The hardest part of preparing for a physique show is hands down the diet. This is something that one must stay on top of months prior. Going into show prep, I was very committed to my diet. I made time to prep my weekly meals, even if it meant doing it at 10PM after Ryley fell asleep. As time went on, I felt that intensity waning. I was losing focus and control. Maybe it was my mind or maybe the lack of carbs (Hey, someone get this girl a donut!) but I was angry and wanted to rebel. So I did. I ate what I wanted for a few days.
Self-sabotage. I think we have all done this to ourselves in some form at some point in our lives. I guess, somewhere deep in my psyche there is a belief that “I can’t do this” or “I am not good enough”. It is not something you consciously think about but it plays itself out in actions and emotions. The good news, I recognized it early enough to stop the bleeding. I am good enough and I can! And you can too. So if you find yourself in my predicament, remember that a little self-reflection and honesty can go a long way. Catching negative thinking patterns is the key to change. So on that note, I am going into these last 4 and half weeks of prep with a renewed sense of focus, confidence and purpose. Game on!
(Below is a sneak peek of the bikini making process...)