That night my boss brought over pumpkin doughnuts and a pumpkin roll. We were having a meeting so I had a few yummy treats but that was after I had a healthy steak, spaghetti squash and veggie stir fry dinner. All week I ate pretty health and I had a few treats. I love lattes so now that I can have dairy I was sure to get a few. I did go out with my friends this weekend and had a few drinks but no I did not get hammered and yes I turned down every shot that was offered to me. That is just not something that I want to do.
Me and Lor sharing some Blue moons in Grandview
Not gonna lie though, I feel pretty crummy. I probably should have taken the sugar and dairy at a more gradual pace. I am telling you this so that hopefully someone doesn’t make the same mistake. My stomach can’t really tolerate the sugar anymore. I had a cliff bar and I felt so completely awful that all I wanted to do was lay down and go to sleep. I don't even consider Cliff bars to even be that bad. I felt tired and my stomach has been so upset all week. Before the competition, I was eating a ton of vegetables, high quality protein and healthy fats and I didn’t have anything at all processed in my diet. So advice- slowly bring those things back in and not all at once. Now I know for round two. I also am working out everyday. Lifting and cardio just not as extreme.
My lovely mom got me these :)
I read this girls post today about her competing and I thought it was really great that she shared this with everyone and I think it is inspiring that she is trying to push through her competition blueshttp://blackandwhitefitness.wordpress.com/2012/10/29/it-isnt-always-rainbows-and-butterflies/
Check it out.
Well now I qualify to compete at the Arnold and I haven’t yet committed but I am pretty sure that I am going to do it. That will give me another month off and I am planning to maintain my healthy eating and exercise till 12 weeks out where I will have more restrictions again. I also purchased a new bikini that I am so excited about! So if people want I will talk about my training process again or if not I will just keep it simple and post recipes and advice. You tell me- what do you want?
Still working on the logo and website for when I launch my Find your strong brand in January (hopefully). Also check this outRace For A Reason is proud to announce our OFFICIAL trainer! Chelsey Walton
Read more: http://ouraceforareason.com/?p=107&shareadraft=508ec98b5b502
I'm making a bunch of yummy things this week and posting about abs- stay tuned.