Last competition of the year has been wrapped up.
If you follow me on IG you might have seen one of my posts about my last comp. It was hard work. Not because of dieting or training, but because of I was struggling with digestion. Weirdly, I haven’t changed my food at all, I have been eating the same food for the last few months, but out of nowhere, the food was sitting on my stomach, I was feeling bloated. Everyday was a struggle for me, which made me even more stressed about my prep.
I was about to give up competing, but all was organized and paid, so it wasn’t clever idea to give up.
Like many of us are looking for that magic pill to fix everything, I was also looking for something to fix my problem. I have tried everything what people told me to try, but the only thing that helped me was to stop artificial sweeteners, most of the food that contains sorbitol. I’ve never knew that this could irritate my gut that bad, as I’ve never had issue before. But like I always say, we learn from mistakes.
Many people around me say: You are so good with your diet. How can you do this?
No. I’m not that good as you think. I am a human being, I have emotions too and I do binge sometimes, like everyone else, but no one says… let’s be honest. My mind was tired, not my body, as I have been prepping since January. After competing in October, I thought I can carry on easily till December, but I was wrong. I did carry on, but not easily.
I always try to see the positive side of very situation. I have seen myself how I try to make next day better, my mind was giving up million times, but I knew it was a matter of time and I knew it is not going to last forever… and it didn’t.
It’s all in the past now. I have learn a lot more about my body, how I can resist…
Whenever you face a problem, here are 3 things NOT to do:
- Don’t try to find the magic pill. It doesn’t exist.
- Always see the positive side of it. Why is this happing and what you can learn out of it…
- Calm your sh*t down. Sit back and relax. You will not aster rest of your life in 5 min.
Hope this article helps you to understand that no one is perfect. Everyone has their own stories, their own problems. If you don’t ask for help, you will struggle.