I thought I would make a quick video to keep you informed regarding my first bikini competition, the Beachbody Classic. Of course, made it through pre-judging. I felt really great going into it, but I did not make the top twenty. Having said that, it’s not the end of the world. I will be on stage tonight for the grand finale.
If everyday of my life went exactly the way that I wanted it to go, I would have zero character, and I really wouldn’t be the person that I am today.
I was with my nephew and I checked my email, and then I just started crying. I felt like I put so much into this. I’ve been preparing for this competition for nine months, I’ve lost almost forty pounds. The reality is, objectively I probably have about five to ten percent more body fat to go. That’s okay, because when things like this happen, first of all we need to be objective.
It kind of reminded me of two things. The first thing was several years ago, I did my first sprint triathlon that was open water. I was the last person out of the water. The next couple years I came back, went at it even harder and I was no longer last. Sometimes it just takes time to excel in life.
A lot of people have been asking, people that are really close to me like, “Are you going to do it again, are you going to do it next year, are you still going to a show.” I don’t know. I need twenty four hours to think about it, but I’ll tell you what’s getting ready to happen right now. Now that I’m done crying, I’ve gone to ta couple of sessions. I’ve seen some friends, and just listened to Gary V. and I know..Patience is a virtue, and you never ever ever give up. Never ever ever give up, so I’m going to get dressed.
I’m going to put on my suit, I’m going to get my face made up and we’re going to slay it! I’m going to represent my team. I’m going to represent my family, I’m going to represent everything and everybody that has push me a long the way. I’m going to get on that stage and I’m going to represent myself and I’m going to represent you all. In the best way possible.Thank you, thank you for your support.
Thank you for every moment that you took out of your life to put a single comment on my page to encourage me, because it’s not over and we all have life. There are so many people that I take care of everyday that would just love to be able to even stand up on their own. To breathe on their own, to feed themselves, to walk to the bathroom on their own. Who am I to be upset or to complain, because I didn’t win a freaking body building competition? Be thankful, be thankful for the life you have. I’m going to represent all my friends back Jacksonville Florida. Just represent life, represent health, represent tenacity. I will be representing my team, Team Resilience and Transformation Nation.
I’m sharing some fun pictures including my before and after below. Enjoy!