In this blog I simply want to highlight the importance of SUPPORT.
Having a great support network around you can really increase the likeliness of you achieving your goals along with making your life a lot easier!
I wanted to share a little bit of my Comp Prep journey with you to give you an insight on who I have in my support network.
Over the last 6 months I have been prepping for the IFBB Queensland Titles. I competed in the Bikini Novice division. I had the BEST time & loved every minute of comp day. I feel very honoured to say I placed 1st in my division! I know I could not have done it with out the support of 3 main people.
Just like any other Bikini Athlete I got myself a Coach. (Not just any Coach, I got the best in the business!) Mike Debenham, IFBB Pro (Pictured) I have learnt so much from Mike & I am forever grateful for his help & guidance. The support he gave me was truly appreciated.
Find someone who can tell you the honest truths, help educate you & take your training to the next level.
Through out my prep the biggest battle was keeping my mind strong. There were definitely days that were harder than others & I am fortunate enough to have a very supportive partner (Josh) who helped me through those tough days.
Being a Personal Trainer my mornings already start quite early add comp prep on top of this & I’m awake at 3am. (I always do a cardio session to start the day & then my workday starts at 5:30am)
Obviously this makes for a long day, training for my comp & being as busy as I am with work meant Josh & I got less & less time together. We planned our time well due to this & I cannot thank him enough for the help he provides me with. (Including meal prepping for me)
Having the support from family & loved ones is vital. Sit down with them, talk to them about your goals & ASK for their support.
My work life is crazy & I am extremely fortunate to have a supportive mentor. Coby pushes me to better myself everyday, not only in my sport but in my work as well. It’s really great to have someone like him who understands the amount of time I put into my sport & can teach me how to balance both.
Tell your work colleagues, mentors or your boss. Their support in your health and fitness goals can be so beneficial. (More than you think!)
As you can see SUPPORT is so important – in any aspect of life. Ensure you have the support network you need to achieve your goals & be the best YOU you can be!