I’ve decided to compete in Spring, Summer, and Fall next year: nearly a full year of being competition ready. It’s going to be a huge challenge, but I think it will ultimately be very rewarding.
For now, though, I’m going to get back into my gym routine (still going 5 – 6 days/week), 80/20 split when it comes to eating (80% clean, nutritious food; 20% wiggle room to ingest things like red wine, bread, and potatoes), and finding new ways to get out of the gym and have fun!
I am also starting to work on my own fitness and personal development company! I’m aiming for a January 2013 launch, but it depends on my ability to get my poop in a group. It will be a great opportunity to share my love of fitness with others and hopefully make a positive impact along the way.
It’s a bit weird, not having to rush around to the gym a couple times a day, not worrying about whether or not I can eat carbs, and to be able to let my skin resume being near-translucent. I feel a little bit of shell-shock from all the down-time I now have. I hope that this and my bizarre food cravings will dissipate by the end of the week.