Monday, February 14, 2011

Chompin' at the Bit

In 21 weeks, I'll be standing on stage at Team Universe. I start dieting next week; I feel like I'm heading into a self-imposed hibernation for the next 5 months. FIVE months! I won't be going out to eat, and I'll be spending increasing amounts of time in the gym. My diet is going to be stricter than ever before, with no planned carbs or treat meals.

When I think about it in these terms, it sounds really scary ... yet I'm excited!

I've been focusing on this show for the past few months already, training hard to build up weaker areas, and keeping my diet mostly clean. This is the most focused I've ever been in the off-season, and I can't wait to shed this layer of fat and see what I've built underneath.

Contest time means that I can't wait to do ab checks in the bathroom mirror at work on my many trips to the restroom (from drinking a gallon of water a day). I can't wait to fit into my skinny pants again! I can't wait to watch my body transform into a work of art. I know I'll have to think like a Pro and resist the temptations that are all around me.

To some, training for a competition is hardcore. For others, it's just a way of life. It's my reality, and it will be my world for the next five months. I'm chompin' at the bit to start the next phase of Operation Pro!


  1. I know I'm kind of a noob :) but I'm just wondering why no treat meals? Doesn't that help your metabolism recover?

    I can't wait to start seeing your progress pics!!! :D

  2. If the metabolism starts to slow down, then sometimes it's ok to add in a meal. If it continues to be fast, treats aren't necessary.

  3. I never got treat meals, a carb up maybe but not treats. But man did I look forward to those! 20 weeks is a long time dieting Kari. I give you credit! I dieted for 19 weeks last season (by the time I was done) and it was tough stuff! You have the right mind set and a great coach! This is your year babes!

  4. I'm so excited for you (sorry i'm always a blog stalker and never a commenter!).

    I'm recovering from surgery and slowly been able to start lifting again(out for 5 weeks) and i'm prepping for a summer show, so i'm right behind ya girl! I'll keep following your blog to watch your updates. You are an inspiration

  5. I may get carb up meals, depending on how my body responds. Thanks for all the support! It's gonna be quite the journey!

  6. I am so excited to follow your blog, I am probably going to do the MS. Minnesota Natural in November, but am really nervous and looking for outlets! LOVE this already! THanks !