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The Down Lo!

Well, well, well, it’s been a few weeks and a variety of things have occurred in the life and times if Tiffany. ¬†But let’s chat about the exciting stuff!

My fitness life is just getting better and better by the day! I really missed working out this summer, I didn’t have the opportunity to do as much as I would have liked ūüė¶ ¬†However, ¬†I’m happy to be training 4-5 days a week again and I’m really starting to look forward to my first competition prep.

I’m 24 days away from starting my first prep. ¬†Last year I decided I was going to prep for show October 29th, 2011 in the fitness model¬†category, but in June decided that was not feasible due to my work schedule (and boy was I right! The summer was ridiculously busy, I would have miserably failed if I tried to attempt prep in that¬†madness)

Since then I have made the decision to switch from the fitness model to bikini category and here are the reasons why I’ll be competing in bikini April 7th, 2012:

  • Posing: I feel more comfortable with the bikini posing. ¬†Especially since I still haven’t been able to wrap my head around the back pose/lat flare and there are no posing coaches in the city I live in, so I’m on my own here, much easier to practice bikini posing on your own.
  • Expense: We all know that competing is not cheap. ¬†But bikini is still less expensive than fitness model because you only need to buy a swimsuit (not a suit and a athletic wear/costume as required by fitness model. ¬†This tacks another few hundred dollars onto your competition tab).
  • No costume round in the Spring UFE Competition: My reasons for originally deciding to compete in fitness model was because I was going to participate in UFE Halloween Mayhem. ¬†I wanted to participate in this event because I love Halloween, just as much as Christmas. ¬†I was originally hell bent on competing in fitness model because I wanted to make buy a super cool costume that I could potentially use over and over again. However, now that I changed to UFE Spring Bash I’m not as excited about the sportswear round.
  • Advice from a Trusted Friend: ¬†Over the last year I have met a variety of amazing fitness gals online. ¬†Just the other day I took some progress photos of myself and sent them to my friend Kari (yes, I’m still to chicken to post progress pics online, maybe in a month when I loose the flubber I collected this summer). ¬†To give you a bit of background on Kari, Kari is an experienced figure competitor, who writes an awesome blog called Figure Girl World, blogs for Fitness RX Magazine and is very knowledgeable about bodybuilding culture. ¬† When Kari saw my pictures and asked why I wasn’t competing in bikini? I really had to think twice. ¬†Now that I didn’t have the exciting costume to look forward to, I really didn’t have a¬†legit¬†reason. ¬† At first I just said I wanted to be a little but more¬†muscular, but then she asked me to take a look at the bikini Olympia photos, immediately I was inspired by the look and conditioning of the athletes. ¬†Seriously, when an awesome experienced girl like Kari says I’ll be successful in bikini, I’m going to take her advice.
So there you go folks. ¬†That’s what is new in my life at the moment besides that I’m participating in Donloree’s Fitmass Challenge (and I’m loving the kick in the pants btw). I look forward to continuing to tackle each challenge. ¬†But in 24 days, I’ll only be doing what my coach says so, because as Kari says, during prep do exactly what your coach says no more, no less ūüėÄ
p.s. I apologise in advance for any poor grammar. ¬†I’m a wee bit ADD, I starting writing this blog at 9pm then did a little website updating in between, then came back to this a very tired girl. ¬†My eyes are crossing and I’m not even sure I’m reading things correctly. ¬†Time for bed!
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