Monday, July 2, 2012

Back to figure

It's been over 3 months since I competed in my first figure competition. At this point you'd never guess that in a million years. Being pregnant does that to you, and I'm trying to be okay with that. Carrying a child means making sacrifices and let's be honest, my 5'2" frame does not look good with 30+ pounds on it- and I'm not the lucky type that just stays skinny and gains only in my stomach. SO it is what it is!
Anyways, back when I was training still, I was contacted by a reader in Philadelphia who was starting her own journey into training for a show! It was cool to tell Christine some of the realities of the process and to be able to relate with someone. She just had her figure competition 2 Saturdays ago and I begged her for pictures for me to share on here.
We are both the same height and have a gymnastics background so it was really cool to see how our bodies responded to training and dieting...

 Here are her before shots:


And her after!!
 And the professional shots from the show
 She looked amazing!!!! It's been interesting to compare experiences- we both kinda lean towards this being our only/last show because it's just really draining. Glad we did it though! Christine did this the weekend she turned 30, so was able to cross it off her bucket list and I think that's so awesome! What's funny is that she felt she needed to have put on more muscle, while I was just too muscular! After seeing pictures of who she competed against, I feel like it was totally different than what I competed against, although it's the same organization, same height category, etc. Politics.
Anyways, congrats to Christine and anyone else making healthy choices, transforming their bodies, and achieving their goals!!

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on your pregnancy! Glad everything's going well :)

    I don't know if you've mentioned this before, but how long did it take you to go from when you first really started training to your competition date? And Christine?
    Thanks!

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