What Next??? Remaining in the 5am Club Post Comp

Whilst I have a few training sessions left leading up to the PCA Finals in Birmingham, some have asked what next?

After effectively being in a competition prep stage for 6 months, the first thing to address is a rest. I have gladly put my body through a gruelling pattern of training and it does require a pause at some point! Secondly, having been very strict diet wise, I’m due a few treats! 🙂 (including the giant Easter Egg that has been saved and still in date!)

Other than making a list of foods that have remained ‘off limits’ for a while, my thoughts have started to turn to ‘what next’? Why is that so important? Well, for one the habits I’ve developed are so embedded in my daily routine, there is almost a sense of caution as to what would happen after the competitions? Certainly, my goal is to still compete in the sport of disability bodybuilding and to get better, my lean frame providing the impetus to push and add some size over a series of months, which, it must be said, I’m quite looking forward to consuming more carbs!!

On the other hand, some habits that supported the efforts throughout the last few months, such as the early get ups, meditation, reading, writing have really helped me on my journey and I’ve no intention of changing that. It has helped in more ways than just inside the gym. It’s shaped a framework that continues to grow & build in developing what I want, how to get better in many aspects of my life, both personally & professionally. The earlier I’ve done this, the more time I’ve created to develop these habits & I want to continue that. To get better, every day.

Have a great day folks 👍

Published by Matt Elson

Bringing you the latest in not only my personal journal into the world of disability Bodybuilding, but a discovery into latest events, profiles, news and promoting awareness of this great sport Based in Bristol in the UK, I’ve been competing in Disability Bodybuilding for the last 3 years in a journey which has taken me all over the country to national, international & world championships and I am so so grateful for that opportunity that had changed my life. Living with Cerebal Palsy has its challenges, but everyone has their individual hurdles to negotiate. Gaining strength both physically & mentally and adapting to the surrounding is all part of this journey. This is a mission to raise awareness, to promote our great category to develop opportunities for others. Please get in touch if you’d like to discuss more!

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