Saturday, July 18, 2009

10 weeks out with my other half


We were a little worried at first that we might hurt eachother but really, I can't imagine this journey without my partner Ali. Not only do we totally support eachother, we just... understand and right now its pretty much our whole lives! We're both really committed to give this comp the best possible shot.


Ali is the one who inspired me to put down my Les Mills timetable and try lifting, starting with a modest two-three day split about three years ago now. We trained together a little at first and he showed me not to be afraid of heavy weights. I had been doing bodypump fairly consistently for a couple of years and was really used to the burn of high reps. At first it felt really strange training with such low volume, I felt a bit lazy just because I was resting between sets instead of continually moving. These days I use a variety of training styles to keep up intensity and prevent boredom.

As for competing, it was natural progression for Ali who has been training for a number of years now. The lure for me was the ultimate challenge of it and of course the amazing physiques of the figure girls I saw when I went to watch my first show. I didn't have much self belief to start with but now fully trust our coach to get me in the best possible shape I can for my first comp. I feel very lucky and grateful to have been in such great hands from the beginning and I cannot quench the thirst to keep learning and improving! 

6 comments:

SeLiNa said...

Wow girl, you're looking good!! You 2 make a super-fit couple by the looks!!

Lisa Jane said...

I'm sorry I've been so terribly slack and haven't commented. Your both looking awesome and I'm betting you'll kick ass up there.

I promise I'll be a more frequent visitor from now and on.

Say hi to Ali for me.

xox

Raechelle said...

You are both coming along very nicely! You are going to have fun at that show together!

Rebecca said...

Wow Steph, you are looking amazing!! I am so proud of you! You will kick butt in 10 weeks time!!!!

Can I ask a question? I was looking at online programs and noticed who your trainer is. Do you think the program would suit someone like me? Not completely fit and not totally 100% on their food (yet)? I would love some guidance. I can afford to do 3 days of weights and you know I hate vegetables. I am a bit confused... Any advice you may have would really be appreciated.

xox Rebecca

Hanni said...

Looking awesome u guys keep up the great work!

Splice said...

WOW! You are both looking incredible!!!


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