ATTENTION LEVEL FAM ⠀
We are sure that by now you've seen and heard the news that we've got another six week challenge about to kick off. WELL this time around, a handful of the Level coaches themselves will be doing the challenge with you!! Melissa, Jamie, Jesse, Natasha and Marissa will be completing the six week challenge, all while Karma preps for her next bodybuilding show as well! ⠀
Not only do you get to work one on one with an experienced, knowledgable coach during those six weeks, but these coaches will be going through the challenge with you, digging deep and pushing right there beside you! Our coaches always provide excellent accountability and motivation - but here's your shot to work with your coach and crush some goals together!!
Couldn't say this any better!! #Repost@fitprobecky (@get_repost)
When I started competing, there wasn't as much social media out there and I never used it. I literally had no idea what anyone else was doing unless I followed message boards or personally kept in contact with other athletes. I am so thankful for that!!!
With no distractions and no self imposed expectations of what or who I should be online, my only option was to put my head down and work. I remember those mornings at 5am - dead tired, trying to psych myself up to lift in a gym where no one else competed. The thought that kept me going was "Someone, somewhere is working - I will not let them out work me." No specific idea, just this picture of my competition busting ass. So I better too.
Some of you might be well served to follow suit and focus more on your training and less on your online presence.
I'm often asked for recommendations - particularly coaching. I'll ask the athlete who they've worked with before and check out some of their photos. It's definitely key (and at times difficult) to find a coach that best fits your personality and goals, but if I look at your social media and I see more selfies than results, the answer may not be a new coach.
Social media success and competitive achievement are often mutually exclusive. One does not guarantee the other. And I promise you, as a judge, I often don't know and I definitely don't care how many followers you have. If you want to win, my advice to you is to get off your phone, and get to work.
If you can manage both and enjoy it, more power to you! But if you're losing your pump because you gotta get a gym selfie, you may wanna rethink your priorities. If you're not losing body fat because you're going live on Insta (while your cardio slows to a crawl) you may wanna rethink your goals. And if you're melting down because of the comments (or lack there of) on your last progress pic, you might wanna remind yourself who your audience is on stage - the judges. Not your followers.
Just my two cents - but as a competitor who never shared much of her journey online (I kept it personal and private), I can tell you, there's value in worki
Nothing in life is permanent... Swipe
Although I am not currently competing, my love for the sport remains. My views on it and what it means to me have greatly changed though. Right now, my drive to do what is required of me isn't something I'm interested in pursuing. At all. It wasn't until a few weeks ago that I actually started to enjoy training again!!! There's something to be said about a comeback
Is my time done? Who knows! Could be, but maybe not. I don't think that inner drive will ever dissipate but for now, it's time spent being me. #love #grateful #myjourney