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wildmanwill84 February 23, 2014

The Week that Wasn’t

Well god damn am I happy this week is over. Let me tell you my friends this week nearly killed me. Let’s see I started a new job that had training that took all week. Hours upon hours with little time to eat; I missed nearly every meal but breakfast and bedtime meal.  Not good, not good at all for someone who is only two weeks into prep. I was pretty much distraught all week and I felt completely overwhelmed. I had a sit down with Coach Steve on Thursday, filled him in on all the details. Needless to say he was just as unhappy as I was. We tried to come up with a plan but couldn’t. We found ourselves at an impossible situation. There is no way I could work a job for more than four hours without having a meal. Coach said the words I was dreading to hear “we may have to think about putting of competing until November” that just about destroyed me. I’m man enough to admit that when I left the meeting to drive home I full on cried the entire way listening to sad country music. Here I was only two weeks into prep and it looked as if it was all over. However…I knew I couldn’t just give up that easily. Those of you who know me know that I don’t like excuses I like solutions. Well on Friday, I got my solution.

I spoke with my new management and explained the situation at hand. Fun fact this was the first time any of them had ever met a person who was competing. I explained that I need to eat every 4 hours, that I need just 10 minutes to woof down some cold food. Luckily they agreed that as long as I time it so it is not during high traffic times and I don’t force more work on my co-workers all was good to go.  Let’s queue the choir of angles shall we.  So just like that I was back on track. However that still didn’t excuse this past awful week. I still missed a lot of meals and wasn’t able to give my workouts the 100% dedication that they needed. So Saturday everything was kicked into high gear with a laser sharp focus on every little detail. If I want to compete in May there can be no more shake ups or break ups like this. This past week was a hard lesson to learn but I am happy for the experience.

With that I did come to the rational realization that May might not happen. I agree with Coach Steve that I unless I come in at 100% I’m not going on stage. That is a reality I have to know however it is also one that I don’t care to think about. All I know is that I currently have 100% control of this outcome.  I am now 12 weeks for competing, 12 weeks now to get into the best shape I have ever been in. It was never not go time. It is still go time but for those of you of who are fans of the movie Spinal Tap you will understand this reference that it is time to kick up to 11! There is no more 100% effort its 101% that extra 1% to make up for this past week.

I am grateful for the lessons that I did learn this past week. However I just pray that I’m good on lesson learning for the next 12 weeks. That I will be ready to kill it on stage come May 17th. Remember I don’t want to go there just for the experience and hope that I will do well.  I’m in it to win it! I’m going for that overall title and I will let my results speak for themselves.

Here is to the best upcoming 12 weeks of my life.


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