This day was MUCH better food wise – I was able to find and fill up on green salad and beans /veggies for both lunch and dinner. Tonight’s dinner was early so wasn’t starving and there was no ‘mandatory’ dessert placed in front of me that I had to ignore/not eat and get weird stares from people. I am getting this down now!! However, I was told that tomorrow night’s dinner is 8 courses (help!!) as it’s a celebratory dinner for all the scholarship recipients in my group. I am of course not going to eat all of it, but it will be annoying to sit through it and not enjoy it like I normally would. I am accepting that these days will be about maintenance, not improvement, in my physique – and that’s fine, because I was already lean enough before I left, I now just have to fine tune my diet when I get home, lose the fibers, up the cardio and I’ll be good to go! I feel a bit better about my mid section than yesterday (this is always where I see puffiness and set backs), I have been able to adjust a bit more to my new “every day” here.
To all you people who think I’m starving myself – I am NOT, ok? Far from it, I’m just trying to avoid foods that will do nothing to help my body get ripped before my show. I don’t expect people who don’t know about the world of figure competitions to understand it. It’s not like I”m on a temporary diet to achieve some look of a sickly skinny runway model. I wonder if I would get the same concerned comments if I were to write that I had been stuffing my face with cheeseburgers and french fries for weeks and not lifting a finger… hmmm… probably not. I’m choosing to STAY HUNGRY – for success and a fit body!
On that note, I’m going to bed so I can wake up in a few hours to hit the gym for BACK work out! 🙂