I also owe so many people a huge apology for saying that competing would not be so hard...I have helped my friends and my husband for years and have honestly thought they were C.R.A.Z.Y because they get so...mean and so out there the week of the show. I have said NO WAY would eating change me...Well, let me just say that eating does change you. It changed my shape and my mind! Not always for the best...
For those just dropping in here is the story:
January 2nd I started the http://www.getphatonline.com/ program in which Jen Hendershott put me on a serious life changing food plan. I weighed 147 -152 and was a full size 8 to 10...My goal was to compete in the bikini division of the NPC NC Body Building Show in the best condition I could be. Lynn, my husband was also competing in the men's masters 40 and over division. The show was April 10th and I am so glad I did it and so proud that my body reached 122 lbs! In the last 2 weeks I lived off of egg whites, white fish and asparagus! ONLY!!! 6 meals a day of that and 2 gallons of water...and 2 hours of cardio a day!
I can tell you that if you want to shrink...just eat fish all day! I actually felt wonderful and was never hungry. I had a blast before the show getting ready, the day of the show with my friends and the day after getting to eat at Cracker Barrel and not having to eat every 3 hours...BUT can you believe that I missed it by Monday...I was ready to get right back to eating all day and craved my seared fish!
Will I compete again? I do not know. So much is going on with my kids and work that I really must focus on...I have loved getting to be a bit selfish and do something for ME for a change but there is a time and a place for everything and right now...there are others that need me and of course, the queen of living busy, balanced and blessed realized that carbs are required to have the 3 B;s! I also have to make some $$$$!
Lynn placed 2nd in Masters 40 and over...I am so proud of him. Competing together is a challenge! There is some good to it for eating together etc...but then again, there are some hard times with no carbs that make it tough for two people that work, live, laugh, love and play together! Our poor children...They have lived off McDonalds... Let's just say again that I am so glad this weekend and ALL of the events of the last week are over with! We have been married for 15 years, together for 18 and this last 2 weeks experience for us has been CRAZT in both good and bad ways! It has been a step in just making us stronger and being again the best friends that we always have been! Sometimes I guess NO CARBS CRAZINESS can do some good!
So, what is next? Who knows right now...Lynn is competing in the Charlotte show on the 24th. I am still not sure...I just ate 3 cookies and drank a cup of whole milk...I needed the calcium and was just craving the chocolate. They say to never regret what makes you smile...We will see if the cookies show up on the scales or my butt or BOTH!
Lynn is training a 13 year old teen for the Burlington show! I cant wait to share more of that with you!
Competing can be expensive...I did reconstruct my bathing suit and was so proud of my purple and gold suit and purple shoes that I spray painted...Yes, I painted my shoes....I guess I tell you this because I want you to know that where there is a WILL there is WAY! If you want something bad enough you set your mind to it and you DO IT!
I have had to say this over and over and over again everyday. I did not like 2 hours of cardio a day but I did it...I was not crazy about eating ALL day every 3 hours, but I did it! Cold fish, cold raw asparagus and cold sweet potato. Where there is a WILL there is a WAY!
So, what do you want to do? What changes do you want to make in your life? In your body? I am telling you that if I could do this SO CAN YOU!
Thanks again for supporting me...
Bucket List next check off list is SKY DIVING! Anyone want to join me for that?