Monday, March 24, 2014

I Have An Announcement...

I am crazy.

Yep. Want to know why? hold on, let me take a deep breath before I say this out loud.  Ok. Here we go...

I'm competing again!! Woooohooo!!!

Why does this mean I'm crazy? Oh, let me count the ways... I have a broken arm. I have arthritis, tendonitis, bursitis.  I've had my knee and elbow both operated on, and my AC joint is separated (shoulder). Also... I'm 43, have a kid at home, an extra large dog (who is responsible for my broken arm, lol), one of my other daughters is moving back home this weekend (her husband deployed), with her puppy, I'm crazy busy with www.RecipeForFitness.com, my husband is crazy busy with his business, we're still working on the house... and I'm not training for one show... I'm hoping to hit three all within a 1 month period. The first show is August 2nd, second show is August 23rd, and the last is September 5,6. So, yeah. I think I qualify for the butterfly net. ;-)

As soon as my cast comes off next week (knock on wood), I begin competition prep!! My coach is great and really believes in me and my ability to travel this road. I'm excited to work with her. It'll be a whole new experience - a different approach to training and nutrition than what I did before. It's so interesting all the different methods, and I'm thrilled that she and I are on the same page when it comes to things like water intake during the final prep and show.

I've shared before how much having the right coach matters in prep... Tabitha was wonderful and went above and beyond to help me get to stage (and place!). I still miss her coaching and hope to see her back training people again someday, but she's enjoying her career outside of fitness (IT) and doing great. I am more grateful than words can express to have connected with Kayla. I'm looking forward to the journey.

And I'm not gonna lie... I'm also scared spitless. Lol!

So..... competition prep here I come!! (gulp!)

20 comments:

  1. WooHoo!!!
    I'm not the only crazy one ;)
    You'll do great and I cannot wait to follow along again this time!
    LPM

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    1. Thanks!!! I'm following your journey, too ;-) Crazy Ones UNITE!! Lol!

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  2. The only crazy people are the ones who don't go after what they are hungry for!! Go get em Chelle!! :-)

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    1. Thanks Tracey!! :-) Hungry.... now I remember how often I used that word the first time around, LOL!!! I prefer your word use! ;-)

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  3. Are you going to post your play-by-play food and exercise? Some of us might like to try to tag along!

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    1. Yes, Lori! I'll be sharing my journey here on the blog. :-)

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  4. Congratulations! Looking forward to following along on another journey.

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    1. Thank you!!! I received such amazing support from all of you last time... so often you folks were what kept me going!

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  5. Exciting! Competing is like having a baby - there is never a good time for it. You just have to do it! Can't wait to join you on the crazy train later this summer!

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  6. Chelle, that is huge!! Kayla will provide a new perspective. You will do great! We can follow along with our virtual workouts and meal plans and be your own cheering squad! I'm sure Tabitha will also join the cheering squad too. Can you hear us all now? Woo hoo! How bout now?
    :)

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    1. I hear you!!! Keep cheering, I'm going to need it! :-)
      Thank you!!!

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  7. So AWESOME!!! Best news I've had all day! Woo Hoo! Your followers will be crazy with you!

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  8. You never cease to amaze me!! Proud of you and chearing you on from a distance! ;) ~Syl

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  9. When you get a chance, would you mind posting the general process behind the contest preparation? For instance, I believe you said you were in the cutting phase. If you could give an explanation of the different phases, what is involved, goal of each phase and how long each phase lasts. It may help people understand the physiology of what your body is going through. I know it would help me.

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    1. Hi Lori!
      I absolutely will be sharing that info :-)
      Thanks!!

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    2. Thanks Chelle, the different phases start to finish would be neat to know.

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  10. You can do it, Chelle! I look forward to read about your progress and all the prep! Yay!!

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