I have made the decision not to continue my journey to the stage this year due to slow progress with dieting and training i hit a plateau and my body was fighting against everything i was doing to not budge!
My week off work made me more aware with how my body was responding to things, it was not happy, i was not happy.
Would i have made it if i continued on??? Hmm probably but would i have been happy with the conditioning i was going to be bringing my guess is NO. Since my comp last year i have really stepped up my weight training and i feel i have made some really good gains but due to my post comp body, my exercise regime with work and my body in general my metabolism is just not firing on all cylinders!
Am i a lil disappointed??? Yes and no, Yes - in the sense that i was in a much better headspace this year taking everything as it came and willing to do what ever it took, No - that it has been a big eye opening experience and i feel i have not failed due to something that right now is out of my control.
So what now????? I have my coach helping build my metabolism back up! Watching my eating because right now my body is going to be super sensitive to any action out of the norm i might take. So i'm going to my very best in slowly introducing foods back and i feel i am in really good hands with my coach, Mick and my amazing support network i have, all you guys ROCK!
I want to make competing a healthy balanced lifestyle i don't want an "off season diet" that is totally off the rails and "seasoned diet" that is at the opposite end of the scale!
Thank you for all your support everyone 2010 is not over yet i have some amazing things im looking forward to and 2011 is only in hands reach away!