5 months & 2 days #postop today & I was looking @ pics from b4 surgery when I was in #prepmode. Everyone wants the shreds, no one seems to understand 10-11% body fat or "stage lean" is GENERALLY not healthy and should not be maintained year-round. I've put on 4-5% bf since this was taken, I've built and worked on my low-points (there's always, ALWAYS more to improve), and I've somehow stayed mentally level/ sane through the "weight gain" and "swell hell" post surgery. To balance growth season and shred season is a serious ART FORM and tbh, I've felt like I've struggled. For a first reverse diet and for my first surgery recovery, I've done my best, and in my eyes, (and my coaches eyes) I've succeeded.
That being said: it's time to CUT. 🔪 To improve that physique is my only goal. She is my only competition. It's officially go time. -
Side note: if you are lucky/blessed enough to be able to step on stage without years of surgeries, don't take it for granted. This month marks 7 years on my journey. SEVEN YEARS. And I still have at least 3 more years (and surgeries) to go. This #hunger to live my BEST life, a life I LOOVE, is the only motivation I need. #JUSTDONTSTOP #24inchwaist #17weeksto26yearsold #throwback #beyourownmotivation #beyourownboss #titan #bodybuilder #physique #figure #womenwholift #delts #serratus #hamstrings #presurgery #refusetoquit #obesetobeast #fromfattofit #lyssjfit