Thursday, July 30, 2015

Competition Season Got Me ... M I A

Hey Fit Fam ..

I feel so bad! I am a horrible little blogger, lol. I've just had so much going on and honestly really not a lot to blog about that wouldn't be self serving and contest prep based. Most of my daily gym grind and food life is posted on Instagram or Snap Chat .. so I just never think about blogging when I'm busy. Even though it brings me zero income .. blogging brings me lots of joy knowing you all are reading! I miss it and I promise I'll get back to doing it regularly. I just needed a break to focus on my 6 week prep for my 2015 competition season.

After a 7 month "off season" I finally put on my sparkly suit, stage shoes, long extensions, fake eyelashes and hit the stage for THREE National shows in ONE month - whew!! Team Universe in New Jersey, Masters Nationals in Pittsburgh and then USAs in Vegas! It has been a whirlwind of a month. My body is fine .. but I am pretty exhausted from packing, driving, flying, etc.

As for the outcome? I'm not really sure what to say. Overall I am happy ... but not satisfied.  I brought my best to all three shows. Masters Nationals was my favorite. I went in a little harder after coming in softer at Team U. Why? Well.... because I like that look better and it seemed the judges were picking plenty of muscular/hard girls at Team U ... so why not!!! In the end of course it didn't matter. Different judges at each show. I ended up placing 8th (Team U Masters 35+ Bikini) 7th (Masters Nationals) and 10th (USAs Open Bikini.) I also competed in OPEN at Team U .. I freaking got 3rd call outs. Something that has NEVER happened :-(  Not gonna lie ... mentally this has been really rough... but I am not ready to give up. I know the sport is subjective and I've had a problem getting any feedback, so I'm just taking what pkg I like and what it appears the judges may be going for this season ... and keep my head up!!

What's next??? I'm not sure? Possibly North Americans in 5 weeks. If not, I'll need to do a local show and hopefully re-qualify for Nationals in Miami in November. I am taking the week to decide what is best. But I am certainly leaning toward getting back on that stage in September :) Then hubs and I will be going to Olympia later in September. I've even thought about doing the Flex Model Search?! I mean .. I will be ready if I do North Americans :) :) For those of you that don't know .. my husband does the stage design for Olympia (he is VP and owner at IMAG Video .. a LED Video production company) ... and this year he is doing production for EVERYTHING ... expo, show, stage, etc! I'm so proud of him and can't wait to see his stage design and hard work!!!

In the meantime .. I have some BIG news to announce in the coming week or two! My TV career is kicking back up in a big way and I can't wait to share what my next big gig is :) I also am finally going to get my training certification and I have a GREAT idea for anyone that I take on as clients!! That should hopefully kick up fall/winter! Eeek .. so exciting!

Eat Clean. Train Dirty.

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