If you know Gen, you know that her prowess as a Mom and Coach far exceeds all that she has accomplished as an athlete. Eager to learn a few pointers for stage, training and life success (and to get our hands on one of her amazing recipes), Team FitRx caught up with Gen after this past weekend’s win in Detroit. Here’s what she had to say…
It has been quite a weekend. On Friday May 3, 2013, I walked across the stage at the Emerald Cup in Bellevue, WA and completed my Journey to the Stage. The past twelve weeks that I have experienced preparing for this show were all put to the test on that fateful Friday.
Cue “Eye of the Tiger.” It’s here…the final countdown. Just a few days to go and then everything that I have worked so hard for over the past 3 months will be over. Well, for now.
While I continue to progress and get closer and closer to my stage-ready physique, I am not in the right frame of mind. My energy is down, and my motivation is falling. The stress of this process is beginning to kick in.
Monday…Wake up, workout, eat, eat, eat, workout, protein shake, eat, eat and sleep. Tuesday, repeat. Wednesday, repeat, etc. This is my schedule for the next four weeks.
It is starting to all come together. I have five weeks until I walk across the stage in Seattle, Washington and show everyone what I have been working so hard to achieve.
When one’s will power upholds throughout times of temptation, the feeling of accomplishment is indescribable. This past weekend, I reunited with my two best friends from college in Washington D.C. for a weekend of fun and freedom. My goals for the weekend were...
I will be jumping on a red-eye flight to Washington D.C. to visit two of my best friends from UCLA. This may not seem like a challenge since it has become easier to maintain a healthy lifestyle while traveling and vacationing.
This is when things begin to get difficult. Eight weeks until the competition, and it’s time to begin the cutting process. Stepping into my 8-week check-in, I was unsure of where my results would be. With the huge let down at my 10-week check-in, I didn’t want to get my hopes up about my progress.
In order to compete in a fitness competition, the gym becomes an imperative part of one’s “journey to the stage.” I love going to the gym. It is where I feel the strongest, the most beautiful and the most confident. However, it is also where, at times, I feel the most self-conscious.
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