Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Beginning of Summer

Living in a two-competitor household has its benefits and its challenges. I've talked about how we make the trainer/boyfriend relationship work, and how it feels to watch J suffer through prep. Thankfully, due to our experiences last year and ultimate resolution of issues, this competitive season has been MUCH less stressful for both of us. (Whew!)

2010 Lehigh Valley Championships
It's still really difficult for me to watch J prep, though. He hurts. He's tired. He's sore. He's hungry. As his girlfriend, I want to make it all better for him, but that's not what he needs from me right now. I need to keep encouraging him to push past his limits and continue giving everything he's got and then give some more.

In exactly 10 days, he'll step on stage at the NPC Maryland State and East Coast Classic show!
If you're in the area, consider coming to watch the show and chat with us!
We're both excited for the show, and even more excited to have our competition season come to a close. Combined, we'll have dieted for exactly 26 weeks straight. That's a long time!! We've missed out on ballgames, boat trips, days at the beach/pool, sight-seeing tours, and good meals at restaurants.

We both made the decision to give our all for this period of time, and while we're disappointed we've missed out on some fun times, at the end of it, we'll both know that we gave our best.

Our summer will officially begin on August 21. It's about time!


  1. A great looking couple! Tell him to hang in there only a few more days to go!!!

  2. Woo hoo! Excited to see how J does!!! :) Good luck J!!!

  3. AMAzing! I know you'll soak up every bit of real sun and make new memories for the remainder of the August and well after : )

    I wanted to thank you so much for your email : )
    I needed a starting point and you gave me move then that. Thank you trully!