Kicking off December full from Thanksgiving dinner. It’s time to lean into a new competition bikini prep season. Yes, I am kicking off prep during the holidays.
I did enjoy everything I wanted for Thanksgiving but Christmas is a wrap. No splurging for me, but I am OK with that.
My goal is to compete in Spring 2021 depending on my body and what the pandemic is looking like in the world. Fingers crossed I will be hitting the stage in April or May.
The last time I stepped on stage was almost 18 months ago at Masters Nationals in Pittsburgh.
I hate the word diet because it has so many negative connotations. My meal plan is coming this week with my exact macros. Although I do not have it in hand this second, it will be lots of protein with some carbs and fats.
I eat the same thing pretty much year round. My protein sources typically are chicken, eggs, ground turkey and as of lately tuna.
Carbs, oh how I love carbs, include rice, potatoes, oatmeal and cream of wheat.
Fats are a mixed bag of avocados and almonds.
Veggies, well there are lots of them. I am not restricted with them at this moment or required to eat certain things. It’s a matter of eating them with most of my meals. Sometimes I manage to get them in my breakfast if I am making an omelet or egg muffins.
Are you ready to eat with me?
I will show you meals and recipes that I incorporate into my meal plan. First up this week is my favorite year round, oatmeal with blueberries with a serving off eggs.
I normally scramble my eggs but I’m working on adding some volume to my meals so this morning I decided to make an omlete with plenty of vegetables.
I eat this year round with I am in off season or bikini prep season. It’s simple, tastes good and is quick to make.
Let’s work out
As I type this, my schedule will include 5 strength training days with 4 days of cardio and 2 rest days. It will change, but that’s the schedule for at least the first week.
Today’s workout was lower body with a friend.
- Superset 1: Squats with cable rope and bicep curls
- Superset 2: Single leg leg press and three step banded squat
- Superset 3: Abductor and Adductor
- Superset 4: Leg kickback machine and jump squats
The toughest part
The toughest part for me is the water intake. It shouldn’t be after all this time, but it is.
I drink plain water. I also add Crystal Light or infuse it with fruits.
Spruce up the water
Lemon, Orange and Minter Infused Water
Slice half a lemon, 2-3 slices of orange, a handful of mint leaves and place in a 16 oz glass bottle or jar. Refrigerate for at least one hour.
I carry a large jug with water in it every day whether I am at home or going into the office. I then pour smaller amounts into a shaker cup.
Since I left the peels on the orange this time, I used a fruit cleaner.
What kind of information would you like me to share about this prep season?