Do you train for your goal?
Through the 20 years of being in the fitness world I have stumbled on so many people who get frustrated because they are not getting the results they want. Below I have put a short list together of things to consider.
1. What are your body goals?
2. Are you training specifically for these goals?
3. Do you have a training program set out for you to achieve the body you want?
4. If the answer is no to number 3, then I assume you walk into the gym and just do whatever exercises you fancy?
5. If the answer is yes to number 4, how do you expect to improve with this training style, unless you are an advanced trainer
6. You don’t need to train everything that moves.
Now I am very experienced with Number 4 as this is exactly what I did when I first started training. I mean to be honest I used to do a few exercises and have a chat more than anything. It wasn’t until I started taking my training more seriously that I started to look at my training and time in the gym a different way.
Train for the body you want!!
So when I was competing in Figure I never spot trained arms and hardly trained chest because this was not required for the ‘Look’. The smaller your arms the bigger your shoulders will appear so this is the reason arms where not on my training plan. Now when I transitioned to Women’s Physique I then put arm work into my training plan because the body goal had changed.
Once I stopped competing I then wanted to focus on another illusion which was a bigger lower body so yet again my training changed and focused on lower body and more of an upper body circuit or just shoulders and core.
So with this all in mind, take a look at what you want to achieve and have a training plan to cater for this.
Are you eating enough?
Many of us think we eat a lot however if you tracked your daily intake for a week you may think again.
If your goal is to gain muscle tone and build a hot body with ALL the curves in ALL the right places that you are proud to show off in clothes and of course naked?!?
If this is a YES, then we need to choose the right healthy foods, that are nutrient dense.
It’s a good idea to track your Macronutrients so you know how much Protein, Carbohydrates, and Fats you are consuming daily. You maybe thinking, why is this so important?
Well if you do not know what you are eating then how do you expect to make those glutes grow if you are not consuming enough of the right food. Solet’s say you are tracking your daily Macros, you can then monitor your progress and up or lower foods where needed.
The main food source that is changed more in my diet are the amount of carbohydrates I consume. When training lower body my carbs are roughly doubled to help with my strength, recovery, and growth. If you want a bigger booty, then you need to feed it’
Below are examples of each of the 3 Macronutrient sources
Steak, Chicken, Turkey, White Fish, Seafood, Salmon, Whey Isolate, Eggs
Rice, Oats, Potatoes, Quinoa, Bagels, Wraps, Pasta, Veg, Fruit
Avocado, Coconut Oil, All Nut Butters, Organic Butter, Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Do you love yourself?
The first thing we need to do is give ourselves more praise. Every day is another day for us to become better. YES, we may not be where we want at this present time BUT every day we can make small steps closer.
Mindset is everything. If you think negative, then more negative feelings will come. The minute you turn this around you will start seeing results. A happy mind brings far greater performance and less stress and in return a happier body.
For over 15 years I struggled with an unhealthy relationship with food and body image. This affected my health, moods, relationships, and social events. Now you would think that as soon as I started getting into fitness that this would change but for a while it made it worse because I started to see far more ‘perfect’ bodies on social media and the stage.
It wasn’t until I realised that no one is perfect, and everyone has imperfections that make them beautiful. I started to embrace my female curves and love my body.
I excepted the person I was and the person I wanted to become. I stopped being scared of eating, I made sure I wore gym wear than made me feel amazing, which in turn made me want to train harder and show it off, with a few ‘selfies’ of course haha!
Now I do have a tendency to waffle on so I apologise!
So let’s recap
1. Eat for your goals and to be healthy, not skinny.
2. Train to be strong, not to be a certain size.
3. Love the person you are, making small steps daily to become better
Every woman deserves to feel confident and hot!