So yesterday was awesome!! Talk about being in an inspiring environment. Every single one of those athletes on stage looked incredible. The work that they have put in to be where they are today definitely shows.
I was sitting in the audience wondering how the hell a judge could pick top 5 out of the 23 or so figure competitors. They all looked really good! There are definitely a good amount of politics at these shows. With everyone’s body being in such great condition, there kind of has to be. I won’t mention any names, but there were a few competitors that were in the top 5 of their division before the show even started. Everyone knew that.
The figure girl from our gym made top 15, so that was pretty good. It was a TOUGH competition, and like I said, it would have been really hard to judge.
I ran into a lot of familiar faces at the show. It’s funny how once you get swept into the world of bodybuilding/figure/fitness, you meet SO many new people, and then it is always those same people that you encounter at all of these types of events. Whether I’m here in town or out in LA, I feel like I see the same people. I’ve made such great connections and I’m thankful for all the wonderful people I’ve met.
When I first got started in this, I only knew 1 or 2 people in the industry, but now that I’ve met so many more, it just shows me how many people have such a similar mindset. The extreme lifestyle is tough both physically and mentally, and knowing others who do the same as you every day is really cool.
A few years ago I never would have expected to be going to bodybuilding shows, or competing, or anything even close to that, but now that I am in this world, I wouldn’t change it for a thing.
The show yesterday lit a fire under my ass and I can’t wait to compete in June.
Eat, train, sleep, repeat.