Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Training 46 days out

Many people over the past few months have been asking me “why are you doing this?” or, “you look fine! and stop dieting”….Little do people know or realise that being involved in fitness competitions is a sport in and of itself. I also get asked why I want to do this even though, inherently I am a VERY shy person and hate the limelight. Somehow blogging seems safe and at a distance, but at the same time, when people tell me I cant  do something I want to do it even more to prove them wrong.

Those of you who don't know me personally, I was also overweight as a child and teen. Not super overweight, but I had extra insulation. I was a healthy person. I didn’t eat McDonalds, or fast food really, but I didn’t know how to eat and what foods were right for my body. I became a vegetarian and wouldn’t eat much in terms of protein and ended up as I would call it OD'ing on fruits and veggies.

Health has always been important to me. I went to school and became a Kinesiologist and worked as a personal trainer as well. Somehow I was able to help others, but not myself. I felt out of place among my family who were thin, couldn't share clothes with my sister or cousins and that too left me feeling awful about myself.

But I took control of my life and haven't looked back since. I learned what workouts provided results and incorporated meats back into my diet. The biggest thing I learned along the journey was cutting out refined sugars. Going home was the most difficult because my parents always have a fridge stocked with amazing goodies. But more and more these days, my parents are eating healthier and making healthier choices all round quinoa with curry instead of white rice, whole wheat flour and agave syrup instead of white sugar and so on and so forth.

Its become what I would call a food revolution.

I also took the plunge this year and hired a trainer and I WILL NOT GO BACK! I know its difficult for everyone to be able to afford one, but for me, having a trainer was most important in taking my training to the next level. Having a trainer really does help with going that extra step, that extra rep and provided guidance when I was feeling rough or down.

So to answer everyone's question about why I am doing this. Well.. IT'S FOR ME! I want to. I want to look amazing (though I know its fleeting) but learn how to maintain the body I have worked so hard for in both pre and post competition. I want to COMPETE AGAIN (I think its my good mood talking!)!

I'm 46 days away. Scared. Worried. And on an emotional roller coaster but today is a good day.

Lots of love friends.

N

9 comments:

  1. good luck! youre amazingly strong!

















    <3 steffy

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  2. Awww I support you!

    As long as you are doing it for yourself, take heart that you are making steps towards your goal and do not let anything distract you. :)




    xoxo,


    Addie


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  3. I get some of the same reactions from people. I try to just block it out.

    Thanks for stopping past my blog and good luck with your competition. I will be adding you to my reading list. It helps to have people (even online) who understand what I'm doing.

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  4. Don't listen to other people: most don't have their lives straight.  Do what you believe is right.

    I'm surprised at how many things we share: shyness, concern for health, focus on good food, etc.  I like reading your thoughts.

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  5. Do not be a football of other people's opinion. Do what makes you happy.

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  6. As long as you're happy, I'm right along with you for the ride. Good luck, my love!  :)

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  7. You have to what make syou happy honey!

    xxwww.sickbytrend.com

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  8. who cares about what people think, as long as you're doing it for you, that's all that matters. cheers to a healthy lifestyle! ;)

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  9. AWW you're so precious. Yea...that's EXACTLY why i want to compete. i also had the same issues with not being able to wear my sisters clothes (who has a model figure even after a kid) and it's so stressful. I'm so happy you've found who you are and that you're striving to be the ultimate best. 6 weeks :)

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Thank you so much for your Comments! I love hearing what you have to say. It gives me inspiration and motivation to continue being here : ) XOXO - N

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