Natural Northern “Nutrition Pit” Recap + What’s Next?

Oh. My. Gosh.

My experience at the Natural Northern Dave Liberman NPC show

What a fricking amazing weekend.  I am still high from the rush of competing and the fun that I had.

I have to be honest. I never wanted to compete.  I said it wasn’t for me because it seemed fake, too show-offy (yeah. I used that word.  Get over it.) and wayyy too obsessive.

Before competing and even prepping, I had a pretty bad taste in my mouth and assumed some things about people who do compete and what the industry is like.  I figured that such people were superficial since clearly many women have fake boobs and are being judged on their aesthetics.  I assumed that these women and men would be catty and unsupportive of other competitors because they are their competition after all.

But I learned a few things in the process…

+We are all so happy for each other.  We respect what it took to be on that stage and the months leading up to it.  We admire the work each of us put in.

My experience at the Natural Northern Dave Liberman NPC show+ No one is truly competing against one another.  I never once looked at the other girls while getting prepped backstage and thought of them as my competition.  I was focused on myself.  Keith shaped my body into the best package I have ever had and that alone made me a winner.  It’s you against you!

My experience at the Natural Northern Dave Liberman NPC show+ The girls who seem snobby are actually just really shy and sometimes less confident.  Giving them a chance and starting a conversation opened up so many new friendships.  I am forever changed by the women I met this past weekend.

My experience at the Natural Northern Dave Liberman NPC showSo in a nutshell, the assumptions I had made were all wrong and I am actually extremely proud to be a part of the bodybuilding world in whatever fashion.  No. I don’t want the physique of a body builder, but I am really proud to have surrounded myself and be categorized as an athlete in the industry. 

🙌🏼 let your heart set you apart 💟#attitudeoveraesthetics #beautifulsoul #beautyfromwithin

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In case you missed it, my first epic meal was PIZZA! And bread with oil, and Sangria… okay and cheesecake from my friend Becka.  So good!

Yeahhhhhhhhh buddy. #carbsafterdark #ImDrunkJustSniffingThis #ByeAbs #winnerwinnerpizzadinner

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Rob also brought me coffee on Sunday morning.  So sweet!

My experience at the Natural Northern Dave Liberman NPC show

So I got home, still thrilled and coming down from the rush, wondering if I should take time off or just jump in another competition while I have the chance.  Keith text me and proposed that I compete in Kentucky Muscle on November 14th.

My experience at the Natural Northern Dave Liberman NPC show

I gave it some thought and I am going for it.

I’m already nationally qualified since I placed 1st this weekend (and almost won overall…. so close!) but this will be another opportunity for me to be noticed and work with sponsors so I can get ready for….

Arnold this spring!  

Yep. Go big or go home!  Keith will have me ready!

If you want to watch the magic happen for round 2 you can follow me on Facebook or Instagram as well as reading my posts here!

My experience at the Natural Northern Dave Liberman NPC show

A special thank you to my trainer Keith and his wife Michelle for all they have sacrificed for me to make this possible, my husband for supporting me and embracing my goals, my family for helping when I needed an extra nap or someone to watch Quinn, my friends for understanding why I can’t always come out for the fun events and everyone who has taken the time to attend my competition, send me messages and wish me luck/cheer me on during this journey.  You all mean so much to me and really help me get through the days when I need an extra push. 

 

 

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