Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The Ontario Championships: The Prep has Begun...

Good morning everyone...

I hope this day finds you well :)

As I've been thinking a lot lately about what I want to do in regards to competing in another Fitness Competition...

I've finally made a decision!

I sure did!

Like I mentioned to you at the beginning of the year...

I started off 2013 without any goals in sight other than to continue...

Living the lifestyle I chose to lead 3 years ago!

And...
What a rides it's been!
Yeeee haw!

First off...

I was in no rush to commit to anything and...

I wanted (and needed) to be sure that whatever I decided on would be...

Right for me! (Both mentally and physically!)

Me!

After going back and forth in terms of what I wanted to do about my competition season (if there was even going to be one in the first place)...

I finally decided (after much reflection) that yes...

I would prepare for yet another competition! (And perhaps others too, but let's start with one first! lol)

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~The Provincials~

After thinking long and hard about competing at the GNC Live Well Ontario Championships on June 1, 2013 in Toronto (Provincial level competition with the Ontario Physique Association) which...

I qualified for in both the Bikini and Figure categories back in November 2012 (I don't think I've ever brought this up on the blog before but I did!)...

2nd Place Bikini
1st Place Figure

I couldn't let this opportunity pass me by without giving it a shot! (I mean, I've never competed at a Provincial level before and, it's pretty exciting to say the least!)

So...

After talking to Coach SuperFit and Sue (an FFA teammate of mine who will also be competing at it too)...

Sue :) :) :)

And...

Listening to my gut...

I decided to commit myself to the Ontario Championships! (I wanted to be sure that my decision to compete came from within and not by influence (it's easy to jump into something because the idea sounds awesome in that moment in time regardless of whether or not your physically and mentally ready for it!)

My Grampa has been teaching me many lessons over the past little while and...
The subject of influence has been one of them.
I'll talk about this in a later post.

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Since my last competition....


I haven't stopped training (I haven't stopped since I first started at the gym really lol) but...


I did rest and charge my #BODYTTERIES...

Lifting my big Teddy Bear! ;)

 And...

I've kept to a clean diet with a few 'cheats' here and there! (I've kept to a program that works for me which, allowed me to put on muscle too!) 

Sup.
You know I love me my cupcakes!

Having said all that...

My prep to my first Provincial Competition has officially begun (as of last week) and...

I can't wait to get on stage again!

It's always a good time lol

Not only in my high heels but...

In my custom made bikinis made by none other than the amazing...

Joan MacDonald from Daydreams Fitness Wear! (I have some exciting news to share with you on this end so, stay tuned for that!)

www.daydreamsfitnesswear.com

T-Minus...

15.5 weeks to the OPA Ontario Championships!

Questions FU You...

Are you quick to commit?
Are you working towards any events? Races, competitions...tell me!

Stay Tuned FU More On *CaNdY FiT*

**I love the journey to the stage and the people I get to meet and get to know better along the way. I'm going in with no expectations whatsoever other than to give it my very best and to have FUn which, is always how I enter any event I ever partake in!**

33 comments:

  1. EXCITING!!! Best of luck with the prep - you will be ready and rockin for the competition :)

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  2. so excited for you!!!!!

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  3. That's awesome!!! Congrats - I'm sure you will own it this year too. :)

    I have 6 weeks til my next one. How does time fly so fast?!

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    1. Ur so sweet! Thank you :)

      Time sure flies by! 6 weeks?! Holy moly!

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  4. BABY I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU! I SHOULD COME AND SEE YOU!!!!!!! omg omg omg! You're going to ROCK this

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    1. YES COME OUT!!!!!! I would LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEE that!

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  5. Congrats!! You'll totally kill it!! Can't wait to be there alongside this journey, reading! :) :)

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  6. AWESOME!! I'm excited to see your journey and progress. You got this miss!
    I'll be training sooner than later for the marathon coming up in October :)

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    1. Thanks Beka!!! xo

      A marathon...Woooop!!!

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  7. Woohoo!! Congrats girl - awesome news!

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  8. WOW!!! Very exciting!!! Like you, I have never quit once I stared my weights journey 30+ years ago. After competing in my late 30's, I actually had enough of it. It is challenging & rewarding but oh so expensive & way too time consuming.. although I still train like I am competing for something. I get that question all the time. ;) I don't want to do the food part though - I have to be so friggin careful already at my age! :)

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    1. The food is the biggest change...the training stays the same for me because it's what I do normally anyway :)

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  9. SO EXCITED FOR YOU!! And my next question is... Can I come?! Its in TO and I would love to come cheer and see you compete!

    PS SO PROUD OF YOU!

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    1. UMMMM YES PLEASE! I would love for you to be there! Oh that would be so fun!

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  10. I have decided to compete again too and my real prep work will start as soon as I get back from my cruise :)

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    1. Yahooooooooooooooo! Enjoy your cruise!

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  11. I'm so proud of you., our journeys are very similar! I never stop training either! If I don't plan races, I lose motivation! Now that I do crossfit I,feel I may itch to compete there too...one day ;) next up are more half marathons and then marathon training in the summer!

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    1. Thanks Kat! Proud of you and all of your accomplishments too! You got big things coming up and I'm excited for ya! :)

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  12. Very excited for you! Keep us posted on all of your progress!

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  13. I'm so PUMPED for you, hehe. LOVE your ambition and I know you will do great! yeeehaw!

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  14. You're amazing! So excited to see you compete!

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  15. Woohoo girl!!!! So exciting! I know you will do just as awesome as always in this competition!!!

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  16. How exciting, you are so awesome!!

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  17. You're going to do amazing! I always like to have something (races since I'm a runner) on the calendar. It just helps keep me accountable. Good luck preparing, you're going to knock 'em dead.

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  18. I'm totally quick to commit. And I signed up for a 1/2 marathon in Nashville in April. I haven't done a race in 2 years. So So So excited for you and competing again. Good Luck woman! XOXO

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  19. You are amazing! I know you will crush the training. You have the discipline down. I admire you!

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