I decided many years ago that as I spent all of my time in the gym I might as well get paid for it, so I became a Personal Trainer. Now I help other people get fit and maintain their sanity whilst maintaining mine! That is a win for everyone, better than drinking wine.
I also needed another goal, as taking up running many years ago wasn’t cutting it anymore so I thought I would give bodybuilding a go. I could torture the boy and get fit at the same time. Awesome!
It gave me something to focus on and required lot of training and willpower to not eat the peanut butter (peanut butter is awesome by the way) for the five months of leading up to my first show but I made it. And boy did I enjoy eating afterwards. Especially peanut butter…. and bread. And bread WITH peanut butter. And Vegemite toast…. Do you get the picture?
I did enjoy torturing the boy with ‘the terminator’ pose as he called it. Actually anything involved with bodybuilding scared him! The thought of his mum in a bejeweled bikini on stage was appalling! There was no way he was coming to watch me compete, both kids were horrified…. How rude!
Last year I did another show but didn’t enjoy it as much and it was a hard slog. I was glad to see the end of it. I took some time off training and now just exercise to keep fit and healthy. There can be a balance – I think – I have an addictive personality so I tend to hit any interests hard and don’t go into anything half-hearted.
And I will keep the bikini close by for when I need to punish the kids some more and put it on.
It is a parent’s job to embarrass their kids yes?
Time to go train again methinks!