Physique update !!
This mornings check in have not done a check in for 3 weeks due to work and other commitments training has been non existent but trained today and was nice to get back to it ..the break actually done me good.. sitting @51.3kg 2kg above stage weight.. this week I am my own motivation #motivation what ever life throws at you surround yourself with people who can get you through it and don't be afraid to ask for help .
#transformationTuesday my first check in picture with @exceed_fitness in April 17 V October 17 my last show of this season.. -----------------------picture 1 -trained in the gym 3/4 times a week , spinning classes loads of cardio and eating 1000 calories very little carbs
picture 2 @ukultimatephysiques british finals weight training 4/5 times a week and 2 x liss all through prep and calories never went below 1700.. I set myself a goal to compete as a bikini competitor something I have wanted to do for years.. 6 shows in one year and now 6 weeks into off season #gains and this is another goal I have set to allow myself make the gains I need and fuelling my body properly and not panic when I see the scales go up ..
I didn't do all this to be better than anyone else I wanted to achieve this for me ❤️follow your dreams and believe in yourself
#humpday video clip from posing with the one&only @emmahyndman_theposingpro working on stretching out the glute the difference it makes is something else. -------------------- Any body who is thinking of competing one piece of advice is practise your posing,if possible as I know competing is expensive but try get a lesson or 2 the tiny tweeks you can learn to suit your body type and show off all the hard work you have put in is vital.. 😀🍑
#transformationtuesdays goes to my husband @gymfreakwog he really has worked hard since he joined @exceed_fitness trained by @aar_co who pushes him to his limits every time he steps into the gym.. I bought him 1 month package to start of with as he had not trained in years , working a 60 hour week with night shifts he found it tuff to keep on track with food and training ..did he enjoy his first month hell no he was a nightmare to listen to 😩 pic 2&3was after his session with @aar_co 🤣but between myself and all the guys @exceed_fitness we kept pushing him and now he is hooked, He meal preps trains 5 times a week and enjoys it he now looks at it as a lifestyle change..sometimes we need that 1 person to give us that push to make us believe in ourselves.. 💪🏻
This was my check in this morning 2&half weeks post show
Calories are increasing weekly 2300 this week current weight 50.1kg (after 3 days in London 🙀)stage weight 49kg ---------------------energy levels are great loving all the food , I have never had a great relationship with food but I achieved so much in this season that I am so grateful for , I really want to see what I can achieve in 2018 and if that means loosing my abs well so be it 🙌 but hopefully gain a bigger booty @i__am_lom @joshtannian #mondaymotivation#gains
My favourite 🍑picture from Nabba 2017 thank you @alanryan_photography #humpday ------------
love the fullness I was able to keep which we worked hard to do as this was my 3rd weekend bk2bk competing.. looking forward to see what these extra calories will do for my 🍑 over the next few months... #bootygainz
#flexfriday love this picture from @nabbawffireland 2017 the smile tells it all that on stage I am in a happy place, thanks @alanryan_photography for my amazing shots -------------------------- my 1st year of competing is over and after 6 competitions I have now started my lean bulk with @exceed_fitness not going to lie this will be a challenge but I am 100% committed💪🏻
Heading to @ukultimatephysiques pro show tomorrow with @elayneahern her first show as a Pro super excited to watch from the audience for the first time..
No placing for me yesterday @ukultimatephysiques British Finals really enjoyed representing Ireland along side these amazing athletes. Huge congrats to ye all especially @norbertdixon on winning his category💪🏻💪🏻thanks to @exceed_fitness for everything !!❤️❤️
Got some lovely messages asking how another peak week is going and have I found 4 back to back shows hard on the body and has it been mentally challenging.
Picture 1 2 &3 is my check in with Coach @i__am_lom 3days out from each show and photo 4 is this morning 3 days out from British finals , for me personally I have learned so much from each show and feel a lot more confident after every show ,I set myself this goal and I have enjoyed the process 100% yes I had days where I was holding water,bloated,didn't feel lean enough or not enough muscle, doubted myself asked myself was I crazy in the head at 31 to be doing this but having coaches who believe in you @i__am_lom and @joshtannian and al the team @exceed_fitness i picked myself back up and got back at it.TRUST the process and keep it simple.Peak week is about the nails,tan, etc the hard work is done and to reflect at how far u have come and achieved during the journey😀 #throwbackthursday
6 days out from @ukultimatephysiques British finals and received this last night,looking forward to getting on stage again, coach doesn't complicate peak week @i__am_lom food is staying the same!! The hair, nails, tan all the pampering bits will start soon .. I have given my all and I want to enjoy every minute and so grateful to be stepping on stage for the finals with all the amazing athletes I have met on my journey ❤️
Currently 12 days out from @ukultimatephysiques British finals as it's hump day and I won best BUM and the qualifying event ❤️I am showing my booty gains since April 17 till September 17 I have spent most of my life thinking in the April picture that I had a big bum, it's only when I look back at pictures now I know I didn't ..I am proud of the gains I have made and I am looking forward to my first ever off season to see more booty gains. I would not of done all this without @joshtannian for my training and @i__am_lom for my nutrition for a girl who was afraid of carbs I now love them.. happy #humpday everyone
Got sent this picture this morning Hard to believe this was 2 weeks ago, taking 1st place at Nabba/wff Ireland @nabbawffireland was a dream come true!!Privileged to be on stage with these beauties..
This was my 3rd peak week in a row and I am now currently 15 days out from UKUP British finals @ukultimatephysique I took 1st place in my category the weekend before NABBA.. I am the first Bikini girl to represent Ireland in my category at UKUP British finals .. (no pressure) 😜I am excited to see what we can take to the stage this time round .. @exceed_fitness
Currently on holidays on PREP nearly 5 weeks out posing practise done ✅ just treating the holiday like a normal week with training and food I have put everything into the prep so holidays ain't going to change that . Family time and training with my hubby who is keeping me on track .... ❤️
Long Post for my very first post but when you read it you will see why .. One week post bikini competition, my first Comp NIFMA mr&miss Europe 2017 @martin_nifma_spence where I won 1st place in 5 categories this event was a fantastic day and meeting a great bunch of girls⭐️my journey began 8 weeks ago when I decided I wanted to compete. Working with @exceed_fitness @joshtannian for my training and @just_seanyd for my nutrition I want to thank these guys for everything they have done for me I could not have done it without them , one of my goals was to compete some year and these amazing guys made this happen , anyone thinking of competing or wanting to get fit and healthy @exceed_fitness is the place to go I can't say enough good things about them all , what a great bunch of trainers and I am so lucky to be apart of their growing empire . Also @rebeccahorourke my wonderful posing coach this girl is Amazing 😀 , also the stunning @alannapittorino for her modelling coaching for my first photo shoot . These 2 lady's are inspirational and powerful woman . My inspiration stems from these powerful woman & also @laurensimpson @_ciaraxdrea_ @diana_kelleher @ciara_hyland_ @kadiesmithxx and many more -following their stories and successes over the years ( one day I kept telling myself I will compete like these girls ) thank you girls for inspiring me. Will I compete again oh yes I loved every minute being on stage and can't wait to get back on stage again , having never prepped or reverse dieted before I am excited to see what I can achieve .
*TRUST THE PROCESS * exceed fitness will not be exceeded .❤️ #nifma#bikinicompetitor#dedication#girlswholift#motivation#fitnessjourney#bikini