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.