This entry is being completed while I spin away on the bike, got an hour ahead of me so should put it to good use.
So I am about 7 weeks out from competition. You would think I would be scared,but no just getting really excited. I know I still have a long way to go, but I have come so far. I have been working at this pretty much non-stop since August. I am down about 10% body fat and about 10 lbs…I have added some muscle mass and on my way to some great definition.
It has been a long road and there have been many days where I have wanted to just give up. But anyone that knows me knows that is not an option.
For example 2 years ago I said I was going to run the LA marathon, I trained…but not like a marathon runner. The most miles I logged in 1 run was just over 15. Not really realizing a marathon is another 11. So I started the race and finished in just over 5 hours. My mantra throughout the race was “if you think this pain is bad the pain of quitting last forever”. I believe this so much it is what will be my next tattoo. I am not a quitter, I will finish strong.
I must say that I have encountered some of the best people during this journey. All of the Bikini or Bust gals but especially Donloree (@bikiniorbust) and Michelle (@fit_michelle), these 2 ladies get me through the rough patch…which some days is just getting out of bed. Then the whole Twitter community…always offer advice, encouragement and sometimes just pure entertainment. I know this is an individual sport but I sure feel more of a team than I ever have…so thank you all!