Are you mentally prepared to start a prep...A diet... or a cut of any sort?
I see many female competitors jump right back into a prep or a cut to gain a false sense of security and control and ultimately when they complete their season, they’re surprised to find the problems are still there.
Unfortunately running from your mind will never bring you peace within it.
Let me be clear by saying there’s nothing wrong with enjoying prep or cutting or wanting to do these things.
But how successful will you really be if you haven’t first established a healthy relationship with food and your body in every season?
If the intention is to “clean up” or “fix” or “get more control again” or anything of the sorts, it’s likely not coming from the best place.
First of all, your diet shouldn’t even be that out of the norm from one season to the next
Sure one may have more rigidity and one may have for freedom but the underlying feeling & intention is what must be consistent for longevity.
Hopping into a prep without the mental capacity to do so creates some rocky grounds.
Even if you know you’re on point with a prep and would never slip up on prep...what about after?
What we do, think about, associate with, and continuously reinforce WILL influence our future.
Waiting until after your show or after your season or after anything is dangerous because it’s giving more and more time for the negative behavior & thought patterns to fester.
You may not realize the habits in prep are not setting you up for successful reverse but many do (constant ab checking, thinking you’re better than for having xyz instead of abc, staring down your measurement charts or scale, positively reinforcing only weight or measurement drops, thinking of the food you’re going to have post show & drooling over it all...and many more risk factors)
Which is why it is sooo important to take the time to focus on your mental health before jumping into a prep AND while in prep!
It takes conscious commitment every day.
Refer to the checklist to see a few considerations to make before a prep, then head over to www.celestial.fit/ondemand to learn more about the #BUILD MORE THAN JUST A BODY community & platform.