Figured I should do another training update. I was able to hit my goal of getting down to 195 lbs from 220 after 27 weeks of dieting. Training is going well and I am now officially on Alberto’s Off Season Roster! We now bring up calories and take a break from dieting for the next 3 months before starting contest prep at the end of the year.
I feel very fortunate to be able to have Alberto as my coach. It was tough to even get on his off season roster as he has no spots. To work again with Alberto who is one of the top prep coaches is an honor. I don’t take his time for granted and will do my best to make us both proud of our results in 2020.
The goal is to beat how I looked in 2014. Not sure if I have added any additional muscle, I won’t really know until I get on stage. I do however want to beat the level of conditioning I had. That is the goal and my focus for 2020. Basically beat the guy on the right. Considering I will be 55 when I step on stage that in my mind will be a big accomplishment and something to be proud of.
Less than eight mouths to get there and excited to see the end result. I know this won’t be easy but I am up for the challenge. Having several setbacks and not getting back on stage the last three years like I had wanted was disappointing. Most people who followed me back in 2014 have given up on me and I don’t blame them. I almost gave up on myself as well but here I am on the eve of my third contest prep at 54 years of age and ready to battle my younger self!