Monday, March 02, 2009

To be or not to be?

Some of you will know that I've been toying with the idea of competing - I get enthused one minute and the next I'm "nah..don't want to do that". However, I'm thinking of competing in May for the last time at possibly the INBA and/or the ANB shows.

However, I've been having all sorts of self doubts - have I lost muscle (I'm up there 2nd from right)? I haven't been training all that consistently and I had an abdominoplasty not even a year ago - will I still have swelling issues? Plus, will my viral issues head out the door in time? I've made some really good strides this last week and am wearing parts of my comp wardrobe with ease. I've got about 4 good kilos to get to comp lean physique.

I want to do this competition solely for myself, to remind myself of the discipline and commitment we need to get into THAT sort of shape in a tiny bikini on that stage - Having not been on stage for three years has made me forget how much determination you need to get there, even with a top notch and sane eating plan.

In the meantime I'm going to work my butt off in the gym and start taking some supplements (I'm very lazy) over the next 10 weeks, and keep up the positive self talk. I can evaluate the belly situation more when I'm leaner. However, I think I'm using that as an excuse..I just need to do what Nike says...Just Do It...

I did train this morning - lower body - squats and deadlifts - just the most basic stuff - that was it and went at 75% of max effort - I couldn't walk most of last week, so thought I would ease my way back into it.

12 comments:

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Kek said...

Belly issues - Pish! Nothing that you can't fix with fake tan and physio tape. And a bit of genius from Jo....

Come on Lizzie - I'd love to see you up there!

Doris's BEHAG journey said...

How cool would it be to see coach upon the stage. Me yell'n in the audience to bonus!

Donna said...

Hi Liz
Now I would LOVE it see that!!! I would definitely make the trip from Perth.
Donna

Kerry W said...

"The follies which a man regrets most in his life, are those which he didn't commit when he had the opportunity."

Helen Rowland

Julie said...

Has it really been three years?
I say go for it! I would love to follow your journey to the stage again.

Irene said...

Hi Liz,

Thanks for stopping by I thought it would be nice to document my new journey into motherhood with a new blog.
I say go for it with regards to the comp.
Take care :)

Stephanie Davis said...

it is a hard decision isn't it? and you would know, having prior experience about what it really takes to get up there. I say go for it- Torch those 4kg liz! :)

Frankie said...

What Kerry said....

Flea said...

Go for it!!

Splice said...

OMG we could be standing on stage together again if you do the ANB :-)

Don't make excuses, do it! I know you have been through alot with surgery and everything else but do it for yourself. That's what i'm doing, I know my standards won't be that great due to all my back issues, I just haven't been able to train like I used to since last Oct.

Let's just do this for us! :-)

Hugs,
Deb x

SeLiNa said...

Well you know what I think.... DO IT!!!

(yes this is a delayed comment, but making my point all the same) :)