This was taken in 2018, when I was the most cut I had ever been. I did it to test my physical and mental fortitude. Little did I know how much it would’ve cost me to recover from it.
Was it worth it?
No. Nothing is worth one’s health and their relationship with food.
Would I do it again?
This is going to sound absolutely ridiculous and embarrassingly absurd but yes, yes I’d do it again if I were to go back in time. This ruthlessly painful journey, from training to recovery, indelibly defined a lot of who I am today. Because of it, I now have razor sharp discipline to carry through days when my motivations may be lacking. Because of it, I now have newfound appreciation of my body, of how it allows me to live this active life.
What does my current routine look like now?
Much has changed since then. Exercising is no longer on my to-do list as a task to cross off, rather, a mindfulness break I cherish.
As an ‘Everyday’ girl, I do the following every day:
- Cover 10km (walk, run, hike)
- Intermittent Fast 14-18 hours (almost every day)
- Meet my macro split (1/3C, 1/3P, 1/3F)
- Eat a high protein diet
- Obtain my micronutrients from whole foods
Today, I may not have a chiseled six-pack that could grate cheese but I am healthy, strong, and blissfully happy. I have finally healed my relationship with food and with my own body.