I am stepping out and doing something I have NEVER done before. Posting pictures of myself for others to see and judge. I have decided to participate in the No Excuse Mom 12 week Transformation Contest. Back in the day I used to secretly want to be a fitness model. I frequented bodybuilding.com and ate like a body builder which only made me gain weight because I was in no way lifting like a body builder. There is something enticing about fitness models. They aren’t just pretty faces; you can see their dedication and work in the form of their toned bodies.
Which . . . I guess you could say the same about runway models because they have to stay thin but that could be genetic. Having a toned body isn’t generally “genetic”. . . and since I will most likely never be that thin I’m more drawn to fitness modeling. With that being said, I’m looking at this as my first fitness competition! I have nothing to lose, but fitness and health to gain. Coincidentally the 12 week transformation coincides with my training for the Move for Moms! 5k. Talk about “killing” two birds with one stone!
Winners will be judged by Maria Kang and a NEM panel. Criteria will be based upon: 40% Transformation 30% Personal Story 30% Participation
My Personal Fitness Goals:
- Gain Muscle especially in my hindquarters. I didn’t have much back there to start with 🙂 but pregnancy took care of the little I did have.
- Control When I eat. I allow myself to eat anything I want while eating as healthy as possible, my issue is WHEN I eat. Instead of eating when I am bored, sad, depressed or tired I’d like to view food as something that sustains my life not something that comforts me.
- Build Endurance. Complete the Move For Moms! 5k in 30 minutes or less.
My husband doesn’t think that I have enough room for improvement to win, which is kind of him but I’d love to prove him wrong! I plan to keep you all updated along the way. The competition ends on November 24 2014!