Progress Pics – 1 Week to Go

  The Texas State Naturals Championship is next week.  These past three months went so much faster than my first competition!

It was different because I knew what to expect and just had to focus on building muscle vs. losing 50 lbs., pushing past mental blocks, eating clean for the first time ever really, figuring out time management with respect to family/work/working out and then building muscle.  Yikes!

When I look back over the year it’s hard to believe how much I’ve changed, beyond merely my appearance.  (Although I must note – Operation Ass Lift is working.  400 lunges a day with a 50 lb. weight is insane but delivers results.)

My confidence has grown and my family life seems more balanced.  For the first time in my memory I think I might actually have a shot at maintaining a healthy lifestyle instead of doing the binge/diet thing.  Do you know why?

Because I’m seriously considering becoming a personal trainer.  Just typing that made me smile 🙂  Daniel loaned me his NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) text book and I’m reading nutrition books now as well.

Next week, if I am very, very lucky I might manage to win 5th place in my division (at least that’s what I’m hoping!!)  But the even bigger win is that I’m healthy.  It’s not a trophy to place on a mantel, but I wear it in my heart.


P.S. – But a trophy for the mantel would be totally cool… (c) 2012 Lisa Traugott. All rights reserved. No portion of this blog, including any text, photographs, and artwork, may be reproduced or copied without written permission.


7 responses to “Progress Pics – 1 Week to Go

  1. You’ll do great! I have to tell you, as I gave into my first pregnancy craving (which was not an apple) I thought, oh goodness, what would Lisa say! I would totally hire you as my trainer.

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