Rhonda is 56 years young and won our VT contest back in the day when she was 5o. She’s still living the dream and the golden Venus lifestyle and going strong. She has found the fountain of youth.
It was a fun day, she did her first competition at the same venue I did mine so I went down to support her.
Dang, it always makes me realize how small I am when I stand next to another person. Rhonda is tall!
Here’s what Rhonda did to prepare:
Everyday was very consistent, only small tweaks were made along the way. I started each day with 3/4 c egg whites plus 1 whole egg scrambled and 1/3 c oatmeal, tea or black coffee.
After lifting workout and before cardio I would have a protein isolate shake (30 gr p)
The rest of the meals, which were to be about 2 1/2 hours apart, consisted of 4 ounces chicken, turkey, or fish and 4oz of sweet potato or rice, and a steamed veggie such as broccoli, asparagus, green beans, spinach, Brussels sprouts, or squash.
Generally, I ate this 3 times a day, so all in all, I ate 5-6 meals a day.
My workouts consisted of 4-5 weight training days. Splits such as back/biceps, legs/shoulders, chest/ triceps with the first one repeated for 4th workout of week. I also added in core and calves and more glute work on less intense days. Cardio was 30 minutes on stair-climber or incline treadmill, 5 days. About half way through, that increased to 45 minutes, 6 days a week.
This seemed to really work well for me and fortunately I didn’t have to give up much more in the way of food. I did eliminate the carb at the last meal of the day towards the end.
Rhonda built some friendships that day and had a great time. Since then we’ve gotten together and had some fun.
And we had fun, both of us 55 and 56 years old, living our dream:
I hope you enjoyed her pictures and story.
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