Hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend. I enjoyed some downtime on Saturday, but that was about it. I really needed the day off and listening to your body helps to prevent injury and over training.
My observations this week are interesting for a couple of reasons:
- I feel mentally strong
- Food is a non-factor at the moment. Going into this show with a Paleo outlook has already helped it be an easy transition.
- Physically gaining strength and overall conditioning
- Actually seeing legs changing shape and abs popping out more
My trainer will check my body fat this week. If I had to guess, I’d imagine I’m around 10-11% but I’ll be interested to see for sure. I have no clue what I weigh so this is a good jumping off point. At 5’5″ I am usually around the 117-122 mark, but I do not weigh myself. This is likely something that comes from the eating disorder I faced as a young girl. I’ve learned not to fixate on a number. I use how my clothing fits and how I feel as my measure of where I’m at. Last show I was only down 3-4lbs from where I was to begin with from start to finish. It greatly helps to stay near show ready year round.
On an exciting note, I recently had the privilege of working with a photographer that really “gets it” when it comes to physique modeling. He has worked with some of the best in the industry. You can imagine I was quite humbled when he chose me for his feature talent for this month. You can read the interview here.