Hi!!! I’m still alive… although I have seriously been neglecting my blog.
So, what’s going on in Genie-land? I’m a little over a week out from my first show of 2013. How am I feeling? Not great. I don’t think that I will be bringing my best package to this show. I keep reminding myself that this show was not the original goal, that I jumped in at the last minute, and that it is a “warm up” for Junior Nationals. I keep catching myself worrying and fretting over what kind of package I will be bringing to the stage next Saturday. It is taking a lot of mental energy to change focus from the negative thoughts and self doubt. I’m not always successful, but dammit, I’m trying! LOL!
Now focusing on the positive…
This prep has gone smooth as far as how I am physically feeling. I’m recovering quickly. I don’t feel run down. Food is low on most days because I keep stalling, but refeeding often keeps me sane… well, as sane as I can be. LOL! I have been running a couple times a week for LISS, and I am actually sticking to it!!! I’m very excited about that. I NEVER stick with running. I’ve been going super slow to keep my heart rate within the lower range, so maybe that is why I’m actually sticking with it. And maybe that is how I am able to still recover with hitting legs often.
I’m also feeling very laid back about the other aspects of the show that aren’t diet and training related. I haven’t even started packing! I have been practicing posing very minimally, just a quick run through when I do progress pictures. I’m not worried about tanning. I’m not worried about hair or makeup. Heck, I’m not even sure what I’m going to do with it. I’ll decide that morning, I guess. LOL! I also don’t know which suit I’m wearing. I actually made a suit from scratch! Sewed it and everything!! I didn’t even know what I was doing! LOL! I just traced an old suit, changed the “pattern” a bit, and went to town. LOL! I don’t even really know how to sew. It was a very fun project, and I’m excited that it actually fits! I had to get long connectors to make it fit… but psshhhh… minor details. LOL! Here’s a peak of it in all of its shiny gold glory!
There she is!! What do you all think of gold? I’m a little apprehensive about it not working well under stage lights.
That’s my little update. I was getting scolded for not posting. (You know who you are… LMAO)
I’ll try to post a more frequently… than once every two months.