Hola! These past few weeks have been GRUELING between the five day yoga promotion I had to do for VS PINK, semester midterms, and competing in my second show. I've been SWAMPED! Thank God [that at least for now] the hard part is done.
I won second place in the NPC All Collegiate Championship, Bikini Division and second place in the Tallahassee Championship, Bikini Division!
I'm excited to be bringing some hardware home! It's no secret, I'm a hard worker. I'm not going to lie, it's a little bittersweet being so close to getting first place. But a very close friend of mines broke something down to me. She told me how I was always hard on myself. The fact that I've managed to achieve something like this and that fact that my body has been making so much progress WITHOUT ANY PROFESSIONAL ASSISTANCE is amazing!
When I looked at it like that, I was kind of shocked myself lol. I do have a very small circle of competitor friends that lend me very helpful advice, but a lot of my knowledge comes from my own research and experimentation with my own body. While training for this competition especially, I've learned so much and grown so much physically AND mentally.
The most rewarding part of this experience (even after my first competition) has been all of the people I have inspired to get in shape and start leading a healthier lifestyle. Since my first competition my dad has lost more than 20lbs and one of my friends from high school has lost more than 30lbs! It's just crazy! Lol! They are saving their lives! Not because they are trying to be skinny, but because they want to be the healthiest "thems" they can be. UGH! :) It just makes me so happy!!!!
Here are a few more pix from the competition this past weekend. Thank you, yet again, for supporting me through yet another accomplishment!...hm..when's the next?
(L) Goofing off backstage with my sister-in-fitness, Khadijah Johnson. (R) Khadijah Doing her thing in the Figure Division. She took home first place in the Collegiate Figure Division and second place in the Tallahassee local Division.
|Rattler Nation! Me, Adam Badger, and Khadijah Johnson|