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11 week out.. update on physical state

Good morning πŸ™‚ I Hope everyone is having a lovely week. I just wanted to post about what is going on at this time during my prep because I haven’t posted in a little bit. To be honest, I wasn’t feeling well for those weeks and found it nearly impossible to get anything extra done in my life. I missed several weeks of going to the chiro, which isn’t good for me with my neck issues. I ended up passing out at the gym one day last week, probably due to something with my pinched nerve (no bueno). I’m happy to say that as of the past few days, I am feeling much better and healthier.

So, I have 11 weeks left until my show on April 9th, and it has definitely got a lot more challenging for me to stay focused. I had almost no fats in my diet and it was taking a toll on my body. I didn’t feel as if things were functioning properly and I was in a bit of a funk. I also struggled with going overboard on my cheats, which only made things worse. I sort of took my diet into my own hands and very slowly added certain healthy fats in place a some of my macros that had been coming from carbs. I still followed my plan, but used my knowledge of nutrition (NASM FNS FTW!!!)

I am learning a a lot about my body and what is best for me. There are so many different approaches to bodybuilding, and not all of them work for everybody. Some people do better on higher carbs while some function better on a higher fat diet. I think I am the latter. So, now I am at a point in prep where I am carb cycling. Right now this means that I have several days a week which I take in almost zero carbs, except for very low carbs from my veggies and nuts that I am eating (which are almost nothing). I am doing well with this so far.

I also experienced a lot of mental/emotional stuff that I will post about in a separate blog, because that will make this much too long and I don’t want to ramble. I’m going to post pictures of my physique progress in another post following, so y’all can see what work was done so far during prep.

Have an awesome day! ❀ xoxox

 

 

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Why Did You Start?

determination

I noticed this morning that whenever I start to get tired, discouraged and less motivated, I need to check my intentions and my motives for why I do what I do. It is so easy for me to get so focused on the results and I miss the important part, the journey. I need to constantly remind myself and drill it in my head. Being humble is so important in this process. I’m glad that I was able to center myself and get myself back on track before I fell off and gave up. I refuse to give up again. If other people struggle with obsessing over the results to the point where they get discouraged with where they are, I definitely recommend writing about why they started their fitness/nutrition journey. I did this while I had a few extra minutes before work, and it was just what I needed.

* Why I started: I started because I wanted to conquer and overcome limits that I set for myself along the way in my life. The mind can be a scary place. I held myself back for so long. As a result, I wasn’t able to live life to the fullest. I never want to feel limited, helpless, or trapped again. I want to help other people who have struggled with this. I’ve come to realize how amazing it feels to start to overcome these limits and I want other people to experience this freedom as well. Doing this in my fitness routine helped me in so many areas of my life. I refuse to give that up.