5 Invaluable Life Lessons Competing Has Taught Me

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If you are a competitor, currently prepping for your first show, planning to compete, or know someone who is- I ask that you read or share this. Not because I want tons of views, but because I wish I would have stumbled across this information before it was too late. After 6 years, 8 shows, 6 preps, and a pro card.. these are some of the most important lessons I have learned.

1. The grass always seems to be greener on the other side.

This is what I call the “competitor paradox”, and you’re lying if you say it isn’t true. You find yourself six weeks out from your first show- hungry, tired, mentally exhausted- but nonetheless, shredded as crap. You’ve worked so hard, grinding to perfection for “X” number of weeks, only to find yourself that close to competition. You would think you

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The Official K.Blair Fitness Diet Approach Part 2: Proper Measuring

Introduction

Every good diet adresses  portion sizes. The easiest way to determine the best portion, is to go by servings. Serving sizes can be found  at the top of all nutrtition labels. Some foods won’t have labels, and it’s 2016.. So, google them! Once you know the serving, it is time to measure it out correctly. Depending on the seriousness and/or the design of the diet, there are 3 possible methods to measuring portions. These methods are: the food scale, measuring cups and spoons, and visual comparison. Although, your diet may gear towards a particular style, a well balanced dieter will understand how to do all of them. Trust me, there will be a time where one will work, and the others will not- that’s life.  I would recommend using Myfitnesspal.com for tracking and recording, however, a pad and pen will work.

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