Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Really? An update?!? :P It's a DOOZIE. Plus pics!

SOOOO SORRY for being such a slacker!
February was a rough month mentally and physically. Got kicked down by an infection that just wouldn't die. Had to back to the doctor, got stabbed in the butt by Helga the Viking nurse and gained back some weight from the steroid shot. I dropped the weight back and lost more.

Split up with the husband Wednesday before the Arnold, went to the Arnold on Thursday and Friday- had a blast with the girls. THANK YOU for helping me stay sane! I am sad, but more relieved and happy since the split. It was such a tough thing to do- in fact the hardest thing I have ever done. It was the right decision though. It may not be a permanent separation, though it is starting to feel that way. I've been so happy and I have felt so free. One thing I did learn was that I definitely eat when angry. When anxious, I can't eat. I just gagged on food. This is a huge learning experience.
Since the Arnold, I have been on plan and happy. I started with Erik from Leanbodies and I'm looking forward to seeing where we go from here. I am feeling like I can be me. I feel at home in the gym now. I'm changing so much and learning so much about myself. I still feel sad at times, but the strength that I have been building up over these last 5 years is amazing and its carrying me through. Its amazing how you don't know what you are made of until you are tested. I'm stronger than I ever thought I was.

Watching the Pros at the Arnold made me realize a few things. First- you can't be afraid of the judges. Look at them, acknowledge them- work them! Second- the Pro's don't work so hard to pose. They just do it. They were all so graceful and they looked relaxed. They were all gorgeous and they just worked their poses like anyone else smiles, blinks or walks. They just did it. It looked SO natural. 

Here are my shots. :)


Kelly Olexa said...

Hey- just recently discovered your blog and love it. Sorry to hear about your split situation- I went through a divorce a couple years ago and by far it was the most difficult painful thing ever. So I can relate. On the other hand it DID happen for a reason and I'm so grateful for it. You'll get through it.

Angela said...

You got some really great shots of the Pros!!!

You are going to be ok! You are strong and focused :) You will compete this year too! All your dreams will come true! Have faith :)

ironladysblog said...

Wow! A lot going on. Time will tell if you made the right decision, but if you feel relieved it probably was. Great pictures!

Evelyne said...

We should really talk. LOTS going on in my neck of the woods too. So glad you're ok. This will be freeing for you and you will be able to be your own person and I can TOTALLY see you accomplishing ALL your goals now. These life changing decisions are difficult but sometimes there's a good reason and we grow and mature and are freed to do what we are truly capable of doing.

Hang in there girl! You are amazing, beautiful and way strong!

kristeezy said...

Wow, that IS big news. kelly is right- it's for a reason. Every struggle is an opportunity to grow and elevate. I like your recognition of your strength, and demonstrating it by SURVIVING in a difficult time, AND staying with your fitness goals. That's awesome you are working with Erik, he seems great. Stay up, girl!