What do pizza, 🍕 apple pie with ice cream 🍦 and white jeans 👖 have in common? They're all things I've said, at one point or another in my life, I couldn't have. This is the gift that bodybuilding has given me. Yesterday, I indulged in all three. 🙌 This lifestyle isn't for everyone. But for me, it's given me a lot more than just a sparkly suit and a few fleeting moments of stage time. 👙 It's given me a set of rules to live by that allow me to enjoy foods I love in moderation, has eliminated the extreme binge/diet cycle that I fluctuated between for most of my life, and gave me me the confidence to wear and do and BE things I never thought I could. 🏆
The Keto Queen is dethroned 👑 This chick is back on her CARB game. I’ve been transitioning back to Whole Foods from Keto. To keep my weight in check 👍🏻 I’m slowly adding in lower glycemic carbs such as squash & sweet potatoes 🍠 . I’m seriously feeling STRONGER than ever. 💪 This past week I’ve been crushing it in the gym and have a boost of energy during cardio 🤩. Something I’ve been missing since experimenting with the Keto Diet. I did keto for some personal reasons but also to experience it for my clients. Can’t coach it if you don’t know it! 😝Right?? Don’t get me wrong, I loved doing Keto but I don’t think it’s for me long-term. I stuck to it for 5 months, long enough to see if it would work for ME. Here’s a few pros and cons of Keto from my personal experience: .
Sugar cravings almost eliminated
Didn’t feel like a diet
Satiated after meals
Felt limited with food selection
Decreased muscle mass
No Physical Changes
Ran out of meal ideas
Hard to stay in Ketosis .
All and all the Keto Diet was a fantastic way to reset after a show. But FOR ME and my vigorous training and physical activity, I feel much better and stronger eating carbs. I’ll still incorporate keto (healthy fats) into my normal routine. But for now I’m going to focus on intuitive eating, enjoying fruits, no tracking, and lifting heavy! .
Follow my BACK🦇 workout: 5 Rounds
T-Bar Rows x10 ➖ Sumo Deadlifts x10 ➖Pendlay Rows x15 ➖ Cable Pullovers x15 ➖ One Arm Seated Row x10/each ➖Cable Behind the neck pulldowns x15 ➖ Cable Rows on floor x15 .
Happy Tuesday everyone!
UPDATE: Ya girl is starting (emphasis on starting) to count macros 😱 You heard it. For the first time in my life I am starting to track my food 🍗 🥦 🍳
I’ve always been a healthy kind of gal, and cause I’ve always been so active, I’ve never kept track of what I’m eating and how much, I mainly just went off my hunger levels - I eat to fuel my body and fuel my sessions. I try pass this mentality onto my clients also.
For me, I sometimes train twice a day, and my lifting sessions can go anywhere from one and a half to two hours.
In light of this and to help me further my lifting the goal is to now make sure I am hitting all my macros - especially upping that protein content and maybe decreasing those carbs slightly cause #carbqueen 👸🏼 🍞
I’m really excited to see how not only my body responds but how my energy and training works with hitting my daily targets. It’s all about learning how the body responds and works with your training as everyone is different.
I have to shout out to @yoursuppsnz for having my back and being so amazing with their service and supplements to not only me but for also taking care of my clients too 🙏🏼👏🏼 #grateful
Above all - the most important thing is to be content with what you’re doing and don’t do anything for the wrong reasons. Be positive, be kind to yourself and most importantly have fun with your training and nutrition! Nothing should be a punishment.
Go get those gains friends 💪🏻❤️
CLEAN SHEETS AND HALO TOP
I have eaten like #doodoo this weekend. Total #carbqueen. That’s ok. Most of the time I am very mindful of my food choices. And I got in 6 days of exercise this week.
TOMORROW IS A NEW DAY