Do you ever look in the mirror and go what the heck, how did I get here?
Well I had that moment recently and thought geez, never mind how I got here, how the hell do I get back.
You see the thing is, if you don’t like what you see in the mirror you can change it. You and only you have the ability to set your mind to it and follow through with the plan.
So here’s the thing, a few years back I was told by a very good friend and coach, “Eat to Grow”. So I did just that, I ate and ate and ate, and then I grew. The unfortunate part is I grew too much in the wrong places and ate too much of the wrong things. At the time I really didn’t care because I just wanted to be strong. Well guess what, I can be strong without being fat so I have decided enough is enough.
I have hired myself a nutrition coach and am now on day 4. Seriously though, did I need to hire someone to tell me how to eat properly? Probably not because I’m smart enough and there are enough resources out there for free to help me. I hired someone to help me get motivated to stick to a plan, to help me eat the right things at the right time of day with the right macro’s for my lifestyle, age and training. I also hired someone who walks the walk and someone who I respect and trust. Once I can start to show some results, I will reveal my source but for now, mums the word.
Sometimes you need to be accountable to someone else in order to really stick to something. Most people who lift have coaches who tell them what to do so why not a nutrition coach. I don’t like to count my macro’s nor do I have time. Tell me what to eat and how much to eat and I can do that.
I found my biggest problem was training days, I never like to eat after training so my biggest hurdle is fuelling my body properly on those days. This journey is not so much about how much I weigh but more about liking myself again and being proud of my body. I need to like what I see in the mirror and the pictures of me.
Follow my journey folks, this is the beginning of a new, leaner, stronger, more confident me.
I don’t know how far I can take this but at the age of 55 I’m curious to see how my body will adapt to the changes. I am 9 weeks out from my next powerlifting meet and hopefully this will not affect my strength.
Until next week, here’s to eating better and fuelling my body properly!
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