Done. Placed 3rd today in an unbelievably tough class but today's competition was way more than the placing. My most supportive person, my better half, my girlfriend @jessrios09, who has been with me since the 1st competition in 2012 and even before that. Not to mention, my cousin, @jstormaesthetics flew in all the way from CALIFORNIA to come support me and that already makes me feel like a winner. Also, not to mention all of the many supporters and subscribers that came up and spoke with me, thank you guys. Regardless of placing, I gave it my all and that's all I could ask for. I feel like a winner today!
To address the other elephant in the room, competing. I'm announcing that I will not be competing anymore. I've built my channel around the idea of fitness, lifestyle and most importantly, health. Competing to me has amazing perks including learning about yourself in a way that you wouldn't imagine you'd be able to. However, it is not ideal to bring your body to such a frail state and such a low body fat. You can be completely healthy, look amazing and still be happy with yourself. Having said that, if you've never done it before, I would definitely recommend you try it if it's in your interest. I would like to reiterate that I'm extremely blessed to be in the position that I am in today and I wouldn't have it any other way. So many loved ones texting me, messaging me and calling me. Thanks for everything guys! Now it's time to reverse diet and gain!