I am feeling less anxious now that I am getting closer to the competition. I guess I am over the “what ifs “buts” and “not good enough” feelings. I have come too far to let anything or anyone get in my way. Quitting is not an option. I don’t really even dwell on the lack of strength in the gym or the extra cardio. The diet is also just something that must be done. I am much stronger mentally this time around and that is the difference. I really don’t care what other people think about what I am doing and I am not compromising my training plan for anyone. I have done this diet and training by myself for 10 weeks now but with the knowledge I have learned from others. This is MY time. 2014 is about me and this competition is only the beginning. I am doing my best and the competition is not with others, it is with myself.