A Day In the Life of Chantelle

I am blessed to journey to the stage with a group of 14 other fabulous women – the Bikini Or Bust Competitors. Each and every one of them is amazing and deeply committed to giving their training all that they can.

Figure Competitors are an interesting breed of woman! So how do we go about our every day lives and fit in all the training, food prep, family, friends, work, and everything else in between?

Here’s how Chantelle does it!

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.”
~ Marianne Williamson

The first time I read this quote I think my brain breathed a sigh of relief.  For so long I couldn’t figure out why I would never strive to be better and go further with something I believed in.  This quote completely explained something I haven’t been able to explain for 7 years and it set me free of all the things that were holding me back.

 

 

Sassy, fabulous, and embracing the fullness of life!

 

 

“Snarly” would be the word I would use for me when I wake up early in the morning which is why I have always been the type of person who has to wake up to music. I usually set my alarm to 6am but I have a feeling that will be changing soon since I feel double cardio sessions creeping up on me.  My morning ritual is always the same, I like regularity. Food is number one before everything, always. Once I finish eating I head over to the “supplement cabinet” to grab my morning dosages of calcium, glucosamine, CLA, and fat burner, then head for the shower.  My work day starts at 8am, ends at 5pm, and includes an hour lunch. Since I’m in a small office there are no set breaks and everyone eats at their desk. This makes it very easy for me to get all my meals in. Almost too easy. J When I first started eating my supper at 3:30pm my co-workers only questioned it once and now they continually make loving pokes every time I bring it out of the fridge.

After work is training time.  Weights are first cardio is second. This is why I eat my supper between 3:30 – 4:00 that and the fact that it keeps within the 2.5-3 hour feeding times lol.  During the week there isn’t a lot of free time but I think it’s easy for me to fit it all in because there’s just me and my hubby in the house.  Kudos to you moms by the way, I don’t know how you do it.  Maybe it’s the support system you have. I know having my mom and my husband right beside me has given me strength through the tough times like Christmas.

As of right now I don’t have an exact favorite time of day or a hated time of day but if I had to choose I LOVE bedtime and I hate to wakeup. Ha-ha!  I’m such a moody person and it fluctuates from day to day. Heck from hour to hour lol.  I actually find I’m saying no to a lot of things lately, especially my hubby though it’s mostly food related situations……

“Honey let’s go out for dinner.”
“No”

“Honey let’s go to Tim Horton’s for breakfast.”
“No”

The one thing I have to say yes to is food prep.  Without food prep time all is surely lost lol.  We usually try to do a lot of food prep on Sundays but of course things need to be replenished through the week.

Sometimes I feel very abnormal during this process only to find out that what I’m feeling, what my body is doing is completely normal.  I’m not sure I’m any different from any one else either.  I’m coming to realize that even the pros have a hard time sticking with it.  They have to say yes and no to the same things as we do. That is what’s so great about this sport; your trials and tribulations bring you closer to your competitors. You form like this kindred spirit with the people next to you on stage because you know what it took to get there.

I’m finding out a lot about myself through this process and I like it.

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Comments

  1. YAY Chantelle! You go girl!!

  2. Chantelle says:

    Haha thanks!!! I kept thinking of all of you while in Mexico thinking “Those girls are working hard so I have to too!” I can’t wait to see everyone else’s!

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