Growing up when my mom wanted something done I had to remove all distractions to complete the task or suffer the consequences. The daily tasks she required taught me to focus. Especially in a time crunch. Don’t get me wrong, I tend to procrastinate on the things I’m not so fond of but when it’s something I love to do or trying to accomplish something important I laser in on what needs to be done.
Every day my schedule requires me to set aside two separate times to train for competition. As I awake I do fasted cardio for 45 minutes. This means getting everything I need for the day and heading to the gym. Since my work day starts as early as 6am my alarm starts screaming at 4:15am. After cardio a shower is desperately needed and my first meal is eaten before training my first client. Later in the day I schedule an hour for strength and weight training. This happens five days out of the week and then I’m back to training clients until 7pm, sometimes as late as 8:30pm.
One can say the days get long but luckily I love what I do and it never feels like ‘work’. Once I’m home I tend to my furry babies then prepare dinner and attempt to enjoy some of the evening with my hubby. But before I get too comfortable I have to start preparing for the next day. Managing my time is important when I compete. Scheduling times to eat along with clients and my own training can get overwhelming and exhausting. Staying on track with taking all my supplements throughout the day and drinking at least a gallon of water is a full-time job. To get my body stage ready I can’t miss a beat. There’s no wiggle room and forget taking the day off from ‘my comp plan’ because if that box is cracked even a little we might as well bring in the doughnuts because a little taste is never enough. That is why getting ready for a show requires focus. If I get distracted then there is a possibility that my plan can start to unravel. Fortunately for me I am zoned in like a sniper waiting for its next kill.
4:15am Alarm…snooze button
4:24am Alarm… Rise and shine!
4:24-4:45am morning ritual then off to the gym
5:45am-6:15am shower, get ready for work, scarf down meal 1
6:30am-1:30pm train clients, eat meals 2 and 3, take required supplements, drink at least half-gallon water.
2:00pm-3:30pm workout, eat meal 4
4:00pm-8:30pm train clients, eat meal 5 (dinner)
8:45pm-10:30pm family time and prepare for next day
10:30pm wind down and prepare for bed. i usually am asleep between 11pm and midnight