16 weeks until Classic

Top Row: May 2016

Bottom Row: Mar 2017

10 months in with 4 months to go before Classic!

Competing is something I've wanted to check off my bucket list for awhile now, but haven't because it's a beast to train for and crazy expensive!

My intrigue began back in July of 2016, when my original goal was to get in shape—lose a couple pounds and lead a healthy-ish lifestyle— but the results I got propelled me to chase after a loftier goal to train for the Beachbody Classic 2017 !

So, for the last year, I have been following a regimented fitness program (working out every day if not twice a day) and a solid nutrition plan. With all the effort I've been putting in, I'm set on winning. It's a lofty goal, I know, but I have put in too much time, sweat and tears to settle for a participation medal. I am going for it even though I can't control a lot of factors like who the judges choose because it's a subjective sport with 40% of your score focused on stage presentation; confidence, poise, form grace and the look you bring to the stage from muscularity to make-up. 

If you want to learn more about what I'm doing, I invite you to follow my journey on my blog  or follow my daily activity on Instagram stories @coachnpb !

Natalie Barnard