Yay, posting for the second day in row. If I can just get it up to three in a row, I think I will qualify as a blogger again. Yes, I have been neglecting you all for a while, it’s true, but I haven’t been neglecting the gym. I’m working out hard fix or six days a week, and I’m starting to see more growth and strength. My diet could have been stricter the past couple of weeks, but considering how crazy life has been for the past few weeks, I think I’ve done a pretty good job. I still think I don’t really qualify as a female bodybuilder, but I am definitely an FBB in training, I think.
I was very happy recently when a new woman trainer at my gym stopped to chat while I was drinking water after my workout and asked me if I was planning to compete someday. She was shocked when I said, no, never. “You’re always here, always training all kinds of crazy stuff—I’m always surprised when someone who isn’t getting on stage can get motivated to train like that.” I think I had been doing some kind of supersets with sled-dragging as one component and I was drenched in sweat. I have to say, it really made my week.
I told her I was just doing it for myself, which is true. I also really wanted to tell her about shooting for my website and porn videos, too, and about wanting to be in better shape the next time I worked with Ashlee Chambers or Darkside Milinda or another top level athlete who makes porn. Those women are my inspiration! Any progress I’ve made lately is at least partly because I met them this spring. But I thought it was better not to fill her in.
I don’t mean to make it sound like she was saying I’m in contest shape, or ripped, or even all that fit looking. She knew enough about bodybuilding to understand that I am off season. And that’s part of why it meant a lot to me. When people who don’t understand compliment me on my progress or some muscle they admire, that can be really flattering and even exciting, but it’s clear that most people only understand the end result, not what it took to get there. In this case, someone who understood was complimenting me on my effort and my dedication and my consistency. That made me very happy.
So, since I’ve been dragging that sled and squatting and doing walking lunges, and kettlebells swings and deadlifts, an since it’s Ass Wednesday, here’s a recent progress picture that shows off my legs, taken by a new woman photographer I’m working with. And, since I’m me, I’m in a corset and high heels. What do you think? I don’t know about the progress, but I really like her style!