Sometimes you need to hit the reset button and begin anew. There’s nothing wrong with it. It’s what I had to do after feeling a little blah about how last week went.
I was spent by the time I got to Friday. I went to bed around 9 p.m. every night and that still did not seem like enough. My diet was a little new as well. Take tired + a bit hungry = moody and feeling a little unsure of my progress.
It is competition prep time. The target show date is April 15. Yes, Tax Day. If my body does what it needs to do, I will don the bikini and clear heels to take the stage.
Part of my reset has everything to do with the competition prep. It is so easy to fall into the trap of comparing your body to someone else that you see on Instagram. What my coach reminded me is that you can only compare to yourself because there are so many other variables out there. I know it internally but it is hard. It is hard not to be swayed into feeling like you should have X or Y. I do trust the process and my coach. If I didn’t I wouldn’t still be battling myself to be better than the last time around.
I am also a competitive athlete that wants to be better than the last time I stepped on stage – physically and mentally.
Reset on Sunday starts with food
It was beautiful outside and I needed to get my cardio done, but I didn’t want to really hit the pavement. Why? Well, I knew I wouldn’t give it all I had. I would not have pushed as hard as my workout required.
I took it to the treadmill for one of my 2 HIIT sessions this week. It was a simple 5 minute warm up followed by 15 sets of 30 seconds or work and 30 seconds of rest and 5 minutes of a cool down.
I went straight from the treadmill to the grocery store. I tried to stay focused on a protein and veggies. Well, it’s all I will get to get this week anyhow. I only get carbs in the morning.
Lil man’s turn
Sunday afternoon was all for him. He wanted to get out on the court for a while.
It is important for me to keep him involved with things that he enjoys and likes. Football and basketball are two of his favorite sports right now.
Preparing my meals for a few days
Chicken, shrimp, veggies, fish and eggs are on deck for the week.
My containers are filled and stacked in the fridge. I plan on cooking fish when I come home from the gym. I’ll pair it with a salad for meal #5. The last meal most likely by a shake with a touch of PB2.
The goal is to eat more fish this week. I am 9 weeks out from what I am hoping will be my first show of the season. I need to continue tightening up and making improvements.
It’s a new week. I paused for a hot second on Saturday because my mind and body told me it was necessary. However, it is a new week and the foot is on the gas pedal. We are moving forward because there is a plan and a goal.