Road To Ripped…again.
This is my journey to getting back on stage to compete in another NPC Bikini Competition. This is day to day what I go through, what I eat, how I feel, EVERYTHING. I get ALOT of questions on my facebook: Maristheshit@facebook.com <– (If you wish to follow there as well), regarding training and most importantly DIET! So I figured this would be a great way to track my progress and hopefully help others out without repeating myself 50 million times.
My Blog will cover:
- Day to day “diet” and training schedule
- Do’s and Dont’s
- Progress Pictures
I started in the health industry at a young age. I ended up getting a personal trainer at the gym I was working at and really started seeing a change. I got really into it and was pulled aside by the fitness manager and was asked if interested in PT.. well yeah, so I was thrown on the floor probably a week later after completing a mandatory 5 days of fitness ( I was certified probably 8 months later.. I failed the first test.. lol) but I had a full schedule within 2 weeks. My first client Brenda, she was a riot.. pretty serious training though. I trained a kid (well actually Idk if i can say his name I think he’s still underaged lol) but he was probably 6’5 and uncoordinated. I also trained a 87 yr old man that had to relearn sitting in a chair again.. I haven’t seen it all, but I’ve seen a lot and it’s all very interesting to say the least.
I am currently in school to finish a bachelors degree in clinical psychology and nutrition, yes I have dealt with, am still dealing with just not still struggling with eating disorders. Hopefully by the time I’ve finished my degree I can use it to understand the reasons behind it. So nutrition and looking good = feeling good, is something I will portray in this blog.
So, I have a couple more days till I am o f f i c i a l l y 12 weeks till I step back on stage. For everyone that doesn’t know, this is the second show I attempted but the first show I completed. I backed out 2 weeks prior to my first show because I lacked confidence. My philosophy was why walk on a stage lacking something that should be the real reason you’re on stage in the first place? I took a spill gained some weight, then lost it for my first show that was a year later. I got 6 out of 20 something girls (online it says I took 5th) but regardless I accomplished something. The whole experience was just that, an experience. I learned and met so many people that it would change my life. Going into something like this is NOT something most people expect. It’s more mentally challenging then one would imagine, and takes mental strength on top of physical strength to continue day to day. You try to stay SANE. I literally dreamt of food, had food porn saved on my phone. It got pretty bad when the restriction on food got worse. Maybe its because I have a background of eating disorders but I hear that MOST people go thru this. I don’t know how serious or severe the binges or the “depression” get, but everyone needs to understand that this isn’t a walk in the park. It takes a strong soul to dismiss cravings and curve temptation else where. Stay busy, stay active, write feelings and emotions down. It’s okay, it’s hard, but it’s okay. Not everyone can compete and walk on stage. I mean shit most people can’t put down a cheeseburger never mind actually GIVING up processed foods. So follow me to get in shape and live a healthier lifestyle.
I found this on a blog earlier today:
“If you don’t drink alcohol, you won’t crave alcohol. If you don’t do drugs, you won’t crave drugs. If you don’t eat unhealthy food, you won’t crave unhealthy food”.