I am now 7 and a half weeks out from my contest. Almost ten weeks into my diet. I cannot believe how fast it is passing, how far I have progressed, but most surprisingly, how easily I have managed so far.
The past few weeks have been very productive and i have dropped another 1kg in the past two weeks and I am now at 78.5kg. I am starting to look very lean and feel I am going to be in optimal condition come show day, June 10th.
Here is a picture of my legs from a few days back. Veins are starting to appear in legs, abs, calfs, which is a very good sign.
Energy levels have generally been not too bad but at times I have been feeling absolutely exhausted. To the point where I feel I need to sit down and just take a minute to find my feet and compose myself. Slight dizzy spells and just extreme fatigue. This is just due to my blood sugar getting extremely low but when this happens I usually am due a meal pretty soon so it is manageable. I just try not to think about it and keep moving around, after composing myself, and keeping myself busy. As soon as I sit down and feel sorry for myself then it just gets worse, so I avoid this as much as possible. I have found myself staring longingly at my kitchen cupboards a few times but that is to be expected.
At other times I feel fine and hunger or energy is no issue at all. My weekly cheat meals really help boost glycogen levels and keep my energy up for a good few days after. So generally mon – wed is pretty easy and as the week goes on I get more depleted and energy gets lower.
I am currently in Sweden doing my Biosignature Modulation. This is a course that looks at bodyfat testing and hormonal profiling and learning how to optimise peoples hormone levels, for optimal body fat levels. I got a full body fat test and my reading came out at 6.6% fat which I was very happy with and I would say it is quite accurate. I aim to be at around 4% body fat on show day so I have a few % to loose. However going from 15-13% fat is a hell of a lot easier than going from 6.6-4% fat. I have six weeks to get it done and I am confident. The show is in seven weeks but I aim to be in perfect condition one week out, so I can relax and coast into the show, being confident with my physique. Rather than punishing myself to lose fat right up until the day of the show, this is not an ideal situation.
I will be doing a report on my week in Sweden and letting you know my thoughts. So far though, it is one of the most interesting things I have ever done!
Eliko Sports Centre: Halmstad, Sweden: