I competed in the Lightweight Category of the BNBF Southern Qualifiers on Sunday at the age of 52!
I started training on 4 January when i also started removing crap food from my diet. I then started my strict diet 18 weeks out when I was 83kg (183 pounds)with bodyfat of 20.9%.
I dieted down to 70kg (154 pounds)with bodyfat of 6% although I weighed in at 72kg (158 pounds) after carbing up.
It takes some balls to walk out on stage for the first time! I had realised how small my chest, lats, and quads were but I gave the comp my all. My 90 secs routine to music was perfect & I had a great day. I finished fourth & am now inspired to eat cleanly & add size to my body whilst keeping the fat as low as possible. I don’t have the genetics of a big bodybuilder but living the lifestyle of one for 6 months has motivated me and added new impetus to my life. I herniated my bellybutton 16 weeks ago doing weighted inclined crunches but decided to leave the operation until after the competition. I’m really proud of my achievement