My roadmap to taking the stage again has been drawn and a plan has been set into motion. This plan will have me on stage in a position to actually be competitive. I am going to do whatever it takes to get there. My roadmap is outlined below.
I am currently running a rather low carb nutrition program. My basic meal plan is as follows:
Meal 1 – Protein shake with egg whites, fruit and coconut oil
Meal 2 – 2 eggs
Meal 3 – Protein and veggies
Meal 4 – Protein and veggies
Meal 5 – Protein and starchy carbs
Meal 6 – Starchy carbs
I am going to continue to run this for a bit as it is working, but eventually I am going to inject 2 high carb days a week and cycle my carbs – 5 low/2 high. This roadmap will get me into a much leaner state.
This one is only clear to an extent. I am going to listen to my body, but right now I am training 6 days a week with weights. Recovery could very well become an issue and I am going to have to respond to that accordingly. I already have a different split worked out just in case. The key to having success with these things is to plan ahead.
I am currently looking for a posing coach, but I know that posing is going to be the key to me doing well. I can bring the body but if I don't know how to properly show it off I am doomed. I am currently going to search through YouTube for videos, but I really need an in person coach. I am going to be searching for someone in the near future to help me out in this area.
I've been listening to podcasts from various sources and the Mindset of a Champion Teleseminar from Skip LaCour for mental motivation. I get some good tips and ideas that I wouldn't think of.
I have a coach I am using for training and nutrition and a friend who is holding me accountable. With those two at my side I know this is going to happen.