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Encouraging Myself…And You!!!

I am 5 weeks into my prep and I am making very good progress. There have been moments that I get weary or a little worn out. Training alone can be difficult but you have to push through and keep going. You might not have anyone who motivates you and tells you to keep going. If you talk to a lot of competitors you will always hear them say that they had moments where they felt alone. One night I watched an interview with Kai Greene, one of the top bodybuilders in the country. He stated that people think his life is glamorous but don’t understand how lonely the path is. Yes, he does have training partners, sponsors, friends etc… But there are many times, he finds himself alone.

I say all this to encourage you if you  feel like you are alone. Don’t despair! You will be just fine if you don’t quit! Be a big girl or a big boy and just do it. Don’t wait for your friends or your spouse to push you because that may or may not happen.

Back to prep…I have lost 10 lbs, so I am at 138. The picture shows 139 because it was taken last week. My average is a 1.5 lb loss per week which is the healthy way to do it. I am meticulous about counting my macros and calories. I have something to prove here and though I may get tired, I am not quitting. I have about 10-12 more lbs to go depending on how I look.

11 weeks to go!
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The Journey

Sometimes it takes years to learn a lesson. We either learn through joy or pain and most people learn through pain. I have twelve weeks left until the competition. For the first four weeks, I kept thinking…” Oh my God, I have this many weeks to go…” Then, I read an article of another competitor who said her coach told her to make the best of her prep time. She can either get through it begrudgingly, or enjoy the journey.

So I am taking one day at a time. But, I am enjoying the journey. I’m being creative with my food, and experimenting with my training. Rather than thinking about being alone, I think about being in control. I have lost 9 pounds which is awesome! And I don’t feel totally horrible. This prep is a part of my life but it does not control my life. That is the difference this time around.

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