One Eye Open

Do you ever have mornings when only one eye opens? And no matter how hard you try, only the right one will open? It’s like you’re peeking to see if it actually is time to get up or if that annoying noise is just in your dreams.

These are the mornings when you fill the coffee pot with your eyes shut and turning on the kitchen light is a form of utter torture. Exaggerated blinking is required to help you remember how many scoops of grounds you’ve already put in your french press, although extra strong coffee is not a bad idea when you’re in such a state.

It's morning? REALLY? Oh dear gracious....!

The last thing you want to do is whip up a healthy, clean breakfast and then go tackle a strenuous workout. What you really want is for the maid to come and put away all your tupperware and make you fresh, gooey cinnamon rolls.

When both eyes finally open there is no maid to be found; just you, some epically strong coffee, and the quiet of the morning screaming back at you.

It is in this moment that you choose to whether or not to compete. You don’t just compete when you are on stage; you compete every moment of your day. You either choose to succumb to the momentary pleasure of going back to bed, eating bad foods, or not giving yourself fully to your workout or you choose to open both eyes and compete.

After today you won’t get another chance to eat healthy, give 100% effort at every exercise, or think positive and kind things about yourself. You only have today and this moment to live and live fully, so I vote that you open both eyes and go for it!

You can be your biggest support or your biggest competition; which is it going to be?

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  1. Millie Webster says

    Are there any kind of competition/programs that are somewhere between figure competitor and beauty pageants?

    Also, I love your gym bag.It’s just my speed and am wondering if they are available in the lower 48?

    • Yup! I think you are thinking of the Bikini category. It totally depends on the federation that you are competing with though. Here is a link to the different categories and what the judges look for in the federation that I am competing with. I am not sure where you live, but if you are interested in a competition I would love to help you find one!

      I also love my gym bag!! I bought it from America online at: If you get it, let me know what you think!!!

  2. I love your blog! Your positivity is just so refreshing, keep it up!

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