This is something I have to keep repeating to myself like a MANTRA! I should get it tattooed onto my face so I see it EVERYDAY!! I think all of us are used to the “instant gratification” that has become a luxury in our society… I mean you can get 3 shades darker in 15 minutes by taking a nap in a giant coffin. You can look 10 years younger by shooting mayonnaise into the wrinkles in your face (actually I’m not 100% sure what botox is made out of). We have become PROGRAMMED to get things right when we want them and what’s worse…we have come to EXPECT them that way.
I knew that when I decided to train for a bodybuilding competition that it was going to be hard work and it was going to be a PROCESS but I have to keep reminding myself that I won’t wake up one morning and be a ripped she-hulk monster. OH THE AGONY OF WAITING!! Why can’t I be a bodybuilder after working out hard for a few months?!?! WELL DUH! It’s not an easy sport! The easy things in life are those that people don’t truly appreciate. Kai Greene (2nd place at the 2012 Mr. Olympia started bodybuilding in his teens. He’s in his mid 30’s now and he is JUST NOW getting the recognition he deserves for his amazing physique.)
It took me 2 years to lose 170lbs. TWO YEARS! That’s a long time and I’m still going! I’m not done yet. I’m not sure how long it will take me to get to a bodybuilding competition but I will be DAMNED if I give up my goal. I will NEVER give up no matter if it takes me YEARS! I keep pushing every single day. I have a goal, I have a plan. Do I screw up somedays? OH HELL YEAH. Do I get discouraged and disappointed in myself for not having the results that I hope for along the way? Totally! But I will never quit. I keep telling myself to PUSH, FIGHT, KEEP GOING and DON’T YOU DARE GIVE UP!
This training is not just me training my body but training my mind and strength as well. I’ve been incredibly lucky, a lot of things have come pretty easy to me in my life; My parents always gave Johnny and I everything we wanted, I was born with the ability to sing without having to take lessons and I didn’t really have to kill myself in college to get my degree, I have struggled with my weight sure and losing it has been a battle but now training for this competition is purely on ME. If I succeed it’s because I put in the endless hours of HARD, DEMANDING work and to be honest failure is not an option here.
Every single day gets me ONE step closer to my goal. Every day is an opportunity to learn something new about myself, this sport and the strength I have to push myself harder than I ever thought possible.
This is the FABULYSS Marathon! ENJOY THE RACE!
P.S. I figured out how to put a before and after picture together into ONE picture!! I’m not very computer savvy obviously haha
NOTE- This is not a Before and After picture since I am still going. This is a Before and Current picture!