Ready to rumble!
Two weeks out and Iâm 296 pounds. Looking forward to going home and
buckling down. This is where I want to be right now. In my wildest fantasy I
was in the 290s heading into the Olympia, and Iâm on par to do that. Still
donât know if it will happen or not. Iâve been trying to be 290 for the past
two and a half years. Something always goes wrong at the end. I havenât been
in the 290s this far out though. 288 is the heaviest Iâve been. Iâve only
eating twice today right now, so really Iâm two meals away from 300
Mentally, Iâve never been this focused. I donât want to sound crazy, but in
all honesty, this is the first year Iâve been a bodybuilder 100 percent. Iâm
blessed genetically. I will admit that as far as being lean goes. Iâm not
talking about contest. Iâm talking about walking around â itâs not that hard
for me to keep a decent amount of body fat and Iâve used that as a crutch in
the past. This year, I didnât bank on my genetics. I did the work. I ate the
meals. I did the cardio. I lifted the weights. The results speak for
I literally started my diet (my diet-diet) on August 15, and thatâs not even
been a month yet. I started preparing for the Olympia on July 15, but the
first four weeks I was eating whatever. Iâm in my fifth week of hardcore
dieting. Normally us pros diet 10-12 weeks. Iâm not worn out. Iâm eating
more than 3,000 calories per day and 4,000 on high days. Iâm not hungry, but
Iâm hungry for the Olympia.
*Editors' note: There was an error in this entry that has been corrected but should be noted. Toney had only eaten twice at that point in the day, and a typo stated he was only eating two meals per day. That is erroneous. Toney eats every two to three hours.