“And if I go there’s just no telling how far I’ll go...” 🌊 ——
One of the very first questions I ever asked my coach when I started prep was “do you think I could win?”
And, as the awesome coach Cliff is, he told me no. And while it broke my heart to hear it, it’s what I needed. ——
I walked into my first competition wanting to win it for my mom (if you don’t know why, scroll back through my page and you’ll find out). I wanted to show her I could do it. I wanted to show everyone back home, or everyone who’s ever doubted me that I am capable of more than they thought I was. And you know what? Those are terrible reasons to compete. ——
If you aren’t competing 100% for you, you will not make it in this sport. If you think I was doing an hour of cardio everyday on sub 60g of carbs because I wanted to prove other people wrong, you’re delusional. If you think that I endured a brutal prep to make my mama proud of me, you’re also wrong. Both of those reasons would have caused me to drop out of prep. ——
I walked into my prep for all the wrong reasons, and I walked on stage for all of the right ones. ——
I walked on stage wanting to prove to myself that I was worthy. I wanted to extinguish all the self-doubts I had about myself and my capabilities. I wanted to prove to myself that I had what it took to be an athlete. I wanted to overcome adversity. I wanted to have complete control over something in my life.
And when those were the factors fueling my lifts, my cardio, and my nutrition plan when things got tough? I did it. And that’s how I won. ——
So moral of the story...if you’re going to compete, do it for you; No one else will benefit. It will not keep you motivated. It will not see you through.
Find the fire within yourself to stare adversity in the face and keep going, or don’t start.
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