I’ve posted a bit on social media of the last few days about coming to terms with the fact that I don’t want to keep fighting my body. I became aware that while I do love competing and pushing my body through a competition preparation in order to be lean enough to get up on stage and REALLY celebrate the work that I put in to my fitness - I want to be gentle to myself too.
What this means is that while I am still preparing to compete during 2014, I’m doing so being more mindful of my health, balance and my happiness. I’ve moved to a way of eating that is more flexible and family friendly (IIFYM) so that I can eat more meals with my family and live like a real person. I’ve moved my supplements to a more wholesome and beneficial range so that I’m not loading myself up with more chemicals than I need. I’m trying to be more chilled out about my expectations of myself really.
It’s nice. I woke up this morning pumped and full of energy, had my breakfast, had my supps, went to the gym to train a PT client and then had a training session with Coach Corey. I felt awesome. Good deadlifts, good back and shoulders – feeling strong, feeling like I’m where I want to be.
It’s nice, this sense of peace and lack of urgency.
Then the doorbell rings.
It’s the Fed-Ex man with a small parcel containing three of the most beautiful stage bikinis ever.
I try them on.
If I kicked my own ass they’d look great on stage sometime soon.
But I’d need to kick my own ass to do it in time.
This is me shaking my fist at the Universe. Well played Universe, very well played.