I have decided to enter a powerlifting competition this summer. I have used EVERY excuse in the book to avoid competing- I’m “too competitive,” my bench is too weak, I have anxiety lifting in front of people, my butt is too big for a singlet -_-
Yes, I realize just how stupid these sound when I say them out loud but they were defense mechanisms. I was really just too damn scared to compete- scared of the weight load, scared of having to diet down, scared of losing, scared of the consistency and hard work. I kept telling myself I wasn’t ready but my God, are we ever really ready for anything in life?
I have a match lit under my ass right now so it will be easy to start things off with this much motivation and adrenaline. The goal is to KEEP that throughout the process while still maintaining focus. I am blessed with an amazing support group that has been encouraging me to compete for months. If they all think I can do it, why would I think I can’t? We are all our own worst enemy when we need to be our own biggest fan.
So the next few months will be a grind, but that is what I am good at. I will be keeping you all updated with the entire process from how my programming is structured, my lifting progress, dieting down come closer to show time, and the ins and outs of the competition itself.
My last post I mentioned doing something that makes you uncomfortable, something that scares you; this is it for me. Truth be told I find this terrifying… which only means it will be that much more rewarding in the end.