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Why You Can't Stick with Your Competition Diet

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Sometimes the biggest reason you can't stick to our bikini competition diet has absolutely nothing to do with the diet itself. Actually I can say with confidence MOST of the time it has nothing to do with the diet.

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Fitness for a Living > Any fitness competitors on this site?

Kristin Shaffer

Good for you!!! Keep us posted on your progress! :) With love ~Kristin <3

Posted By fabeditor

Welcome - From the Editor > Newbie!

Mel Sergent

Hey, Everyone! I am excited to be a part of this forum and look forward to learning and making change happen. A little about me: I am 42 years old, a mom of 3 (ages 24, 16, 14), and work night shift as a registered nurse. I've wanted to do a competition for years but always found a reason to get in my own way. This year I hired a coach and started training. However, my boyfriend proposed and next thing you know I am caught up in the whirlwind of wedding planning! The wedding is in just over a week! I became extremely stressed and my coach and I decided to slow down the training until after the wedding. Well, this was my excuse to stop counting macros and get out of going to the gym. Needless to say, I've taken backward steps. Right now, I want to use the next 10 days to shed a little bit of fat I've added and get my mindset ready for what's to come.

Posted By fitnurse_onthego

Fitness for a Living > Any fitness competitors on this site?

Mel Sergent

I am preparing to compete in my first figure competition in the Spring of 2017!

Posted By fitnurse_onthego

Competition Tips > Wigs?

Its just a thought rather than extentions but what are your thoughts on wigs? If I used a wig that is similar in color to my own hair but the style is different? I want long long hair and not extentions

Posted By kazzepink

Competition Tips > How old is too old?

Kristin Shaffer

61 is YOUNG! :D Congratulations to you!!! What an inspiration you are! I actually stepped on stage a few years ago with a gal who was 62 at the time. When the announcer stated her age the rest of us 40-something's on stage almost fell over. We had NO idea she was 62. She looked AMAZING!!!! Proof it CAN be done with the decision to eat clean and exercise moderately. It sure sounds to me like you're on the right track but of course it's difficult to say with such limited information. If you like you're welcome to contact me personally to give me more details about your current plan. Just zip me an email - Kristin@FigureAndBikini.org With love ~Kristin <3

Posted By fabeditor

Competition Tips > How old is too old?

Greetings! I might be THE Senior in this group at 61! I am looking into doing a competition next year. I've got a great base from which I'm starting, having lost 42lbs, just ran my 5th Marathon. So now, I need some guidance/mentoring on all of this. I do cardio 6x@week (30min usually) and do a total body w/wgts 3x@week. Eating more protein than I usually do. My body is toned but I still see the pudginess in the middle. Am I on the right path with all of this? How long does it take before seeing more definition? Thanks again everyone!

Posted By catherinenocon@yahoo

Competition Tips > competing with cellulite

Callie Fisher

Dolled disaster I am dealing with the same thing! I have been doing cardio and weight training and it seems my cellulite is getting worse! Will this go away? I am 12 weeks out. Thanks!

Posted By fishfun30@icloud.com

Lifestyle of Fitness > Competition Prep Challenges

Kristin Shaffer

Heather those are wonderful questions. Thank you for sharing your experience as my hunch is that you're not alone. Considering you are just a few weeks into your prep it may just be that your body is adjusting to your new diet and training. It's possible your metabolism is kicking up and running pretty hard (which is a GREAT thing). That certainly can affect sleep though. I think what I would do if I were you is give it a few more weeks to see if your body adjusts. I hope that helps! Please do be sure to check back and let us know how it's going. With love, Kristin

Posted By fabeditor

Lifestyle of Fitness > Competition Prep Challenges

I'm currently training for my first bikini competition, and am about 17 weeks out. I have made considerable progress my beginning two weeks of prep, but it seems like every night I am struggling with insomnia. I think about the competition & get super-excited, like a kid going to Disneyland. I'm not competing to win, but I am going in to this giving it my all & doing my best. I would have though that the cardio & workout with weights would exhaust my body into wanting to get rest, but I find myself taking melatonin before bedtime, and if that is successful in getting me to sleep, I will wake up in the middle of the night & not be able to get back to sleep until about 45 minutes before the alarm goes off. I go to bed between 10-10:30 & wake up at 5:15 for morning cardio before work. Even as I am typing this, it's 4:38 in the morning. So, is insomnia during prep a common occurrence? What are some things I can do to get rid of it? My days are miserable because I'm tired.

Posted By HeatherGa

Diet > Recovering from Surgery and Appropriate Goals?

Kristin Shaffer

Great question! The asterisk is "competition approved" foods for those last few weeks if you're having a bit of trouble shedding those last couple of pounds of fat. And fresh veggies, mostly the fibrous ones, you can have copious amounts of. Watch ones like tomatoes that contain higher calories and sugars. I hope that helps! With love ~Kristin <3

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