With it being Sunday, the day of rest I had been pretty worked up considering it wasn't even noon. After the call with Leigh, I decided to go for a drive and do some grocery shopping and clear my head. List in hand and food prep in the other, it was off to Costco and Save On to get groceries for the week. I figured it would give Brett some time to relax and watch golf while I was out. He had a busy first week at school and work and then had to deal with my nutzo self but it all worked itself out in the end.
After a few hours of shopping I returned home and relaxed with Brett for a bit and watched golf, did some laundry and decided it was time to prep. I reviewed my meal plan for the week and now that I am 9 weeks out and haven't been dropping the lb's quick enough, we are adding in more protein and dropping protein shakes. Protein shakes have a lot of additives and sugar in them to make them taste good and since I cannot have dairy, I use Vega Performance protein which I love but it has now been replaced with protein. One of my other concerns is that I was getting home so early from the gym that I would be really hungry between my first and second meal so my meal plan has been adjusted
accordingly and some extra supplements have been added and others removed.
It's really hard to believe that I am 9 weeks out from my competition and I was kind of freaking out about it. I should know better and that and that if I focus, like I tell myself all the time, I will get to where I need to be. My coach definitely believes in me and my training and sent me some extra workouts that I am going to throw into the mix this week. She also told me to tone down my cardio right now because I am over training and there is no need for it. I need to TRUST AND FOLLOW THE PROCESS!!! This is my moto for this week. I am very prepared and my goal is to eat all my meals and do all the workouts I'm told to do. And relax! I'm excited to go into this week with this positive outlook and a refreshed view on my training.
Last night when I was cooking I was thinking about the fact that I have 9 weeks until I compete and when you look at it in terms of weeks it feels so short but when you look at it in terms of days it leaves me 63 days until I compete. I am definitely going with days. It sounds much better. 63 days seems like a lot of time versus weeks. Today I feel like I am off to a great start. I missed my cardio buddy this am because she is off on vacation but I kicked my own butt with a HITT circuit on the stair-climber for 30 minutes (SWEATING!) and then did a 30 minute glute circuit. I'm feeling much better today and ready to conquer this week. One day at a time! I need to focus on this...today is your day! I love listening to that song by Shania Twain every day when I start my workout.
Anyways, here is to today and this week and getting down to business! No more melt downs. Time to trust my coach, my team and myself. I can do this. I have the most amazing support system and the most amazing boyfriend who is always there for me and supports me 150% - he is AMAZING!
Off to the races people! Have a great day everyone.
Eat. Train. Sleep. Repeat!