Wednesday, February 13, 2008

HARDBODY B-Day Coverage

The guys over at were kind enough to give me some B-Day love. Check out the little write up they did for me!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Happy Birthday to me!

Today is my 28th birthday! I am starting to "think old," to perhaps coin a new phrase. My mind and body still feel young, however when my life gets another tick mark placed next to it, I begin to ask these questions: What have I accomplished in this past year? Am I living my life to the fullest? Am I serving my God-given purpose or should I be doing more? My belief system assures me that my value and worth does not lie in works or accomplishments, but my Type A tendencies constantly pull me in that direction, like a team of horses pulling the carriage the way they wish despite the driver's best efforts to steer them another direction. I know my life purpose, I know my short- and long-term goals, and I believe I am fulfilling them while maintaining peace and life balance. However, what's in store for me in the coming years? Will I simply go on living this happy little life, or will I help bring people to truth and motivate them to pursue a fulfilling and meaningful existence? I know it doesn't lie on my shoulders, and my humble side assures me that I am not needed for the world to take its appropriate course, but I can't seem to quell these urges and passions. So, I keep trucking on, doing what I think is right but not doing too much that I forget to enjoy the moment. I am focusing on the journey and not the end. Which, when you are assured of your purpose and eternal destiny, is a quite satisfying and peaceful existence.

My deep thought for the day! :)

Monday, February 11, 2008

12 Weeks Out, Routine, Quizno's

Yesterday I ate at Quizno's after driving 3 hours to Delaware, training for 2 hours with my fitness coach Tracey Greenwood, then driving 3 hours home. I had a healthy cheat meal - flatbread grilled chick salad w/ a small cup of broccoli cheese soup, glass of red wine.

I feel ready to start this mess, finally. I tried to "get in the game" last week but wasn't really feeling it after 3 strong days. I have come to terms with what I am doing, but more importantly the "why" and the "how." Those two questions keep me on track and focused during this whole thing. Luckily, my season will only be 4.5 months in total. Staying lean and fit is so easy on you the following year!

So back to routine, Tracey helped finish out my re-choreography of my hip-hop routine from Nationals 07. It was a fun and energetic routine (thanks Tanji Johnson!) but I needed to add more skills and speed up the pace a bit. It's 100% ready to go now, and I am ready to kick it into high gear (good thing I started 2 weeks ago w/ conditioning!).

I have 12 lbs. to lose to get to my contest weight of 135 and 12 weeks to do it. This should be the smoothest, shortest and easiest prep of my career thus far. I'm praying to God that that will be the case.

More later,


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