Thursday, 24 May 2007

Putting things in place

Everything in it's place...
So this is the week where I'm planning and writing up training plans and my diet. It's good to get back into it and have a sense of focus once again. It really is the week where I re-group and 'get it together'.

I have been having 'POST COMP BLUES' moments over the last few weeks, and although I havn't hit on full depression, it has been a challenge to stay positive. You train so hard for months to pack on muscle then diet so hard for weeks to loose that fat to finally get on stage for one day.

THEN... it's all gone, over, done!

WHAT NOW???? For me, I thought about getting right back into it and training for a competition 10 weeks away, I thought I could do it, but my body and enevitabliy my mind had different ideas.
My trainer had told both Jason and I to take 1 full week off, we thought 'That's cool' but we'll stick to our early morning routine and get up at 4.30am and go for hour walks. Unfortunatly for me, due to the dehydration process I put my body through I lost most of my vitamins and minerals, which left me with painful cramping in both Quads, 1 morning while trying to go for a walk I was doubled over in pain crying cause I just could not walk! Finally I took the time off and replaced all vitamins and minerals with supplements and eating fruit and veg, and drinking a lot of water.

The down side was that with all this eating I wasn't able to do cardio, so I instantly felt down about the weight that was coming back on. I wasn't being a pig, I had rice crackers and shushi, and dried fruit and protien bars - but I snacked when ever I wanted and wasn't on plan.

I am however happy to report that I'm not weighing in to badly and the extra energy is going towards my training now that I can lift and do cardio again!
Lesson learnt? Rest, recover, replace - next time I may even listen to myself and trainer.
Not to dwel on the bad aspects, I loved competing and am in it for as long as my body will let me! I will cover my competition experience in a future blog post along with 'THE PLAN'.
Right now I look at this picture and think - 'I wish I still looked like this...' then I remember in about 20 weeks time I will look like this - even better is what I'm aiming for!


Suz said...

You are amazing!

Anonymous said...

Hay Eve, I found you via Suz's blog, hope you don't mind me commenting.

It's so good to see you back into the swing of things again.

CONGRATS on your competion performance, I can tell you look fantastic, and you should be so, so proud of yourself, ot come from where you started out about 60kg overweight, and then to be there in that picture, I just feel so happy for you, and I really admire you so much, you really have done an amazingly wonderful and inspiring thing, WELL DONE :-) :-).

I just know you are going to be amazing when you get to your next show. I beleived and still do 100% that you have the looks and genetics to potentially win, and on current evidence, I would increase that to 110%.

I hope you are having a great day, and I hope everything is going well for you, and I wish you continued luck, happiness, love and success.

You are a seriously awesome young woman, and I really look forward to seeing the writings of your new journey, if you'll let me.

Take care and have a great day Eve :-) :-).