"Commitment leads to action. Action brings your dreams closer. "


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

BIG announcement (as of now anyway).

After MUCH thought and consideration I decided go ahead and throw this out there. I think they say if you have a goal and you want to meet it then you have to tell people about it so here goes.

I am STRONGLY considering doing a figure or bikini competition in June 2010. I am not 100% committed just yet but I am going to go about my way with food and exercise as if I am. I am at about 90% committed at the moment. I have been thinking about this since I completed the marathon. I thought to myself "what can I do next, how can I challenge myself again?". Then of course I came up with this.

I have realized I have to only think of this in stages just as I did the marathon training. When I first thought of doing the marathon, the thought of running 26 miles was just un realistic and overwhelming to me so I finally figured out that I couldn't think of it in that way and I had to take it week by week, long run by long run but the whole time keeping the marathon in the back of my mind as the main goal but NOT keep it in the forefront.

That is what I will do for the figure comp. My first goal is to to get to 140 pounds by December 1st which is exactly 12 weeks from yesterday. I can do that! I know what I have to do to get there I just have to put my plans in action. The next goal will be 130 by February and then on down from there. But first thing is first with 140 pounds by December 1st. The goal is to not get overwhelmed at the big picture but to take it one day and one week at a time.

I am starting this journey at about 150 pounds and about 33% body fat. Corinne says for a figure comp for me I would need to be around 115-125 with a body fat of (drum roll please)....16% WHOA!! That is half the body fat that I am now.

I have to be honest, part of me is like NO WAY will that ever happen and part of me is like I WILL TOTALLY GET THERE! Let's hope the 2nd thought is what sticks with me the majority of the time.

This is the time that the "How bad do you want it?" phrase really comes into play. If you want something bad enough for yourself you will make it happen and that is the bottom line.

The food will be my strength and the consistent exercise will be my weakness. Time will tell if I can make it a strength. I need prayers and lots of them that I can achieve this HUGE overwhelming goal that I am setting for myself.


Jessica said...

Yes, you can do it! You've already given yourself proof with all the changes you have already made in your life! I'll be here to support you!!

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Therese said...

Something tells me you can do anything you put your mind to!!! You have a gorgeous face to begin with so you definitely have a head start on most.

GO FOR IT!! We will all be rooting you on :)

Brandi said...

I think you can definitely do it! Look at what all you have accomplished so far!!! I will be rooting for you!!!

Marissa said...

OMG You can do this!! You've come so far already! I will be one of your number one supporters from blogger land! When I started training for my first Figure comp I weighed 164 and was 28% BF...day of show I weighed 127 and was 14% BF. It took me about 11 months, but I wasn't 100%...so really I believe my training started hard core in December...and my show was in May!

Yeah!! I'm seriously giddy right now! YOU CAN DO IT!

katieo said...


Go Dawn!

Shannon said...

Wow! You can do it! You are such an inspiration! I need to take some of that from you and do something about my figure! Keep us updated!

Teresa said...

No doubt in my mind, you will totally do this. You have accomplished every goal you have set for yourself, why would this one be any different. Go for it.

Melinda said...

I think if anyone can do it YOU can!! Look at everything you have already achieved, it's unbelieveable..You are such an inspiration to me, I just wish you were my neighbor so you could come over everyday and set me straight...

Becca said...

WOO! I love that you put it out there, and yes, it's true what they say about that and being accountable. I am behind you 100% and looking forward to your changes. YOU KNOW WE ARE HERE FOR YOU!!!

Awesome Dawn. You will not regret this.

Sambrina's Mama said...

Wow Dawn! I just read this and I truly believe that if anyone could do this, it could be you! In the short time that I have known you I have seen GREAT strength and determination from you!

Love ya girl!