As I lay here still trying to really soak this weekend in I can't help but make yet another post. I know, I know.. EYE ROLL 🙄. Be happy I made a collage and didn't post these one at a miserable time. Can't make any promises this won't be lengthy though.. I'm wordy, sorry bout ya. --------------------
There is absolutely no freakin way I could have survived this adventure without my friends, family, amazing boyfriend, coaches, and all the support from every single one of you! I know it's not much but I wanted to simply say THANK YOU! The support I have received throughout this prep was amazing but those last 10 days you all really knew how to keep a girl motivated 😊💪🏼💜 Not to mention spoiling me with ALL of the reeses, butterfingers, baked goods, oreos, candies flowers, and gift cards! 😍
We all have our reasons for doing what we do. I'll save you from my spiel but competing in this show was something I NEEDED to do for me and no one else. Forget the judges. Forget the other competitors. This was for me. Sure the 🏆 is great but the mental reward is even better. I did something that I had full control over and manipulated my body physically and mentally to go through something a lot of people have not done. My award might say 3rd but damnit I'm giving myself 1st for that!! 😜
Now onto the show itself. Someone asked me last night.. What was your favorite part?! That's a tough one. I want to say "the whole experience", but how cliche of an answer. Honestly my FAVORITE part was being back stage. Hanging out with a bunch of people who completely understood the struggle. Everyone bitching about their meal plans, drooling over rice cakes and peanut-butter, and chatting about what they were going to SMASH post show. The sportsmanship was phenomenal. I didn't hear one negative word come from a single competitor. Someone would get off stage, win or lose, they were greeted with a hug or a "girl don't worry about it, you look great".
Up next. A semi healthy breakfast downtown. A REAL grocery shopping trip. And a Sunday of relaxing with my little family. Because, that's what we all deserve. ❤️