First day back to work after the competition. I didn’t have to get up extra early. I didn’t have to pack a ridiculous amount of food for the day: spinach salad with turkey and avocado, cup of greek yogurt, orange and a protein bar. I didn’t step on the scale once. I did wake up this morning and have my normal breakfast of egg whites and oatmeal. It was a good day. I like the break so far but I’m constantly thinking about what I’m going to do when I get back to the gym.
Balance. It’s all about finding the right balance. I know that by week’s end I’ll feel like I should go through a cleansing of some sort. I can already feel it. Too much bread. Too much chocolate. Oh well. I’ll work it all out in due time.
The pictures from the show are up at www.physiquephotos.photoreflect.com. I don’t even know what to say about them. This is such a subjective sport and it’s impossible to anticipate what the judges are looking for on that particular day. I didn’t realize how badly I wanted to win the overall title until I didn’t win it. There’s another pro-qualifier in February that I have my eye on. We’ll see.
I am purposing everyday to do something that will bring me closer to my other goals (outside of the gym). So today I registered to take the CPR/AED class in October. That will be the first of four certifications I plan to have by the end of 2014. I am getting so used to writing things down and making them happen. It is absolutely fascinating to me. It sounds so cliché but life really is a journey and it starts with one single step. Each day I get closer and closer to each goal I set for myself. The trick is not to quit. I’ve given up on too many things in my life and I promise you those days are over. Reaching a goal is the best feeling ever. I love that feeling and I plan to repeat it over and over again.