Kinda terrible at posting lately now that my show has passed...not that I'm not still working hard and staying consistent with my workouts and nutrition, but the high pressure and intensity/focus that I had for the last half a year of prep feels like such a weight lifted from my shoulders, so the need to post for my own motivation isn't so strong! I LOVED it, so don't get me wrong- I can't wait to compete again! But I feel such a deep sense of peace and relaxation with being able to re-center and focus on other things in life that I love besides just fitness and food (yes, there are other things! Lol!), like my family, making art, reading, cooking, traveling, laughing, binge watching movies, etc.👨👩👦🎨📖🍳⛺😂📼 I am feeling so optimistic and happy post-show, and I am really reveling in just simply existing, whereas I struggled deeply with extreme and crippling postpartum depression for almost two years after my son was born. It is such a weird feeling to just feel peaceful and content after so long feeling like you were in constant battle with yourself.
I'm also excited to progress with my health by addressing my MTHFR mutations (and other genetic SNPS as well), and learning to maximize my health and that of my husband and our child (who also has MTHFR mutations). P.s. Weight is still sitting pretty squarely at 135 and body fat hasn't increased much. Calories are much higher and exercise is less than during prep, so my body seems to be responding nicely to reversing! I'm very happy with it anyway lol! Can't wait to see how things progress as we move forward! 💪