Live daringly, boldly, fearlessly. Taste the relish to be found in competition - in having put forth the best within you.
In my previous article I wrote how I was in a terrible rut, and since November I decided to get into training for a physique show in 2014. Since I have done that, my training has intensified, my eating has been "cleaner", and my focus is on point.
I still have yet to say what competitions I will be doing. This is really nothing to make a huge announcement about but its going to put myself on the spot and keep me going towards the goals that I wrote down. So if I bail, everyone is allowed to post online that I am a cottonheadedninnymuggins to go on stage, to flex in a banana hammock , with 5 layers of fake tanner on (yes that is a true amount, #whiteguyproblems).
I have looked at a few and I will be doing shows within 8 months from now.
1st show to get me in the groove of things, I am looking at the Kentucky State Open.
2nd show will be in October, still to be determined.
3rd and final show will be in November, at the Kentucky Muscle.
Choosing to get ready 8 months out should allow me to be ready and still have my health and sanity while looking like Brad Pitt in Fight Club only bigger (every guy wants to look like Brad Pitt in Fight Club) .
This is going to be my greatest athletic challenge in 2014 and I plan on making it my best!
This is going to be so awesome, but I will probably go nuts when the clients bring in apple bread, or whatever Larry from Sunnyside brings in.
I'm not looking for fame, just going for something that is inside me to complete. I will complete this, along with teaching along the way of sane eating for a show. Hopefully someone will read what I say and learn something from me. That is really all I care about, because I have done it wrong and hate to see someone go through what I have.
So if you have a competition in mind, Do IT! Pick yourself off the couch and write out what you want to do. Once you do that it will become real. If you just sit on it, then you will just keep the circle of mediocrity going. And that is the worst thing anyone can do.