The Governor’s Cup is just over two weeks away and I’m starting to worry that my body is not going to be ready in time.  I was doing pretty good, until I got sick and had to take a week off from the gym.  Even now, I’m still coughing up a lung every time I do cardio. 

So lesson to self: If you have a sore throat that doesn’t go away and have no energy, don’t listen to people. It’s not allergies. It’s strep throat.

Anyway, I started back in the gym yesterday and am planning on giving it everything I have until show date.  But will it be enough? Will I make my goal weight and muscle tone?


My best show was the Tahoe Show last fall and my goal this year is to look even better.  Of course, now I’m settling for looking just as good for this first show of the year — and then looking fabulous by August when it comes time for me to compete in Tahoe again. 

But when I compare where I was two weeks before that show and now, I am 3 pounds heavier and my fat percentage is also a little higher.  It doesn’t sound like much, but when you are standing on stage beside a dozen near perfect girls, every little bit counts. Plus, I would hate to go home without making Top 5. That would suck.

To add to my stress, my boyfriend texts me every time he sees one of my fellow competitors working out in the gym – or a girl that looks like she could be training for a show. There seems to be at least three of them training there.

According to him, they are all looking leaner than me.  What? Okay, quick save time… but apparently, he loves my thinks my curves are much sexier.

Um…yeah…I love hearing that. Basically, that’s like telling an NPC athlete (like me) that I’m fat.

Time to put on my big girl panties and feel the burn.