Tired as a mother 🚫
humble. proud. but never satisfied.
that being said, i know i’m not recovering well right now. my body is staying sore. between the stress of certain things in my life (mainly the sale of my house), i’m spreading myself too thin. training is by far not only a priority to me, but is also mental therapy for me.
my body, however, is telling to take a break. there’s a huge difference between not making training a priority and knowing when you actually need to deload.
what do you do when you feel like you aren’t recovering well? leave your tips in the comment section. i plan to make sleep as much of a priority as possible, increase water & eaa intake, and stretch/foam roll 🙌🏼
“now that you’re done your show, you can eat ‘normal’ now, right?”
first of all, let’s define “normal.” my normal is not your normal. my normal is eating what @trainitright tells me to eat to ensure recovery, and a very slow but healthy weight gain.
it does not mean overindulgence. it does not mean i can eat whatever is offered to me. it does not mean i can eat “what i want.” truthfully, competing changes your taste buds. when you cut out processed foods for so long, the thought of eating them as part of a “regular diet” simply becomes unattractive.
so, what did i do differently this year?
1. i didn’t stockpile junk food my body simply doesn’t f*****g need. i did’t hoard a collection of candy/ cookies and all that other shit. if i wouldn’t go out of my way to buy it on prep, why would i go out of my way to buy it now?
2. i listened to my coach and had one free meal a day for two days. i started training and following my reverse diet tuesday.
3. i did not use finishing a show as an opportunity to consume whatever i wanted. i am not a dog, i don’t deserve a “treat” as a reward. the meals consumed were to jumpstart my metabolism, the following meal plan/ deload program is to ensure my metabolism and muscles recover.
4. i acknowledged that i had a miniscule underlying eating disorder and did not blame bodybuilding for it. last year i developed a binge disorder that took me 4 months to control. by the time i did, the metabolic damage was already done. remaining disciplined where i failed last year has already made me a better athlete this year.
i want longevity in this sport. that requires discipline and sacrifice. i can enjoy myself where applicable, but the routine/ lifestyle genuinely makes me happy. #powerfulbeyondmeasure#humpday#forwardmomentum#buildanempire#glutes#motivation#sacrifice#inkandmuscle#fitchick#strength#curves#figurecompetitor#murves#motivation#womenwithmuscle#fitnessmodel#thickfit#progress#physique#passion#workethic#thickthighssavelives#aesthetic#selflove#bodybuilding#confidenceiskey#strengthisbeauty#figureathlete#figurecompetitor#canadianphysiquealliance#aroundthecpa#postshow