I can’t possibly be the only girl sat there after losing weight with training and exercise, the right way, and thinking, what next? Yes I’m fitter than before, slimmer, healthier, but I still dont look how I want to look.
I spent the best part of a year dieting and training, and got to a point where honestly, as a UK size 8 in clothes I felt I was as small as I would want to be, however I definitely didn’t have the dream body I had dreamed of, and I am determined to get it.
Finishing my diet I looked like this
But I want to look like this.
And so here it begins, the totally unrealistic expectations, the high set goals. I’ve been training strictly for only a year, but I want the body of a girl who has been training strictly for 5 years.
The problem with social media, is the only women whom I can find that I can aspire to have the bodies of, are well into their journeys, or like me just starting out.
I truly have no idea what my body is going to look and feel like during this next phase, but I want to share it with you guys, every step. That way hopefully it’s not so scary for you when you reach it.
What is obvious is that if I want the bodies of those girls above, I need to put more muscle on. That will only happen by eating more to fuel the muscles to grow, and lifting heavy and in a way that will aid muscle growth. Very scary prospect I know, but it has got to be done. I am going to have to start adjusting my way of thinking and start to accept that I am not going to be as lean as I have been, but it is all part of the process and one that I need to trust.
Here’s the plan.
I’ve switched up my workout splits to start with, and recognised that I just wasn’t pushing myself hard enough in my sessions. From now on my workouts will be more geared towards key compound movements, and progressive overload. Lifting as heavy as possible, but whilst keeping the muscle under tension for mid range reps, and focusing on feeling the squeeze in every move.
I have arranged my splits to give extra time to those weaker areas, namely my core and triceps, and plan on leaving out a lot of the more fussy exercises.
I have also began the process of increasing my carbohydrate and protein intake to fuel those muscles the right way. Something I found a very scary prospect at first, and as much as I will enjoy the carbs I guarantee you in a few weeks time I will be telling you all how bloated and horrendous I feel.
Supplement wise I have added in creatine alongside my Vitamin C, BCAA, and whey protein. I have no idea how my body will respond to the creatine, but from my research I feel it’s worth a shot if it could help me grow my muscles.
So that’s me for now, scared but focused and determined. I want to thank all of you blog readers, instagram followers alike, for all of your support in my weight loss element of my fitness journey. I hope you will all continue along with me entering into this new phase of my training, all of your encouragement, advice, and support is always appreciated.
I’ll keep you posted.