by Kris Pitcher
It's time to turn the corner. You've "sort of" been loosely doing your plan. Mostly you went off the rails after your contest even though you had a plan. Sometimes that just happens regardless of the best intentions. Regardless of the best laid plans. Now, we turn the corner.
Where do you start? You decide to decide. It's really that simple. You are one decision away from being right back on track. You must decide to decide. It's empowering really. And it's all within you. I can't do it for you. Your coach can't do it for you...
You have it within you. Decide. That's it. You don't need encouragement. You don't need anything long term. You need a plan, and a decision. Just one. One decision.
Decide to decide. Today, I'll decide to get up and do my cardio. I'll decide to pack my meals for the day. I'll decide to eat each of those meals on time. Look at me? I'm on track! It really is that simple.
Sure, you'll be letting go of some of the extra stuff you've been cramming down your pie hole. The sugar. It's gone. The gluten, probably gone too. Dairy. Might not fit either. The late night snacks. Not for you. But guess what?
You've got a plan. The plan is yours. You've chosen it. You have limited time to make gains, to better your physique. Do that now. There is no later. I'll guarantee your competition, she's doing it now. The guy who will stand next to you? He's dialing in his off season plan now. There is no time to wait.
Holidays? Why waste time? Get on your plan now. Decide. Turning the corner is all about making decisions. One at a time. You decide to prep your food. You decide to go to the gym. You decide to stay on plan. You decide. Turn the corner and put down the fork.
Turn the corner and work your plan. Get your actions back in alignment with your goals and values. Feeling stressed? Feeling down? Guess what? It's because you aren't acting in accordance with your values. The things you have said are important to you, you aren't doing. Do them.
No one will do this for you. Each week you put off your prep now, or your growth time, is a week lost to your competition. That too is a decision. Let's get our plan together. Let's turn the corner. Let's decide.
When you embrace your "cycle" of prep as more than dieting down for a show and that's the end, you'll "get it". Finally. Use your off season to grow in a lean state, plan your prep to get you to the stage in the shape you want. Then make your plans to make the progress you need to make to do better. There is no beginning and there is no end. You decide that.
So let's get our head in the right place and turn that corner. Get it together one good decision at a time. You've got your plan. Decide to do it. You're going to feel great! I'll see you around the corner!