Tuesday, March 30, 2010
I’m pretty impressed with the changes this week! I’m down another pound AND I’VE BEEN SICK!!! I missed the gym multiple days in a row, so this is no cardio and no lifting, JUST DIET! And, Tres added in more fat to help me get over the cold/sinus stuff I had and it worked! So, more calories, less working out, but a strict diet AND RESULTS!!!! To me, that’s a true testament to how important diet is!!!
I’m 7.5 weeks out now! Starting to worry about tanning and makeup and make preparations for these things. Need to start working on my posing soon. I picked out a suit designer and I’ll blog on her soon. She’s really affordable so I’m excited about that.
I cant’ tell you how FANTASTIC these last 4 weeks have been during this contest prep for me. I’ve learned so much. I’m really enjoying this. I am loving the process, the changes and the discipline of doing this and watching what happens. I feel excellent. My clothes fit well. I think this is a maintainable weight for me right here and I’m happy here so I’m excited to see how much further I can go….which was the whole point in competing for me…how far can I push my body! (Or how low can I push my body fat and how will I feel there?)
This journey has taught me how much effort goes into being lean and strong and obtaining the “look” I have wanted for YEARS! I have a HUGE appreciation now for my own body and what it does for me. I have a huge appreciation for how I look now and no longer look in the mirror and see my flaws and wish I were better. Instead I look and see how hard I’ve worked to look this good. I see how I want to continue looking and feeling this way. I see that this weight for me is not ridiculously lean but has taken a very strict diet and workout regime for me to obtain this and I am proud of my body and how hard I’ve worked to get here. I’m proud of my muscles that are finally starting to show…the many, many hours in the gym I’ve spent lifting in order to gain these strong muscles!
I would encourage anyone to compete just once….I am loving this process, this journey and am so excited about the next 7.5 weeks!!! 🙂