Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Changes and Goals


I spent all day in my competition suit- it's not a bikini, it's a custom made velvet suit covered in crystals- and it isn't cheap. It's also tight, very tight. You can see how it wears away the spray tan where the straps were. 


I got home, and after midnight pulled my hair back, and got ready to wash all this make up and tan off, you can imagine how good a shower would feel huh?


Everything in my life goes is phases. each phase has a distinct goal, always. Ask me at any time in my life, on any day what I am up to and I will have an answer- I know where I am going and what I need to do to get there.


My goals always change once I reach the previous goal, so there is always a time allotted and an outcome expected.


I have a new goal and a change happening all at once.


First, the change.


I have been writing this blog everyday for over two years. I missed one week when I went on vacation in February. Although my reader survey overwhelming showed me that readers want to see this everyday, I am changing that. I will not be writing daily, I just cannot keep it up. 


I have a full time job, a family  and a demanding fitness regime. I try to blog about meaningful and interesting topics that will help people understand body re composition and diet, and incorporating it into their life. It's very time consuming though, and sometimes I feel stretched. If I were getting paid and making my living from it, that would be one thing, but I am not, I still have a job to pay the bills.


I anticipate that I will write three to five times a week.   I suggest that you send me a friend request on Facebook, "like" my athlete page on Facebook, follow me on Twitter, subscribe to email updates or in a reader. That way, you will never miss one post.


I also ask that you send comments and feedback so I know what you want. Most of you want to know about diet, nutrition and how to prepare easy and healthy meals. That is the toughest stuff to write about, but limiting my posts may allow me to write more about those things that interest you most. 


As always, I love to hear from you, keep the comments and mails coming and please share my blog with friends and family so my readership grows. 


Second, my goal.


Women's Physique.


Yes, I had thought about this about 8 months ago and decided it wasn't' for me, they looked too much like bodybuilders, I am not a bodybuilder and I don't care to look like one. 


Well, the look is changing as the division matures. Judges are now leaning toward a less muscular look, more like a bigger Figure competitor.  Figure is getting softer and less muscular- I have no intention of changing my look to be softer and less muscular to fit their criteria- I don't want to look like that.  I like my look, and my look seems to fit into Women's Physique. I think I have just gotten too muscular for Figure. I am waiting to hear what the head judge has to say, but that could take a few weeks.


I did promise David and Cooper no more competitions this summer, so I shall practice the mandatory moves, find some upbeat music I like and create a routine. I will practice like I am in a competition, and if I find that I like it, I will then diet down and enter one, date is to be determined later. 


I am really, really excited. I have loved dance since I was in high school and I can rock the stage, believe me!


And if it all works out, I shall have three pair of size 8 clear Lucite hooker heels- free to the first new Figure gals who nicely ask for them!


Until then, let me know what you want to learn about.