It’s sad to think there are many champions who will fall by the wayside or blame the sport or quit altogether & fall into darkness bc their mental health was not & will not be a priority.
If you struggle mentally literally anytime through your bodybuilding career, please understand that there is a way to successfully compete & have mental peace.
You can have a good relationship with food, a positive outlook on your body, & feel strong in your life while pursuing your goals as a competitor.
Please don’t quit because you are binging, restricting, obsessing, doubting yourself, fixating on the physical, feeling lost without a show date, uncomfortable....I’ve been there!
I blamed bodybuilding for my problems, I was that bitter competitor after my 1st show.
I had an all or nothing mentality with a very strong hold on my every thought & action.
Once I prioritized my mindset for the first time in my entire fitness lifestyle, focused on healing my relationship with food & my body, focused on my mindset, spent time doing personal development work, & really faced the dark truths of my intentions, I was able to come out the other side & successfully commit to this sport in a way I never even imagined.
I have seen, paved, tried, & tested the way out & trust me, the experiences I have are so much better now.
I can see a future.
When I was at my worst, I couldn't even see tomorrow without food, binging, fixating on my body, & being in a constant state of never enoughness, doubt, shame, guilt, worry, & lack of trust in myself.
Now, with my mental health & peace, I can truly see myself playing the long-game & enjoying every aspect of the strategy & path there.
If you, or a competitor you know, are struggling with their relationship with food, their body image, or their outlook & perspective on their goals now, please feel free to reach out to me for support.
You can also visit my website to get access to tons of free resources and support as well as information regarding 1:1 mentorship in my food relationship program, my post-show personal development program, or my on-demand mindset coaching platform for competitors!