#wcw to the beautiful ladies I had the opportunity to meet at #jrnationals where we all became IFBB Pros! It was so much fun getting to know everyone, and seeing how driven everyone is! Not only when it comes to competing, but in school, and life as well. Talk about #goals ! Cannot wait to see what is next for y'all! I know some Pro Debuts are happening very soon
#transformationtuesday from my first national show #northamericans in 2015, to my most recent at #jrnationals in 2017 where I won my #procard . Since I have gotten a lot of questions about my journey and asking for advice recently I wanted to touch on a few things because there is a lot that cannot be seen in pictures:
1. I started competing in 2013 and was dead last callouts at my first show.
2. I did 3 regional shows (won 2 overalls)
3. I did 6 national shows (procard at #6)
4. I always got feedback from judges and listened in order to improve my look at the next show
5. I found a coach this past year, @kat_ini_ifbb and her fiancé, @brettkahn with #teamiKahn that worked the best for me, my goals, and my career outside of competing.
6. I invested in a suit by @buffbikinis that was custom to flatter my shape, skin tone and enhance the look I was bringing to stage
7. I also worked with @kennywallach on my posing to make sure I was presenting my physique in a way that would display all of the work I have put into my physique
8. I made sure to fine tune my overall look by having a perfect color, and even tan with @protan_official
9. Between these pictures there were many long days (in the hospital and gym), sleepless nights, tears, and a lot of sweat! Changes in my physique: I worked on toning and developing my lower half, improving conditioning, and gained about 7 lbs of muscle. There were also many changes in my life: I completed 4 years of medical school (ALL while competing and prepping), I became a wife, and graduated from medical school and am beginning my career as a surgeon
10. Competing truly has served as a way to enhance the life and career I have been striving for since I began my graduate education 8 years ago. It has taught me about proper nutrition and weight training, kept me healthy, helped to cope with stress, and has become something my husband and I enjoy together. I hope it will help me to set an example for my patients about sticking to your goals and remaining motivated.
So the best piece of advice I have, is that competing should not be your whole life! It is a lifestyle but it shouldn't dictate all you do. Cont. in comments...
Tonight, like every night, was lit !! Man y'all ain't ready for this life!!! I am ready to see NEW results and have more NEW people in our community experience what we have.
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@jacob.mullner you are my whole heart, my better half and my best friend! Thank you for all you do for me, including taking all the cheesy pictures . So grateful to have spent the weekend with you in Nola and grateful we don't live on Bourbon street ! #luckygirl#mcm#mce#marriedlife
IT'S PEAK WEEK!!!!!
Brought to you by:
1)My first fasted cardio, literally ever. Thank you thank you to my Coach @cherishfit for not making me do that my whole prep!
2)The delicious breakfast at work that followed: eggs and mustard greens, oatmeal with butternut squash, avocado, and pumpkin pie spice.
3)This adorable guy who woke up with croup in the middle of the night, having trouble breathing, and had to go to the Urgent Care. I'm hoping for a nap today while I'm at work.
4)The lowest my weight has been since high school...