The week in training has been pretty good, yesterday however I did notice that my left shoulder was really weak! You would think being left-handed that side of my body would be stronger but it's not. I'm just going to have to find a way to get old left on the same page as righty.
Was wondering how many people every get caught up in comparing themselves to others.......what I mean here is I've been reading blogs and lurking over at Sioux Country for awhile and I'm finding that I start questioning myself for wanting to compete because some of these girl just look amazing and unless I can stand in a lineup looking amazing myself then I just shouldn't be on the stage! It's really easy to start looking at photo's of other people especially those in the swings of a full-blown contest prep and start comparing yourself to them. I'm certainly not looking contest ready at the moment being I'm still trying add muscle so being contest lean should not be on my current agenda, lean is not my priority but at the same time I question myself as far as have I been doing enough this Winter that once the extra booty fat has been peeled away will see the improvements that I've been striving so hard for.
Also if I look at other girls progress photo's I get the well if I only could look like her thoughts going on.....take for an example the girl who won the overall at my last show, she is extremely lean and has a long torso she looks good at 109lbs but for me to compare myself with her isn't really fair at least that is what I keep trying to tell myself being that we are built so different and I would look horrible at 109lbs. Everyone through trial and error must find what looks best on their own frame! Some can come in at 7% body fat and look amazing while another girl at 7% can look completely over dieted and sickly.
Another thing is every one's training may differ. Some girls may need to train like a bodybuilder because they lack size while another girl who has to much size might need to bring it down a notch and just focus on overall conditioning exercises to step on the stage. I just want to be able to look at the things I do have going on for myself and train for what is best for me and stop comparing and feeling like a slacker for not pushing heavier weight or flippen a 500 pound tire!
Anyhoo I did find a Monica Brant YouTube Video of her posing and thought I would post for some of you that are gearing up for a show!
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