Advice for those thinking of prepping

Ok so this has been on my mind for quite a while…
I get a lot of enquires for contest prep, many of whom are looking to get their confidence back or improve their self image 👌🏼
Now contest prep can do this “IF” you are focused on improving yourself and achieving a goal (the focus is the process here, not the outcome)
if you go in with the mindset of “I will be happy WHEN I have the bikini/fit body” then you will most likely be MORE unhappy post comp.

😳 this is because you look your best for one day and then taper off afterwards. 😁This can really mess with your head, because even though you are still super lean, you perceive yourself as “fat” (comparative to your stage condition)

➡️ If you started out thinking I will be happy when I have that body, you will be even more unhappy with your body and have the high likelihood of
1️⃣trying to maintain that body long term (which is extremely stressful on your body)
2️⃣ end up binging because you no longer look like you did on stage
3️⃣ developing a poor relationship with food and/or exercise.
Either way you loose.

For someone who earns money from prepping people for shows I spend a fair bit of time talking people out of competing because they have the wrong mindset.

So what’s the solution
Focus on the process and the personal growth from both your prep, and afterwards 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼
➡️Side note: how you look on stage is a representation of the hard work you have put in.
it is not a representation of your self worth and most importantly you are not w lesser person post comp, if anything you are stronger💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼 from going through the PROCESS to get on stage 🏆🏆🏆

***also this applies to those who are not prepping too, if your body fat goes up and you are still in the healthy range then that’s completely fine and does not mean you are a lesser person***

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