Mar 14 2012
I am now 11 weeks out from my first show. I am making great progress and getting excited! I may have lost some muscle after recovering from my biopsy, but I have made great improvements on my conditioning and my discipline… and it shows!
I am sharing my posing pics with you each Wednesday so you can see my weekly progress and get MOTIVATED! I’m taking you on my journey with me!
Be prepared… you are going to see dramatic changes each week! And guess what? This is done through simple healthy eating and exercise. Not dehydration, crazy diets, pills, shakes, or crazy amounts of cardio.
Simple in design, yes. Simple in reality? Well, it’s challenging to make healthy choices each day. It takes preparation, dedication, consistency, drive, and a vision. I’m hoping that by watching me, you will become motivated to make your own healthy changes each and every day.
I am eating about 1800 calories a day of real, whole food, doing 45 minutes of cardio a day at about 65% of my max (possibly 2 sessions if my booty needs it), drinking 1 to 2 gallons of water a day, and doing weight bearing exercise 6 days per week.
If you want dramatic changes too, simply make the decision to make some healthy choices in your own life! I’m here to motivate you and inspire you!
xoxo ~ Cori
11 Weeks to First Competition – Figure, Fitness Model and Bikini Posing and Measurements
Cori Ann’s 2012 Competition Schedule
Cori Ann’s Current Measurements:
True Waist: 26 inches
Belly Button Waist: 27.5 inches
Hips: 35.5 inches.
Hip Bone (Iliac crest): 32 inches
Bicep/Tricep: 10.5 inches
Cori Ann’s Current Body Fat Percentage:
Body Fat Percentage:
14.2% according to manual calipers and a highly trained professional
Method: Manual Calipers
Category: “Athlete” (Categories differ slightly, but typically 14-20% is a category called “Athlete.” 10-13% is typically known as “Essential Fat” for women.)
Weight: 122 lbs (55.5 kg)
Fat Weight: 17.3 lbs (7.9 kg)
Lean Weight: 104.7 lbs (47.6 kg)
Height: 5’7″ and a half (~170 cm). This means I will compete in the tall categories of each division.
Cori Ann’s Current Posing Pics – Figure – 11 Weeks
Cori Ann’s Current Posing Pics – Bikini and/or Fitness Model – 11 Weeks
If I decide to try the bikini category I may possibly compete a little sooner since bikini and fitness model competitors require a little more body fat and shouldn’t be quite as lean.
In my heart I feel like I’m a figure competitor, but my current body type presents much more like a bikini or fitness model competitor since I lost some muscle while I recovered from my biopsy, and my muscularity wasn’t very mature to begin with.
So what’s the difference between figure, fitness model, and bikini competitors? The body types, rules, suits, posing, and judging criteria are different for each different category. You can check out the main differences in each, and how I’m making my decision, in the post titled: Bikini, Fitness Model or Figure?
Keep in mind I am feeding my body to create these changes. I cannot stress this enough. I do NOT recommend cutting your calories too low. I DO recommend choosing the right types of foods that will help you achieve your goals. Don’t focus so much on calories, but keep them as high as you can. Focus on the types of foods you are eating.
I am eating about 1800 calories a day of real, whole food, doing 45 minutes of cardio a day at about 65% of my max, drinking about 2 gallons of water a day, and doing weight bearing exercise 6 days per week.
I am not keeping the pathway to my goal a secret and I’m not selling it to you. I’m giving it to you for free!
You can see my complete diet. You can see my workouts and follow along at home. Watch me and see it’s possible! Let my authenticity help to motivate you and inspire you. This is real life. This is how it’s done. It is hard work, but it’s worth it. Make the decision to live a healthy life!
Cori Ann’s Progress
Want to see my progress each week leading up to my first competition? You can! Check out my previous progress pics. Links should be at the bottom of this post after the comments. Please let me know if you don’t see them so I can talk to my tech team about it!
You can see the beginning of my journey to becoming a competitor here:
Life is a Sport. I am in Training
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