That time I did an NPC Body Competition and couldn't believe it and wrote a really long title for a blog
I am officially two weeks out from an NPC competition. I'm doing the bikini competition... like what.
I spent the past 10 weeks (literally the WHOLE summer) — eating off a meal plan, working out, like, a lot, and refraining from alcohol, sugar, pretty much lots of things.
Honestly, everyone keeps telling me how amazing it is AND I only see it as an opportunity.
How blessed am I that I can work out and push my body? How blessed am I that I have the resources and access to healthy foods? How blessed am I that I have co-workers and friends in my life that support me (especially when I'm usually the wine one)?
Pretty darn #blessed, I would say.
So no, I wasn't perfect. No, I won't continue to do this forever. No, this isn't really "my thing." And no, I'm not COMPLETELY changing my life now.
But I am changing it.
I am ready to practice balance, health, happiness.
I am ready to discipline myself in ANYTHING I want to discipline myself in — because now I know that I can. Whether that's health, whether it's fitness, whether it's career, relationships, finances — I know I can do it.
And that is what I wanted.
I wanted to build my confidence by attaining a goal and disciplining myself to be PATIENT in pursuit of an ultimate goal, rather than resolving to immediate satisfaction (see cookies, etc. in this case).
Now, I know I can do this. And now, I know that ALL OF YOU can do this.
Whatever "this" is for you.
If you want something bad enough — you can do it.
It's as simple as that.
Peace out. The next two weeks will be rough.