Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Competition Eats Resume...

Good morning everyone and...

Happy What I Ate Wednesday to you!

I have to admit...

The day finds me looking a little like this!

I'm not feeling 100%  but I'm feeling better than yesterday :)

Moving on...

Before I get into today's post...

I just wanted to thank everyone for all the wonderFUl comments and messages I received relating to my decision to compete again! (Thank you!)

As you know...

I am currently getting ready to compete at the GNC Live Well OPA Ontario Championships in June...


And, because of that...

We had to introduce a change to my diet! (Which I had alluded to last week!)

To be honest...

I can't say the changes came to me as a surprise as...

I was prepared to start carb cycling and put a stop to my treating the moment I committed myself to this competition! (Entering my third competition season, I knew what was coming before it even came lol)

I will miss my cupcakes lol

Now, I won't deny that...

The first day of my competition diet felt a little long as...

I had to refrain my hands from wandering off into things I've been used to having in my maintenance program but, on the flip side of things...

I found the first day to be really exciting too!

I swear...
I did! lol

I mean...

It was, in fact, the first day of my commitment to my goal! (I think that's worth getting excited over right?! lol)

That being said...

I really loved my maintenance diet and I will miss certain things about it although...

I'm pumped see how my body will transform in the weeks to come!

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Before I go any FUrther...

Here's a peek (a peek!) into my competition eats as of late! (I know you're waiting for them! lol)

I'll be linking up to my WIAW eats thanks to...
Jenn over at Peas and Crayons.
Groceries.
Baking for breakfast.
No carb protein muffins.
Eggs.
I love my Egg Whites.
I've never once stopped eating them since my last competition!
Bowl of Protein Oats
Dijon and Rosemary Salmon and Lettuce
I crunch on Bell Peppers all the time.
I'm addicted.
Char Crusted Chicken.
Rooibos teas.
It's so good.
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Now that you've had a little taste of my competition eats...


I just wanted to add that in my preparation to the stage...

I'm remembering to be patient with myself and my body knowing...

It takes time to see any results and progress!!! (I've learned this time and time again!)

Now, being more aware of my body and how it works...

I know it will take a little extra time to get things moving again! (I have no problems gaining, I have a hard time losing - it's always been like that and I'm prepared for the slow progression! I'm taking it one day at time and, I'm appreciating every single moment of my journey to the stage!)

Plus...

Knowing I put on muscle since my last competition, that in itself has me excited to see...

How things may have changed from November to where I will be in June!

Like with anything we commit ourselves to...

We must work hard and take it one step at a time!

In the end...

Every effort made towards ourselves and our goals will all have been worth it! (Reminding yourself of this when things get tough is always a great way to stay motivated! Remember, if and when things get difficult, we inevitably get stronger as we work through the challenges and obstacles that may present themselves! Keep strong!)

Questions FU You...

Are you patient when it comes to progress?
What have you been eating and loving lately?

Stay Tuned FU More On *CaNdY FiT*

52 comments:

  1. I'm sure change is hard, but with your cooking talents and those recipes, I have a feeling you'll be just fine!

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    1. Changing mindsets is always the most difficult switch but, it's also the most exciting too. Knowing that I've begun on a new journey towards a new goal make me excited :)

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  2. I'm definitely not patient when it comes to progress - I'm a perfectionist and very impatient, haha. But I'm learning to accept a slower rate and aim for good progress, not perfection.

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    1. Great perspective Liz! Perfection...what is that anyway? ;)

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  3. I am IMPATIENT. Worst impatient person in the world right here. I want immediate results which means I push myself too hard sometimes and end up hurt, but I'm learning to see the progress slowly as it comes. I've been on a smoothie kick since I got my blender. I make a fresh fruit one each morning and occasionally a second more savory/sweet one for afternoon treats!

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    1. I love me a good smoothie.

      I was like that too...so impatient it would make me so nut and upset. I'm learning more and more about patience as the years go by and every day I'm improving :)

      xo

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  4. I am very impatient. I tend to get discouraged when I don't see the changes I want to, but that just motivates me to work harder. Good luck with the competition prep!

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    1. Exactly. It sure does motivate you to work harder! And, thanks :)

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  5. I love seeing all your eats! I'm going to buy so salmon and do the mustard-rosemary thing. Finally got my hands on no-sodium mustad and it is life -changing. :)

    Gaining is hard for me... losing is a little easier except in my stomach. It holds everything. Like chocoalte cake and red wine... ha!

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    1. That salmon and dijon thing is my favorite! I love it with Chicken too. Sometimes I just dip my chicken in the mustard mix.

