It has been many weeks since I last posted and a lot has happened since then! I have taken a personal training course (but still have to do the exam), and I competed in bikini masters at provincials! The entire time during prep I was not sure that I would be ready but finally I was and I am so happy that I did it. I ended up taking home the first place award for bikini masters 45+!! My goal was to improve on my physique from last year and I believe that I achieved that.
After a competition can be a bit of a difficult period because suddenly the intensity of training and dieting is no longer there and it can be a challenge finding new goals and motivation for working out and eating healthy. After strict dieting for a period of time and getting very lean, it can be a little disappointing to go back to an “everyday” softer look for your physique. I have never been one of those people who can maintain a stage lean body year round. That being said, for now I am enjoying eating out with family and friends and going to parties and barbeques. It has been a relief to not have to worry about every bite that I put in my mouth for a while. But eventually I will have to follow some kind of eating plan because I do not want to get fat! I haven’t decided if I will compete again next year or not. I am turning 46 in a few weeks and I am feeling the effects of heavy training on my body. So in terms of eating, I do not have a set plan yet. I was back at the gym today for weight training for the first time in about three weeks. I really needed the time off but it felt very difficult to get back into it. I am pretty sure I will be sore tomorrow!
I would like to also share some of my goals for the near future. I find it helps to write them down!
- Take my personal training exam (and pass!)
- Blog more regularly. I really love writing and sharing my passion for fitness with others!
Thanks for reading today!