I read somewhere once that happy people measure themselves by their progress. So as long as they are making continual improvements they are continually happy. On the other hand, unhappy people measure themselves against the ideal. In this case they always fall short, because in reality the ideal is a concept and not a tangible thing that actually exists.
So in other words.. you can chase rainbows and sunsets and never catch them but instead of focusing on where you aren’t… you focus on where you are and enjoy that.
That’s what I choose to do today. I choose to focus on where I am. I am happy.
I competed this past weekend at the Europa Super Show in the IFBB Figure Division. That in itsself is an amazing accomplishment. It took me two years to get back to the stage after I won my class at Team U in 2008. I simply wasn’t prepared for the pro ranks.
Now, after competing at the Europa I realized that I still have a long way to go to be competitive in the pro ranks. That is fine with me, because I was born to take on challenges and I just happen to be crazy (in a good way) and believe I can do anything.. God willing.
With Erik’s help I made great strides this season. Despite running into a few obstacles.. with my injury and my eating issues, I still managed to pull off one hell of a transformation.
If it weren’t for Erik’s constant support and guidance.. I would still be on the sidelines waiting to get in the game. Thanks to him, I am in the game and ready to play.
Cynthia Herndon- IFBB Figure Pro