Tuesday, September 04, 2007

DOING IT "MY WAY"

Over the last week I’ve thought a lot about how my prep is going. What’s been good, what hasn’t? How I’ve dealt with the good and the bad. What’s worked for me and what hasn’t? I’ve also spoken to other competitors both experienced and first-timers like me and I’ve come to realise that there’s more than one way to skin this “comp prep” cat.

So after all this thinking and analysing, I’ve made some decisions about how I’m going to approach the next week and a half. I’m going to do things “my way” and I find this really empowering. Now let me explain that “my way” isn’t anything radical or drastic, it’s a slight variation on what I’m already doing but the big difference is how I perceive things.

First and foremost I acknowledge that staying positive is my main priority. 90% of my success will come from the right mindset so the changes I make have to support this goal (and I’m sure they will!). So I’m going to chat to Josh about this and then give it a go. Life should be happier all round :-)

Last night I belted out an hour and a quarter of training AFTER BS had gone to bed. I tell you I WAS ON FIRE!!!! Then I squeezed in 3 rounds of routine practice after which I had to stop so I could go to bed and be up early for this morning’s session. I think Josh must have had a “mad-moment” when he did my chest program for this week. He programmed a 25% increase in one of the weights and I just laughed (After I recovered from almost killing myself trying to achieve one rep!!). Strength increases are a pipe-dream on my daily intake but its good to test yourself out, I guess.

So I’m still in my happy, positive place and enjoying this journey with only 32 days to WNBF in Adelaide.

Cheers all

Magda

2 comments:

Kimmy said...

Hi Magda - I was just visiting Jodi's site and thought I would come over and say Hi. Sounds like you are doing really well and very motivated. Good luck with your 1st comp - it is all so exciting - enjoy every moment.
Live with Passion
Kimmy

Hilary said...

Wow 32 days - time is just FLYING!!! I'm sure you'll kick butt during the final lead up to your comp, and good luck with your new approach!

Hilary xx