Have you heard the saying, “Don’t wish for it. Work for it!”? It probably will be one of my mantras for 2017 especially during competition season. But it can apply to so many different things in life.
- Work for that new job
- Work hard to get a raise
- Work to lose weight
- Work to maintain your weight
- Work hard to spend quality time with family
- Work to have better balance in your life
I find it easy to wish I had more time for things. In reality, the only way to have them is to work for them. For me, that’s time at the gym to finding a balance outside the gym and the new job I got approved for in 2016. I worked my tail off to prove why I earned it.
Work for what next?
Competition prep begins on December 26. Yes, the day after Christmas. Bye bye sweets and fresh baked bread (my two weaknesses). Hello discipline and focus.
The goal is to take the stage in April to kick off the season.
I have competition goals set for myself. They sort of scare me because they are out of my comfort zone. I will push myself and my body to new heights this season as an athlete.
Personally, I hope to find balance outside the gym to allow me to be an active member of AKA during competition prep. I also want to stick to the plan of visiting my niece once a quarter in New Jersey.
What are you working on professionally or personally?
Work for it: Me
My plan is to push my body as far as it will go during this prep. Physically, my goal is to beat the me that took the stage in 2016.
Judges feedback from the last show was tighter glutes and lower abs. There’s only one way to get there – work for it. My diet will be important and so will water. BCAAs will help me guzzle that gallon or more in daily. Right now it’s blue raspberry making it all seem doable.
More importantly, I am working to be more complete with myself before my toe steps on the stage. It’s easy to get lost in the comparisons that come with this sport. I have been there and hope to find ways to have it be less of an impact this go round.
Here’s to setting my sights on things I will work on in 2017.
What are you working for?