Monthly Archives: November 2009

Week 8 – Thank You’s and Best Wishes

One week away.  All I can say is that I’m ready to rock.  I’m pretty sure I’ll make the bantamweight class that I wanted to make (I weighed 148lbs yesterday first thing in the morning without eating), so there is not much more to say about my contest preparation.

Since this is the last entry, I thought I would thank the people who have helped me along the way.  Although as competitors we stand on stage alone, there are always people who have supported us that deserve a ton of credit.  In a writing forum like this, you really get to sit back and think about all of the things you should say, or want to say, to the people that are closest to you.  Sometimes in person you just don’t get the right opportunity –  you are too bashful, you can’t find the right words to express yourself, or the timing is not right.

If life really is all about the people around you and the friendships and connections you make, than I feel like I am a very lucky man.  Without further ado, here are my random thoughts and thank you’s.  If you don’t want to read about my personal support group, I understand, and won’t be offended if you click away to something else on this site.  But hey, this is my blog, I’ll write about what I want to write about!

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Week 7 – Two Weeks Left

Before business, here’s a little story for you.

I was practicing all of the mandatory poses at home and realized I had to get back to work. I changed and rushed out without cleaning up. My wife gets home that night before I do and sees my maroon posing trunks lying on the bed. She said for about 5 minutes she was freaking out wondering, “Who the hell’s panties are in my frickin’ bed?” Hah, glad she had calmed down and figured it out before I got home. Alright, for the last time for everyone who has been busting my balls – they’re not a Speedo, they’re not a thong, they’re not panties, they are POSING TRUNKS!!!

Well boys and girls, we’re just over two weeks away from Fitness America in Vegas. Anyone excited? If there were a 155 lbs. weight class, I’d say I was ready to go, but the only two options are 145 lbs. and 165 lbs. I’ve seen what a big and ripped Musclemania competitor looks like at 165 lbs., it is incredible. They can easily look 20 lbs. bigger. With that in mind I’ve decided my best chance at a strong showing is to head south to the Bantamweight Division (145 lbs). As a result, I still have a lot of work ahead of me in the next 2 ½ weeks.

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