Carmen and I had to discuss what our family life would look like if I continued to do bodybuilding. We agreed that it would work if I started my days at 5am and knocked out half my cardio and weights before the baby woke up at 8am. I would then take the baby to daycare that’s inside the gym. I could then do 2 more hours of cardio and do all my emails with my coworkers in Budapest and Shanghai. I would also have to juggle diapers, naps and meals but at least I had a plan for my workouts. It’s been a crazy year but now I know it’s possible. I’m definitely going to need a break after my next show (World Championships in Athens) but I’m thankful that my family has been with me through one of the hardest things I’ve ever done.