It's been a long bumpy ride since competing in my first 2 shows in June.
But here we are in November :0
When I earned my Pro Card in June, my intent was to EAT and TRAIN HARD to put on size for my first PRO SHOW in November.
The judges said I had great stage presence and symmetry but that I needed to put on size in my shoulders and my legs and increase muscle overall.
With the help of Bonnie LeFrak and Coach Nick Tumminello I was well on my way!
Well heavy squats, sled work, sprints, dead lifts, and leg extensions got the best of MY KNEES.
AARON BROOKS came to the rescue with his CORRECTIVE GENIUS and I experimented with leg days comprised of entirely posterior chain dominant exercises.
I gradually began biking and added in walks to get in some extra cardio.
BUT I wasn't out of the clear yet
3 weeks ago I received the news that I would be unable to compete in Figure at the WNBF Worlds. I was heartbroken. I was told I could not take part in Worlds as a PRO or an Amateur.
Instead of ditching my diet and quitting altogether I used my support system of JT, my parents, Jenn Finn, and Kevin McCarthy to come to a sound decision. I would stick it out and compete in Bikini/ Best Body and Fitbody.
That Saturday night I ate an entire jar of
And Sunday I climbed back on the wagon.
This past weekend I competed in the Monster Mash in Bikini and Fitbody, as practice for Best Body and Fitbody in NYC this coming weekend.
I was seriously TINY compared to the FITBODY LADIES and didn't even place in the top 5 but I took home the Bikini Tall and Bikini Overall Title ;)