In two weeks I will be starting my second 12 week shred. I’m nervously excited about it. I’m hoping to lose 3.5 more pounds before I start the shred which will leave me with 25-30lbs to lose during the shred. I may not be able to hit that full weight loss goal during the shred, but I am optimistic.
I’ll be able to do a few things differently during the shred this time. All of my kids will be in school, so I will be able to hit the gym 4-5 times a week instead of 2-3 times a week. My workouts are also a lot stronger and more focused now. I am actually going to raise my calories from the last shred as well. I’m going up to 1400 from 1300 because I will be more active and also have more muscle… I also have less fat to burn this time and my low carb days seem much more tiring now than they did before.
After the 12 week shred I am planning a 6-8 week bulk. I have ultimately decided that I would love to compete in a body building competition. Realistically I am over a year out, probably closer to two years out before I would be ready to walk on stage, but even if it takes longer, I am going to make this happen. My years of swimming and dance are helping my legs snap back into shape very quickly. My arms are definitely going to take longer, but I am ready for this. I can do this.