No Carbs, No Clue!
So I am once again getting ready for my next competition. This one is the Fitness Nationals next weekend in New York City. Still trying for that pro card so I can be a professional athlete. I know it takes time and experience so I am trying to get as much exposure as possible.
Once again, the focus was getting my glutes down. In other words, goodbye sexy black girl booty and hello cute white girl booty. I wake up every morning, turn sideways and see if my curve has deflated any more. I see the changes, but still have some way to go. In order to try to decrease the fat faster, it was suggested that I give up all carbs every other day for the eight weeks I spend training. When I say ALL carbs, I mean ALL carbs. Carbs are the foods that give you energy. They help keep you alert and moving. Lack of carbs makes for lack of enthusiasm. My bed/tv/and I have become very good friends. I’ve seen one too many Lifetime movies and re-runs of Project Runway and Real Housewives.
Lack of carbs also causes a lack of common sense. One morning I was ready to take my supplements. I opened the bottle. Instead of pouring the supplements in my hand, I poured the bottle of water in my hand. (Not a good feeling first thing in the morning). I will ask you a question, get an answer and then ten minutes later not remember if I really asked the question or just thought about it. Sarcasm is not allowed at a time like this. Any jokes that I’d usually catch on it are now just not worth the effort in figuring out.
I miss my carbs oh so much. A slice of supreme pizza for Za’s. Some pasta from Macaroni Grill. A burrito from Qdoba. All the food from Dinner is Done. Dessert from Homemade Pie and Ice Cream Kitchen. Cheddar bisquits from Red Lobster. Breakfast from anywhere. Me and all of these foods will be reunited in just 10 days so I can be patient.
Just know, though, when you see people that are in great shape, there is a lot of sacrifice that comes with it. I’ve missed a long of social gatherings either to rest or simply because all people there would be doing is eating. I spend every morning doing cardio and every evening at the gym. The way I look this week with 10% bodyfat is not the way I look throughout the year. My weight is actually down to about 110 pounds, but by the time you see me at the end of the month (and after I stuff my face with the above mentioned foods) I would have probably gained at least 6-10 pounds back.
If you set a goal, you should dedicate yourself 100% to achieving that goal because you never know what blessings you could receive. I’ll have that bag of Oreos real soon, but I have a fitness routine to rock out in NYC first!
M.Y. September 2009