posted on 1/07/2015 8:49:00 PM
The stage. The lights. The trophies.
The Dream Tan. You loved every minute
of it … so why “the blues”?
There is nothing quite like being up on a fitness, figure, bikini or physique competition stage. You’ve trudged through months of weight training, downed dozens of chicken breasts and egg whites; you’ve declined many girls’ nights out. Your good friends now know that the best place to find you is either at the gym, sleeping, or … at the gym.
But one of the toughest things I had to learn during my long road to a pro card was how to properly transition from contest mode to normal life. And yes, it is a skill. I am admittedly a natural “ham,” and I am very competitive, so showing off what I was made of was squarely within my wheelhouse and incredibly addicting. Where I faltered was not allowing myself to take it all in: the before, the after, the highs and the lows.
To read the full article purchase the latest issue of Oxygen 78 on the 16th July 2015
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