Yesterday was a very difficult day for me…..I know, boo hoo for me, right. LOL…..I was having one of those moments of feeling sorry for myself for having to eat this crazy competition diet, and having to work out 2-3 times a day, and missing time with family and friends, and to be totally honest, I just wanted a glass (or bottle:) ) of wine. I am less than 3 weeks away from my pro debut with The WBFF and the next 2 weeks are definitely the hardest. That last week is usually more tolerable because you can actually see the light at the end of the tunnel, and you are usually at the event 3-4 days before you actually compete. So this is the yucky part!
Low carbs equals low energy when you really need it the most to get through those cardio/fat burning sessions and last few weight work outs to fine tune all the lagging parts. So anyway, I was feeling like I just couldn’t do it anymore! Then I started listening to some of my inspirational videos while I was working out, and it gave me the strength to push through a grueling leg work out. I realized no one is holding a gun to my head and forcing me to do this, I chose to do it, and I needed to look inside myself and find my passion and joy for the sport of fitness. No matter how I place, I know I have given it all I’ve got and I have kept going, no matter what.
This will be my 8th show in less than two years. I am crazy, I know!!!! What started off as a goal to do one show a year after pregnancy, ended up igniting my fire to compete and to earn my pro card. I look back at this journey, and I can truly say I am proud of myself and I have made significant changes in my body. I am actually probably in the best shape of my life at the age of 43 with a 2 year old. I have made so many friends in this sport that will be lifelong friends, long after competing is over. I have also always had the love and support of my oldest and dearest friends, as well as my husband, daughter, mom, sister, dad, in-laws, and the rest of my family. My husband has told me several times how proud he is and how I am setting a great example for our daughter.
So today I woke up with a new attitude and new desire to keep pushing through these last few weeks! I will keep going, no matter what, and I will reach my goal of stepping on stage as a pro!!!! Whatever goals you have set for yourself, just go out and make it happen……KEEP GOING, NO MATTER WHAT!! The obstacles will always be there, but no one has ever reached great success without great sacrifice, and sometimes even great failure, but if you keep going, no matter what, you can and you will achieve your dreams and goals!!!