My First Bikini Competition – 5 Weeks Out

This January I posted my very first bikini competition prep update post (you can also check out my last update here!).

Weekly updates will be a regular feature on the blog as I prepare to compete in The Diva Classic on May 5th, 2018 in Duluth, MN.

My personal trainer, Cindy wanted to compete in the figure division (she’s competed twice before), but it wasn’t in the cards for her this time around. ?

Not sure of the difference? Check out this mega post that breaks it all down for ya!

Read on to see how I faired over the last week and what’s coming up this week:

5 Weeks to Go

Being a fan of tangibly being able to measure my progress, here’s a snapshot of where I’m at in pictures:

Left: I’m taking front, side and back profile shots on my phone (I still use my Instax cameras by Fujifilm too) during competition prep. These bikini bottoms are a size smaller, but still bigger than my competition suit…

Top Right: I bought myself some sweet new tennis shoes (a STEAL from the Nike outlet) this past Sunday. The best part? I NO LONGER HAVE TO WEAR SOCKS. I’m in ?!

Center Right: I use my Omron fat loss monitor to assess my body fat percentage each week. We also use calipers from time-to-time at the gym.

Bottom Right: I weigh myself weekly using an old digital scale from my days working for Jenny Craig (here’s a similar one) – I’ve always had a strong interest in health and fitness and helping others become their best selves.

Do I really need to lose more weight?

People have been asking me lately if I really need to lose more weight.

The short answer? Yep!

I’m shooting for at least 139 (I’m 5’9) and 15% body fat. It seems a ways off now, but doable!

If I were just looking to get fit, I’d be good where I’m at. But I’m looking to compete y’all, so I need to become a lean, mean bikini-wearing machine!

What happened over the last week:

To keep things nice and to the point, I’m going to offer up a list of highlights/lowlights bullet-point style:

  • Umm… I lost OVER THREE POUNDS! I love when I do x and get y in return – that’s how it’s supposed to work, right?
  • I’m under 20% body fat, whoop whoop! 15% is within reach at this pace!
  • I’m still not running, but trying to get a ~30 minute cardio session in six days a week. That’s in addition to my six days a week weight training and 3-4 booty band sessions.

Pssst… Cindy and I are doing regular video updates via our Facebook page – check em out here!

What’s coming up this week:

We’re currently heading down to my in law’s for the holiday weekend – Happy Easter!

This is my last big “temptation.” I.e. Staying away from home (I packed a small cooler) and in reach of too many delicious treats! I’m glad I had such a great week entering this weekend though, it’ll hopefully make me stay on point even more so I don’t undo it.

I was able to reschedule my posing for this coming Friday, so that’s exciting too. I was reading this post and I’m not gonna lie, it kinda freaked me out! ? I’ve been so focused on losing weight and toning up that I kinda forgot about the whole “getting up a on stage” thing…

Here’s to another very successful week!

Are you currently working towards a specific fitness goal? Tell us all about it in the comments, so we can cheer each other on!

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