On 26th May I competed in Cumbria I placed 1st in my category Athletic class, I then went onto win the overall ladies. This gained me a place in the British finals on June 10th where I placed 2nd for which I then qualified for the world championships in Rome.
I started prepping for this 16 weeks ago, after the Brits I had a couple of cheat meals but the aim was to not gain as much fat and to stay lean as I could so that i could cruise into this prep ready for the worlds. Calories went up and training was kept to a high intensity over 4 days which allowed 3 days to rest, grow and recover. Calories then went down but still training to max intensity. Strength remained the same throughout with still managing to achieve PB's.
At 12 weeks out I weighed in at 58.7kg
Training Day 2105
Non Training Day 1590
At 4 weeks out I weighed in at 52.7kg
Training Day 1340
Non Training Day 1120
This prep has been by far the best one we have done my coach Dan Tough didn't change much this time as the method that he has used I have responded well too, much better to previous ones that we have tried. I am in the best condition i ever been in both mentally and physically. This is not the type of sport to go into half hearted its either all or nothing.
I'm feeling quite positive and in a good place right now having the right mind set certainly helps along with support. I have met someone who i'm very happy with who also competes which does help as they understand what your going through as it is vital that you surround yourself with like minded people.
All the hard work is almost done now, all i can do is my best and bring to stage what I have worked so hard for. I will try and update while I am in Rome but for now I need to focus on the next few days which is the most important week...............