All right my friends and fellow bloggers....this is a BIG post for me (although I have to tell you it may not be for you :)). I have some news and outside of the hubby and some close friends, I want you guys to be the first to know (and it really isn't THAT big of a deal).
For those of you who have followed my blog from the beginning, some of this story will be boring and old news, but for those of you who are new or just tuning in, perhaps it will be entertaining or at least insightful. And I am a Visionquester in Training...which will make more sense later when I get to the end of my story. :)
In 2007 I did two figure shows - the first being my first ever and the second just 6 weeks later! What happened after the shows was a very difficult experience for me....post competition blues, full rebound, weight gain, depression, loss of interest in everything....really. It is hard to explain but this was my schedule/life last time I competed:
- 5am: 45-60 minutes cardio
- Lunch: Lift for an hour
- 8pm: 1 hour food prep
- 9pm: 45-60 minutes cardio
And I am CONVINCED it isn't going to take the same energy and effort I put in before to get the results I need. I am 100% convinced I don't have to do 2 hours or cardio a day. Convinced and I will have you guys along for the ride to show you that! :)
Things changed for me: I realized I don't have to kill myself with cardio and miss time with my family and friends. I realized I choose how I react after the show. I realized I don't have to sacrifice sanity to reach my goals.
Now to my goals and strategy:
I am competing again in 2009!
March 14: Compete in the Northern Kentucky Natural Show
National show: TBD (schedule hasn't come out yet)
I have 21 weeks to the 14th show which means 9 weeks building and 12 weeks of conditioning. Get my shoulders, back and biceps big - traps. Condition the legs.
My overall goal is to get my Pro Card in 2009. I will have it. It will happen. This is why I am a Visionquester in Training. Because I see my vision and I will have it.
Thanks to all of you who support me and give me the strength to get there! Love you guys.
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