Focus......

“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”- Arnold Schwarzenegger
“The worst thing I can be is the same as everybody else. I hate that.” -Arnold Schwarzenegger

FIGURING OUT THE FIFTIES.... SO THIS IS WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT.......

Saturday, 6 March 2010

The Secret Formula...

Just when you think you know your body something weird comes along and makes you realise that this is really a journey into the unknown and that every day is a different path....

After Wednesday with Kelli she sent me to eat Banana Bread at McD's, for two reasons... The first was so I could just chill, just CHILL and not worry about what was going into my mouth at what time in what amounts. The second was so I could sit back with a real white coffee and a slice of "undiety" food and think about where I want to go and what I want to do..

The scales had been particularly unkind that morning and the calipers where totally agreeing with the scales with a fat increase around my stomach (my place of favour when it comes to fat). I was frantic as I had been so religiously sticking to my diet and exercise plan and, if I had cheated I would have resigned myself to the gains, but I hadn't and I was just a ball of stress and fury... I really hadn't!!! so what the fuck!

Well bugger me this morning I danced around the scales like a puppy round a meat ball and finally stood on the monsters to register a drop of 1.3kg since Wednesday... mouth open, drop jaw, step off, get on, get off, get hubby to check, get on, yes 1.3kg since Wednesday and a 400gm loss since last Saturday - Damn that Banana bread - hand me another slice!!!!!!!

Even Hubby had partaken in the bread of the gods and he had also recorded a decent loss since last Saturday, and he has been battling to get some movement on the scales lately too... LOL

Yesterday I saw Dr Sarah and what a refreshing change that was, she totally understood me, yes she knew what I do is extreme, yes she knew what I do is not considered a healthy lifestyle when you are pre-contest... She did not question me doing it at my age... She did not question my sport, she actually encouraged me!!!

She also organised a heap of tests and I have had the bloods done this morning and I am having a moving ultrasound on my Abs done next Wednesday, and....

I am banned from training for a week... gasp! A week! GASP!!!! But she did say that if I could not help myself I was allowed to train lightly and cut back on the cardio,,,, hmmmm GASP!

I will try.... But it already feels weird that I didn't train this morning and if it wasn't for the fact that I had to do a fasting blood test this morning I would have been pacing around at home going insane instead of being at the gym with Hubby...

But lucky for me I got to sit in a waiting room full of coughing, spitting, sick people for an hour to have a three minute blood test... ahhh the joys of the health system... LOL

Hell it was great to see a Doctor who didn't tell me I was old and should do brisk walking!!! Once again Kelli has pointed me in the right direction... She is just a fabulous person and I am so lucky to have her as a trainer and a friend.. YAY!

A week off!!! GASP!!!! But I will have no results until next Wednesday so I just have to rest and de-stress until then. Brisk walking hmmmmm I wonder if that counts as training... I think I have an Evil plan hatching hehehehehehehe

Today is no diet food day and so far for breakfast I have had 3 slices of 98% fat free bacon and protein pancakes... what can I say... they aren't on my pre-contest diet!!!! I will try harder when we go out but I will confess to already having a salad, sweet potato and chicken packed... hey that's what I like to eat so sue me!!!!!!!

Of course I might just indulge in some of that magic banana bread... By my reckoning if I eat 4 slices I will loose a whole kilo.... I would also like to encourage all my competition for any shows that I do this year to try the banana bread diet and eat at least 3 slices a day... you just never know it may be the secret formula!!!!

1 comment:

mq01 said...

hahaha. banana bread you say?!? :) well witchazel, i am glad that you're body is feeling/doing better!!! and that you have found a supportive dr. excellent!! now just hang in a few days, hopefully you have sun there!!