For the past 6 months, my life has consisted of bikini competition prep. I don’t know if I will ever stop training & meal prepping, it has become a part of my daily life and gives my days structure. From the training, diet, posing practice and meal prep to the day I will finally step on stage, I love every second and every minute of this journey. As I embark on the path to my second show & provincial championships, I can’t help but reflect on this amazing ride we call "life". I think about where I was 2 years ago, 1 year ago and where I am today! Everything changes so quickly that looking back on the days that seem so close but are so far behind me, is quite the trip. I never thought I would be where I am right now, mentally, physically, environmentally and emotionally. I know I am not where I want to be but I am exactly where I should be and I am on the right track.
None of the things I am saying here could be possible without the amazing support from the people here at GWA, my family and friends. Truly, I am blessed to be surrounded by such amazing souls. Every day is not perfect, we all have our moments but I am happy and healthy and I am pushing until the end because the end is near, well… the end to this chapter. I have been counting down the weeks until Sunday, July 10th and soon it will be the days that will be counted as I enter into peak week. I look forward to this show especially because I have been able to focus on myself, my training and diet while not neglecting the other important things in my life. It has also allowed me to remember and reflect on why I began this journey in the first place. It’s all about balance.
No matter what happens on show day, whether I place first or dead last, I know that I will step on stage feeling like I accomplished so much this year, I have improved my physique, bringing a better package to stage and that I have the support from my loved ones. With all of this being said, I of course cannot wait for a celebratory beer and burger and to enjoy the rest of the summer with my friends and loved ones without any restrictions.