Although I’ve started experiencing anxiety, participating in my competition will mark yet another goal that I have achieved. It’s never easy to train to be stage ready, and it is even more difficult to follow a strict diet and restrict your portion sizes. I have experienced some very exhausting days with little to no energy and some days where my hunger was out of control, but I dealt with it and thought about my results to keep moving forward.
Winning a trophy at the competition would be nice, but even if I do not place at all, I know that I am at my ultimate best. I am the leanest I have ever been. I am the strongest I have ever been. I am also the fittest I have ever reached. It does not matter if someone else is leaner, fitter or stronger than I am. If we want to compare ourselves to others, there will always be someone to make us feel insecure. When it comes to setting and achieving goals, all that matters is that you push your hardest to be the best that you possibly can. This is what makes you a winner and this is exactly why I get up on stage again and again.
Competing is a lot of fun and is a hobby that brought out the best in me. I haven’t had any junk food for the last six weeks and will be having a cheeseburger (with French fries!) right after the competition is over.
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