Life in Balance


Peace is something that I have been thinking about the past few days. And the reason why is kind of funny. I am 15 days out from my first figure competition and I am not nervous at all. I’m actually feeling quite peaceful about the whole thing. As I was thinking of the reason why, it came to me; I am prepared. For the last few months I have done every workout, and haven’t cheated on my meal plan even once. There is nothing more that I could have done. I don’t know what I am going to look like on stage, and I don’t know who else will be there to compete against, but for me knowing that I have done all that I can gives me peace. After that, the rest of up to my Heavenly Father.

A few months ago, I was filling out a paper that asked me if time, money, and responsibility were no object what would I have. The first thing that came to mind was the word, Peace. As soon as that thought came I then thought ya right. Well what I thought at that time was that peace was dependent upon my lack of stress, or abundance of time and money. What I have learned is that no matter the situation, true Peace comes from knowing that you have done everything in your power to accomplish something, whether it be at work, at home, in a relationship, or whatever is important to you at the time.

I am grateful for the journey that I decided to take several months ago to enter a figure competition, not because I have been able to get in the best shape of my life, but because I have learned the true meaning of peace and how to find it in any endeavor that I decide to take.

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