Posted by: Jaena | March 18, 2016

Keeping My Eyes on the Prize

“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.”-Og Mandino

These are words I have tried to live by these past few months on my journey to compete again. Although it has been over twelve years since I last competed, I thought I kept myself in somewhat decent shape over the years. Needless to say, it has been a very humbling experience training for a show. I thought that coming out of retirement wouldn’t be so bad.

My reason for coming back was to prove to myself that I still have what it takes mentally and physically. I have learned that the body doesn’t always want to cooperate. Since turning 50, maybe a little before, my body doesn’t bounce back quite the same way. I am not one to give up or give in but it has been very challenging at times. I have had to train smarter and harder. My body is a little beat up at the moment but my spirit is not. I am determined, along with my team, my biggest supporter my husband, my coach, my Pilates instructor, chiropractor and nutritionist to take home the prize and prove that anything is possible. 

 

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Responses

  1. Go, Jaena! I have faith in you–

  2. Awww, thank you Debra! 🙂 🙂


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