Stage photos from Saturday night. And some random other photos.
Can’t wait to see more pics. Loved this new suit by @ccfitwear
hair and makeup by @trishfitbeauty
tanning by Sprays by K and training/nutrition by Rose Athletic Club.
I still cannot believe that I am nationally qualified in fitness and figure for the NPC. This is literally a dream come true. I know I will have to choose which direction to go in, but have my sights set on a national competition next summer which means 8 months to tighten up and work on an even more dynamic routine if going the fitness route.
After losing 75 lbs, 46+ inches, almost 20% fat in the last 14 months, I am amazed at what I’ve done in a short amount of time - it doesn’t seem real. 2nd Place Figure Class A at my first show. 3rd Place Figure Class A at my second show. 1st Place Fitness at my first fitness show and second show. I know I have work to do. But the encouragement from judges, promoters, and expediters - and fellow competitors and IFBB pros that I have met so far gives me such encouragement that I am on the right track for where I want to go.
My body has been my enemy at times. My mind has been worse. I have overcome so much - 2 high risk pregnancies and c-sections, a late term pregnancy loss, cubital tunnel and an elbow surgery, car accident that caused a back, knee, and neck injury and resulted in a disc replacement at C3-4. All of this in the span of 4-5 years. Finding out about PCOS, adenomyosis, endometriosis, and now a lesion behind my csection scar believed to be endometriosis IN my scar. I struggled with postpartum depression, anxiety, and psychosis. I have panic disorder. It is crippling at times. I work full time as a teacher and run a business. I’m career changing. I am a mama of 2 under 5. I breastfeed. I could use ANY of this as an excuse but I use it to empower me to keep going.
I’m not going to stop. I cannot wait to see what 2018 brings.
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