With just 16 days left to go until the competition, I chose a fine time to make a career “transition.” I refuse to call it a change because I’m essentially doing the same thing, but by making the decision to train on my own, I took a huge leap of faith.
It’s only been a few days being 100% on my own and it’s a very freeing experience thus far. I’ve trained a handful of people and it felt like Day One of being a PT again. A fresh start was exactly what I needed. The look on my clients faces when I was getting them to do things they’ve never done before was priceless. Getting that awesome feedback was so satisfying. If I could get paid in smiles and sweat, I would take it!
A number of people have said I’m exuding Happiness now. No surprise there – when you do what you love it’s easy to be happy.
I am THINKING about making plans for after the competition – I will be working on building this body even more. I’m quite aware I’m pretty small to be competing in a Figure competition but for my first time on stage, I’m completely satisfied with my results. This has been one of the hardest things I’ve ever taken on and every time I look in the mirror, I’m astounded at what is staring back at me.
It takes a long time to put on muscle and although I can’t rewind time, I probably would have not enlisted my first coach who had me on a cookie cutter diet. I think I would have found the funds to invest in my current coach SOONER. I think, at least for me, I lost too much weight with the first coach and I think that made it a little harder to put on the muscle necessary to compete. However, I ALSO would have given myself 18 months to train for a competition instead of a year. A year was just a little too soon.
I hope no one thinks I’m throwing in the towel on the competition before I even go on stage; it’s more of a peek into the future and what I want to do differently this next time around. Gotta keep setting goals!!!
In other news, I got the competition suit today!! Celeste did an amazing job. I will be posting pics this weekend as well as a link to her page. I highly recommend her.
Stay tuned for other interviews as well as one giant blog post after the competition is over.
Thanks for reading…now go workout! 🙂