Luck Favors the Prepared

body beastAhh yes, I’m writing from bed again.  I’d say I get my best work done in bed, but well, that would give you a slightly different impression of myself than I’m trying to portray… 😉

It’s been a busy day, and sleep is eminent. I have decided that tomorrow I will start my new diet plan and get working out again after a bit of a haitus from the sweat fest.  It’s time.  I went to visit my parents a couple of weeks ago and my diet and workout schedule fell out the window in a big way, so now I’m picking up the pieces.

And as I begin this new adventure, start writing this new chapter in my life I have come to appreciate the term, luck favors the prepared. I had about 30 seconds to myself the other night so I decided to make a list of the things in my life that I would need to change, the things I’d need to start doing in order to succeed with this whole bodybuilding notion.  And one thing that I realized was that I am going to have to put a hell of a lot more effort into planning my daily diet than I have been doing in the past.  As they say, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Well, it’s also paved with nacho chips, crackers, chocolate chip cookies and a number of other wonderful things.  As an admitted food-o-holic (and I do not use that term lightly) I know that the only way I will succeed in fitting my chubby little ass into a bodybuilding bikini is to get a real handle on what is going into my mouth on a daily basis.  Life is busy, and if I fall into the habit of just randomly plugging shit into my mouth for shit’s sake, the only thing that will be fitting into that bikini bottom is a tub of cellulite.

So, it’s time to get real.  Luck favors the prepared.  So, starting tomorrow, I will be following a pretty strict diet.  No more coffeee, cream and sugar.  No more treats after supper.  No more crapola.  Lean protein, veggies, good carbs. Lots of water, and a lot of determination.

I will admit, I’m nervous.  As pumped as I am for this adventure, I know that I will face a good many obstacles, especially in the next couple of months.  I live in Canada, and you may know we suffered one bitch of a winter here last year, and so understandably, we Canucks generally try to pack as much fun living into July and August that we possibly can.  As soon as we see Canada Day on the horizon we buy shares in Dairy Queen and become raging alcoholics.  We go through more BBQ propane tanks in 2 months than you can shake a stick at, and we make nacho platters the national dish. And we do that knowing that in just a few short weeks the snow will fly, the mercury will dip and once again we will be plunged into Arctic Hell, where the the F word now means “F’ing cold.”

So, the first big change I will be making is to be planning and preparing my daily meals WELL in advance.  No more eating shit for shit’s sake for this bodybuilding gal.  It will be a lean protein and veggie bonanza for me, and although I think it will be tough to adapt to at first, I do know that I will feel better for it.  I’m not sure that there is a worse feeling than that bloated feeling you get after a dairy/bread binge that makes you feel like a gallon of air has been pumped up your ass to settle in your belly.

And so tonight, as I settle in for my token 30 minutes of “me time”, I will savor one bit of chocolate cookie and then bid adieu to that chocolatey little prick as I make room in my heart for another bedtime treat, eggs and salsa baby.

Thanks for joining me on this adventure!! It’s gonna be a fun ride! 🙂




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