We talk about 4 things over here:
3) Carb Zombieism
4) Everything else
And not necessarilly in that order.
So since I haven't talked about 1-3 in a while let's start at the top! ;)
We'll tackle numbers 1 and 2 in one fell swoop since I know both make a few of you uncomfortable. Me? As I always say, I talk about EVERYTHING because I know that someone is going through the exact same thing I am somewhere in this world and no one says ANYTHING about alot of the whoas of contest preparation. So, buckle up, read on, or skip to the next paragraph. Up to you.
The one thing I like, no love, about getting my period during contest prep is that I KNOW I will be guaranteed one really good bowel movement a month. I kid you not. My body is in top form when I am consuming carbs. As those amounts decrease my bowel movements follow suit. It sucks but it's a VERY real side effect that has caused so many women to feel the need to use an excess amount of laxitives. I do not recommend that. If you must, grab a bottle of Cascara Sagrada from your local herbal store and let it work it's magic. Or wait for your period like me, your choice. Anyway, sure the pain is ridiculous, and sometimes I have to leave work because Advil just isn't cutting it, but at the end of the day I know that for the next 22-28 days things are sloooooow going.
On to numbero 3. For those of you who haven't heard me use the word yet, I have dubbed my contest prep alter ego The Carb Zombie. It usually shows up as soon as my diet changes but this year I had a whole month with nothing. No cravings, and only slight irritableness. I was actually starting to get a little scared and wondering if I had actually mastered the ability to shut it up but I was oh so happy to learn it wasn't going to be that easy as it showed up last week. I was able to power through it though. I STILL don't have a craving for chocolate which has been my biggest weakness through all of the contests I've done. Currently I just want to eat in general. I want to go out and order an overly portioned meal and eat until I feel disgusting. lol Otherwise The Carb Zombie is strangely satisfied. :)
As for everything else, the above is my everything else right now. Hubby is still training hard with me and looking fantastic. I can't wait for the both of us to hit the stage in April and accomplish this contest as a couple!