May 1 2012
I am now a little less than 4 weeks out from my first planned show! I have been on my fat loss diet and exercise plan for 8 weeks now and guess what? I am “competition ready“ early!
That means I decided to bump up my first competition date! There is a show locally here in Northern California called the NPC Contra Costa Bodybuilding, Figure, Physique and Bikini Championships on May 5th, 2012. That’s in just 4 short little days! My debut as an amateur figure competitor will be at that show. That’s 3 weeks earlier than I expected to be ready!
I’m Competition Ready Early! Figure, Fitness Model and Bikini Progress Pics After Just 8 Weeks!
Are you ready to see my progress pics from just 8 weeks? What can you do in 2 months if you really put your mind to it, if you really hone in your diet, if you really focus on your training? 60 days… what could you do? You get what you work for, not what you wish for, not what you wonder about. Make today the day you take action. Make 60 days from now the date you share your success story of what you were able to do in just 8 short weeks.
I am sharing my posing pics with you so you can see my weekly progress and get motivated! I’m taking you on my journey with me so you can be better prepared to make a path for your own success!
I’m hoping that by watching me, you will become motivated to make some healthy changes in your own life and be consistent each and every day.
Remember I am just a regular person, just like you. I am a parent. I struggle with my marriage. I struggle with my blended family. I struggle with balancing my own health with my family and my work. I have emotional ties to food. I have a history of being both overweight and underweight.
I was once 197 lbs. Yes, it’s true. I was almost 200 lbs after having my daughter.
I was also once a mere 110 lbs, with hardly any muscle and way too thin. I have been on both ends of the spectrum. I don’t have good genes, so don’t believe that it’s all genetics. Everyone over 40 in my family is obese. Not overweight, obese. I overcame my genetics and am pushing forward in my health goals. Are you?
I chose (and I am still choosing) to make a decision each and every day to work on my goal, one meal at a time and one workout at a time. I am sharing my journey with you. Come with me! Make a decision. Start today. Your next meal. Your next workout. Let’s do this!
xoxo ~ Cori
Cori Ann’s 2012 Competition Schedule
Cori Ann’s Current Measurements:
True Waist: 25.25 inches
Belly Button Waist: 26 inches
Hips: 33.5 inches.
Hip Bone (Iliac crest): 30.5 inches
Chest/Lats: 33 (so sad to lose my boobies)
Bicep/Tricep: 10 inches
Cori Ann’s Current Body Fat Percentage:
Body Fat Percentage:
9.8% according to manual calipers and a highly trained professional
Method: Manual Calipers
Category: ”Essential Fat” (Categories differ slightly, but typically 14-20% is a category called “Athlete.” 10-13% is typically known as “Essential Fat” for women.)
Weight: 117.5 lbs (53.4 kg)
Fat Weight: 11.5 lbs (5.2 kg)
Lean Weight: 106 lbs (48.1 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 – After 8 Weeks of Prep
Cori Ann’s Current Posing Pics – Bikini and/or Fitness Model -
After 8 Weeks of Prep
I may decide to also compete as a bikini and fitness model competitor in organizations that allow women to crossover into different divisions, like Figure America and Bikini America (Musclemania). My first show will be with an organization called the NPC (National Physique Committee). In my first show, I will be competing in the open figure category.
In my heart I feel like I’m a figure competitor, but my body was originally presenting much more like a bikini or fitness model competitor. I lost some muscle while I recovered from my biopsy and my muscularity wasn’t very mature to begin with. That being said, I have started to see a little more of a ‘figure’ physique coming through. Let’s see what happens! You’re on this journey with me!
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?
What I am noticing the most about these progress pics is my abs and my butt. My body looks like it’s getting younger. My body now could easily kick my 20-something year old body’s butt.
Try any of my workouts and check out my diet if you want to know how I’m getting these results. Especially check out the workouts for lean, strong abdominals. Get sleek and sexy with my transformational stomach exercises.
Press on with my thigh trimming exercises. Tighten and lighten with my top exercises for your glutes. Also keep in mind, it’s not just exercise. It’s not just calories. It’s specific foods. It’s specific workouts. I don’t go in with a shotgun approach and you shouldn’t either. I’m a girl with a sniper rifle. Efficient. Sharp. Precise. Exact. Each meal and each workout is designed for a specific goal.
It’s not just about trying to burn more calories than you take in. There’s way more to it than that. The human body is precise and elegant. We need to approach it as such, with our own precise, elegant strategy on how to sculpt it.
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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