We are all human, and though we set high goals to live at high standards in this fitness lifestyle, slip ups are in our nature. Nothing worth having comes easy. We have to work.
Not every day is going to match the motivation level of the previous, and the inspiration to commit and sacrifice day in and day out, at 100%, may falter on some days. The most important thing, however, is your intent. Are you humble with your progress, or just looking for the glory in the end? With good intentions, and a positive mindset, we can beat those struggles because the intent turns into motivation and the motivation will lead to action.
I am in prep for my 2nd pro bikini show, the Pittsburgh Pro, and meanwhile, have been trying to readjust to a new location (Los Angeles), while I also transition from one job to the next. My first pro IFBB Bikini show was March 9, and I was disappointed at first that I didn’t place (inside of Top 12), but that just means I have more work to do among all the seasoned competitors! I decided a few weeks ago, that I would get some more action in, and put down the protein bars and candy, so I could prepare myself for the Pittsburgh Pro (5/4) and Detroit Powerhouse (5/11) a week after.
The new job, and readjusting has brought me to over stress during the week; both my mind and body have taken a toll – I found myself always exhausted, and this was hindering my progress. I spoke with a few friends, and my trainer and friend who gave me some great information. I think it’s important to share with anyone and everyone that has struggled while they’re trying to reach a goal due to stress and things outside of your control:
Focus on the task at hand. Work when you’re working, train when you’re training & be awesome the rest of the time
Stay rich with passion and humble in confidence
Fitmark Ambassador 2013