Mr C: Three weeks away, time seriously flies… It’s been a long time coming, and yet it feels like it’s flown by and I’ve got so much left to work on! We had an extra session with Audrey this week, which really helped nail a bit more of the posing down, so that’s helped my confidence. Physique-wise I’m battling with worries over a lack of size, which is awkward for me becuase I’m actually happy with where I’m at but I know they will probably be looking for a bigger build than me in the competition. I guess I have to stay true to how I want to look though, so I’m trying not to focus on that. Though I haven’t got so much of the size my stronger point is having a balanced, lean physique, so that should help me given I’m in a <75kg (and the least size-based) category. Food-wise this week hasn’t been too bad – low carb, low fat makes things tougher but there’s at least a reasonable amount of variation in the food at the moment (there won’t be for the last couple of weeks!). Both our moods have been a little changeable recently, and the strain is showing there a little, but that’s normal so not something I’m too worried about. In terms of my training I’ve actually been pushing quite hard this week to try and fill out a little, and that has helped me psychologically because it always helps to feel you’re addressing your weaker areas. I have struggled quite a bit with having time for workouts, due to work and travel etc., but I’m hopefully able to catch up over the weekend so I’m trying not to be too hung up on that. Next week, more of the same really – just a case of keeping going, and crawling over the finish line now!
Mrs C: This week has been the hardest week of all. I have cried, then cried again, then cried some more! My energy levels have been in the pits and I have struggled to cope with my training. My mind has not been on my side and I have felt like giving up and its all felt a bit too much. Thankfully towards the end of the week I have started to improve again but only just. This process is not an easy one and I don’t think I ever anticipated how hard it could be until now. We had some extra tuition this week in London with Audrey Kaipio to get our posing routines neater and we both felt the benefit of it. I feel I have a lot to practice but that’s what I intend to spend a lot of my time doing over the next 3 weeks! Despite the negative feeling and low mood my diet has remained perfectly on point. Trying to see the positives and I am feeling leaner but I still worry that I wont be good enough come show day!