The countdown is ON! In only one week and one day I will be on stage!
Right now is crunch-time.
I'm already in Utah so I can finish training with Jerry and be there for height-check and weigh-in and get my hair done. Every competitor has to check in in person the day before the show or we get DQ'd. I'll also need to get a spray tan -- I'm going to look so unrealistically dark in real life but on stage it will be great.
I met with Jerry today to work on my back (lift). He also checked my body fat for the first time since I moved. A month ago I was 11% body fat and weighed 129.6-131 depending on when I weighed. Now I am 9% body fat and weigh 129.6. So I lost fat and gained muscle since I moved which is all I can ask for. Plus, I hit my competition goal! Jerry says I'm there. It's a good thing since the competition is here.
This week is where I will do things to dramatically change my body. And it's really the only unhealthy part of the whole process, which is why it's only for a week (actually 5 days).
To be on stage, you want to look as lean and cut as you can. To do that, some (or most) competitors have to lose water weight that week. I will be taking a diuretic and will probably lose 5 pounds of water. Like I said, not healthy. Not sustainable. But only for 5 days. And I will gain that weight back the night the show is over.
I have still been doing 3 days of lower carbs and a day of high carbs. That is changing now. For 2-3 days I'll be super low carbs and then no carbs for a couple of days. A few days before the show I will carb load to bulge my muscles. I honestly never knew that so much went into this. It has been really neat to see what happens with different things.
If you don't follow me on Instagram (@losscausekelli), here is a before/after. The before was taken 4 months ago.
Reach your goals!