What’s next? First…I gotta keep ‘fat girl’ in check….

Posted: June 24, 2012 in Uncategorized

Well, my first competition is done. I had an amazing experience, and when I think about stepping on that stage, I smile. Every time.

So….what’s next? When I think about this question, I feel excited and nervous inside. I have SO many ideas, thoughts and plans, but right now, I am trying to keep my inner fat girl from taking over. I KNEW that this would be the most difficult part of the journey…for me. Having a goal and being focused is one thing. I am able to do this. This is the part that is a bit more challenging, but the part that I am DETERMINED to master. LONG before June 16, I researched and planned how to stay on track post competition. I have been called obsessive and people have asked when I intend to ‘take a break’.

My answer is, I am not going to take a break. Just as we need water air and food to live, MY body needs movement. I have been working out daily for about 2 years now, with my focus on competition diet for the last 16 weeks. I think that I am in a pretty good groove….now for the reality.

It would be REALLY amazing to live in the body that I had on June 16…truth is, it is unrealistic. There is a bit of a correction, for me, a few lbs, and I still feel really lean. It is nice to be able to be a little less strict with my food (ketchup…mmmm ketchup) and a few gummy candies here and there, and my beloved glass of red wine…beyond that, I am trying to re introduce foods very slowly, and am still learning new things daily. I KNOW that diet is the most important part of being lean, and this is the part that is challenging for me, so I am going to take it one day at a time, and not let the pendulum swing to far to the other side. One of my goals is to be more conditioned. I’ve added running into my training, and so far am really loving it. Once daily training feels like HEAVEN after living at the gym for so long. Last week was a very moderate training week. Going forward, I am looking forward to some work. šŸ™‚

So, for now, I am going to train hard, keep my diet tight, keep ‘fat girl’ in check…..and keep working on my goals… Stay tuned!!

  1. Joania says:

    Ooooooh!! I’m getting excited!! You are spot on with your approach. This is the most important and will be the most challenging part of The journey. I know this cause I did not fair very well on this leg of my journey. I wouldnt say obsessive, if you fail to plan, then u plan to fail so keep dpibg what youre doibg my friend – i know you got this!! This is who you were always meant to be. When life gets in the way
    or throws you a curve ball, u flex those abs and hit it outof the park!! Never lose your drive to KEEP/MAINTAIN this strength. You re so strong!! Your inside matches your outside. Still so proud

    • Wow Nia! Thank you. This really is the tough part!!! I am trying really hard to keep diet in check while finding balance. I don’t want to live my life saying ‘no’ or walking around with baggies of chicken in my purse ALL Year round (though I am happy to during prep). I just have to find my balance, which I will, and be gentle with myself along the way, all the time kicking ‘fat girl’ in the ass-ets. Lol. It’s not an easy road!!

  2. Jessica M says:

    You are such an inspiration!

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