Do You Like What You See in the Mirror Right Now?⁣⁣

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An important question to ask yourself before you embark on a journey to the stage... Do you like what you see in the mirror right now?⁣⁣
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On the left is how I looked doing back to back shows. On the right is how I look now. Some people are genetically suited for competing and can stay relatively lean all year, but just to speak for myself I’m def not!⁣⁣
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I really had to ask myself this question and understand this👉🏼unless you are going to live a life revolving around hard training sessions, timed meals & specific macros, the body you are looking at now is probably going to be the body you are likely to be in 3-6 months after you compete.⁣⁣
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To think stage condition is your new normal is not healthy or realistic! If you are as lean as you should be for stage then it will cause a cascade of unhealthy reactions physically, mentally & emotionally!⁣⁣
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For awhile it was hard for me to see all the lines & definition blur out but here is what I’ve learned & hope it helps you: remove the idea that there is a “prep you” & “offseason you”. You are still the same person and the main focus should be being a healthy you. True sustainable confidence & happiness will come from the inside & never ever from the outside🖤💪🏼⁣⁣