Monday, 14 May 2012

Thankful for Helpful People & Uneducated About Bodybuilding (But Trying!)

I am so fortunate to be surrounded by such helpful, amazing people. I am really blessed.

It seems like a daily struggle to motivate myself. I have been feeling exhausted, grumpy, and down on myself. Whenever I talk about my bodybuilding dreams to anyone I feel that they are judging me and don’t think I will stick with it and that I will fail, which in turn just demotivates me like crazy.

I am constantly looking through bodybuilding photos, watching videos and researching the subject.

Unfortunately bodybuilding women don’t seem to be the kind of people to start a blog where they talk about all their secrets and tips so I have to go out and ask actual bodybuilders if I have a pressing enough question.
It’s frustrating, I wish there was a book or website with all the answers.

So far when it comes to nutrition (from what I have gathered from various peoples facebook pages) different people treat ‘clean eating’ very differently, and at different levels of strictness. From what I’ve seen it is not true in all cases that the stricter your diet, the better and faster results you will achieve. So I am not sure what to do or how to take it.

Thankfully, when I ask for help it is given to me, the wonderful women I have been confiding in have not turned to me once and said ‘well, I’m your competition, so you can get out of my face and figure it out on your own.’ They are all so helpful and knowledgeable and I am so thankful for that.

I was so worried about the slow results, and about the effectiveness of my workouts. A girl I totally idolise has informed me NOT TO STRESS (Who me? Stress? Never…) and that with time I will start to workout harder and to just keep at it and not give up, that I can do it.

Something I really needed to hear.

It’s almost like I need to be babystepped the entire way. I’m so new to this fitness thing and this diet is so strange and new.

Apparently I need to eat a handful of almonds and a protein shake an hour before bed. What? I have never heard of eating anything before bed, in fact, I have been told my whole life never to eat after 6, after 7, after dinner. Just don’t eat food late. Right?

Nope, apparently now I have to eat a protein shake, which I haven’t really looked into but I’m certain it’s drowning in calories… right before bed. Soooo weird.

I have to eat quinoa as well. Half a cup after my workout with half a cup of broccoli and boiled chicken or boiled tilapia.

I have to eat 70% protein 20% carbs and 10% fat.

I will tell you more as I learn more, but that’s what I’ve gotten so far.

Maybe to all you wannabe bodybuilders, there can finally be answers for you in blog format somewhere :P

Once I figure it all out…

It’s exciting, a whole new world. I have a dream! I just need to educate myself and go for it.



  1. I think it is fantastic that you are even considering doing come from being so overweight to turning yourself into a a year??

    That's awesome! Even if you are not perfect by this November, you have a new passion which is not going to let you get overweight again - and really...what more can you ever want? I am pretty sure there isn't an age limit on Bodybuilding is there :p

    You will do it and you will be fantastic at it - how can you not - you dropped how much weight? You can do anything you set your mind to!

    good luck, and I can't wait to see the progress :D

    1. Awh, I really needed to read that, thank you so much.

      I'm feeling the support, you rock! Thanks.

      You are right, it hasn't even been a year, I am really being hard on myself. There isn't an age limit in bodybuilding, most competitors are in their 30s, 40s even. I have so much time.

      I guess I'm just one of those people who wants everything, and wants it right now.

      Gotta calm down.

      Thanks! :)

  2. Protein at night will help your muscles grow as you sleep and as they heal.

    1. Thank you for the information! I have finally invested in protein powder, complicated and expensive, let me tell you.

      On days where I don't work out I take it an hour before bed. I will try and get some protein in right before bed on days I do workout, thanks for the info.

      Weird, when you are losing weight you don't want to eat too late, but when building muscle, it is encouraged! It's SO HARD to change your mindframe.

  3. <-- check out this blog, a personal trainer who was training for Ms Figure so there might be a few tips

    1. Thank you for this link!
      She is training with the OPA which is where I want to go into, exciting!

      Unfortunately it seems she is no longer competing, but wow, the information in her blog! Thank you :)

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