✖✖✖ Left: March 2016, 6th place ⏩ Right: March 2017, 2nd place 🏆 Damn proud of the progession we've made in just a 5 month off-season inbetween. Now it's time for a new chapter, a new approach. Currently off-season for an unspecified time, ready to come back bigger and better when the time is right!
At this point I was blind to my own progression and convinced that I needed to shred a lot more. Looking back at this I really don't understand why I was so insecure about my shape. #foolish That's the prep mindfuck kicking in, right there. I'm lucky to have a coach whom I completely trust and who just plain tells me to stop bitching and trust the process. At that point in prep, that's exactly what I need and he knows it. I know he would always tell me the truth about where I stand, so I can tell myself it's just all in my head when I feel insecure.
I guess what I'm trying to say here is: contest prep is not only about physical progress. It's also about overcoming your insecurities and fears, challenging yourself mentally in various ways. Going through contest prep can help you grow mentally as well, if you allow yourself to!
✖✖✖ She could take care of herself just fine. Still she only wants a man who is willing to lay it all on the line just to make sure she is okay. But she will never ask for that. Because when it is real, she knows she won't have to.