Well, all my info has been submitted to my coach for the Provincials, Carter Schoffer of Body Transformation, and he will be in the process of putting a plan together, shortly. Pictures will be submitted next week to give an up-to-date idea of my current condition and I will be into my new plan around the middle of next month.
I have stayed closer to stage shape than previous off-seasons while still feeling healthy and feminine. I could see things creeping up a bit higher if I let more of these recent wants for so much food get the best of me, but I don’t want that. I want things to stay where they are at right now so that whatever plan Carter comes up with can go to work and so the changes can be more “visible” to both of us. Also, if the plan is to add more muscle to my frame, I’m sure a plan could work to lose more body fat and build muscle at the same time, but it would probably be a lot easier to work with things as they are.
I am not sure of the exact numbers. They probably have not changed very much since the last time they were checked but will be re-checked at the end of this coming week.
A lot will be put into this prep in the way of really focussing on the plan that is put in place. This time feels different, all of them are different from each other but there is a reason I will be putting so much into it this time. For one thing, it feels like this is something I “should” do (whatever the exact reasoning is behind that, I’m not sure. It just seems like a gut feeling combined with some things I am sure of) and also because it means a lot to me to have Carter as a coach. He is someone who, in my opinion and the opinion of others, should be a lot more well-known than he already is (if that was something he wanted). If there were more coaches/people with the same mind-set; things would be a lot different in this industry.
With every show, more and more great things come from it when it comes to career opportunities, friendships, growth and learning. But I do know, as much as I love it and have grown very comfortable with the structure, it is not something I will do forever.
So far, I feel as if it has helped life excel and I can see things continuing to go in a great direction (which competing has had a lot to do with) but if I hold onto it for too long, it will become counter-productive. It’s important to expand life in all areas and eventually, it may be something I have to let go of, or at least make less “regular” to be able to do.
I know with certainty that there is a great reason I am doing this show, making new choices and will be putting so much into it. Some things I know will come of it and other things are just strange “gut feelings” that I can’t really explain.
The next step after will be decided, when and if need be.
Now, I am finding more enjoyment from watching clients excel toward their goals and love putting focus into their transformations. I have also found more comfort in an “off season” shape and a more healthy/balanced mindset than ever before.
I don’t have to be prepping or in stage condition to have that.
This is a little scary, knowing that I will let go of something that has become such a comfortable part of my life and one that has changed a lot of things, but also exciting because it means onto a next step.
I’ve played with a few ideas and have set nothing in stone, but I may even go back to school. We’ll see when the time comes, but it’s an idea that seems to be making more and more sense to me the more I think of it.
We’ll see 🙂
I am off, have a great weekend!