A lot of people have been asking me whether I am competing this year at the WBFF Worlds championship in London. Well the answer is no, I won’t be stepping on stage this year and to be honest, I am almost certain that I will never compete anymore, although never say never. I might change my mind about it, but right now I wanted to take a break from it all and just prioritize other things in my life, such as my business and more importantly, spending more quality time with my family and friends.
I spent the last 3 years prepping for my competitions and other events, and I was constantly on a strict diet where I had to weigh and track my food. I missed out on holidays, social time with my loved ones, and a lot of other things. Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t regret anything, and at the time my diet, training and comp prep were my biggest priorities. My head was 110% in it and I enjoyed the challenges and grateful for everything that I have learnt from this journey. It has made me stronger, smarter, wiser and helped massively with my business and to build new friendships and relationships within the industry. I couldn’t be more thankful for that and I would do it all over again!
However, turning 30 last November made me think and I decided that going forwards I need to start prioritizing other things that would help me move forwards with my life. Competing takes up all my time and energy and if I was younger I wouldn’t mind, but I personally feel that I can’t continue being selfish anymore. I want to give the same energy and time to my clients, helping them to become the best version of themselves. I want to study and go on courses to continue developing myself to become a better coach. I want to spend more quality time with my husband, family and friends making life-long memories.
I have found that since I know that I won’t compete anytime soon, I am able to maintain a lean physique a lot easier. My weight used to fluctuate, because I would let myself go a bit more between shows. However now, my health has become my main priority. I have found balance with my training and nutrition and I’m finally at a happy place with myself and my body. I eat intuitively and I love my healthy diet, but I also enjoy going out to dinner and have a drink with my husband at the weekends. I love my training and I go to the gym because I want to, not because I have to. I honestly can’t stand the feeling of hunger and I don’t want to do that to my body anymore.
I am so excited for this summer because it will be the first in 3 years when I am not prepping for anything. I’ve got a wedding to go to and other holidays booked and I am going to enjoy every moment of it all! 🙂