I’ve had a few cranky days – my mood swings are crazy right now, up and down all the time, and have been hungry the past few days. Really looking forward to my re-feed on Saturday again, I need those carbs! That being said – some good news today as I passed my Personal Training Certification test!! It feels great to have accomplished yet another goal I set for myself, and I’m motivated to continue my education and research about training and the body and apply it not only to myself, but hopefully to others who want to get in shape!
The past couple of days I’ve also had GREAT sessions at the gym – yesterday was hamstrings and glutes, today back and abs, and I am getting stronger, yay! I know I can’t build much more mass now until my competition, but will focus on staying where I’m at body composition wise. Pauline, my fabulous coach, told me yesterday that my shape is excellent – I think I am still floating on air from that comment, hahaha… but she also said I should not get leaner, that if I do I can get that depleted and drawn look but focus on building and filling out, so I can get a more “figure” shape. My big concern is my legs – they are still puny and “fatty” but I have seen some development the past couple of weeks where I’m starting to take some sort of shape and filling out a bit. Here is a photo from last night of the “problem area”:
This photo also reminds me I need to start tanning soon so I can begin to get an idea of how I will look on stage, compared to other contestants. Lately, my motivational thinking and sentence I tell myself every day to go HARD in the gym is “Somewhere out there, someone is trying to work out harder than I am and prepping more than me for this show – and no, that ain’t gonna happen!!!” So I eagerly go to the gym, eat my oatmeal, cabbage, yogurt and cottage cheese – all of which I LOVE by the way, and feeling more and more grateful each and every day that I get to experience this journey and watch my body improve!