I decided to do something different this year to keep me sane, and that is to not weigh myself or take my body fat test. Many competitors and coaches let the numbers on the scale determine how they will do. I have done this to myself so many times, and realized not only is this unhealthy, it's depressing and brutal emotionally. The first show I won I was actually 3lbs heavier then I normally am so what does that say about focusing on weight?
I have been enjoying pushing myself and playing around with new recipes to make my food interesting. I refuse to eat plain chicken with dried out veggies! Over the years, the diets people do for these competitions have given the bodybuilding world a bad name. People think we all eat chicken and cucumbers for 12-20 weeks, and this is not true at all. This is why I post so many recipes :)
May 19th all my girls will be competing at the novice show here in Kelowna, and hopefully a few of them place high enough to join me for provincials. They have all been working so hard! Makes me wish my competition was this close!
I will also be shooting with Joseph Lindstrom in Seattle in a few weeks, and I am very excited about this. He is a well established fitness and glamour photographer with a great reputation in the fitness industry. He has photographed fitness models like Jamie Eason, and her pictures always look perfect :)
Hopefully I do well enough to place for Nationals, but if not its all good. I need a long break anyways, which will give me time to work on a few projects I have been putting off for a while now. Let's hope these 7 weeks go by fast!
|I hope my hair flies like this magically on stage!|