365 days apart...what do you see?
👈🏻LEFT: coming out of 9/10 weeks of a “show” intended cut. This was my second major deficit with hopes to get on stage. After debating and fighting my body into the abyss, I realized two HUGE factors that needed to be changed before ever competing: 1. My metabolism needed to continue to be trained and conditioned. After my first deficit a year prior, I slumped into some pretty compulsive and unhealthy eating habits on and off. Stress induced and negative self confidence really were the players in that. I butchered my progress because I thought a “diet break” was going to solve my woes. WRONG, it ten folded that shit and slapped with me a hard wake up call!
👏🏼GET YOUR MIND RIGHT👏🏼I got back to it with my coach about 5 months later and and we pretty much started back at square one with macros and daily tracking. Moral of lesson no. 1: treat yourself, your body and your mind with care and patience, what we think - we create.
2. AUBS NEEDS TO GROW: I’m not in anything halfass or halfway, I believe if I’m going to do something, that I will do it 110% & all in. This meant packing on more muscle & density. 🙌🏻This has been the fun part for me! Lifting intense, lifting heavy, lifting consistently. Learning and practicing the daily mindset “keep the goal the goal” - @jadablitz.
You can’t rush things and taking more time to build has allowed me more time to develop inner strengths as well. 👏🏼PATIENCE👏🏼
👉🏻RIGHT: just entering a “mini cut” with intent to push recomposition and get my body into a great starting position come October. I’m lifting with purpose, drive and focus. My strength and muscular endurance has flourished over the last year, my metabolism is continuing to build and adapt to changes, and my body & mind have become extremely in tune with one and other. Do I make mistakes, YES. That’s how I learn. Do I get things right every time? NOPE. That’s why I persevere. Do I experience doubts, frustrations, and discouragement? ABSOLUTELY. That’s why I continue to outwork myself.
💯RULE OF LIFE: NEVER get comfortable and NEVER become complacent.