Bikini Prep Diary #1

Bikini Prep Diary #1

Do you ever get the random urge to do something drastic and actually follow through with it? I get those a lot. I call them my mid-(insert whatever my age is) crisis’. It’s funny because I am actually very thankful for those crazy emotions that cause me to do semi-crazy things.

For example, I have decided recently that I am going to train for and compete in my very first bikini competition. Now, this thought of competing has been on my mind for years. I just wasn’t sure when I would commit, considering I am so young and sometimes I feel like I look I’m not mature enough to create a mind-blowing physique. I’ve been training and lifting for about seven years now, so I would consider myself very experienced and comfortable in the gym. I’m hoping this competition can bring me a new level of confidence that will help me with my future plans.

Anyway…Long story short, I was going through a mid-20’s crisis one day and dropped a FAT amount of money on a coach. Luckily, I already knew my coach through going to the same gym for a few months.  I trust him, and this process. I am about 3-weeks into my prep with about 16 more to go, and I am extremely motivated. Sometimes I have my doubts though…Like, “can I really do this?” “Will my efforts pay off?” “Please don’t give up/fuck up, Mollie.” AND THAT’S FREAKING TERRIFYING. I know I won’t have the guts to give up anyway, but the fact that my brain is thinking those negative thoughts is very annoying. I’ve decided that if I start something, I cannot and will not give up. Not until I’m satisfied with the results.

I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately on my Instagram regarding my prep and what my workouts/meals are. I think its super rad that people are actually interested in what my goals are and what the process is like. I just hope people take everything I provide as motivation to improve their lives with healthy habits. As of now, the meals are plentiful and  I struggle to finish them sometimes. Some of my friends have told me that I look way more muscular in my legs, calves, and booty. That puts me on cloud nine! Having other people notice your gains is one of the best compliments anyone can give. I’ve been working so hard, and I will continue to do so throughout the rest of this prep. Some people may not understand why I’m doing this but that’s okay. This is for me, no one else. 

Since I’ve been getting a lot of questions on my workouts, I’ll post the one I did today! My good friend Adam is helping me create a video prep diary on youtube, where we will be posting my workouts, motivational speaking, Q&A, and more. I’ll be posting more details here soon! We filmed the first video today, so expect content early next week. 

Check out their Instagram! I’m also an ambassador for them. 

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Now for my workout: 

GLUTES/PLYOS

-Seated abductors: 6×40 (sit close to edge, really focus on pulling with your glutes and squeezing for 2 seconds when in full contraction.)

-(SUPERSET) Smith machine/barbell hip thrusts x Barbell RDL: 4×20 (when doing hip thrust, push weight through heels, squeeze glutes. Barbell RDL, get full stretch and pull through hamstrings/glutes.)

-Close stance lunges: 4×20 (Push with glute of leg in the front)

2 ROUNDS:

-Kettle bell swings: 20 reps (push kb with glutes, not arms)

-Box jumps: 10 reps (When on top of box, stand up straight and squeeze glutes)

-(SUPERSET) Barbell walking lunges/Reverse lunges 10, 10

This workout is a bit shorter than my other’s for the week, but it never fails to make me feel like my butt is gonna fall off! I hope y’all enjoyed this and you find it useful. 

If you have any questions, future post ideas for me, or just wanna show some love, feel free to comment below or e-mail me! Have a lovely day.