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30 Apr 2013

First time was a charm….

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OMG!!!! I did it! I popped my competition cherry!!! LOL This was an incredible experience, long but incredible. To see all the hard work my team, other competitors, and myself put in just to prepare for the 15 seconds of glory on that stage is amazing. Plenty of hours living in the gym, money invested in our bodies and FOOD, and the self discipline and will power it takes to become a bodybuilding athlete.
The days leading up to the show, I could not really pin point my feelings about what was going to happen on Saturday. There was a bit nervous and a lot of anxiety about the entire competition process. But once I was in the line up for Junior Figure Class A (Novice Figure)- Vee Bleu took over and I just had fun with it and didn’t worry about the outcome.
I did not place in the Top 5, but for me this was not about winning a trophy. This was about accomplishing a goal and more importantly establishing a healthy lifestyle for myself. Gracing the stage just was one of many milestones that will take place in my life. I am just blessed and grateful that I finally got to experience the “stage”  I been talking about over the last 10 years.
From a bodybuilding sport perspective there is room for improvement from a mental and physical body standpoint. From my personal non- sport life perspective – I am very pleased and happy with the person I am becoming. I have a love and appreciation for myself that was never there.
“Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.” ~ Brian Tracy
2013 NPC Charlotte Cup
This experience just reconfirms that anything is possible if you want it bad enough.  I want to take this experience and build off the momentum.  Do more shows, accomplish other goals, and help others on their journey as well.
The cool thing about bodybuilding sport is that it does not matter how many times you get up on stage and what age you are doing the sport – at it will always be here. Unlike other sports there is no expiration. So my next show I will come to the stage with a stronger body and mind to match.
This is just the beginning…. the sky is the limit.
Live Life! Be Fit!
 – Vee Bleu
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29 Mar 2013

Stop looking back – keep your eyes forward.

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Somedays I look back at my life and think damn I have come far. Then I get a reminder of the past and get sad sometimes because I can’t always change everything. We are only in total control of ourselves (mind &body). With that being said instead of looking at the past, I am GRATEFUL for my TODAY. Can’t do **** about what happen yesterday. I have to live in the NOW and the present moment. Life is too wonderful to be sad and blue over stuff that is total out of your control.

Update on Competition Progress:

I did not participate in what i thought my 1st show was going to be this past Saturday.  At first I was alittle bummed about it, but I know everything happens the way it is suppose to . So now I am 4 weeks out from my 1st show and alot of feeling and emotions are coming up. I am scared, nervous, happy and excited all at the same time. All I can do is do my best from this point forward. Laser Focus Time!!!

Vee Bleu
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12 Feb 2013

No Sacrifice, No Victory….Tunnel Vision

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6 weeks out /40 days and I have some serious tunnel vision. I feel really good like anything is possible at this point!!! I have cut out Splenda and Spray butter and up my water game. All my Fitness Pros Family will understand why that is a serious change of pace.  But I want to give it my ALL-  110%. Amped up and dialed in. Haven’t been this focused in quite awhile.  As a friend said to me, “It’s time to go in the rabbit hole.” Believing in myself and sticking to my plan is really key in sticking though the next 6 weeks.  I am learning that if you sacrifice now, bigger accomplishments will come later.
This figure competition is about me seeing what Veronica aka Vee Bleu is made of!!!  Every day I am making sure my daily check list is completed. Trying my best not to fall back into bad habits, temptations, and negative self-talk.
Take it one day at a time and like my trainer Roc says ” WIN the DAY!”
Vee Bleu
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30 Jan 2013

New Year! New Me!

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“ To accomplish great things, we must not only act but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.” – Anatole France

2013 is here!!! As I prepare for my first figure competition, so many emotions are running through me.  From OMG I am so close to oh shit am I ready?

The other day I thought to myself, “Vee you are actually living IN your dream. Right in the midst of accomplishing a goal you set for yourself in 2003 before you really knew what competitive bodybuilding was all about.”  I feel a sense of pride and accomplishment. This is more than 10 years in the making with most of the hard work done within the last two years. Most of the time we go through this life just living day to day.  But to be aware and in the moment is a whole different feeling. Feels good to have come this far.

For the next couple of weeks, it’s about focusing. Something I struggle with but I’m finding ways to improve this particular area in my life. Focusing requires having a plan and then taking the time to execute items on that plan. Compartmentalizing helps as well. Do one thing at a time until you’re ready to move on to the next task.

I have a daily checkoff list I go through everyday.  Honestly, I don’t hit every item all the time but I know what I have to be focused on:

  1. Being thankful  – Starting my day on a positive note has really helped me change my perspective on life.  I have taken the time to look at things from different angles and just be thankful for all I have right now.
  2. Eat on time – Make sure I get all my meals in and don’t eat no bullshit as my trainer Roc would so eloquently state.
  3. Drink my water – Make sure I get my daily water intake
  4. Train and cardio – hit it hard and as planned
  5. Rest, Recovery, & Stretch – All that training and cardio is in vain if I don’t give my body time to rest.
  6. Posing – Practicing 3 to 4 times a week for 15 to 20 mins makes sure I am confident on stage
  7. Visualization – Before I go to bed I try to see myself on stage. This has been a little challenging for me since I’ve never been onstage before. But I still try to imagine how I want to look and feel when I get up there. How effortlessly my turns are and how I hit each pose. They say it all starts in the mind first!!

For the next 8 weeks, it’s do or die time…these next weeks are what separate the winners from losers. I have to keep digging deep and remember why I am doing this.

If it means I cannot hang out or meet up with friends anymore because I need my rest and mental focus, then that’s what I must do. Over the past two years I have sacrificed time, money, and efforts (as well as giving up eating foods I thought I enjoyed at one time) and now with the goal only at arm’s length, this helps me avoid temptations.  This whole adventure is about me becoming a better version of Veronica.

“I don’t believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be.” – Ken Venturi

Vee Bleu
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