Transformation of a Figure Competitor – Week 8

Now less than 7 weeks to go, I feel as if time is passing too quickly and I’m running out of time.  I always do this to myself, the worrying I mean.  Warren is never worried but I worry enough for the both of us.

Jodi Braun & Janet Fox

Jodi Braun & Janet Fox

That’s where my feelings are right now.  I know I am doing everything that I am supposed to and we can only control so much.  The rest is up to the body to cooperate.  So, I just keep moving along, taking one day at a time and one moment at a time.  This is why I consider every competition prep a journey because every time there are differences that take place.  The way your body adjusts, diet, workouts and don’t forget the mental aspect that can really start playing with your head.  With all of this going on I push through and still have other girls that I’m helping get ready for the same show I’m preparing for.  Like I have said before, helping out these women and being able to see everyone’s personality’s shine through is very exciting and it keeps me motivated!

I know for them it’s good to be able to discuss different aspects of this whole prep with someone like me who understands all of the physical and emotional aspects that take place.  They can vent and I can provide feedback , trying to keep their worries from taking over.

Cardio has increased to 45 min per day and workouts are becoming more intense as well.  Not sure what you all imagine as intense but an example would be flipping a 200-pund tire over,  40 times!  Ha! My arms felt the intensity for 3 days after! lol All of the box jumping and leaping jump squats seem to be effecting the soreness in my hip flexors (wow!) but it’s all worth it in the end right? I know it is and this is why I like pushing myself to the limit.

It’s an adrenaline rush for me and I always feel awesome when the workout is complete.

I am eating chicken now 4 times per day but I don’t mind.  I really like chicken anyway and even in my off season, chicken and fish are staples in my regimen.  At 11.9 % body fat, I am still holding my weight at 130 lbs.  This is the longest I have been able to hold it this high.

I keep crossing my fingers it will remain there.

Just so you can see the level at which all can be inspired by, the picture included this week is of myself and client Janet Fox.  About to turn 64, this coming April will be her 2nd figure show she is getting ready for.  I am truly inspired by her and feel blessed that I can train and prepare her once again.  She is also part of the dotFIT nutrition regimen with Warren’s expertise.

-Jodi

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