Let me begin with a bit of advice, “If you have the courage and strength, you can achieve anything you want. Everyone may not understand your goal, but remember, it’s for you.”
My First Bodybuilding Show
I first became involved in bodybuilding as a spectator, cheering for my friends and boyfriend as I watched them compete. Now I decided to give it a try. The first thing I did was ask the best competitors at my gym for advice. I was surprised that each had followed the Beverly system. Well, Beverly did their part in responding, but I didn’t do my part in following through. Before I knew it another year had passed and I’d still had not competed in my first show.
I finally decided to give it another try after attending the 2002 Arnold Classic. What motivation! I started once again to make plans to enter my first competition. I picked the WV State & Mid Atlantic Grand Prix, a national qualifier. My goal was to place top 3 in my class. I logged on to the Beverly International web site and completed the client profile questionnaire for a second time. Before I knew it, I had everything I needed to get started – diet plan, supplement info, and Jeremiah, my Beverly advisor, whom let me add was fantastic.
I weighed 151 pounds at 22.88 percent bodyfat. My diet plan is 2 carb up days, 3 moderate carb/moderate calorie days and 2 low carb/low cal days. I have to admit I’m miserable on those 2 low carb/low cal days. But, to succeed I’ll have to do my best and roll with the changes, physical and mental.
I started dieting for this show 19 weeks out.