Well, I couldn't let my girl Cynthia get her pro card and stay in hiatus. Just couldn't do it!!!
HUGE props to her for getting 1st in her class at the NY Team Universe show and getting her PRO CARD!! So incredibly awesome! You are an inspiration and mentor for us all!
Can you say....WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!!!!
But I also am ready to come out from my hiatus - I missed you guys! Work is getting much more manageable and I am getting back into my workouts. Things have also leveled out personally and I feel like I was able to be there for my hubby when he needed me. He is a good man, I can't tell you all how fortunate I am to have him.
Anyhoo....we leave for Mexico in exactly 30 days. Yes, 30 days until I am on the beach in a bikini having my first vacation since my ski trip. I am so looking forward to it and I want to look good. Not great (not possible in 30 days) but good. Shoulders popping, biceps pretty ripped. Butt and abs as small as they can be.
Started out today with my lower body Ultimate Figure Program which is basically an hour long high intensity leg workout - sweating my rear off! Then ran 6 miles with the hubby tonight and gonna go back and do a German Volume Training set on my shoulders. And my eats were ON!
I also realized I have to make a decision about competing again. Or at least set another type of goal. Fitness IS a lifestyle - it isn't temporary. The people around me that I know and respect have fitness a part of their life like brushing their teeth. It isn't temporary. That was what it was like for me - temporary b/c I was determined to do another show. I want to have another goal but have it be a part of my fitness lifestyle. It shouldn't be so hard...I should enjoy this. I got kind of down on myself about three months ago and made a lot of negative comments about my body. So much so that my hubby got really upset with me and I promised from that day forward not to do that anymore. Why beat myself up? Why not ENJOY life. Enjoy my health. And that is what I have done. I am fully aware that I became burn out on my training program and religious dieting. So for the last year, I have been rebelling mentally and also dealing with new work demands. Accept it, deal with it, enjoy life, move on.
So what do I have for it? A promotion and some quality time off. :)
I am back. Check back often. I will be here. Thanks for coming back. Over and over. :) Love you guys.