      I gain faster than you can say cupcake lol

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  6. You always manage to make your competition eats look delicious. I'm excited for you that you are getting to compete again. It will be fun to watch your progress.

    I have reached an age where I have to be patient with slow progress toward my fitness goals. It still happens, though, just slower than it used to.

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    1. Thanks Debbie. I'm happy you will be following my journey to the stage :)

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  7. SO PROUD OF YOU! You are much more disciplined than I, when it comes to nutrition.

    I am also an impatient little soul, especially when it come to recovery. UGH! I feel myself waking up each morning practically screaming at my body to heal. BLAH! But I too know deep down that it takes time, and I will make progress, and in a few more weeks I will feel like my old self :)

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    1. Yes you will! I'm proud you YOU Krysten. You are such an inspiration. xo

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  8. Patience is a virtue, which has taken me time to learn! I have more patience with results and life than with my own studying or hubby cleaning up after himself lol. Balance is what I need to work on. You should link up on Weds when I tackle sugar! If it becomes a problem - or want to join me in the doghouse ;)

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    1. Well, sugar is out until my competition so I'm definitely in sugar rehab!

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  9. Gail HaupertFebruary 13, 2013

    Can you share the protein muffin recipe? They look awesome!

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    1. Sure thing. Will post it next week :)

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  10. This is the mindset i have been working on cultivating. Rather than feeling like I am saying good bye to sweets, a focus on the fact that I am saying YES to my goals

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  11. Once you get a few days of the comp eating under your belt, you'll be back in the groove again! I've been really enjoying hemp seeds recently.

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  12. I'm so proud of you! PATIENCE is definitely key, but you can do this babe and YOU WILL have amazing results :D <3 !!!!!!!!!! YOU WILL! Anddddd I am totally here to support you ALLLLLL THE WAY :D <3

    Oh, your salmon looks FAB :D love you

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    1. Thanks Doll!!! YOu always make me smile xoxo <3 Thanks for the love. xo

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  13. I can't wait to see you transform! I love competing but know how hard it can be with dieting and gym time. I'll live vicariously through you for now. :)

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    1. hehe :)

      My gym time doesn't change as I've maintained the same schedule for the past 3 years. Just varying my workouts here and there. The diet, well, that changes a lot! lol

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  14. Hold the phone - where is the recipe for the NO CARB protein muffins!!??

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  15. Awesome, I'm excited for you! Wise words on being patient with your body- that applies to all of us, in any sport.

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    1. It sure does. I learned that when training for my first 1/2 marathon!

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  16. Congrats on recommitting, that's awesome! I am totally impatient and would rather things happen instantaneously, although I know that's not always possible :P

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  17. You got some fantastic willpower! Share some with me?! ;) Great eats!

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  18. its really hard to be patient i think - ive been carb cycling for about 6/7 weeks now and although ive seen progress no where near as much as ive wanted to see :( sigh.
    just gotta keep ploughing on haha!

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    1. Yes, you do!!!! Don't give up...keep on going! Just be patient :)

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  19. I love chomping on bell peppers too :)

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  20. Patience is something I have learned along the way. I thought change would happen so quick! Ha, I was so wrong! Good luck in your competition!

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  21. I SO GET YOU!!!!! I was one too that always had to diet longer than everyone else. I gain easily & lose well.. way too slowly so I have learned that friggin patience thing! ;) Honestly, the age hormone crap has really tested my patience along with aging in general but I am tough & I am hanging in there! :)

    PROUD OF YOU!

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    1. Ya...I think we both learned it! Glad you get me!

      And, thanks xo

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  22. OMG, I hear you girl. I'm gonna miss me some WINE!!! Haven't kicked it to the curb yet, but it's coming... snif snif.

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    1. I'm going through candy withdrawal ;)

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  23. I am excited to see your transformation too (I mean you already look amazing but it is cool to see changes too). Good luck to you!

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  24. I've got my eye on those protein muffins...

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  25. I cant tell you what I am eating... it would be mean. Let's just say I'm eating everything you are NOT eating.

    Running long-distances help keep me in somewhat shape... not competition shape.

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  26. Congrats on competing again! I think your eats still look pretty tasty too! As for being patient w/my body... I wish I could say yes, but not so much. I try to keep reminding myself that healthy progress takes time. I'm just not the most patient person, but I try to focus & keep my eye on the prize. The food I've been loving lately is kabocha squash & some overnight oats. Yum!! :)

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  27. I'm excited to see more of your competition eats and following along on this next journey :)

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