That was fast! I’ve been lucky enough to have Tony Geftos from Channel 13 come to my home tomorrow at 9am to do a follow up on my success at the Olympia! Fantastic! I’ll be happy to tell Toledo what kind of an athlete we have here! ^_^ I’ve worked so hard & just want to tell everybody.. so glad they’ll take the time to fit me in!
I have literally.been sitting. all day! OOf. But! I have concluded my contact to Tori Victoria Carmen Ch 24, Tony Geftos Ch 13, Don Emmons The Blade, Caitlin Overberghe Bedford Now, and Mike Lacett of Ch 11! Let’s see if they’re intersted oin letting Toledo know how we did against the best of the best in California at The Natural Olympia 2013!
I’ve spent some time this morning tracking down the names of the journalists and reporters that came to support me before The Natural Olympia, it’s time to see if they’re interested in doing a follow up! I certainly hope they’re all interested, I’d love to tell them that one of Toledos’ own has actually returned from the biggest natural bodybuilding sporting event that there is, and brought home TWO SILVER MEDALS in my Figure category! The girl they interviewed a couple months ago as a freshly minted amateur has achieved Professional Athlete status! I think that’s definitely worth covering!
Now, time to find all their contact info!
For weeks, I have eat, slept, trained, researched, drempt this show. No matter where I was or what I was doing this show was on my mind 24/7. I talked about it and planned for it at every step. I’m choked up.. It has shown me I am capable of big decisions that change my LIFE with my husband by my side. It has also compounded how human I am, how easily mistakes are made. I pray they were not so bad, and that they were only magnified in my mind under the lens and scope of how much this show means to me… maybe, maybe I could have done better, gotten more sleep, stressed less, practiced more, ate cleaner… thought clearer. But… I HAVE PUT MY HEART INTO THIS.. I am working it for the pride, for the moment I can say, I did it. To be the healthiest I’ve ever been, to take my physique to a new level… So I can have this experience in my life to inspire me for the rest of my training life, and to begin the decision to find a way to make a living with what I love to do….
After the months and weeks of prep, 1000s of hours of training to failure, a year of dieting, sobriety, focus, and now going into my third show after flying across the county to this beautiful city, I have such a new and huge respect for competition… this has absolutely changed my live and taken me to a place I have only ever dreamed.. before things start happening, I need to take this moment to THANK EVERYONE for what they’ve done to support us getting here.. It had absolutely been physically& emotionally exhausting, & your encouragement has meant all the difference.. it has meant everything. I’m here now, putting my passion on the line, all this hard work for today, to build myself as the creature I so want to be… and we never even saw this coming. I am so humbled… I know you guys are all behind me at home… that gives me so much comfort..
Just a snack before heading in to do my last full body train here at home.. most things are packed, wondering what I’ll forget.. I’m tense, but happy. After training it’s a little work on my figure suit, making the neck custom-fit so it needs no bow… nerve wracking to literally cut the suit but I’m quite confidant I will not ruin it. Brain is running at a pretty high rpm, but I’m calm knowing what the plan for the night is.. Just gotta train, practice here and there, suit work and pack it, exfoliate, figure out what to wear for the flight, pack last minute toiletries, maybe call my Mom and Dad again & tell her how much I love them Just gotta keep my head &heart focused. The stress is good for me, &I trust there will be help out there if I need it. Just praying I don’t get lost… !
I love you Jamie <3
Well, this is it! The last day before our flight to California! Up early for pre-breakfast cardio, breakfast, exfoliation, and now some errands before drawing it all together…
I definitely feel my head held high today, smiling at everyone & so upbeat it could be sickening
I don’t know if I’m ready.. or if anyone is ever really ready for their first Natural Olympia.. there can only ever be one 1st.. I just hope that evening comes together for an amazing trip, just maybe even some couple’s time.. I want to come back with an amazing story that I’ll remember all my life, that will change my life… I know in this competition I am doing everything I can with the thing I love the most, my training.. and I am putting it all on the line…
I’m just hoping that if anything happens with my nerves, or God FORBID I have a panic attack… that it’s nowhere near the stage or affect anything I have to do.. I don’t care how nervous I get as long as I can harness all my strength, all the confidence I have been building& carving out for months at the moment I need it, and blow the audience away….
The next two days will be focused on *practice*, skin care, packing, stretching, full body training, hydration, and fighting to keep my diet tight till the last second. And our sanity..
Pre-breakfast cardio! Get it as the sun comes up! That always feels the best…! 2nd to last before the flight~
HIIT andProgress Pictures DONE! It’s a great start to the day so far, which makes me feel great about tackling all the work ahead! And a BirtchBox to lift my girly spirits no less Next, breakfast! Kale, asparagus, chicken. Pretty straight forward ^_^