Shopping with a girlfriend on Friday, we both noticed that we both would immediately migrate towards workout clothes as many of you, I'm sure, have noticed it becomes a habit when you practically live in the gym. Much needed girl time, it was incredible to spend time with another woman who understands the lifestyle and lifting. Shopping felt incredible as I haven't in quite a while, and it was all workout clothes... And one jacket. Handsome keeps reminding me of a promise he made to me months ago, that when I hit my goal then he'd buy me $100 of new clothes and after he did again during the course of this weekend, it reminded me that I tend to never buy real clothes because I can't justify buying them if I'm not at my ideal body weight/body fat.
I keep getting questions from people on whether or not I backed out of the April competition because of him or because he was pushing me to. No. If anything, he helped me see beyond myself and what stress I am capable or incapable of handling at one time.
Having a pup really is like having a child, but probably a little easier (I wouldn't know..). But I think the most important thing is to always put yourself first. You can't take care of others until you take care of yourself. And I'm excited that I have the time and less responsibility to get myself there, first. And a competition, later on.
As I'd love to blog my little self-challenges, feel free to share a challenge you'd like to see me take on, my favorite yogis, figure girls, and fellow lift-a-holics! :)