Hello fit friends!
I hope everyone has started off the new week on a good note!
My week has started off well. I went to the gym for a lower body and cardio workout and was so happy to see a poster of me from my competition up on the wall! I have already had several people approach me to congratulate me and tell me how I have motivated them. The best part is that I am almost 46 years old with three teenage sons and I really don’t let that stop me from going after my fitness goals. I think that is what motivates people – the fact that I am not so young or genetically blessed in any way. If anything I have been blessed with a huge appetite which I have to work hard to keep in check lol! I think a lot of people can relate to these challenges.
It has now been a month since my competition and I am feeling very good. I weigh more but with that comes more strength and energy. I remember the last two weeks or so of my prep I felt like I was always waiting for the next meal. I never felt satisfied or full. I was very tired as well, and had to take long naps (longer than my usual nap lol). So I am enjoying food freedom and increased energy for my day-to-day activities.
I spoke to my trainer today and we have decided that I should enjoy at least a couple more weeks with a relaxed diet. For now I will be eating kind of intuitively and not worrying about counting carbs or macros or anything. If I see that my weight starts creeping up then I will take it in hand at that time. For now my weight is still within my acceptable range. Over the winter I would like to work on improving my glutes and that will require paying closer attention to my macro intakes in order to build muscle without putting on fat. But until that time I am enjoying every bite!