Tuesday, December 28, 2010

May I Have Your Attention Please...

Ladies and Gentlemen! I have a special announcement to make.
My Pro Debut in the IFBB will be on the fitness stage at the...

NY PRO FITNESS SHOW! April 9th in New York, NY!!
Held @ the Tribeca Performing Arts Center

I can't wait to see the improvements I've made this off season and share a new routine with you all!! Let the countdown begin!!

Monday, December 27, 2010

The "I Deserve It" Life Lesson =)

"I deserve it" is a statement we don't hear much. It is more of an 'attitude' we all have come across on a pretty frequent basis in the competitive world. I just want to touch base about this 'attitude'.
Life is full of circumstances. Whether they play out in your favor or not.. it's just the way it is. Someone always has to draw the short straw. There can only be one winner at each event. And no matter who you are or what you do, there is ALWAYS someone out there better, smarter, faster, leaner...than you! That's just the way it is. And everyone has something to overcome, whether it be visible or something in their private life. I think this picture speaks for itself...

I've talked to and seen a few competitors over this past year who never said it, but who definitely have the 'attitude' of "I deserve it". They have very openly displayed the feelings and thoughts that since they trained and dieted for the show.. that they DESERVE to win. That they overcame SO much and worked SO hard that there's no way anyone else could have possibly worked that hard and they "DESERVE" that 1st place even though they didn't get it.
The thing is, every single person who steps on stage... who trains for a marathon... who takes that step to complete a huge task... all work hard and prepare! We never know what their history is, where they came from, what their life situation is, or what they personally had to overcome... whether it be emotional, physical, financial or something else.
The Lesson: Let's be supportive of our fellow athletes and friends! We all work very hard to do what we do and all deserve a pat on the back! We need to stick together to support each other in a sport that so few understand!
We also need to focus on improving ourselves from year to year. We will never be perfect. No one is or ever will be. The goal shouldn't be to be "good enough to win"..Our goal each time we step foot on stage should be to let someone in the audience, or a judge, or our fellow competitors see that we've worked hard and are ready to have the time of our life rockin' that stage!! Enjoy the process and discipline it takes and be proud of all you've accomplished! Be proud of your placing... whether it be first or last! Even in last place, you are STILL among amazing company and STILL doing something that VERY FEW people can do!
So Enjoy 2010.. what's left of it.. and make it a priority to have a positive attitude to simply be YOUR best possible in 2011!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Just My Luck

Good Morning! My stretch of a million days of work is over and I have 5 days off.. then back to work for Christmas. My last day this work stretch was horrible.. lots of drama in the hospital.. the snow was POURING down and no one would treat them because it was coming down so fast, so I drove my husbands car to work (as mine is RWD). There are wrecks everywhere on the way, only for it to continue snowing the entire day.

On my way home, I am on the interstate being very careful and hit a slush blob of snow.. and here a pop. The car starts pulling to the right.. I'm like GREAT! I drive another 2 miles until the next exit, get off at the gas station and guess what!? A FLAT! Called my dad so he could pick up Andrew and they could come help (again.. I left my car with Andrew which barely drives in the rain LOL)

It's always fun changing tires is snow slush at a gas station when it's freezing out, right!? Not really.. but after I went numb I started laughing real hard just at my luck! Andrew warned me, once you become a "Wright"... everything goes wrong! HAHA
So anyway- Andrew has speakers in the back of his car.. We basically had to rip them out to get the spare tire out. Then put the doughnut on the rear tire.. and took the rear tire and put it on the front to replace the flat so it wouldn't be so hard driving in all that snow. It was a very interesting day.. and to say the least.. was one of those days I'm REALLY glad I had my camera. Otherwise no one would ever believe the fun... (or whatever you call it)

Saturday, December 4, 2010

"You Asked It"

From the Promoting Women's blog... they have started a new blog called "You Asked It". I am the first IFBB Pro featured in this blog!
"We are starting a new feature called You Asked It. Gives you the chance to ask questions to a competitor or fighter. The first one is with IFBB Fitness Pro Stacy Wright. You send your questions and she will select her ten favorite questions and answer them as a post for the blog. You have until noon Tuesday to send your questions. Email them to me at elway78@netzero.com and put Question For Stacy in the subject line."

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

2nd Annual FitGems Awards

It's that time again! I need your votes! I've been nominated in a few of the categories for this years FitGems awards and I need your help! You can vote once a day for the duration of the contest. Check out this link for full ballot.. http://fitgems.blogspot.com/2010/12/2nd-annual-fitgems-awards-ballot-vote.html

Here are the categories I was nominated for...
Pro Fitness Competitors
Myriam Capes
Stacy Wright
Minna Pajulahti
Nicole Duncan
Venus Nguyen
Michelle Craven

Female Competitor Blog of the Year
Stacy Wright (http://stacywrightfitness.blogspot.com/)
Rebecca Staggs (http://rebeccastaggs.blogspot.com/)
Tracey MacDonald (http://traceyfitnesslife.blogspot.com/)
Jada Kelly (http://www.jadakellyfit.com/)
Lishia Dean (http://lishiadean.blogspot.com/)
Esther Alexander (http://estheralexander.blogspot.com/)

Blogger of the Year
Anthony Roberts
Jason Adams
Isaac Hinds
Rebecca Staggs
Stacy Wright
Jorge Román González Ávila

Female Competitor Site of the Year
Sherrie Carnicle (http://www.sherriecarnicle.com)
Marina Lopez (http://www.marinalopez.com)
Mandy Henderson (http://www.mandyhenderson.com)
Stacy Wright (http://www.stacywright.net/aboutme.htm)
Nicole Wilkins-Lee (http://www.nicolewilkins.com/)
Tiffany Ryan (http://www.tiffanyryan.net)

I would appreciate each and every one of your votes every day possible!
Thanks and God Bless!!