If it was easy, everyone would do it.
6 weeks out today and this is where the challenge really begins. It's usually about this time when prep starts to become tough. In past preps I've found that my motivation drops or I struggle to keep up my training intensity. But this time the challenge isn't mental, I haven't had trouble with my food or training. I am motivated, my macros are on point every day and I am still trying to smash every training session.
This has been my most challenging prep yet, this time due to stress and illness. For the fourth time in a very short few weeks I have fallen sick. Doc has told me I have laryngitis and a chest infection. I've had trouble sleeping and the mind games are telling me I'm not where I should be at this stage of prep. I am not at full health and fear this is going to impact my progress.
But, I did not come this far to only come this far. I'm not going to let a lack of voice keep me from being the best I can be. I can still breathe (just ), I still have energy, so I'm hitting the gym and I'm grinding every day for the next 6 weeks to really bring this prep home. I want to always keep posts real. So here I am - sick, tired, hungry...but not giving up.
We don't grow when things are easy, we grow when we face challenges - 31 minutes ago