I just got a medal at yesterdays UKBFF (UK Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation) North-East Championship in Leeds 😀
Why competing? I always need a deadline to complete anything, so the date of getting on stage was a great incentive for burning some fat stored during stressful Sheffield winter. In addition I always wanted to prove: one doesn’t need starving, avoiding social events with food and drinks or spending looong hours in the gym to look good in bikini. I mainly achieved my results by taking teaching and taking part in Les Mills™ group fitness classes and eating according to what science says. My favorite classes are Bodypump™ and GRIT™. First builds lean muscle, burns calories and increases metabolism, second does the same, but even faster!
My target is always to be sensible, flexible and healthy with preparation so that the shape is maintainable in the long term. No extreme diets, no extreme training – long slow and enjoyable (!) process. I believe that bikini category competition shape (or shape very close to it) can be maintained in the long run and is a part of a healthy lifestyle and smart nutrition. While on prep I still enjoyed eating out, occasional glasses of wine and small treats now and then. [/spb_text_block] [sf_gallery gallery_id=”532″ slider_transition=”fade” show_thumbs=”yes” autoplay=”yes” show_captions=”yes” enable_lightbox=”yes” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”]