Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Perfection Problem

Man I am on a ROLL! I don't blog for a month and now it's all I think about. :)  What is the inspiration you might ask? For those of you not stuck being my friend on Facebook therefore forced to see me posting things, it's the post competition blues.  Yes I haven't even gotten to my competition yet but I'm already thinking about afterwards.  I'm starting to realize, no not starting to I already realize this, I am taking more stock in the fact that, it is THE MOST important part of this whole process.  What is the point of spending 4 months dieting and working out for literally one day of fabulousness only to let it blow up (literally as well) when the day is finished?  I let stress get the best of me last year and I spent weeks in horrible physical pain.  My boobs felt like they were going to EXPLODE as the water, the fat, and whatever else leaves my boobs when I diet, came rushing back extremely angry. 


Whilst creeping Facebook over my lunch hour I was directed to the page of Brooke Erickson, an IFBB pro Figure competitor. Also a nutrition specialist AND a mother who has managed to find complete and utter balance in her life.  A balance I am 100% envious of and vow to find this year.  In her very first vlog she talks about the Perfection Problem that encapsulates us all, particularly women, and particulary women that compete in Bodybuilding type events.  Though it does make a good point to everyone, including males.  This vlog is complete perfection and her genuine way of putting it in to words is too.  It had me crying at my desk at the end while she was staring right in to that camera and telling me to not strive for perfection, to be happy with who I am. That it's perfectly ok to not have a melt down should I not get my workout in one day.   But to work out because I want to be healthy, do it because I love it and progress.  She might have thought it was rambling but I could have sworn is was the word of a Goddess, I'm not going to lie. lol  I don't know why the lightbulb didn't make the connection before but it's starting to now and that's all that matters.  :)

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