Monday, June 29, 2009

12 Weeks Out at Last

Saturday marked the 12 week out point and the start of my diet. The funny thing was it couldn't come soon enough and I have been relieved to have to be on plan again. It's a strange feeling, even though I was telling myself on stay on up until this point for some reason something else was telling me to go for it because I wouldn't see that food again for another 5 months. This first 'off season' has definitley been a struggle for me and I can only hope that the next time will be easier.

I braved the scale on Saturday ( even after a steak and wine dinner Friday night - thanks Adena!) and this is what I am dealing with:

Weight - 134.6
Fat % - 17.7
Fat Mass - 23.8
FFM - 110.8

On April 9 , about 3 weeks pre-contest I was:

Weight - 127
Fat % - 15.8
Fat Mass - 20
FFM - 107

So it looks like I am dealing with 3.8 lbs of fat gain which isn't really as bad as I thought so long as the body comp scale is correct. It sure feels and looks like more then that to me but who really knows!

I decided to take last week off of training bercause I was feeling run down (likely because of all the crappy food!) and because I knew it would be hard core from her on in so today it begins!! I will be doing Shoulders, Triceps and Cardio ( 45 minutes on the bike - steady state) Not fun that I have to start this on 3 hours sleep but that seems to be how Mondays are - aarrrggh! Why is it that when we need sleep the most are body refuses? Anywho...onward ans upward...I will post soon with how things are coming along!


  1. Hey Tonya!! Looks like we are all getting geared up to go through this again. I start prep in 4 weeks. Anyway...your stats right now are exactly where I am at!! So yes, the first 'off season' post comp body was very hard to deal with, but you put on far less fat than I did. I put back on all 11 lbs that I lost and I know it's not muscle. LOL...

    I know what you mean about it looking like more, but I am sure you look fabulous. How do the levels work in Canada? We don't really have them here...just open, masters, and novice...

  2. We have 3 levels with level 3 being provincial. If you place in a level you then move up to the next. In the provincials I think you have to place 1st to move onto the Nationals but I am not postive. I am new to all of this :)The show I am doing in November is a level 2 and hopefully I will go from there to the provincials next June!