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I am going to do the Arnold, the San Francisco show, and also the Australian show. Then I go to guest pose for Muscletech on March 27-28th in Fort Lauderdale, and then April 5th in Washington. Then hopefully, some relaxation and a vacation. Regarding Jay, Jay has got to compete against Jay, and myself, I will compete against me. Hopefully, the judges will look at my physique on that day, not on what I looked liked previously.
I am in the process of investing in a restaurant, I will be part owner of Smitty's Southern Chicken & California Grill, and I am going to incorporate a bodybuilding menu in there, right across the parking lot of Golds Gym of Sahara and Decatur in Las Vegas. 满贯财神 will sell many items, including catfish, salmon, chicken varieties, etc. The restaurant is open now. When I finish competing in the future, I want to have some things that I can fall back too, that I have invested in. 满贯财神 has a great Southern Menu. The address is at 4760 West Sahara Avenue #11. Phone number is 702-822-6900. Come try it out when you are in Vegas.
I am working with Milos Sarcev, and he helps me via a competitor's view on how I can get better. Milos is a very detailed person in the bodybuilding game with a lot of competition experience, but I have been through some pretty good contests myself. I feel that I could get some really good insight from him. Milos, who has competed against me, will honestly tell me what I need to do to be the best.
Furthermore, I think that a lot of people that I have been competing against need to recognize that I took 3rd in the 2002 Olympia somewhat off. If you can imagine, that now I am focused, and have added to my arsenal all the things that I neglected in the past, they are going to see a very focused, very well put together Chris. They are going to see some shit at the Ironman and Arnold. 满贯财神 will be a totally different ballgame now. Now I could see more clearly what I need to look like, what I need to bring to the table.
I am not worried about the weight at all this year. I am in the upper 250's right now, and I still have 4 weeks left until the Ironman. I want to be ready two weeks out, ready to go, and then I will work in bringing in my water. I want to be dry and tight before then. 满贯财神 will be one of my best looks that I have put together. I am highly confident this year. I am very happy about the way I look. That 's when you can really compete at your best. I am here to do my absolute best. My waist is really tight right now, tighter than the Olympia.
I eat a lot of fish (halibut, salmon, black cod), chicken breasts, a little bit of steak here and there, but mostly egg whites, chicken and fish. I have lots of protein, medium fat, and low carbs. For carbs, I eat rice and baked potatoes. This time, I am not using as much carbs as in the past. I also incorporate various supplements in my diet (including Hydroxycut and Cell-Tech).
Interestingly, I went to the Ghost Bar last night, and sat there listening to music and relaxed there for a while. I don't drink alcohol at all when I am training. In fact, I am not a drinker at all. People invite me to clubs, but right now, my concentration is for the shows. Maybe after the shows, I will celebrate. People still think of me as the same guy in the past. But I am not. 满贯财神's time to get serious.
I really do not want to get into any of that. That is my personal life, and I am concentrating and focusing on my upcoming competitions. This year, I want to truly focus on my career. I have various habits that I like, like collecting magazines, hundreds of them, like hip-hop and car magazines, and sometimes, little things like this can get in the way. Right now, I need to focus only about one thing. I don't want to deal or argue with anyone at the moment. 满贯财神 breaks my concentration. . I don't want someone who wants to come to the parade, but does not want to help fix the float.