Saturday, October 20, 2012

We Must...

Holy guacamole (mmmm guacamole)...

The SAF and Physique Canada competitions are today!!!!!

It's true, it's true!

I am so unbelievably excited that...

I just want to get up and dance! (Hold on just a minute while I do the happy dance!)


Given all this excitement, I do want to be honest in telling you that...

This week was probably one of my hardest when it comes to my prep!

There were days where I felt really tired and pooped (I want to tell you how I feel because I want to keep it real with you all!) and...

I felt insecure about not being ready! (I think I got nervous because the date of the competition was fast approaching! Although, I think that's normal right?!)

Either way...

I didn't feel like my FUreakin' self but...

I did have two FUll rest days which...

Helped get back up to speed! (Both mentally and physically!)

Yep!

In terms of my workouts...

I had to do some circuit training for three days straight with a bit of cardio on Monday and Tuesday!

My diet only saw a few more restrictions so...

It wasn't too difficult adjusting to the changes! (You can read more about my diet and meals in this week's WIAW post!)

Mentally....

I've been feeling a sense of pride within myself for everything I have learned and accomplished throughout this journey to the stage!

Through the ups and downs...

I've been able to discover so much about myself I don't think I would have otherwise discovered if it wasn't for my decision to compete, and for that...

I am proud!

Sure am!

After deciding to lean out (7 months ago) and compete (4 months ago)...

I knew this would be a long prep!

Even getting used to my heels had its challenges lol

That being said...

In the time it took to get ready for the stage...

I grew both internally and externally and for that reason alone...

I would never trade in the effort it took to get to where I am today!

And quite honestly, that in itself makes me feel like...

A winner! (Competing has never been about winning for me. It's always been about the experience, the personal growth, the development of friendships and special bonds! It's also been about dedicating myself to something I am so passionate about and, living it to the absolute FUllest!)

My "living it to the FUllest face" ;)

What I've come to realize throughout this journey is...

We must be patient with ourselves and our progress.

We must never give up or lose hope.

We must always believe in ourselves and the mental and physical strength we possess!

We must have faith that we can accomplish what it is we strive to achieve.

We must appreciate every single thing (big or small) we put into ourselves and our goals.

And most importantly...

We must learn to love ourselves every step of the way.


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As I am now getting ready (like eating, doing my makeup, touching up my tan and packing my suitcase)...

I want to thank all of you for the amazing support, encouragement and love you have given me throughout this journey!

I am so thankful and grateful to be surrounded by such amazing and positive people!

No words could ever describe  how lucky and special you've all made me feel!

I would also like to send out a special thank you to my one and only....

SuperFit! (Thank you so much for always believing me every step of the way! I love you with all my heart!)


And to my Teammates...

Thanks for the never-ending support and great memories we have shared and have yet to make!

Girls of Florida Fitness Aylmer!

This is it my friends!!!

I'm ready and I got my #FUFACE on ;)

Stay Tuned FU More On *CaNdY FiT*

**Good luck to all of my Florida Fitness Aylmer Teammates and to all Athletes competing today! I look forward to sharing this day with you all!** 

25 comments:

  1. BEST OF LUCK!!!! So exciting!

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  2. you are going to do amazing!!! seriously, you have the best attitude in the entire world, and you should be so proud of yourself!!! youre incredibly inspiring, and i wish you all the best of luck!!! enjoy every minute of it! you're already a winner in my book for sure! you've worked so hard and it's paid of so wel!!! spa love to you!

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  3. Good luck today!!!!!!!!!!!! kick some FU'n ass!

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  4. good luck! you are going to do awesome! you are such an inspiration! I loved following your journey and now its the big day! (: sooo exciting!

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    1. Good luck candy! :-)

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  6. so FU-king excited for you!! rock it! you inspire me SO much! xo

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  7. enjoy this big day with your team!!!!!
    you got this!

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  8. I am so excited for you Kierston!!! I understand so many of your feelings & yes, being proud of all you have accomplished! We are with you even though we are not right there! Love that pic of you by the lake!!!!!

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  9. GOOD LUCK! Get it GGGGIIIIRRRLLLL! xoxo

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  10. Hope it all went spectacularly! You are amazing!

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  11. I am so excited for you! Thinking of you and the girls, and waiting with bated breath for the results :-D

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  12. STALKING YOU FOR THE POST FOR TODAY :-)
    CANT WAIT!!!

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    1. It's coming! Miz, it was such an amazing experience :)

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  13. Congrats girly! I bet you rocked it!!!

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  14. I'm stalking too... :) Hope you had a fantastic weekend!!

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  15. Thank you all so much for the good luck wishes! Can't wait to share my recap with you all!!! xo

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  16. i am so proud of you! those mental battles are probably the hardest, but you overcame! be proud of it all!!

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