I love an off season comparison! I got into this sport to be muscular, strong, & to prove to myself what I could accomplish!
I’m the same weight in both these photos. Left is Feb 2019 & right is 2021 but my mindset towards the sport & myself has evolved so much!
What I am proud of most is my commitment. Since I was 16 I’ve been lifting weights. It didn’t start with the same intention, Mindset, or gusto I have now
I can look back & wish I hadn’t been so low in calories & had disordered eating behaviors & body image struggles or wish I had pushed myself even more back then.
Or I can look back & say wow, I’ve accomplished and overcome a lot and I continue to improve!
I say it all the time but I’m in this for the long run! I don’t train just for game day. Every day matters because it makes a positive impact on my life.
I don’t want to rush this because I truly am so grateful to be IN it.
I have 15.5 weeks or so left of building then we shall begin a prep!
But not for a specific show date right away.
There’s a lot going on in my life and I’ve never failed to manage it all in the past but it’s different now and would be foolish of me not to acknowledge that that will bring its own new demands but I’m also not saying it’s impossible for me because actually prep really adds to my structured life it’s more so just time constraints with shows and cardio, haha.
I’ll be finishing my masters with a full on internship while running my business and I’ll be in a new town!
I have a lot of people to serve and the list will grow. It’s important I can GIVE them what they need.
Without limiting myself though, I told my coach I want to prep and just see how I feel and how we look and decide if I should compete or not within x weeks.
The timeline just isn’t as important to me as the execution now.
I’m really grateful to have so much support and I am so excited to see where I go. Nice n slow and with intent.
I am still loving being in improvement season. I’m working so much on BUILDING but also emphasizing focus inwards with daily meditation, journaling, and extra body / self care of some sort.
Always choosing to #BUILDMORETHANJUSTABODY and recognizing that the work is never done.