Updating from Last Comp. on My Way to Next Comp.
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
I suppose an update is overdue. SO here 't is.
Hmmmm... Where do I start? :)
Had I only known what I know now I may have prepared myself a lot better for post competition. Live and learn, right? Yeah. So apparently... when you diet so hard for so long, once you go back to a lax diet your metabolism is about 10x more active in storing fat. I had to learn this the hard way.
I weighed 154 the day of my competition, Sept. 12, 2009. Less than a week later I weighed in at 167.5! Somehow the number wasn't enough to control my eating habits and I was quickly learning I still have an "issue" with food. A month later I was weighing 172. I finally seemed to stall around here.
I needed a goal to keep me focused, so I picked one of the shows for next year to shoot for in May. But, as my weight would not cooperate I felt as though I would be repeating another race-to-the-finish-line competition. I surely didn't want to do that again! I wanted to do it RIGHT! I know slow is the way to go.
I decided to pick the same competition I had just entered, for next year - should be around Sept. 2010. This gives me a little less than a year to drop the weight I need to and come in shape, slowly. I hired a nutritionist to help me learn some things with my body, as I seem to be a complicated loser. I started my new program last week. I'm now down to 163. I'm feeling much better and clothes are fitting again! Hoorah!
I'm also trying a new workout routine. My trainer/partner and I have come to the fork in the road. I always knew the day would come but I didn't expect it so soon. I'm saddened but "okay". I know I can handle it and I will learn even more than before. Change provokes growth.
My new routine is only 4 days a week, but seems a LOT more intense. I should see some glute growth and I'm also working on my lats. I think this new program should do the job.
Stretchmarks! 2 of 3 procedures done! I feel vain, but don't care! Having these stretchmarks on my stomach as bad as I do, have really led to a lot of insecurities. I think it will be worth it in the end. I already saw a difference in the first treatment. I'm excited to see the accelerated progress after this 2nd treatment. I'll post before and afters when the process is over.
Ummmm... guess that's it! I feel more centered than I ever have and I am embracing change as I've never done before. I know with the change (especially the one's I want to fight) comes great things. Bring it on! :)