I was hooked and finally I was mentally prepared to accomplish what I had dreamed of. I never looked back after that first day, I went through so many ups and downs that first year. I almost didn't compete in 2013, but I DID IT! 2014 was even better, I was constantly learning new ways with nutrition and Kyle and David were pushing me harder and harder. I'm proud of what I accomplished in 2014, I brought a better ME to the stage in both competitions.
2014 has come to an end with many changes. David is in Florida, little stinker butt, but at least I get to go visit him in just 13 days :) Kyle and I are workout partners, he is my coach still of course but now we train together. During the week we are up and ready to hit the gym at 4:30, the weekends we get to sleep in a little bit longer.
I have officially entered my prep mode for the May competition, an 18 week prep rather than a 12 week prep. Those extra weeks will do a lot for me, I am feeling happy, excited and motivated.
I am getting stronger, woo hoo! The other day we were doing wide grip curls and the 30 pound barbell was taken, so I grabbed the 40 pound barbell instead thinking I would get maybe 4 reps. I got 8 reps for four sets :) Pretty soon I'll be grabbing the 50 pound barbell, look out ;)
Our plan is in place. I will be lifting six days a week, shoulders and legs twice a week. Training for the Dam to Dam half marathon at the end of May, plyometrics, HIIT training and the step mill rotating through those on the days I don't run. Still only doing cardio about four times a week.
There are some new supplements I will be trying out from Complete Nutrition, excited to see how they work for me. I can't say enough how blessed I am to be sponsored by them, it helps immensely and they truly are such an awesome company! I got some cards now to hand out to people, anyone that has one will get $11 off their purchase :)
Super excited for the 2015 competition season, learning more about myself, helping others live a healthier lifestyle and staying true to myself.