The Taste of Off Season
Good Morning and HAPPY THURSDAY!
Something has happened that I never thought would. I have tasted the off season, my taste buds LOVE it, and my body doesn’t.
This was one of my biggest fears finishing with my competitions. Eating my way back up to where I was. I thought I have incredible self control, that’ll never be me. Since I’m on this honesty kick right now I figured I would tell you guys it started to happen.
Am I eating burgers and donuts? Nope. I had delicious things over the weekend, yes….
When the work week approached I made normal healthy things to take with me. Breakfast was egg whites and overnight oats with my whey protein. Lunch was chicken breast, some romaine, a sweet potato, and an apple. Late afternoon snacks either rice cakes or a quest bar. Nothing crazy, just not tracking or measuring exact amounts.
Well when I came home? FOOD BOMB. Oh look I didn’t finish these candies, animal crackers, little snacks. Better get rid of them! Yeah… not the best idea.
And then this fro yo happened…
It was soy based, because I think dairy would send me in the hospital right now…
Hey I was living a little, okay maybe more than a little, but it’s not like I was home eating deep fried oreos and twinkies.
It kept going for 3 days after work until finally I said ENOUGH. Frankly I felt a little gross and bloated this past week, but I literally could not stop.
Once I tasted the sugar, my body CRAVED it. As you guys can tell I have a very addictive personality… who me!? I’m a slave to the gym, on point with my diet and water, I make constant lists of where I need to be at all times of the day. If something doesn’t go according to my Type A plan, I freak out. It’s just who I am. I don’t drink or do any sort of drugs and I thank heaven I do not. I became addicted to SUGAR that quick, I can’t imagine what bad stuff would do to me.
So after saying ENOUGH, I got up off the couch (anyone watch Mean Girls last night? It was the 10th anniversary!-” say crack again… CRACK!”) and threw everything out that wasn’t clean. My fridge and cabinets were pretty bare because I haven’t been to the store all week, but I scrounged up clean items to eat for the following day. This was my only option or else I was going to end up like Regina George “sweatpants are all that fits me right now”.
Now I don’t expect to stay my lean stage self all year round. That’s near impossible. I know I will go up a few pounds and somewhere my parents are reading this singing Hallelujah! I do look quite skinny in person, especially in my upper body and certain stage shots showed it. I definitely know though that I am not happy with this cycle I’m at. Plus it made me MORE tired than normal. I was so tired at work all week and was falling asleep every night by 9pm, which is very unusual for me. Eating clean really does wonders for energy levels that’s for sure. So time to stop this weird week and make my offseason head in the right direction now. I will refer to this as a little science experiment that went wrong. I’m human and I started to derail, but I recognized it and fixed the problem. I’m the only one in control of my destiny, and I’m the only one who can want it for myself, so time to step up and continue to be who I want to be 🙂
I need to live up to my new nickname… WONDER WOMAN! 😉
So what are my plans for this weekend? Well some good gym sessions, grocery shopping, and cleaning my apartment. It’s long overdue. I need to put things away and de-clutter my life a bit. Some much needed spring cleaning! OH and spring SCRUBBING. Still trying to get this spray tan off! It stays in certain spots no matter how much I exfoliate.
As you can see, normal gal like the rest of the world! Here’s to getting back on track 😀
XOXO With a Cherry On Top,
*You GO GLEN COCO!*