As I sit here & try to type out my thoughts from yesterday...I'm still so overwhelmed with emotion. I am NATIONALLY QUALIFIED!!! Like holy shizzz😧 I can't believe the day has come and gone just like that. I spent 16 weeks in prep, making sure I hit my macros every day/drank all the water I needed to, giving 100% every workout and getting my cardio in when needed, etc. This prep was honestly a really good first prep experience for me, I loved all of it including the test days. I physically felt amazing 95% of the time and NEVER felt like my body was shutting down/fighting me (thankful for a proper reverse dieting workout phase beforehand🙌🏼). Of course, I had my days where I struggled mentally and doubted myself but you gotta have those days in order to appreciate the good ones.
Stepping on stage yesterday...I honestly didn't expect to love it as much as I did. The feeling of being up there & showcasing all of my hard work gave me a indescribable feeling. I was confident and proud of what I brought to the stage yesterday. I chose to do this not for a title but for ME. I chose to remind myself that I am strong, driven and can do anything I put my mind to. There is so much more I could say about this experience but I will save that for another time.
Thank you to my family and friends for being so supportive of me and believing in me. Thank you to an AMAZING coach @laurinconlin , beyond thankful that I did my research and found a coach that best suited me and I knew I could trust with my body. Laurin is a funny, beautiful, intelligent, helpful, supportive woman. I could go on & on but that's for another post. And thank you to everyone who reached out to wish me good luck/congratulate me, your kind words don't go unnoticed💚
Now, it's time to decide on my next show🤔✨