Everyone has their favorite way to prep.
Some people prefer to have set meals, little variety and to have the structure of someone telling them exactly what and when to eat.
Some people don’t, it just doesn’t work for them.
Guess who is one of those people?
But when it comes down to it, this works for ME because I CHOOSE to eat the things I want to eat, I’m not TOLD to eat them.
I know that sounds a little bit crazy, but it’s true. I like routine, I love my food, but if someone was telling me I HAD to eat chicken and roasted zucchini or banana oats and eggs everyday I’d probably tell them where to shove those banana oats after about a week.
I’m difficult, what can I say?
That really shouldn’t come as a shock to you.
Anyway, to get to my actual point here… today is my last high day until show day (as per my PEAK WEEK plan I received overnight). With meal 2 I had planned on sweet potato with my peanut butter greek yogurt.
But when I got to the store and saw the state of the FOUR sweet potatoes they had? umm… they were so old and shriveled up I think they had been there since my LAST prep in October.
So I planned for rice cakes instead… but I have rice cakes post workout and twice a day? eh. Not my deal, but it would work for one measly day.
… until I woke up and had a brilliant idea. After pulling my idea out of the cupboard, comparing macros and being sure that yes, it would fit… I broke out the food scale and measured out a portion of deliciousness.
Um yes, I went there. I’d been delaying opening one of the (two) boxes I have at home right now because only being able to have them on high day meant they would go stale before I got to even halfway finish a box.
But seeing how I’m NINE DAYS OUT and will be able to pop these babies in my Greek yogurt every morning starting next Sunday I thought it was time to open it!
… and exactly why I love having macros and being able to make my own decisions about food.
In other news, yes I am NINE DAYS OUT and honestly I feel AMAZING.
I’m feeling and seeing changes in my body every single day, I’ve got tons of (endorphin induced!?) energy and really just feel like it’s going to be a GREAT season for me.
My peak week plan is in hand and I’m excited about it, last night I received my borrowed suits for fitness model and all I can say is WOW. They are gorgeous and I can’t begin to express how badass the friendships I’ve made and the support I’ve received from my “online friends”
SO here’s to NINE DAYS OUT and killing it, kicking butt and making peak week the best yet.
How is YOUR morning going?
Do you like being told what to eat or do you like listening to your wants and needs and working with that?