You guys. I have never believed in the saying "when it rains it pours" more than I do now! There is literally so much going on right now (with a HUGE change a work that just happened yesterday) that I know if I don't make my health and fitness goals top of mind, they are going to slip.
I've always noticed when I get really busy its far easier to skip the gym or a meal, maybe have a few too many glasses of wine. The bad part about that is it only ends up making me feel way worse. When I feed my body the way it needs to be fed and continue to challenge myself in the gym, it really helps keep me sane and keeps my body functioning the way I want it to. So, I've jumped back in to James Wilson's Body Earned Program to help me prepare for the Olympia in one month!
I'll admit the past month or so I haven't been on point with workouts or nutrition and I feel as though I've lost some muscle. Funny, isn't it? I slip up and I lose weight on the scale, and this is a result of having built a good metabolism and a solid foundation of muscle. Build muscle ladies!
Anyway, since I absolutely hate the thought of losing muscle, I'm going to be lifting heavy and cutting out most of the active rests from my lifting. I'll keep a little cardio in there just so that I can stay on the leaner side while trying to beef these muscles back up :) As far as nutrition, I'll just be doing the usual- complex carbs, healthy fats, and lean proteins and probably eating around my maintenance level for calories.
Sometimes writing my short term goals down helps me stick to them, so if you're the same way, comment below with your short term goals and stick to 'em!