Monday, August 8, 2011

103 days.

103 days?! Only 103 days. Where in the world does the time go? I started this journey a few months ago, but never truly committed. I thought of it as a goal that I wanted, but could never achieve. I can't even count the number of times I went back and forth on my decision to compete or how I felt about myself. One day I was telling myself "Hell ya I can do this...look out world I am going to win." The next day I was staring in the mirror thinking "Yeah right! Look at you...there is NO WAY you will be ready." The last two weeks have been a major transition period for me. I am working towards a promotion at work, just moved into a new house, and went on a weekend get away for a Bachelorette party. Don't get me wrong, all of these events are incredibly exciting, but they didn't fit in well with my training and or eating schedule...well scratch that, they did fit in...I just chose to be lazy and cheat. So now...I am exactly where I started a few months ago. Back to square one. Can I do this in 103 days? I am not sure of the answer to this question just yet, but I can promise you this...I am going to give it 100% from here on. I might have breakdowns, I might need to ask for more help, and I may even have moments where I want to just throw in the towel, but that is not going to stop me. I am giving this my all.

And this is the part where I ask for help from all you fellow fitness bloggers and reach out to my trainer.
To my fellow bloggers,
I need all the support I can get. Tips and tricks? Where were you at when you started this process? Any suggestions of how to stay positive and keep on pushing!?
To Jen, I have already told you this but I want to apologize for not giving you my all. You are giving me 200% and I have barely been giving you 50% these last two weeks. The way you inspire me and push me is incredible and I truly believe you have confidence in me. I am working on the having confidence in myself part, but I know I will get there soon. I am strong, I am beautiful, I am fit, and I am a competitor.


  1. I have only done one competition, so I am by no means an expert, but so much of competing is mental. The first time I thought I was going to compete, I backed out. I couldn't get my mind right about it. The second time, something just clicked and I was 100% dialed in mentally, physically and emotionally! You can do it. Get yourself pumped! Buckle down. Do the work. Trust the process. Don't compare yourself to anyone but YOU! NO EXCUSES! Plan ahead, ALWAYS!

  2. My sweet Kelsey, there is no need to apologize!!! You are giving me more than 50%, I just needed you to realize that you have to sacrifice A LOT to be a fitness competitor and until that is a habit, it is going to suck & be hard!!!!

    I know you can do it....I just need you to know you can do it!

    Let's rock this! (cue Party Rock Anthem music)

  3. 103 days - you can do a lot in that amount of time!

    You have to tell yourself that no matter what it takes, you're willing to make the necessary sacrifices. If you slip up, figure out why it happened - resolve to do better next time - and then let it go.

    This is a hard road but if you want it, you can make it happen!!


  4. From a lurker - you can do it!! Just communicate and let us know how you want us to support you! :)

  5. I just completed my first competition and I found my biggest support was family and my blogging friends and figure competitor community. We are here for you to listen whatever. and feel free to sent private emails twitter messages etc. my contact info is available at

    You're doing great~ you're right where you need to be! and Agreed with not compare yourself to others and do trust the process as ridiculous as it may seem sometimes!

  6. Thank you ladies. I love reading your blogs and I know I will be able to reach out to each of you for support as I continue on this crazy journey...98 days!