Competition isn’t the hardest thing, what truly is hard is prep time, that involves waking up everyday to train with diligence and consistency. It’s hard to maintain a clean diet on a day to day basis with the normalcy of life around you. What is even harder is finding that strength from within that lives you unsettled till a workout is not only done but well executed .
© Francis Njegah
Truth is prepping for any competition always gets super hard for me with new challenges every prep but the usual is the financial implications as well as the emotional and psychological preparations needed to be at per with the package to be brought on stage which needs to be nothing short of well conditioned body physique .
My energy levels at the beginning of the year was nowhere prepared for what was needed of me due to the fact that I was stressed , restless and having countless days of super low energy levels.
While trying to get that balance I fell ill with Chikungunya ( new malaria strain in Mombasa) I didn’t know that implications of this until a week later after feeling better when I resumed training and things were just not going in the right direction. My body wasn’t responding to the exercises , food and just about everything. Chikungunya affects your joints ,body strength, stamina and appetite within that one week I not only lost weight 5 kgs down to he exact but also my strength and stamina was a complete zero.
I went back to zero weights and absolutely one hour training or less than an hour. Three weeks later after recovery I fell ill again this time a triple of three things chikungunya, viral flu and bacterial infection in the blood . With this in mind I had totally lost it, I was unmotivated and u felt super dejected .
Took three weeks off with competition date getting near I resumed my workout with less than 3 weeks away to D – Day. I started taking protein and vitamin supplements to assist my body in recovery as well as maintaining optimum levels on my meals and training.
I went to Kisumu unsure of myself in fact to be sincere I almost backed out feeling that I wasn’t ready enough but the love of the game is what kept my heart beating reminding myself of that one time being on stage while unwell.
Sharing the stage with amazing souls that made that night in Kisumu worthwhile and we sure did have fun.
When my tag number was called as the winner I completely wasn’t ready I walked backwards stage with tears in my eyes. I just couldn’t believe that despite the so many upsetting episodes of events during my prep time didn’t deter me.
Changing perception, pushing limits and not comparing myself to anyone but getting motivation from other athletes competitive journey. I am thankful and great full to my supportive system that pushes and believe in me with so much excitement and anticipation both in the gym and outside gym.
Back to the drawing board as I prepare for MS Kenya bikini 2018 September in Nairobi Louis Leakey Auditorium purpose to attend.
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