Sunday, January 4, 2009

Reflecting

Today I went back over my last comp prep diary, I logged weekly details of everything including things like weight, nutrition, training, cardio, headspace and more.  I also looked at the weekly photo's from 12 weeks out to 1 week out.  Doing this really puts things into perspective for me and I am so thankful I took the time out to record my entire prep.

This being the longest I have gone without competing and being in the off season for a little over a year has made me realize that it will take a little bit of time to get my head back into prep mode.  I have flicked the switch and am ready to go but it feels kinda different to before, hard to explain.

I have prepped three times before and they were pretty much back to back so I was always in the zone.  This time it's taking time to "feel" in the zone even though I know i'm in it.

I am so excited about the transformation, I simply can't wait to be lean and cut again and to see what gains I have made.  I am 21 weeks out, loads of time to come in without stress.  In the past I used to prep from 16 weeks out.

Comp fever has all ready started for 2009 :-)

8 comments:

Lia Halsall said...

Keeping a comp journal is an absolute blessing becuase it's our most valuable tool. 21 weeks is heaps of time and you'll be so much better off for the time you took off from competing.

Lia xxx
Eat Clean, Drink Water, Train Hard & Love Life!

Shar said...

How exciting Deb, i know you have been rearing to get going again. Can't wait to see the results of your long off season, can only be good :)
I record my preps, spreadsheets photos and all, really good to look back on like you said.

Shar x

ss2306 said...

Can't wait to see your transformation either Deb.

Slow and steady wins the race!

Stephanie Davis said...

woohoo! bring it on Deb!
I would love to know how to stay in the zone during the whole prep! i seem to float in and out of it on a daily basis, lol.

Ursula Beck said...

Hi babe, I look fwd to reading and showing my support for you with this years comp prep.....
Good luck xx

Jehanne said...

wahoooo - bring it on huh :)

Tracey said...

Best of luck for your comps this year Deb, I know you will do well xxTracey

LizN said...

Debs,

Happy New Year - gotta change your address over in my blog roll so I don't miss you.

Can't wait to see you compete again.

Hugs
Liz'