Monday, January 9, 2017

Prep Time!

I have committed to competing in the Northern here in Colorado in April; I've had my eye on this show since the day I decided I was moving here. Now that it's 2017, the show is seeming too close for comfort and it's time for me to really get serious--especially with me planning to debut in figure rather than bikini. I can't complain considering I am voluntarily doing this show, but with how life is going right now my motivation to get strict and commit to the prep is feigning. For my last show, I had been shooting for figure but fell short in putting on enough muscle to be competitive. I am also at a disadvantage by going into this thing as a natural competitor...I know it will be a gratifying experience no matter how I fair, but with how grueling a physique show prep gets toward the end I can't say I am eager to get up on that stage to lose.

Making connections here and meeting others who have competed or trained competitors has been helpful thus far, so maybe hiring a coach to get me ready from this point on won't be a terrible idea. I am still just as stubborn as ever in that I want to do everything myself and have it be successful, but I acknowledge figure is a whole other ballgame from my previous bikini preps.

I have my suit and have chosen the show, so I may as well do it. The bulking up has been a crazy mind game being that I know I have to cut it about in half from where I am now to be show-ready. I know that it is necessary to add on the muscle I will need, but going back into social isolation to stick to my eating regimen just isn't appealing to me right now! Again why having a coach might come in handy. This time I have vowed to follow through with my figure plan rather than allowing myself to fall short and compete bikini again, so here we go! 3 months out!