Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Figure Competition Prep Finished Week Five

Its almost Christmas and I am on this amazing journey. Getting ready to compete in my first Figure show is exciting. When I first started training, I was very excited for a couple of reasons. One, since last year after my surgery, I gained about eight pounds and struggled to get it off, having to take time off for injuries and not getting in my own workouts was very hard for me to do. Even though I was still in pretty good shape and everyone was nice and told me they couldn't really tell that I was heavier, ( how nice, but really?) I was still teaching my classes and eating pretty clean, I felt heavy and not as in shape as I had been about three years back.
Second, this is my dream!! I have always worked hard at accomplishing my goals and help others do the same. I shared in my first post about this journey that this is my dream and my turn to show everyone that it can be done. That is whatever your goal is or whatever your goals are, you can accomplish all of them. For me being a Fitness Professional and helping others get in the best shape of their lives is very rewarding and also a blessing. Having a very successful business as a rep for Beachbody is the reason I get to do this now!! I have come very far in my life, with financial hard times to being sick and this is my time to say: WE Can Do It, WE Are Worth it! I am on a mission to reach as many people as I can and help them live a better balanced and quality filled life, emotionally, physically and financially.

OK, so has it been easy? Um, yes and no! I struggle like anyone else with making it happen, the difference is this. I know that I am making progress, I also know I have a long way to go. I may be hard on myself and say, come on really more muscle please lets go already, but at the same time I am taking pictures along the way and when I look at them I see the difference, sometimes just a bit and sometimes more. I am keeping track of my workouts and what I am eating and where my body fat percent is at as well as my body weight. So, each week I adjust depending on how my body responds.
So, I may want more changes now, but I am only in my sixth week and wow what a difference already. If I beat myself up with negative words, that won't get me anywhere. I am in this to go far and to help others as well. So on to week six and more great changes to come.

I am so blessed to be able to share this journey with a very special friend, here name is Lori McGraw. We are friends, fellow fitness girls and she is a coach on my team. Lori and I now get to share this most special bond of training together. We both have a huge passion for motivation and helping other women reach their goals. So we are in this together and I plan on sharing some of our pics together soon as well.

Continue to look for more updates and I will share more as we go along.
thanks and have a Blessed day.

Dani Laux


  1. Awesome Dani!!! Thank you for being such an INSPIRATION to our team!!!!

  2. Thank you for sharing, your very inspiring, even if our goals are different!