A post both happy and sad feelings
Here is what myself and @adamroch18 came up with over a 7 week period... At the end of last week I made the decision to drop the IFBB Pro League NSW state show that iv been prepping for the last 9 weeks. This was a decision that was extremely hard to make but it was smart and fair based around my future and career, as well as my metal heath. During comp prep I dedicated every single free minute I had,training,cardio,posing,eating,prepping meals,coaching appointments then making sure I’m in a bed at the right time. On top of this I was still working my day job as a Technician a 5-6 day p/w job that could be from a 8hour to 12 hour day. As I was so focused on prep and that only, my performance at work reflected and I was very oblivion to it. Which caught up to me.
Then there was the mental side of it that I knew would be hard but it was 10x harder than I thought.
Having to constantly turn down your friends and say no to doing anything, missing out on holidays / friends and family birthdays / not being able to travel to see family really toke it’s toll
On top of that -when we started getting closers to show date around 8-6 weeks as expected calories started dropping , cardio going up,carbs getting dropped, intensity and length of work outs went up ... I couldn’t even count how many time I would have my last meal then go to bed still hungry only to wake up through the night, holding my stomach in pain because I was so hungry ..😬 I love bodybuilding and this only makes me appreciate it more as it’s just so hard and this is just my experience, I in courage athletes to push for their goals if that is competing but learn from me and make sure you in the plan it and make sure it does fit it with your responsibility’s like your career.
I would like to give my coach @adamroch18 a massive thank you! The things I learnt from Adam over this time has definitely improved my overall understanding when it comes nutrition and training massively, Just from the knowledge alone made this worth it !
This is not the end! Just on hold for now. I will be back to the drawing board soon to come up with my next move bigger and better 🤔🙌