Happy Official Fall!!
The blustery mornings are here, the leaves have fallen and the great fall foods are in full effect!
I have to be honest here and say that I am LOVING Brussels sprouts, squash and sweet potatoes right now... clean and lean eating is making my mouth happy! Three weeks post show and I am feeling good about not rebounding into a world of cupcakes, candy and JUNK! This weekend was some treats and cheats, but also filled with amazing foods to help me grow.
NANBF Northern States Natural Classic recap:
I placed 5th in the novice class and I am so grateful for that! I have entered shows where I didn't place at all. Competitors put in long days, weeks and months worth of work and often give up more than just treats. Many a workout, meal prep etc is done after the kids have been put down or while Dad/Mom does bath and bedtime.
Well, if I get honest and look at my judges comments on my placing, I believe it was more than fair. Their comments? Not lean enough. WHAT you might say, but really what was lacking in my training was dedication to cardio training. I was often missing or behind in cardio workouts for various reasons: we moved, I was working overtime, I chose sleep and food prep over them.
Either way you slice it those "reasons" valid or not, came before my training and it was my choice. The results? Placing 5th, not looking as "tight" or "conditioned" as my June show. It's the honest truth and it's more than fair. Does it suck that I those were my results? Sure! Are the judges to blame, my busy schedule? No, It was me! You know that crazy meme that goes around the Internet? "Don't be upset by the results you didn't get with the work you didn't do." That sums up my last show.