The lights go down. The bikini comes off. The contest prep is over.
You’ve done it.
You have earned your post competition meal.
Many people have asked me what I decided to eat after months of meal prep and my final week of tilapia and asparagus. I wanted a burger. And sweet potato fries. And a cocktail. And a milkshake. And luckily, I heard all about PARK BURGER in RiNo.
Before I start salivating over my meal, let me take a minute and tell you about the service. THIS PLACE BLEW MY MIND! And as someone who works in the restaurant business, that statement doesn’t come easily to me. I called ahead to make sure that they had everything I was looking for. The host was thrilled that I wanted to celebrate there and assured me that they would accommodate our large party. And then, later that night, she actually hugged me when I walked in the door and congratulated me on the show. When people choose to celebrate your victories with you, even as a stranger, it makes the world a bit brighter. Just sayin…
Okay…but there BURGERS! I mean…and their milkshakes! And don’t get me started on their sweet potato fries. This praise will have to be cut short, because I literally DO NOT HAVE WORDS!
We are now approaching a week since my show, and while everyone else is thinking that, “Now you can EAT!” “Back to real life!” “Let’s grab a drink!”, I’m starting to panic. This time is crucial for my metabolism and I’m struggling to get back on track and transition into my normal diet. Preparation is key and I finally was able to make some time and prep my meals. It’s only been a few days, but I can see the changes happening to my body RAPIDLY from being off track. Healthy and smart choices are always necessary. NO EXCUSES.
I’m not psycho. And I know that it’s nearly impossible to maintain a show figure year round, but I can’t stress how important it is to stay focused when you set a goal. Even after you finish it. Set another one. And then another. #alwaysevolving
Thanks for listening. Any and all of your tips for staying motivated are welcome! Everyone needs someone, and maybe your words of encouragement will make a difference for someone!
Peace, Love & Protein Pancakes