Ok here we go.
It’s been a long while since I have wrote anything down. I am starting fresh and new.
I’ll cut to the chase with what this blog will entail this time around. 2 weeks ago I decided to take my fitness to a while new level. I am going to try my hand in a Men’s Physique Competition in August. The Warrior. Aptly named I think.
For far too long I have been hitting a plateau with my work outs. Going hard and disciplined for 2-3 and then just falling off when it was convenient for me. I got lazy and quit pushing myself. I was tired of me holding myself back. I’ve made every excuse in the book. I didn’t want to do that anymore.
Many of you know my fiance, Dani. She is my rock and my foundation. Last month, April 12th, she competed in her very first NPC bikini competition. She placed 4th on her novice class and 3rd in her open class. I can not even begin to explain how happy, impressed, and excited I was too see her compete and win. She won a qualifying spot for a national level show in her first ever outing. A HUGE accomplishment. I watched her struggle, sweat, bleed, sweat some more, and cry over 8 weeks. She was so mentally strong and disciplined that it set a fire inside of me. She sacrificed so much and worked so hard, I wanted to show her I was capable of the same dedication and discipline. Like I said earlier, she is my rock and my foundation and I would be lost with out her.
My prep started a week ago. I have an amazing trainer, Nik Zaharis (check him out) that has written up me up my starting diet and work out plan (more on that later) I can tell you right now that the diet will be the hardest part for me. Food prepping is the key for me. Cook 3 days worth of meals and put them in the fridge. Take them as I need them and repeat. No cheat meals as of right. I can’t afford to take them. It will be a miracle if I am stage ready by show time. I have to play catch up for all the years of shitty dieting.
Right now is mentally tough for me. I want to see results of my strict dieting, but I know how unrealistic that is. Abs seem so far away at this point. I know my body will respond quicklyto the change in diet, but I want it quicker!
I am currently in Midland Texas for work. My job is very hectic and time consuming. On call 24/7. No set schedule so my work outs never come at a consistent time. I have to take every opportunity I get. Any down time, the first priority is getting to the gym. Second priority is keeping my cooler full of food that fits into my diet. Third priority is sleep. Most of it comes in the form of sleeping in the front seat of my truck on a rig site. I’ve come to master the form and technique of it, haha.
So there it is. Basic outline of the blog. I’ll try to post daily with my diets, workouts, and anything else I find noteworthy. I’m not going to post a link to this just yet. I want to get some ground work in before I open this part of my life to anyone who wants to read it.