Super excited for today. The kids don't have school so we are going to hang out with my sister! I don't get to see my sisters enough. We always have a great time together, we laugh... a lot, and just hang out. Love it. I decided to use today as my rest day. That might change. I might do a workout at home later but at this moment... I am resting ;)
I wanted to talk about post competition blues. I have discussed them a few times on my blog. Usually after a competition, when I am really struggling and going through them. I swore that this time around would be different for me. And to be honest, it has. This is not to say that I haven't felt "puffy" or sad but honestly I feel very different than my usual post show self. In a very good way. I do not feel overwhelmed with body issues. I feel good. I know that obviously I have gained back some of the weight. That's a given. I haven't gone straight back on a clean diet... though I really tried. I have enjoyed myself. I have had treats (way too many of them), I have eaten dinners that probably shouldn't have (pizza) but I think that the main difference is this. Usually after a comp I take at least a week off from the gym. I relax, catch up on sleep, eat whatever I want, etc. That week sometimes turned into a month because you know that once you break that "habit" its really hard to start it up again. Am I right?
This time around I didn't take any time off. I was back to the gym Monday morning, and yes I was exhausted and my body NEEDED naps that first week, and I have honestly fallen asleep by 9 pm every night but that hasn't stopped me. I have been hitting the gym as hard as my tired body will allow me to. I think that mentally that has helped me so MUCH. Is my diet great? No. Am I tired? Yes. Its okay because I know that I am staying on my routine. I thrive on routines. I actually don't like not having one (summer is always a huge adjustment for me and my kids). Post show blues... you are not welcome here any more!