The news is in, and it’s good! I’ve signed and returned my contract, so I’m officially heading to the 2018 Olympia for the Ms. Fitness Olympia competition.
This will be my third consecutive year competing at the Olympia, so I’m very excited. When I first got involved in the bodybuilding industry, competing at the Olympia was a dream of mine. To finally be able to compete at such a high level is an honor and truly a dream come true (to put it lightly). Staying on Cloud Nine and thinking about the reality of my dream come true won’t get me far, though, so now it’s all about action.
Since this will be my third time competing in the Fitness Olympia, I have a better game plan going into the 2018 Olympia. About four weeks ago (20 weeks out), I gradually started my cardio routine and early pre-contest meal planning. On days when I train with weights, I always take Fierce Domination as my pre-workout to make sure I have enough energy and focus in the gym, so my workouts have been outstanding.
During my training sessions, I also sip on BCAA Pro Reloaded as my intra-workout supplement to make sure I’m maximizing my recovery abilities with a constant flow of branched-chain amino acids and L-glutamine. Plus, I really love the Blue Raspberry flavor—it’s refreshing when I’m pushing so hard.
In my last blog post, I mentioned that I have a RawFusion protein shake every morning… I now sometimes add one in as a post-workout shake as well. The quality of the protein is beyond compare and the taste is equally delicious, so it’s a nice treat that just happens to give me the nutrients I need.
As always, I still keep RawFusion protein bars in my gym bag and in my car for those on-the-go situations during contest-prep. They’re especially helpful for when I have unplanned or spontaneous workouts. They’re super convenient for emergencies. I also use them as a post-workout snack/meal from time to time. They’re a quick, nutrient-dense, and high-quality food option, and that’s crucial for any post-workout nutrition program.
Right now, I’m about 16 weeks out and haven’t competed since the Arnold, so I let myself take advantage of the off-season to improve the areas the judges noted that I could use some work on. Last year, I was competing almost year-round and didn’t really give myself enough rest to make noticeable improvements. I was able to focus on making some of those necessary improvements during this year’s off-season, so it’s been really nice to see my metabolism get restored and my body change in ways that will reflect all the hard work as I lean out in the weeks leading up to the 2018 Olympia.
I look forward to sharing my journey to the Olympia stage this upcoming September, and it’s an honor to be representing Team SAN out there.
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