Week 1 of my #ContestPrep with coach @paulrevelia to get ready to step on the #Npcbikini stage this summer. I know it’s popular to prep for 12 weeks, or even 8 weeks, but if you want longevity in the sport it makes good sense to in invest the time you need to develop as an athlete. Especially, as a novice or someone who hasn’t competed in a very, VERY long time like me. Which is why my first show is 19 weeks away & I will be in prep for at least 6 months by the time I wrap this season. . .
I shared in another post that my past preps weren’t all that serious & getting on stage was just a bucket list thing for me back then. Truthfully, there was a part of me that did not feel good enough to win. So I just told people (and myself) that it was just for fun. . .
Even tho I stopped competing I would still frequent shows and of course support my friends who competed. Each time, my heart would whisper, “what if?” I made up an excuse why it just wasn’t in the cards for me. I trained and coached others as fit lifestyle enthusiasts, but competitive bodybuilding was like a secret crush I never quite got over. . .
Let me tell you a secret and if this resonates with you, that will make my day because this is the game changer: I am still not good enough to step on stage and win a show right now. My years of training and experience with nutrition have got me to where I am now. That was another goal I once had - to be fit and lean year-round with a healthy relationship with food & #bodypositivity - I DID THAT! I have helped other women do it with my coaching & in that respect I am fulfilled. . .
To become a champion athlete is another thing. It takes a whole new set of rules, routine, and mentality. It takes TIME! The reason why I struggled in the past with my goal to get on stage is the same reason why most people struggle with any given goal. You might like for it to happen, but you haven’t made the investment to make it a priority, manifesting into a real, live achievable goal. . .
Maybe you’re like I was, questioning your abilities, or maybe (& I was like this too) you lack patience. You think it should happen in 2 months, not 6 months. Continued in Comments - 1 hour ago