Now that I've had a few days to process everything and get back to normal I feel like an update is in order. Last Saturday I took 3rd in the open class at the Ohio State championships. My goal going in obviously was to win and qualify for nationals. So in that sense I failed. But I'm not looking at this as a failure because the guys who showed up were top level. To be on stage next to them was humbling. Overall this was a win for me. I brought my best package yet, I beat some amazing dudes and got beat by some amazing dudes. Not only that, but I learned what my strengths are as well as exactly what I need to work on in the off season. My goal is still the same. Qualify for nationals and go IFBB pro. My timeline has just changed now. Could I compete again in the near future? Sure, but then I leave the results up to chance depending on who shows up. So instead I'm going to take some time to build up my chest and arms and hopefully come back with a good 5 lbs more of lean muscle and better conditioning. I want to be fully confident going in that I have what it takes to be a national level competitor. Patience is the name of the game here. The fact is, I'm only 24. I was the youngest one among the top 5. This sport is about years of dedication so I'm not afraid to put in the time and work!
Baby K is my absolute favorite (duh!) but he's still waking up 2-3 times a night & because of this I AM SO TIRED! 😩😴 Despite feeling like a zombie most of the day, I'm making a really big effort to exercise at least 4 to 5 times a week. Sometimes I strap Baby K in the stroller & take a brisk walk outside, and on more ambitious days I attempt 2 to 3-mile runs at the gym. Not gonna lie--it's hard as hell & I'd rather be napping or watching bad reality TV, but being fit & healthy has always been important to me & it's even more of a priority now that I'm a mom. Best part? Even if I go into the workout dead tired, I often walk away with a much-needed energy boost. 🙌🏼 Any other mamas have tips on how to stay active while juggling a new baby?