For the last month, I have been preparing for my first fitness model competition. To be totally honest with you, it hasn’t been that bad. I know many people struggle a lot with everything, especially the diet, but up until this week, even that hasn’t been that difficult.

Because I am naturally lean, I have been on 2300cal a day for the last month, (really cant complain, as a lot of competitors are on massive calorie deficits and consequently on closer to 1200-1500cal a day!) But some days I have been going over this amount (I really cant afford to do this now.)

Now 3 weeks away there is no more leeway for mistakes and not sticking to plan, I have got to keep 100% on track.

My calorie intake has decreased to 1700cal a day and I have a feeling, things are going to get a hell of a lot tougher.

For me the true testament is when I no longer feel motivated to train.

More than ever before I will need to surround myself with positive people, people who will bring me up when I’m feeling down, push me through when I want to give up and just be there as a genuine friend.

I motivated to succeed, I have the drive and ambition to accomplish what I set out to achieve. I have just 3 weeks, 3 weeks is nothing, I’ve got to keep my head down, get the graft done and be stage ready, I need to know I have done everything I could to prepare myself for comp.

It’s not going to be easy, but nothing worth having in life is easy. I think it’s so important to challenge yourself continually. Keep striving for the best. As Bonnie Hammer said “Being complacent was never going to teach us anything.”