Goooood morning!!! Happy Monday. I’m ready for this week, to kill everything I need to get done, and then get ready to compete THIS SATURDAY. Holy cow.
This prep seems like it has lasted a long time, but it also seems like it flew by. I can’t believe I’m only 5 days out from my first competition. I’m so glad I decided to do this. I have learned so much, and I’ve honestly come to many awesome realizations that I probably wouldn’t have if I hadn’t decided to compete. That’ll be saved for another post, because I have a lot to say on that topic of “what prepping has taught me”.
For now, lets talk about peak week, shall we?
When you hear about competitors talking about the week before their show, it sounds AWFUL. I’ve heard so many horror stories, from only being allowed to eat asparagus for carbs and zero carbs otherwise, tilapia at every meal (even breakfast, ew), loading up on water and then cutting it out when they got close to the show, taking diuretics, no sodium, NO water on show day, etc. The list goes on. I can happily say that my peak week looks nothing like that. And it shouldn’t! If it does, you definitely got guru’d.
Of course I can’t show you exactly what my coach has planned for me this week, but I can give you an idea of how it’s different and the right way to do it.
Best part about low carbs – fats.
The first three days I had a carb depletion (lowest carbs yet this prep) with a little extra cardio.. they were hard mentally, not going to lie. I just wanted some freakin carbs.. Your girl loves her carbs 😉 but I survived! I woke up feeling lean and flat this morning which is what is supposed to happen. Then today, I get 100 more grams of carbs!!!! Basically, I’ll be in carb heaven and pretty much swimming in them today WOO! It’s sad how excited I am hahaha.
Then we slowly taper them down, then bring them back up again the day before show day to fill out my muscles! Cardio gets slowly reduced as well, the two days before the comp I only have 15 minutes of cardio to do with a small circuit workout. HECK YEAH.
Best part? NO tilapia. NO asparagus (if I don’t want it, but I actually like it). NO diuretics. NO sodium depletion (still having my normal amount which is a lot). NO water depletion (drinking a gallon everyday and can drink what I want on show day).
Oh, and I get to eat this right before I hit the stage for prejudging and finals.
HECK. YES. Definitely going with the reeses and twix. YUM.
I also have plenty of meals ON she day, with a substantial amount of carbs. I can drink water when I need to, and I’m not reducing sodium at all. That’s the way to do it, people. I won’t be a walking zombie on stage, and I’m so happy I have an amazing coach that does things the right way!
More about peak week and what I’m doing to get ready for my show is on my youtube channel!
Here’s to the next 5 days! Ready to KILL IT.
If you have competed, what did your peak week look like?
What is your favorite candy?