It’s Go Time!

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By Amy Pelz

So, this month, it is to the stage for me.  I’ve worked harder than I’ve ever worked before and learned a lot of things along the way.  This journey has been anything but easy and requires a mental toughness I’ve had to dig really deep for.  The day to day grind has been the hardest lately.  Bill had me cut another serving of carbs out of my daily calories.  As a result, I’ve been very tired, cranky, and unsociable.  I’ve lost another 3 pounds, but I’m still at 15% body fat.  I’m hoping with some adjustments that will drop.  The posing is harder than it looks.  Every time I practice I’m sore the next day.  Practicing in 5” heels makes it ten times harder!  My routine is slowly coming together.  My biggest challenge with that is being graceful.  I am anything but that!

Recently, I injured my back, which is why I’m taking this afternoon off from my workout.  I thought I could maybe do a little stairs at lunch, but I want to give my back a chance to heal.  There was a huge positive experience recently though.  My boyfriend had his housewarming party over this past weekend and every kind of food and dessert you can think of was there.  I didn’t touch any of it which was a huge accomplishment for me.  Win!

I’ve started to go tanning and whiten my teeth.  All of my appointments have been made and I should be getting my suit very soon.  I cannot wait to share pictures!  Next month, I’ll be able to describe what it was like to be on stage and perform.  I can’t stop thinking about food!!!