After having my second child, I wanted to train with a purpose. Not just go through the motions. I needed a challenge. I needed a goal. I wanted results. That is when my life-style really went from being a hobby to a life change.
I love to lift heavy and push myself to the limit. When there is no pain I feel like I’m not doing anything to improve so I get back at it and work harder and my favorite workout is legs and butt.
I was that girl who thought running 10 miles a day and consuming 500 calories was going to get me into shape. My husband begged me for over 2 years to start lifting with him. My exact response was “I don’t want to get big.”
The anxious thoughts and feelings leading into a show. I get impatient and just want the competition to get here as soon as possible. Closer to the show, I begin getting nervous and having all kinds of anxious feelings and wanting to know who my competition is.
The thing about this sport is that not only does it challenge you physically but it also challenges you mentally. When I started competing, I realized that I needed a thick skin to be able to make it through this sport.