"GREAT THINGS NEVER CAME FROM COMFORT ZONES.".
The "Back Pose" photo on the right (I really wish I had my hair up here!) was one week out from my first competition, in October 2016, where I won both of my classes and the Novice Overall at the New England's. The photo on the left is 12 weeks out from this same show!! All of us athletes know that the lighting (and Iphone cameras) do not do us any justice because it makes us look "less tight." But you all get the point! I'm comparing these photos to motivate myself as I get closer to show day. I'm so happy with the improvements I've been able to make so far in almost 9 months. Those who know me well KNOW that I do not skip a day of training, and if I do, I torture myself the next day and double it up!! LOL. I have also been eating very CLEAN all year! (Maybe a cheat once per week bahaha) Anyways, you better believe I will beat my last package and continue to make improvements along with the help of my coach @fakhrimubarak_ceo_ifbbpro 💪🏼🙌🏽.
The reason for the quote above is because it reminded me of show day. I was winning my classes and, crazy, but I DID NOT WANT TO WIN THE (Open bikini) OVERALL! I felt bad winning the other three and thought to myself, "ok, please no more! These are enough!😅" I wanted to see someone else win. Growing up, at one point in my life, I did not have it all and became accustomed to that. Now is that I'm starting to come to understand that "hey, perhaps it is my moment and I will take it all home" - That it's OK to receive! All of us athletes work so hard together to get to that stage so, yes, we all deserve the trophies! But, they do not define us nor our worth! And if we do receive one, two, three, or four, it's because it was OUR MOMENT ❤️ so that's my current mindset as we get closer to the stage. Going in with a positive mindset 100% of the way, and if it all works out🙏🏼, perhaps it will be my moment once again. .
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