I was talking to a friend yesterday about competing & whether or not I'd ever do it again. I started looking at pictures & it makes me think so many things. Look what 5 months did for me! I most likely won't step on stage again, but I think we owe it to ourselves that we can do things without a HUGE goal or commitment to work towards. We should WANT to work out, eat pizza & burgers when we want to but also feed ourselves with things that will build us & fuel us the right ways. Mentally & physically! I'll always stay active because it's a huge part of who I am, long before I ever started lifting weights or started competing. Our bodies are amazing & give us life everyday. Keep them moving! I'm usually someone that needs an ending goal to stay on track, but Life should be a goal every day. Not just getting through today so we can get to tomorrow. I don't ever want to be 5% body fat again, but feeling sexy in our bodies is such an amazing thing. Work towards that every day. We don't need to be in competition shape to move & sweat. We should find a way to use part of our days to use our bodies & push our limits, simply because we can! I also really love food...& when I tell myself I can have 3 cookies it usually turns into 6. So, I'll probably always eat the 6, because I don't feel we "owe" ourselves cheat meals or "I'm going to do 30 more minutes of cardio so I can have dessert later" --The goal is the goal, but life is lived every moment. In our daily grinds & sacrifices, don't get so caught up in the achievement that we forget to enjoy the now-- 🍻If you want to go out & get crazy with friends, do it! 💪🏽If you want to do 100 push-ups, push yourself & do it. 🥞🥓Want breakfast for dinner every night of the week? Invite me! 😉 Allow yourself to enjoy the shit out of EVERYTHING. Life isn't about being restricted.