauma and my metabolism had reached an all-time low. I had it in my head that if I could make it through training and dieting and actually win my show, that was my way of saying I could do anything, which is my way of saying “Fuck you” to cancer!
Hands down the hardest part of prepping for my show was not cheating on my diet. You don’t realize how food is such a social thing until you can’t go out and enjoy it with your friends and family. I remember eating chicken and rice and green beans on my birthday when all I wanted was a huge stack of pancakes and a box of donuts
For somebody looking to get started with bodybuilding competition, I would ask them how serious they are, and make sure it’s what they really want. You can give advice all you want, but if they don’t have the desire, your words mean nothing.
I’ve been making these delicious muffins for years now, and they are still one of my favorites. From the time my daughter was 15, she was even making these ahead and freezing them for an on-the-go breakfast on the way to school.
When there were moments of misery, doubt and “fuck this shit”, my fear of letting down those who believed in me is something that always pushed me through. I could never get on stage and think that I didn’t do all I could to be the best. I’m a perfectionist, at times to a fault; however, that’s exactly what pushes me forward when things get difficult. I refuse to quit and I refuse to fail.
Pork isn’t often suggested as part of a bodybuilding diet, but pork tenderloin is often very lean with little fat to trim. This recipe isn’t one we’d suggest when preparing for a competition, but in the offseason it is a nice change of flavors and is very easy to make.