A different kind of transformation for you this Tuesday 😊. So for some reason I got several messages yesterday asking about my transformation while on prep and what did I eat, how much cardio did I do, lifting, how long did it take etc. And I just wanted to clarify that you shouldn’t ever compare your fitness journey to someone who is doing a bodybuilding prep. Prep is SO extreme and not sustainable. Even I couldn’t keep my results 😂 (Left is me on prep and right is now).
I went to the gym 2x a day. I did hours of cardio (hiit and steady state), hours of lifting, extreme dieting/meal plan, no rest days and little sleep EVERYDAY for months. I was constantly hungry & got sad and depressed a few times to the point where I would avoid any and all points of human contact.
Even though I personally had a rough time doesn’t mean all competitors do but it is really tough nonetheless. I just don’t do well with diets and I’m still struggling with my nutrition on the daily. I’m trying to find some sort of balance of where I’m happy but can also eat for my goals.
I’ve had several transformations in the past and while I’m proud that I was able to work hard and make that type of progress I wouldn’t recommend someone copying me trying to get those results. I just wanted to clarify that before someone either a) tries to do what I did or b) gets bummed out and thinks that’s what you have to do get results. It’s not. Just get your nutrition on point and train hard. If fatloss or weight loss is your goal then you need to be in a consistent caloric deficit over time. How you eat makes the biggest difference so focus on improving your nutrition first, then your training and after those two are on point you can add in a little bit of cardio.
Some pages I recommend to those who want to learn more about nutrition and fitness is @soheefit @cartergood & @syattfitness