So I’ve mentioned before that I’m a competitive bodybuilder – actually, at my last competition I achieved my professional status and can now call myself an IFBB pro bodybuilder!
Anyway, there’s a lot that goes into competing, and I will be putting together a post soon about what it’s like behind the scenes at competitions, so stay tuned for that. But basically, it all comes down to workouts and dieting. For me the workouts are the easy part – it’s the dieting that sucks.
As I inch closer and closer to a competition, my coach slowly cuts out carbohydrates and fats from my diet so that I can get leaner. That means saying goodbye to my beloved peanut butter and only eating carbs with two out of the six meals I eat in the day. I think anyone who has ever been hangry can imagine this feeling: finishing your second meal of the day at 10 a.m. and feeling your heart sink because you’ve just eaten your last carbs FOR THE WHOLE DAY.
My point is, if I can’t eat carbs or fats, I have to cling to something. Leading up to my most recent competition, that thing was Grey’s Anatomy on Netflix. It consumed me. It became my life. Everything I am and would ever be was Grey’s. My friends were starting to worry about me. When I finished season 11 (the most recent season), I jumped back a couple seasons and began to re-watch them.
If you haven’t seen Grey’s before, definitely start at the beginning with season one so you can get as unhealthily obsessed with the characters as I have over the years. Make sure to watch on Netflix so you don’t have to lift a finger in order to continue watching – once an episode ends, the next one automatically plays. Perfect!
I wonder what show I’ll binge watch next time I have a competition! I think I have a problem! I hope that I’m going to be okay as a person! Can anyone relate to this?!