Monday, October 26, 2009
Whether it's contest prep or "off-season", what you are doing daily effects what you're going to bring to the stage. Whether you've got 2 weeks until your next show or 7 months.. to be your best you need to apply this to your plan daily....One of my favorite quotes that my husband told me...
"When you are not training, someone else IS. And when you meet them.... they will BEAT YOU!"
Stay focused... train hard!
And just to let you know, new pictures will be added frequently to the galleries... so check back often for updates!! Here is just a preview of what's to come!
Monday, October 5, 2009
After all these trips this past month, I can't help but tell you how happy I am to be able to sleep in my own bed and get back to a normal schedule! I miss all the excitement and activities going on.. getting ready for a show..photo shoots.. hair and make-up done to a T, but my body needs some time for rest and relaxation. Hopefully move forward in my fitness career a little more as well. It IS always kind of a let-down though to come home and go back to the normal things of life... laundry, cleaning house, grocery shopping.. and not having a show coming up soon. A lot of competitors have a tough time with this. The binge and rebounding weight, taking time away from the gym, allowing bad habits and decision making to ruin, so quickly, that amazing physique we worked so hard to attain! And I am no where near perfect.. and don't claim to be- but this time is going to be different. To me, I've come to learn there is NO off season! Everything we do plays a part in our next show. Even if it's 9 months or a year away! What we're doing today, will show the next time we're on stage. My goal is to keep that mindset and do each day what I need to do. Because to me... this isn't a hobby or something to do because I'm bored! It's a way of life! And I LOVE this life! So for now, I'm enjoying the end of one season and doing everything I can to move forward and carry it over to an amazing 2010 season!
Friday, October 2, 2009
After coming home Sunday from NY, I had to hurry and unpack all my things so I could repack and head to Las Vegas for the 2009 Olympia! Lori & I had a great time! We were there for 6 days and didn't stop the entire time! We were up at 6am in the morning working out... and when the gym at the hotel was full and running over.. we turned the parking lot into our track! We got up and did our track workouts every single morning we were there! We spent the 1st day relaxing - working out, laying out by the pool, getting massages, and then to the Meet The Olympians event. We spent the next couple of days mostly at the expo and competitions where we had 2nd row seats!! It was amazing! We ended up with so much stuff from the expo we both had to buy new gym bags to get it all home! HaHa! We were so excited to be there to witness history when THE MAN, Jay Cutler, won his Mr O. title back!! We thought it couldn't get any better than that. We were wrong! On Sunday, we were able to fit in 3 photo shoots throughout the day! We had a blast!! I can't wait to share the pictures with you! We got to work with some great photographers! The trip was amazing!!! We are already making plans for next year!