Weights Before Dates

It’s been a while, I know… I’ve been busy getting shredded. As many of you know, on June 1 I started training for a bodybuilding competition. This Saturday is when I compete in the Bikini Division at the Pacific USA XIX Bodybuilding Championships!

As of today…

  • I haven’t had a beer in 71 days
  • I stopped drinking alcohol entirely 31 days ago
  • I’ve eaten oatmeal and eggs every morning since June 1
  • I have worked out at least 6 days a week, without fail
  • I have not had a single cookie, chip, or candy in over 2 months

I could go on, but you get the point. Meeting this goal has taken a lot of sacrifice. Needless to say, my social life has kinda’ taken a hit. I didn’t realize how often my friends and I eat and drink until I stopped eating out… and drinking. But so many of my friends – you know who you are – have been such a tremendous support when I felt discouraged, or when I was carb deprived and cranky, or when I didn’t want to practice my posing, or when I realized I was so broke it hurts (bikini competitions are very expensive). But watching my body, and my mind, change makes it all worth it. My trainers, Spencer & Greg Aiken with TrueFitness, coached me through this whole process and they have been an invaluable resource (and I highly recommend their bootcamp classes). After all, with their help, this is what I was able to do:

ab progress

Since I’ve been spending more time in the gym and GNC, that is now where I get hit on. I almost forget what it’s like to have a half-drunk frat guy stumble up to me and offer to buy me a drink. Now I get the cute guy behind the supplement counter give me free samples, or the trainer at the gym complement my hard work. It’s definitely been a couple of months since I’ve been on a date but it is nice to know that there are other, healthier, avenues to meet men.

Calling all eligible bachelors, I need an excuse to throw on some heels and a too-tight dress. Please fill out the following very serious Boyfriend Application and mail to me for review:

BoyfriendApplicationForma.jpg~original

I’m gonna’ wrap up this long post with a quick Q&A:

Q: You have to go to the gym aaaaaagain?

A: Yes.

Q: Megan, tell me how to get abs!

A: Stop eating crap, move more, cut out the booze.

           Q: I’m not going to stop drinking, crazy lady!

           A: Well then stop asking me how to “get abs.”

Q: What’s your “secret”?

A: My trainers (Spencer & Greg Aiken) + busting my ass in the gym AND in the kitchen.

Q: When can you drink beer again?

A. August 17th, baby!

Q: Are you going to do another competition?

A. Maybe. But I can definitely guarantee that this experience has changed how I am going to live my life.

FOUR. MORE. DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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One thought on “Weights Before Dates

  1. Totally randomly stumbled upon your blog post and not sure if you still keep it up. But I totally agree. Seems like I’m always giving up a social life, esp one that involves the opposite sex. I generally don’t even drink or go out to eat but people do look at you funny when you say that. The only time I have this past year was to go on dates. Have you also started to sleep at a more normal time and notice that you interact with less people without the night life? Or am I really the crazy one for going to bed at 10 because I have squat workout the following day?

    Impressive you’ve been able to jump full in and do a competition. I’m curious to what got you started?

    BTW, as you may have noticed and mentioned, there are a lot of us single guys in the fitness world. I would like to thank you for leaving the bars and joining our ranks. We definitely need more girls in our strange calorie counting ecosystem.

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