Monday, April 15, 2013

Attitude Adjustment & The People's Elbow

Even if you're not a WWE wrestling fan, I bet you know who Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and John Cena are. (If you don't, you should prolly crawl out from under your rock and Google their names right now. They're pretty. You're welcome.) Not only are these famous wrestlers and movie stars, they're also high caliber athletes with amazing work ethics.

John Cena keeps busy promoting WWE, going to charity events, and traveling to military bases around the world to visit troops, in addition to wrestling every week.

We went to WWE Monday Night RAW 2 weeks ago!
The Rock starred in 6 movies in 2012-2013, and has 4 more movies in pre-production. He wrestled in several WWE matches throughout the year, and kept a heavy promotional schedule at the same time.

The Rock winked at me!
Both Cena and The Rock know what it's like to work hard. To push their bodies to the limit, and then past those limits. And then do it all over again.

This past weekend, after throwing myself a few pity parties, I decided I needed to take a page from the notebooks of these dreamboats and give my negative thoughts some of their famous moves: Cena's "Attitude Adjustment" and The Rock's "The People's Elbow."

Basically, I need to launch my negative thoughts in the air, land them on their back, and then give them an elbow to the face.

It's time to stop sniveling and whining about how crappy I feel and how badly I just want to feel good again. I need to suck it up, buttercup, and act like the champion I know is hiding inside me.

I'm 3 weeks out from the Pittsburgh, and to be honest, I haven't been feeling very excited about prep. I'm tired, but have problems sleeping at night. I'm retaining water and my weight loss has stalled. Training and cardio are getting more intense. Instead of these next few weeks getting easier or staying the same, they're just going to get harder. And I'm going to feel worse. My body does NOT like to be this lean and I'm trying to push it past its limits.

My body will be UNFORGETTABLE
Some people may ask why I continue to do this to myself because it sounds awful. Others may criticize my methods of prep and think their method is superior or "safer" or "healthier." Still others may judge me for going to extremes just to try to earn a trophy.

To all of those people: I do this because I think it's worth it. Contest prep challenges me both mentally and physically, and I do love a good challenge!

It's time to do some wrestling moves on my negative thoughts, and then pick myself up from the floor, hold my head high, and channel The Rock: "I BRING IT!"

The Rock always Brings It!
How do you handle difficult periods in your prep? How do you handle criticism or questions about your prep methods?


  1. I know *exactly* how you feel. and today,it took every fiber in me to make it through the leg workout and then do a HIIT on the stair stepper afterwards....
    but i did it,i made it through,like i always do!
    i am also 3 wks out (19 days actually,but whos counting?,lol) and im at that point where its time to dig deep,and push pasts new thresholds...

    hang in there chica!
    you got this!!!!!

  2. Great post! I will definately remember the "throw it up in the air let it land on its back and then give it an elbow". :) 3 more weeks! You CAN do this! Don't let the nay sayers get in your head. Put your IPod on, head down, and don't feed the animals!