Well, here we are. I've been talking about this for years and now, it's finally becoming a reality.
So to follow along, I'll give you a little back story. Since I was deployed, I used fitness as an escape from everything that was happening. It was relatively simple; wake up at 3am, eat at the same dining facility every day at 6am, 12pm, and 5pm, go to bed at 10pm, wake up and do it all over again. Was it exhausting? Yes. But it was well worth it. The changes I noticed in my body and my mind were something that I couldn't begin to explain.
Fast forward to 2017.
I've maintained a certain level of activity and dietary control, but have been wanting to get into the competition circuit. I've hired the one and only Dallas Rae as my competition coach. She's competed at the WBFF level and that's where I'm going to be one day, so what better person to learn from? Not to mention, she's local to Salt Lake and let's admit that I need all the help I can get for posing and stage presence.
My biggest challenge right now is the diet. Everybody always says "if you want it bad enough, you'll make it happen." But honestly, it's not as easy as people play it off to be. When you're so used to eating a certain way for so long, it's extremely difficult to curb the cravings, adjust your habits, and control the impulses. We're 18 weeks away from my first competition and I've just placed the order for my custom figure suit from my sponsor Angel Competition Bikini's.
I know this seems like a pointless ramble to you, but I wanted to keep everybody updated since I promised I would once I began the journey to competing. I'm not going to hide anything, I'm not going to make this look easy because this is not going to be simple. This is a challenge and this is going to teach me the capabilities of my mental and physical strengths and develop my weaknesses. I hope that through this journey, you'll find the motivation to make a change within yourself and do something you've always been afraid of.