An integral part in any major goal or lifestyle overhaul is that you have SUPPORT.
First of all, I would like to mention my partner Ali who introduced me to (serious) weight training. Without him, I would probably still be doing BodyPump classes and killing myself with cardio. Together, we are live a very healthy lifestyle and are pursuing competitive physiques in Figure and Bodybuilding. It sure makes this easier when you have a partner that understands WHY you need to stop and find a public bathroom so often and that doesn't crowd the fridge with junk when you are trying to cram in 8kg of broccoli...
The other major source of support I have found this year is over at Lindy Olsen's forum and other ladies who blog. Honestly, without the advice, support and encouragement of these women I think I would have either given up my pursuit to compete in figure or gotten distracted by something shiny and lost interest along the way.
I had the pleasure this morning of participating in Liz's RPM class, my very first time! I caught up with Shelley, Nicole and Doris and AND got to meet Fern (Miss Tank), Carolyn and Lisa (all in picture above) for the very first time- all fantastic women who worked very hard this morning and lost litres of extra sweat due to a lack of air conditioning! After the class we all got a chance to chat and it was just so nice being amongst people with the same passion for health and fitness as I. Fern was up visiting from Sydney and it was her idea that we all get together- we should definately make the most of every opportunity! I cannot emphasise enough how lucky and grateful I feel to have been accepted into this wonderful group of ladies from Lindy Olsen's forum and 'blogland' who have been supporting me all the way in my journey to become a figure athlete. Love you all! xx