No one warns you that hey, after you compete you will gain about 15 lbs in 48 hours. I mean you can tell me it is mostly water weight all you want but it doesn't mean it won't fuck with my mind anyways. Think about that for a sec....it takes people years to gain that much weight and boom!.... I woke up that much heavier in 2 days. I was 151 lbs in three. Luckily I am a pretty confident person and I am right enough in the mind to keep telling myself that the weight gain is healthy and I need it to reach the goals I have for next season. Still, it totally messed with me and I had to keep repeating to myself over and over that it was ok. So just a warning, something like this is not for everyone....no doubt. If you decide to do it, come armed with a clean bill of health and a ego big enough to handle some major body image issues. Now that I have done it and gone through all the changes, I can't wait to spend the off season making globo GAINZ and going for it again!!! Competing and watching your body change so dramatically is a blast!!! Gettin tubby growing legzzzzz!!! :) wooooohooooo!!!!!
Sooooo, I have been on a paleo style diet plus my natural PB, steel cut oats and protein powder since getting back from vacation. I eat every three hours. I feel great. I have been shoveling in carbs after working out like a boss. I MEAN SHOVELING!!! One of my leg days per week is only 3 rep sets.....GROWING!! Then another leg day with higher reps super sets out the ass. I still have my other isolated days of around 25 rep super sets ending with a 100 rep set. I am starting back at CrossFit at least twice a week when my kid gets back from nationals. I cut my cardio way back which is making me pack on some fat but I am ok with that. Greg came with me for legs the other day and didn't even make it halfway through without having to stop and try not to puke. Conditioning is crucial with the way I roll ....THANK YOU CF FOR THAT!!! I was killin it!!
I can't wait to do it all over again!! Thanks for everything the past few months! I will get back at ya soon with some epic progress!! :)