Thursday, August 10, 2006

I don't know if I told you but I decided to do a bodybuilding show. Actually, I'll be competing in the Fitness/Figure category (which is a little softer than female bodybuilding). I'm pretty excited and I have to admit that I have been extremely caught off guard by all the support and encouragement I've received from everybody. I don't know why I always expect to hear the worse from people. I was sure that everyone would say or at least think, "there's no way you can do that." I know that is bad to admit but I can't be the only one that thinks that way sometimes.
On the other hand I wonder why I am so surprised. Am I not the first one to usually support and cheer and encourage others on? Doesn't it make me the happiest to see people I love and care about acheive their goals or accomplish their dreams? Am I not usually my friends and family's biggest advocate? Why should I expect anything less from everyone else? Everyone I know and cherish personally is wonderful...shame on me for not knowing they would be supportive.
Most likely my apprehension and Negative Nancy-ness stems from my own insecurities and fears. Yes, I'm afraid that I won't cut the weight in time. Absolutely, I'm afraid that I may faulter or not acheive what I set out to do due to some craziness on my own behalf. Still, none of these fears can stop me from at least trying or at least reaching.
I'm about to get real personal with you guys over these next months, so beware. The competition is November 18th

5 comments:

Black Purl said...

I am so proud of you!!! I KNOW you can do it!

blackpurl said...

wow, you knit and you body build! I am impressed! My idea of a good workout is walking to the yarn store. LOL

Ninabeena said...

The black purls! too funny. thanks for the encouragement ladies. I will certainly need it as the road comes closer to an end and I'm hungrier than I've ever been in life!:-)

anne said...

OMG that is wonderful Nina! I'll send good cheers and thoughts your way. :)

Ninabeena said...

Aww, thanks Anne. I meet with my trainer/nutritionist this Thursday so I'll post up about how it all went. Thank so much for the support.