🎶Allow me to re-introduce myself…..in my best H-to-the-O-V voice 🎶
The last time I left off, I was eight months into some competition prep ( link). I say some because I never set my sight on an actual date. Well, that was almost two years ago. Wow can’t believe it’s been that long.
It’s been a minute since I last wrote about my journey to my first bikini competition. A lot has happened over these last six months and let me just say, I still have my work cut out for me.
No more excuses. It’s really time to buckle down, pick a date and make it happen. Just working out with no real goal in sight makes it a lot easier for me to lose focus. I need a plan. Not having a date set, I find myself justifying that glass or two of wine or Mimosa (my favorites). Time to switch things up.
I’m not going to lie, lately I’ve been feeling as though I’m wasting my coins. I mean, I’m a personal trainer, I know what to do. Apparently go harder, lift heavier and eat right. I got that!! I’ve been physically fit for a minute now. I’m just not competition ready (hence hiring a competition coach).
As you all know, I have been in the running game for quite some time now (not as much lately as before but I still gets it in every now and again). Well, last March I wanted to help my running by adding some strength training into the mix. Somehow, I got totally hooked on lifting weights and only ran when I made the time (outside of lifting). It was also during this time that I met several people in the figure competition world. I saw that you had to be very disciplined, focused and determined to make that a reality. I already posses all of those traits, so I said why not give it a try.
Last year I said I wanted to compete in a show before my 40th birthday. I wasn’t sure what type of show 😁, I just knew that I wanted to hit that stage. Well my 40th has came and went so I decided why not now. I talked to my good friend in the business and he pointed me to a coach in my local area that knew the ropes. My new coach recommends a bikini competition, so bikini it is.
You can follow me right here on this journey. I’m excited and a little nervous. Nervous because a lot of folks say, ‘you can’t do this on a plant based diet’. I follow a few vegans on social media that are doing it without any issues. So, I’m sure about to see what it does and hopefully it’s not as bad as ‘them’ folks say.
Alright alright alright *in my best Kevin Hart voice* remember when I said that the Spartan Sprint was the best weekend ever when it came to fitness (you can read all about it here). Well that still rings true 🙂 LOL. Running the Spartan Beast, was probably the toughest race I’ve ever participated in; it truly was a BEAST.
What is the Spartan Beast?
The Spartan Beast is a race comprised of 12+ miles with 30+ obstacles and stands as a testament to how much you really want to accomplish something hard. The Beast is no easy task and it will test your physical and mental endurance. And what a test it was.