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So a lot of you have been asking me about the ins and outs of competition prep and what it takes. Well today I came across a quote that I think hits it on the head: “The most important decision about your goals is not what you are willing to do to achieve them, but what you are willing to sacrifice.” Competing is not something to just jump into. Competing is tough, very tough, and an extreme, not just physically but almost more so mentally. You’re going to want to quit a hundred and one times. You’re never going to want to take another bite of chicken again. Some days you are going to absolutely HATE your cardio. You’re probably going to cry after some training sessions... or during.... or before. Why? Because you’re going to be tired, you’re going to be sore, you’re going to be moody and a roller coaster of emotions. You’re going to have to sacrifice going out with friends because you need to train. You’re going to miss birthdays, dates, and a “normal” everyday relationship with your significant other . You have to give up partying, drinking, junk food, and even foods that before were considered healthy. You’re going to get use to taking your meals everywhere, and eating many of them cold on the go. But in the end...every single sweat, tear, mental breakdown and sacrifice you made will be worth it all the moment you step on that stage.
In no way is this me discouraging one from competing but rather encouraging one to take a true look into all that comes with it. It will truly be the biggest learning experience of your life, but competing is an “extreme” that does require sacrifice. It simply comes down to your “why” you want to compete and what you are willing to give up to achieve your goals. 👙
There is a story that a mother shared about her little boy. There was an old man that was crying next door. When the little boy saw this he walked over to him, and crawled up in his lap. When his mother asked him what he said to the old man he replied, “Nothing I was just helping him cry”. In this self focused world it can sometimes be easy to want to fix people rather than have compassion for them. Facing pain in our lives brings great healing. It’s when the pain is ignored that people continue to suffer. We can learn a lot from this little boy in supporting others. Emotions are necessary for a healthy life. I am facing some of my own personal pain right now and probably the most wonderful thing about it is allowing myself to grieve. Going through the stages of grief isn’t fun but it is often the door to greater happiness. Give yourself the support you need in life to go through tough things. Give the love you so freely give to others. And remember to be like that little boy to yourself and to others
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