Me, Myself, and I
My self-worth has come from doing just that. Now I reverse the process to support me in being a better person. My ability to overcome obstacles is enhanced with having self-confidence. As they say "you are who you are, no more, no less." That's why it pays to think, feel and look your best.
I believe there is nobody sexier or more beautiful than a person with full confidence in themselves and their abilities. Confidence from a fitness enthusiast radiates like a light, drawing opportunities and admirers in compelling ways. Expressing a sincere and honest belief in yourself and your abilities doesn't mean you are conceited.
Just take a good look at yourself and know what your strengths are. Then use them to project the utmost confidence. While most people envy a person like that they also respect you for having the courage to live up to your greatest potential.
I began training only a couple of months out for my first fitness competition. About four weeks before the big day I injured my SI joint leaving me to reconsider competing so soon. I continued to get massage therapy and modality treatment for injuries and the breakdown of muscle tissue and joints from my workouts. I was not going to let an injury break me down. I backed off of heavy lifting for a week or so and certainly no longer practiced any gymnastic or dance moves.
Since I couldn't do any of those things that a fitness routine required for a spectacular and high energetic performance I had to reconsider my options. After all the hard work I had been doing for the last several weeks with training and diet, my body was changing and really started to look good. I just couldn't imagine not getting to compete. Since a fitness routine looked more than bleak a week before the big day, I called the promoter and inquired about Figure competition.
This I knew I could do. Now remember, I was training for the fitness toned look. Figure required more muscle mass and striation. There wasn't much I could do then about muscle mass but I could certainly do what I could to get leaner and striated by the competition.
I am proud to say that the judges liked what they saw and I received first place. No matter how far out you begin training for a competition or just to look better for that class reunion, remember that fitness is a confidence builder and the more you train the better you will feel about yourself and your abilities to accomplish many of life's rewards.