Well, it’s almost here!

The training has been grueling. Two workouts daily for the last month has kept me busy. Needless to say, I’ve been unable to blog as I once had been.

Here’s what my routine has been:

  • Morning workouts at 5 AM, Monday through Friday
  • Working 8 AM – 5 PM Monday through Friday
  • Evening workouts 6PM – 8PM

In between all of this, I have to cook and prepare my meals daily. I try to cook enough to last me at least 3 days. Then, I have to cook for my family, who eats differently than I do. Then, there’s cleaning house, laundry, feeding and walking the dog. After all that, I actually have to make time to sleep, so my body can recover, and I can start all over again each day. (LOL!)

I have so many things that I do want to share in this blog site. Thank goodness for being able to save drafts until I am ready. So, I’ve got lots of great information stored. After this show, I hope to get back on track. 🙂 I say ‘hope’ because I am looking to do another competition in October, so we’ll see!

Now that I am 7 days out, I need to start preparing my “D-day” checklist. Most things I have from my first figure competition, which is great – plus will save some expenses! My registration form was received and confirmed, SO THERE’S NO TURNING BACK NOW!

Although preparing for a figure competition is very time-consuming, takes lots of dedication, but can be very exhausting, it is still very rewarding! I’m getting very anxious, nervous and restless. I’m looking forward to getting this show over with, so I can take a mini workout vacation, get some rest, and catch up on some long over-due projects. Then, it’s on to the next one.

I enjoy watching my body change, even when it doesn’t always cooperate with my expectations. It’s challenging, but gives me a REAL sense of accomplishment.

Peak week is the time to give it my all in my workouts, posing practices, and nutrition, in order to tighten up my physique. This means lots of posing practice, total body workouts, cardio, removing excess water, fat, and the dreaded carb-cutting. Cutting carbs makes a person a little wacky, so I don’t how much I will post during those few days. I will not be able to concentrate or think too clearly during that time – just a warning – but I’ll definitely touch base the day before and day of the show!

This has been a very enlightening experience. I’ve learned a lot about myself and training. I’m always reading and researching.  I should be certified personal trainer at this point 🙂 It has also increased my self-confidence and will to do more and be better.

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