Thursday, July 7, 2016

#PrepWithPurpose - July, 7 2016: Anna Haney

For backstory on what #PrepWithPurpose is all about please read the blog entry and/or Instagram Post.
Hey Friends,

Yesterday was one of the best days of my life. I ended up hearing from the IFBB office and got my application and contract expedited and signed!!! I am OFFICIAL and also OFFICIALLY competing in the Flex Lewis Classic Pro/AM on July 16th in Nashville, Tn!!!! This particular show is extra special to me because the Flex Lewis Classic was the very first time I stepped on stage as an amateur back in 2014. I won the Overall Bikini title that night and instantly fell in love with the sport of bodybuilding. This show has always just been for amateur level competitors, but just this year they added a Pro division! Of all years to add this and the show falling just weeks after I turned pro ...  it just feels like fate!!  Coming full circle ... my first amateur show now being the same show that I will make my pro debut ... how cool is that?!?! I'm super excited!! I have zero expectations and I'm sure I'll get slaughtered by girls that have been pros for a while .. but ya never know! Either way I will bring my best, do my thing on stage and feel honored to be able to compete at this level and especially at THIS show! If you live in Nashville (or near by) I would LOVE your support if you can attend! Pre-Judging is where they make all decisions so that is where I could use the most screams! They plan to put Pro Bikini ON STAGE at NOON! So I would suggest getting there and inside by 11am to be safe! Then we go on FIRST at Finals that same evening ... which start at 5pm! I always tell people if you need to pick between the two .. I'd rather you come to Pre-Judging! I'll be posting my "number" on social media once I get it Friday July 15th. So watch for it and if you come .... SCREAM MY NAME AND NUMBER LOUD ... OVER AND OVER, lol! It makes so much of a difference when you can hear people in the crowd! If you can't come .. then just send all the prayers and good vibes for calm nerves, dialing in on point and God's will be done!

Anyway ... words seriously can not describe how it felt looking at that paper with my name on it and signing that line. It certainly lit a fire underneath me for yesterdays workout! But despite my personal excitement .. my heart was still with Logan. Everything physical I did was in his honor! I hope he felt the love!!

Today for PREP WITH PURPOSE we are moving on to a woman who has been a "friend" on my Facebook for some time. I've seen her posts over the months and watched her cancer journey unfold. I asked her if I could include her in Prep With Purpose. So today every stride and every rep will be for Anna! I hope you join me!

Prep With Purpose - July 6, 2016: Anna Haney

Anna was diagnosed with triple negative invasive ductal carcinoma in the right breast on March 8, 2016. It was aggressive stage one. From there, everything moved so rapidly.  She had surgery just over a week later to install a chemo life port and perform a biopsy on her lymph nodes.  Praise God ... the lymph nodes were clear!

Anna began four rounds of chemo on March 25.  She did not get sick, but has been very weak, suffered from severe body aches and nosebleeds.  On June 29th she had a lumpectomy and then on July 5th received THE BEST news she could at this point .... THE CANCER IS GONE!!

This does NOT mean that her cancer journey is done. She still has radiation and needs lots of prayer for strength to continue beating this monster!

Today every ounce of energy I put into my workout will be for YOU Anna! I know you would give anything to feel well enough to be 100% active so today is in your honor!


I hope you are joining me on this PREP WITH PURPOSE journey! If you are ... please post/share and use the hashtag #PrepWithPurpose! Let's get a huge prayer chain going and in the process maybe make the sport of bodybuilding less about "me, me, me" and a little more about helping others! Our motivation doesn't have to come from ONLY ourselves!

If you know anyone that needs urgent or ongoing prayer for any physical reason please email me all the information and a picture (or a few) to

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