First off, thank you all so so so much for your kind words, support and generally fantastic-ness regarding my progress update yesterday.
But… At the same time I feel like I need to clarify something. Despite my hesitation to compete at Natural Provincials, I am NOT… I repeat NOT… unhappy with my progress thus far by any stretch of the imagination.
Actually to be totally honest I’m thrilled with how I’m looking and the way things have been going the past few weeks.
My hesitation at competing at provincials is based on a lot of factors that I wasn’t anticipating, as well as a decision I made several months ago in my personal life.
Once a final decision is made I’ll get into ALLLLLLLL of that, but for now know that no matter WHAT happens with provincials i will be on stage in Ottawa with the IDFA. That show I am MEGA excited about… and actually am considering doing a crossover into the fitness model category for fun as well if I can find myself a cheapie bikini.
Now… Something I did yesterday (mostly to KEEP myself from getting down on myself) was to do another comparison photo and think about how far I have come this year.
My main goal was to come in leaner, tighter and just a better overall package. I knew I would hit my previous show weight and plateau… and I did… but I didn’t give up, I pushed through it and even though it sucked I beat it and am about to hit a major milestone very very soon. 🙂
So let’s say I AM still doing provincials in 3 1/2 weeks… From the start of prep on January 8th I had ONE slip up (tiny glass of wine the first Friday of prep), have no missed any cardio, never missed a workout and have given 110% even when I really didn’t want to.
Scale wise I am down… right around 20 lbs.
Yes. TWENTY POUNDS.
I feel much leaner and tighter than ever before and actually SEE muscle definition and am getting stronger on some days at the gym. How crazyyyyyyy is that?
(hello! I’m knocking out pullups now!)
While I know I am slowly getting a bit worn out and run down (and would literally sell my soul for a cookie every now and then) I feel great considering I have been dieting… and dieting fairly hard… for 24 weeks now.
But if you asked me I would tell you a million times over that every week, every day.. every second was worth it and I have zero regrets about my prep this year.
And THAT I am mega proud and happy about!
SO I shall leave you with some proof of just how much you can change yourself in 24 weeks if you really want it.
Not bad if I do say so myself. 🙂
… although I DO like to think that a lot of changes that were made this prep were actually INSIDE rather than the physical, but seriously that’s a whole other post that will probably need a jumbo sized box of Kleenex by my side to complete.
Have you ever made a tough decision based on some crappy facts? How did it turn out for YOU?
… and is there anyone out there in Ottawa land that can recommend a badass brunch spot? this chick will NEED a mimosa in 4 1/2 weeks!!!