I hope this finds you well, and encourages you to be your best. I am in a weird place in my training for Fitness America 2010. I have been working out really hard 6 days a week, eating clean (but enjoying my cheat days), and doing what it takes to be successful when November comes. I have been able to see my strength go through the roof, muscles are becoming bigger and I’m losing fat in the process. The hardest thing is that I have so much more work to do. In some ways I have plenty of time (8 months), in other ways I don’t have enough time to be on that kind of caliber in the fitness world. There are days when I feel like I haven’t had a very good lift or I didn’t eat exactly how I should have and its really easy to start beating yourself down. Then I stop myself and ask, "Are you running a Sprint or a Marathon"? I want the marathon. Rome wasn’t built in a day and those who compete regularly in fitness competitions didn’t wake up one day looking like they do. It took time, dedication, and consistency. These are all things I learned in the Body-for-LIFE® program that helped me change my life.
Each day I make sure my workouts are done with as much intensity as possible. Sticking to my plan to get the right amount of protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and minerals is difficult but necessary. Getting to bed at a decent hour to make sure I am getting enough sleep to recover from my workouts is so important. Water intake also needs to be spot on so that I can separate myself from the other guys in the gym. Body-for-LIFE can teach you how to manage all these variables which are so important while training. Time can be an enemy for a bunch of us out there! I know that I need to let my body work, rest and let it repair as it knows itself better than I know it. Be consistent in all you do. Not just for your fitness goals but for life. Complete what you have started and don’t give up. I know I wont give up and when November comes knocking at my door I will know that I gave 100% to me, and that’s all that matters on that stage. Keep moving and keep consistent.
"Are you running a sprint or a marathon?" I love that!
it sounds like you have the "right stuff" to get where u want to be, maintaining a healthy attitude and being consistant is the hallmark of a champion. keep up the good work.