What Can Happen In A Year (Actually 5 months)

One year ago yesterday (4/12/14) I competed in my very first bikini competition. Shredder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is me yesterday, exactly 1 year after.

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I only weigh about 5 pounds more yesterday than I did at my competition, but as you can see I am a lot softer and most certainly not as lean.

So why did this happen?

Why did I let this happen?

Well I didn't let anything happen really, sometimes life tells you when you're going to take a break, even if you don't want to.

For the past 5 months I have had many ups and downs.

In December 2014, I decided I wanted to take a break from it all. I had dieted and trained my body for 18 months after having my daughter and I needed a break.

So I took about a 2 week break.

Then, I had a procedure done and physically, I could not train for 6 weeks. All I could do was cardio, or more specifically walk....on a treadmill. I don't think it can get any more boring than that.

Then for 3 weeks I was able to train again. It was great!

Then, well life happens and I had to bring it down a notch. Well, actually a lot of notches. Weight lifting had to be taken back quite a bit, but I was still able to get in some great training for about 3 weeks.

Then, for about a week I could do absolutely nothing per my doctor. As much as it sucks, you ALWAYS have to listen to your doctor.

Just this past week was I given the green light to go back to good ol' heavy training. I'm happy :)

As you can see UP and DOWN and UP and DOWN.

It takes a toll on the body. Well, mine at least.

I'm not going to go into what my ups and downs were right now, that may be a later post.

I did keep my diet in check through all of this. Sure, I had my cheat meals here and there, but I made sure to keep my eating clean. And believe me, with everything I have been going through, I wanted to eat my way through the year.

So, what does this mean and really why do you care?

Well, I don't know if you do care. LOL

The reason why I am writing about this is for myself.

I need to put this out there because I am getting myself back to "bikini competition" form.

Maybe even better.

I need to be kept accountable and even if no one reads this, I am still putting it out to the world.

I have a date of June 5, 2015 to get me back to my lean and mean self.

No competitions. No photo shoots. No challenges.

I just need a date and I have decided this is it.

So I hope you follow me over the next 9 weeks.

And just remember that even when life gives you the shittiest of days, you can always bounce back and become a better version of yourself.

You just can't give up.