Wednesday, December 22, 2010

My Other Relationship

I have a confession to make. I've been spending a lot of time with a certain someone. Every morning, I have a date with him. And every evening, we see each other too. I don't spend as much time with him on weekends, although I do dress up to meet him on Saturday and Sunday mornings. During contest prep, we spend so much time together, I yearn for a break away from him. But I still keep our dates, because he's an important element in my success.

Yes, J is aware of this relationship. And he actually encourages it!

Who am I talking about?

Why, Mr. Treadmill, of course! (Srsly, who did you think I was talking about?!)

Mr. Dreadmill at home

This is Mr. Treadmill in his home attire. He looks a bit different at the gym, but his personality is the same.

I've spent many holidays chillin' with Mr. Treadmill, and for a couple years, he was my Valentine's Day date. I wake up early just to hang out with him, and sometimes during prep, he keeps me up past my bedtime.

I have a love/hate relationship with him. I don't particularly enjoy our dates (and I gotta be honest - sometimes I dread them), but like I said, he's an integral component of my success. He helps me get lean, which helps me win trophies ... and hopefully he'll help me win my Pro card this year!

And now I'm off for my evening date with Mr. Treadmill!


    gotta love mr. ed...and you gotta love to hate to him too!

    my AM/PM cardio sessions start up in a few weeks!!! eeeep!

    hope you had fun on your "date"!!

  2. I think we're part of a very small, select group who don't dress Mr. Treadmill up in our cast off laundry items.

  3. Just curious, do you just run on treadmill for cardio, or do you mix it up with other stuff? And how much cardio do you do at different stages of your prep? Sorry for all the nosy questions, but love to hear details of how competitors get their results!!

  4. Mr. Treadmill sometimes wears clothes and blankets that are in various stages of drying. But he only wears them until our date. :)

    I don't run because it hurts my knees, and quite frankly, I don't like running. :) I walk at a decent pace at varying degrees of incline, depending on how many weeks out from the show & my conditioning.

    Diet is the most important part of prep.