Well……I am happy to report that I completed the 2015 Carolina Supernatural Bodybuilding Competition this past weekend, in fact, I won!! Woo Hoo!! I placed second in the Women’s Bodybuilding Masters 50 & Over division, but placed first in the Women’s Bodybuilding Open Heavyweight, then won the Women’s Bodybuilding Open Overall Champion. And, I certainly didn’t expect this, but I received my Pro Card! I am now considered a professional bodybuilder!! Whew! I am very thrilled to have done so well, but I am still in shock!!
As I have stated all along, this was about the journey for me. It just goes to show that with a lot of hard work and discipline, you can reach not only your goals but beyond your goals as well! My goal was to train and prepare to the best of my ability and to give it my best once I got on that stage Saturday night. That’s all I could ask of myself! And, that’s what I did, and it paid off tremendously for me!! And, I can’t tell you how excited and pleased I feel having achieved more than what I set out to achieve!! It’s very rewarding!!
I want to thank all of you for your support and encouragement throughout my training process. I can’t tell you how all of your positive feedback on my blog posts really kept me motivated to stay on track and to strive for my best! I would like to also thank my wonderful husband, Tim, and my boys for all of their unwavering support and for having to put up with me during all of this, especially on low carb days!! I couldn’t have succeeded without their love and support. I love you guys!! I would like to thank my awesome trainer, Anthony Tiller, for his love, support, encouragement, and expertise throughout my journey. He is the master behind the madness and the man with the plan!! Thank You Anthony!! And I can’t thank enough my friend and fellow bodybuilder, Tina Bell, for all of her help—-she choreographed my posing routine, provided tremendous amounts of positive support and encouragement, and was always there whenever I needed her! Thanks Tina! I would like to also thank my sweet friend, Lauren Wood, for always being there for me in and out of the gym and always with her beautiful smile!! Your support didn’t go unnoticed!! Thanks Lauren! And last but not least, I want to thank all of my wonderful friends who are part of the fabulous Underdog Family!! You guys also kept me on track with your support and encouragement and willingness to let me have free riegn of the gym whenever I was in there to workout!! Y’all are the BEST!! I love my Underdog family—-you folks ROCK!!
I have enjoyed these last several days of eating and drinking anything I want—-it’s been fun!! My family and I are headed to Spain for our family vacation for the next 10 days, and I can’t tell you how great I feel physically, mentally, and emotionally, and how excited I am to experience the culture of another country and not have a care in the world about what I eat or drink!! BRING IT ON!!! So, when I return, I plan to get back into a regular workout routine of lifting 3 days a week and watching my macros to some degree. My trainer says he is going to reverse me out when I get back from vacation, and it will make it very easy for me to maintain what I have worked so hard to achieve. Although, I hope to put just a little weight back on. I just don’t want to go overboard with all of the bad eating and gain more than I would like.
Thanks again for following along with me during my journey!!