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Getting There

You know, I thought I would go into this whole prep screaming from the rooftops about my progress, telling everyone every detail of my life from how I was feeling to what I was eating to what I was working out and when.

But I didn’t.

By the time I was about 6 weeks out (my last post) I was overcome with doubt. I felt like I would never get to where I wanted or needed to be to take the stage. I wanted to give up and I wanted to convince myself that it just wasn’t worth all the trouble.

But for some reason I didn’t.

Instead of sharing my feelings with you all, I kept it inside. I kept quiet.  I got frustrated, but I also got to work.

I hit the cardio hard. Hit the weights. I struggled through many fights with my boyfriend about the stupidest things because I had suddenly turned angry from all the dieting, all the exercise and none of the good stuff (sleep, sex or food).

I was allowed one cheat meal at about 5 weeks out during which I consumed lots of pizza: It was good.

I struggled with low energy at work while I transitioned to a new role within the company, which really ran me ragged.  Trying to focus and learn a new area on very little food and very little energy is not an easy task.  At about 4.5 weeks out I told myself, “This is just how you’re going to feel.  You are going to feel shitty.”

I ate lots of chicken and lots of vegetables. I started carb cycling at 4 weeks out. I added some new supplements to my regime: a new thermo, more BCAA’s, L-Carnitine and some Glutamine.

On the weekends I worked out.  During the week, I worked out.  Before work I worked out.  After work I worked out.  And when I wasn’t working out I was at work.  Or I was cooking chicken or at the grocery store.

And now here I am: 2 weeks out. I am 2 pounds away from my goal weight.  I feel pretty damn good.  I have been practicing posing.  I have my hair and makeup appointment set.  I have my bottles of tanner ready to go.  I have my “tan plan” all set.  I still need to get my jewelry.

The only cruddy thing is that I got my suit in the mail today and I think it’s too small…

On to the next battle, right? Let’s see if I can fix this one…