My #1 priority is health and happiness, and there is NOTHING worth taking its place on my priority list!
The time we have on this earth is like a split second compared to eternity. I want to make the most of that time and spend as much of it as possible loving people and living life to the fullest. I know it's been said so many times, but I must reiterate -- the fitness industry is NOT the health industry. Getting contest lean is not always a "healthy" thing to do. There have been a few times during this cut that if I'm honest with myself, I know I've been selfish. I've compared myself to others, gotten depressed, anxious, and felt very alone. Sometimes you just need to check yoself before you wreck yoself and look at the big picture of life. So that is what I am doing.
Right now I am on vacation for two weeks and Layne has me on a "diet break"/high macros only plan. This has been very helpful in clearing my head. Does this mean I won't be competing? I don't know yet. My plan for now is to continue to cut slowly and steadily, and see if I can get there in a healthy way. If not, it's not the end of the world; being healthy and happy is worth so much more to me. I am SO incredibly thankful for my coach Dr. Layne Norton, who has been guiding me in a slow, steady, and moderate cut. He is the best in the biz and I could not have done this without him.
Two years ago, I started this blog to get to a healthy place of balance in my mind and body... and help others get to that same place. That is still my ultimate goal. If this post resonates with you, please feel free to comment or email me and I'd love to talk more about it with you! Let's encourage each other to be healthy and happy, that's what it's all about my friends! Love you guys! <3