Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Almost Christmas!

okay.......................I'm sure I'm not the only one who loses track of time, right? It's funny how time flies by before we realize there are many things that need catching up! So where shall I start. Firstly, thank-you to those of you that have reminded me to do an update. Lets' go back to August the month of Nationals! Most of you have already seen the results..............I was very excited with my 5th place finish. For my first showing at Nationals I was quite impressed that I was comparable with girls who have been on the stage at least 2-3 times already! I know that I did not come in looking my best and this was due to changing a few key components before the show, BAD IDEA. You learn pretty quick not to mess with what works. So going into Nationals next year I will be leaner in my lower half and not holding water! ARGH! I'll be ready to battle it out for the top spot now that I have had a taste of what to expect. I will definitely prepare for the North Americans now knowing what the states is looking for, assuming I do not receive my Pro card at Nationals.

So other than taking some time off to recover and rest I have been in full swing of finishing up my B.Ed and teaching certificate. It has been a very long and busy road, I guess I did not realize the amount of work involved in prepping to teach. However, the business is very much worth the rewards! I have enjoyed working with my students over the past 3 months and will be sad to go in the next 2 weeks but I will be ready to the next step and hope that in my subbing ventures I will come across them again!

I can't believe Christmas is almost upon us! I haven't even begun to start my shopping and I don't want to think about battling the malls for good presents and deals! I am looking forward to this season more than ever, just some time to relax with family, friends and enjoy the holiday feasts, with in reason ;) I like the time to reflect on the year and what I have accomplished and how I can strive in the New Year to exceed my previous goals and set new ones. These goals keep me in check, focused and driven. What are your goals for the new year. Set them, write them down and you will achieve them!

Remember I am always here to motivate you and inspire you, send me an email anytime you need focus, advice or someone to listen.

Your friend and motivator,

Friday, July 4, 2008

Way Too Long!

Well, who knew 9 months could come and go so quickly. Does anyone really ever read these things? WHEW!

Well, it is now only 5 weeks away from Canadian Nationals. I'm training hard, well as hard as I can with my diet and cardio draining me most days. But overall, I'm happy with my progress. This on-season has been a much better ride than last year! I only have about 10 lbs to go which will give me planty of time to load properly for Nationals. I want my physique to be even better than BC's to hopefully again take the top spot..................dreaming of my first pro show.................................so keep your fingers crossed.
I have been crazy busy trying to juggle family, personal training clients, 5am & 7pm cardio and my Bachelor of Education, to teach Physics and PE at the secondary level. Hence, my delay in writing this blog. Sometimes I wonder where I find all the time to fit everything in. It's funny how you manage to just work everything out, I have to be prepared going into each new day. Meals prepped and placed in my rather large cooler, extra clothes and school books packed. My load is quite heavy and I get many stares walking into the classroom with my cooler in hand. I just laugh as I whip out my chicken and rice as the teacher lectures. Let's just say that I tend to get many questions about the cooler.
Back in May I had the opportunity to go to Kelowna to cheer on some friends at the Westerns. Both of them did very well and I was excited to sit out in the audience and cheer them on. They did amazing and I am so proud of them! Tracey(blonde hair) competed in both the Figure Masters and Figure Tall and Laurie competed in Figure Tall, she placed 3rd and will be prepping for the 2009 BC's, so look out!
As I retire for the evening I apologize for the extended delay and hope to keep you updated as Nationals nears.
Goodnight & Sweet Dreams ;)