This may not be important to you guys since I haven't really talked about it...but I'm pretty damn happy I went through my cut to meet weight for my last competition.
I didn't really say anything. But going through all of this meant a lot to me.
Like helll... I got HIT BY A CAR while I was walking on the sidewalk.
So while half my body was broken, I couldn't lift weights. And then I kept on eating. PTSD was real. So through it, I gained 12 lbs to where I was 160 lbs.
I made a promise to myself that before I competed again, I wanted to prove that I could cut back down to 148lb.
So this was the result of it. And I feel pretty damn BA for it.
Things you can’t control:
What other people think of you
What other people do
Your past actions
Your present and future actions
There are so many things in our lives that we have zero control over. ❌
So why do we focus so much on these things? 🤷🏻♂️
Everyday we are faced with growth opportunities - often as simple as how we react to a traffic jam or as profound as how we decide to respond to an emotional or stressful situation. 💆🏻♂️
About 3 months ago, I dropped my bodybuilding coach. So for the first time in 2 years, I was on my own training and diet wise. And what I’ve found is that I’m having to relearn my body since I haven’t had to make any diet/training decisions in a while.
Right now, I’m trying to cut weight, and I’ve never ever done this on my own. I’ve also never done this without going balls to the wall for a show. So I’m learning how to lose weight while still enjoying life, and not letting my diet/physique consume my thoughts. It’s a very slow process, and I’m having to be very patient with myself. I’m trying different techniques, watching my body respond, and most importantly trying to still enjoy life.
Overall, it’s rewarding to get to know my body again, and be in control of my fitness “journey”. I think it’s oh so important for everyone to learn about themselves inside and out in order to truly succeed at any venture.