Ok ok, time for an update!! This morning was a whirlwind of ✨sparkles, 🍚carbs, 👯♀️new friends and 😌focused moments. I thought of each piece of (good) advice I received over the last 27 weeks and followed to a T.
1️⃣ Trust the process. Coach @paulrevelia is my big mvp because not only does he know his shit with this sport, but he’s got impeccable coaching and communication skills. I always felt safe, capable and ready under his supervision, from 27 weeks to 27 minutes.
2️⃣ Even though it goes fast, take it ALL in. @amberjayenergy told me this, among a few other bodybuilders such as her whom I really respect, and I made sure to do that no matter what was happening, who was there, or where I thought I would place. This is a once in a lifetime thing, my first national show. I’ve made sure to breathe it all in and I know that’s a big part of what centered me on stage.
3️⃣ Have fun!! This a hobby after all. I love bodybuilding and I do it for the aesthetics, AND the thrill of being glammed up and on stage. While Everyone was nervously standing around in line before the stage, I was dancing so hard my brackets were falling off. It helped me stay warm, loose, and ready to put that energy out towards the judges, and do it for ME all at the same time.
🥁🥁🥁🥁Now for what happened on stage🥁🥁🥁 I got first callouts, got placed center, and stayed there. FUCK YES. Now I’m not going to get my hopes up because you never know...but I’m pretty sure it’s a good sign. 👈🏼👈🏼👈🏼Swipe through for some 📱 stage shots from prejudging.
Thank you to everyone who has reached out whether you’re family or friend, acquaintance or follower, your support means the world to me.
Cannot WAIT for finals tonight!
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