Well, hello Week 5! You came fast :)
Another cheat meal! WOO HOO. Mushroom and leek pizza accompanied by red wine at Thirteen Pies here in Atlanta never tasted so good. Such a simple concept, but I thoroughly enjoyed tasting the quality ingredients (CHEESE!) as well as tasting all the notes in a delicious bottle of Malbec. Wonderful company doesn't hurt, either :) Okay, and I also had half a chocolate chip cookie from Zoe's. Every time I've been in there, I literally DROOL over those things. I had never had one, so I knew when cheat day rolled around, I'd be on it like white on rice. Worth.Every.Bite.
|Look Ma, no workout clothes!!!|
There was also a very cool spotting this week. My lower abs! Considering my abs are by far my most resistant to change (even with a clean diet and strict training program), I'm thrilled to see some progress here. I know it's a long road ahead for show-ready abs, but I'm getting there. Rome wasn't built in a day, folks!!
As I embark on my second week of month #2, I'm getting even more excited for Nashvegas (even if everyone's reaction is always "OMG, November is so far!"). I booked a few hotel rooms for the weekend so friends can come cheer me on and help me celebrate post-show. It'll really be amazing to see how strong I am come competition time. On days when I feel like I'm not progressing, I just pull out the "before" pictures and tap into that motivation, letting the distance between where I came from and where I want to be drive me forward. And of course I continue to troll Instagram for daily motivation... today's quote was particularly motivating: "It's the days when the body aches, the desire is low, you feel tired and you feel week... those are the days when champions train."