Sunday, May 6, 2012

It's a wrap!

Hard to believe that after 18 weeks of prep, the show is here and gone....

The party got started pretty much from the moment Rosie got to my place on Thursday night and didn't end til we crashed last night. This weekend couldn't have been more perfect...Everything went smoothly, all according to plan..even a 5hr trip that ended up taking over 8hr was a blast. I wasn't stressed, nervous or anxious...this is what I do, this is what I love.

I followed the boss's plan to a T and it paid off, I brought MY best yet to the stage. From all the work in the gym, in the kitchen..to my hair, make up, tan and suit...the whole package I presented, I was proud of. I stood in a line up of figure women whom I respect and admire...I more than held my own, I placed 4th...4th in a Pro Show! That blows my mind..still. The competition was a tough one...The judges worked us HARD and to be real, posing practice was the one place I really lacked in my prep so it kicked my ass being up there as long as I was. I was sweating...literally dripping in sweat and I started to fade and tremble a bit, but I left it all on that stage...in that moment, it all came to fruition.

While I stood on the stage, was presented with my medal..It was a team effort in EVERY single way. I am blessed to be surrounded by some of the most amazing people I have ever met. While it's impossible to thank every single person who had a hand in my success, I do need to give my heart felt thanks to a few special ones:

*My coach, trainer and friend Joe Franco. He has been the guidance and the brains behind my off season of growth and without him I wouldn't be the competitor that I am today. The respect and admiration I have for him is unmatched. The family that is Team Franco Bodybuilding all played a key role in my stepping on stage...from Anthony and Lisa's help at posing classes to all of my team mates, whether we were 'competing' against each other or cheering from the sidelines..It was a group effort. It was a honor to prep WITH you all..to share the stage with my coach/mentor and team mates is a feeling that I will cherish.

*Mike Carrubba and everyone at Champion Nutrition. Without a shadow of a doubt, it was your support and faith in me that made this all possible...I can say with all my heart that I never would have taken the stage without having you in my corner. The package that I brought to the stage was Champion made!

*Rosie Valdez...my best friend, my sister, my wife...whatever way you slice it, you are my soul mate. This was OUR journey. We walked from 2010, through the roller coaster of 2011 and it all culminated to this moment. Through all the tears, laughter and pure, raw vulnerability..there isn't another person in the world that I would want to share this moment with. Thank you for all that you do, for everything you have brought into my life. I absolutely fuckin love you to bits <3

*To my family..those by blood and those by choice...Thank you all for being there, not just when I'm riding high, but through every low, you all helped pick me up and brush me off. My right and left arms..Rosie and Beckie..When I felt the air being sucked out of me, you gave me your breath to keep moving forward. Fiorani, I wouldn't have kept my sanity without you..For every text message, to food porn and straight up retardedness, it was an absolute blast sharing this experience with you. I am overwhelmed by everyone that came out to share this weekend with me...Jim, Joey, Saxton, Linds, Lance, Katie...those of you who couldn't make it, but I felt your love from afar..Chris, Theresa, Jaclyn, Kevin, Herb, D..From the calls and texts, PM's etc...You were all a part of this moment.

Thank you ALL for following along on the crazy train with me....
This is just the beginning!

2 comments:

  1. So excited for you!!!! You look amazing!!!! :-) Woooohooo!!!!!!

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