Hi all, just a quick one today. As usual, I took my progress pics this morning to send to my coach. It got me wondering – how was I looking at this stage (ie 11 weeks out) last year? Leaner, much much leaner, I was sure of it. Better, probably. Sigh. Oh gawd, well, let’s look and see quite how far behind I actually am. Let’s face the music.
Yes, I was a bit leaner, mainly because I hadn’t had an off-season at all. I’d gone straight from an endurance season (including a half-Ironman triathlon and a half-marathon) to an 8-week body recomposition experiment, to dieting for a bodybuilding competition. But underneath that leanness? Not a lot!
Just look at these comparison pics, kindly put together my my friend Christina. Different lighting, different bikini, but that’s about it (no I haven’t got any tan on, it’s just the light). Despite the wonky posing (self-timer progress pictures are a skill I’ve yet to master), I can see a big difference.
I feel a bit better about things now. (as well as very glad I take so many photos along the way!)
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