Monday, June 27, 2011


This past week has been a whirlwind of emotions. I've been up, down, and sideways. My emotions were swinging all over the board, mostly toward the negative end. While I recognized the negative attitude, I didn't know how to change it.

The Secret

During the past several weeks, J has been talking with me about a positive mindset, and the tremendous impact that positive thoughts can have on our lives. By thinking positive thoughts, we receive positive rewards. I compare it a bit to The Secret, which essentially asserts that you reap what you sow.

Positive thoughts = positive experiences, and conversely, negative thoughts = negative experiences.

So why, being only 3 weeks out from the most important show of my career, was I thinking negative thoughts and potentially jeopardizing my chances at achieving my dream?

This morning when I woke up, I looked outside at a rainy, dreary day. I didn't sleep well last night, and wasn't in the world's best mood when I stumbled out of bed. Since I'm not a morning person by nature, I decided to choose my attitude for the day.

Choosing My Attitude

Today I chose to be positive.

To be positive regardless of the weather, regardless of anything that happened at work, regardless of other people's moods. I was going to find the silver lining in every situation.

And it actually worked!

I ended up having a good day, despite some issues that may have previously caused my mood to slide into the negative zone.

I realized that last week's mood was a combination of factors that combined to form the perfect storm at a time during prep when emotions generally run high.

I've also chosen to face these next two weeks with a positive, confident attitude. Not to be confused with cocky and arrogant; simply confident. I know that I'm in extremely capable hands with J as my coach. I know that I'm bringing my best physique ever to the stage! I know that I've put in the hard training and diet and am proud of my accomplishments. I know that I have a strong support system both in person and online.

The next two weeks are going to be filled with only positive thoughts and a Champion Mindset. I can't wait to step on stage and shine!


  1. its so wonderful to see you be the change. Positive thinking I feel does work too!
    I think it reminds us all to take what life gives us. And if we are given lemons, make lemonade as they say. (that was pretty embarrassing haha, but it’s the truth!)
    Your story is inspirational and you provide a lot of strength for people you may not even know, sending positive thoughts and energy your way as well!

  2. So excited to see you on stage! There is nothing else to say or do except bring that package and WERQ IT! :D

  3. You are awesome.

    I'm rootin' for ya girl!! You're a total inspiration.