Today I fell flat… and I’m not just referring to when I slipped on ice outside my house this morning. I can honestly say that this was my most pathetic workout performance over the last 5 1/2 weeks.
It’s not because my trainer didn’t work me hard. It’s not because I didn’t want it. Not every day can be your best day.
No excuses. My body is tired. But I can say I am proud of myself because I still showed up and gave it everything I had. So even though I couldn’t do as many TRX rows with ease and couldn’t feel the isolation in my back because I was focused on how much my right shoulder has been bothering me… I left everything I had on that floor. There is nothing for me to be ashamed of after today. Yes, I was not 100%. But I put my best foot forward.
It’s been a tough week so far and it’s only going to get harder. But I’m ready for it. I have to extend a lot of thanks to Body Blocks and their staff for taking me as far as they have so far. I know I have a long way to go, but Bob Bateson and my team of trainers there have definitely given me the tools to push my body and reach my goals for competition.
However, I know am going to need help from someone who has competition experience. I need to know how the day is laid out. What to expect. What poses to hit. I am very excited to say that I will be going to the Arnold Expo next weekend for a few days to dive further into the environment! After the expo I should be meeting up with a Pro competitor I’ve gotten in touch with to discuss our training options! I can’t wait.
I won’t stop until I hit my goal. I will compete. I will be in the best shape of my life. I will not let anything stand in my way.
Here’s my advice to you: Never let the fear of failing or falling flat stop you from going reaching for the sky. Accept that you won’t always be the best. You won’t always do the best. But as long as you give it all you’ve got you can hold your head high!