Training for Wellbeing vs Training for the Stage

TRAINING FOR WELLBEING VS TRAINING FOR THE STAGE

I trained for the stage for 8 years. I set one goal after another, learned everything I could about training and nutrition, and discovered just how focused, strong and dedicated I can be when I set my mind to something. I reached my ultimate goal as a competitor and enjoyed most of my journey. 

I say “most” because although I wanted to remain competitive on stage, I struggled with the way my body looked on a day to day basis. Competing got harder and harder to go up the rank and I was pushing way past my own limits but it still didn’t feel right.

During this chapter of my life, I gave up on a lot of things that were important to me. I missed out on too much too often and the outside world became almost invisible. Things became boring and unsatisfying. I settled for a life that I was not always happy to wake up to every day.

I don’t want to come across like I’m discouraging anyone who competes or is wanting to compete but I have to say, most competitors live in a bubble and forget to look at the bigger picture. Life has more to offer than anything you can earn onstage.

Living a healthy lifestyle and training for wellness over training for the stage is one of the greatest things I’ve done for myself.

I am kind to myself now. I now have a healthy self-image and realize how important it is to maintain that body positivity. I don’t stress the gym, nor my diet, but instead listen to my body and do what is best for it. I enjoy every occasion and I adapt to all circumstances. 

I have discovered that there is more to this life. I connect with people of different interests. I don’t try to control the uncontrollable or plan every scenario. I am happier and healthier than I’ve ever been and feel like I have now started to build a richer, more fulfilling life. Because of this, I want to inspire others to do the same. 

We only have one life to live! 

Thanks to MegaFit Meals for making my fitness lifestyle even easier and enjoyable on myself.