It was exactly one year ago today that I decided to go ahead and pursue one of my life goals to compete in figure.
I had just returned from Amsterdam where I ran my 4th marathon and decided to contact Team O'Brien. Marathons were good for goal setting and travelling but it was time for a change. Time to tackle a new goal!
I was at a wedding in September when I heard that Mindi had a studio in Burlington and was quite excited about the possible opportunity to work with thee Mindi O. I met with Mindi and Dennis on November 20, 2008 and haven't looked back since.
These took these photos...
But after 4- 5 months of following Dennis' nutrition and Mindi's training programs I stepped on stage like this...
I left that first show with 2 trophies and the opportunity to move on to level 2.
The 2nd show was planned for September so I had a bit of an off season. There were some bumps in the road and I wasn't focused on my training but lessons were learned and I came back even more determined to succeed at the level 2 show in Ottawa in November.
Again I left with 2 wins!
And qualified to move onto level 3 ...Provincials!!!
I can't thank Mindi and Dennis enough for helping me to reach one of my life goals. I always said I wanted to do 'one show' ...and here I am 1 year and 4 wins later :)
They are an amazing team of fitness professionals! So amazing in fact that I have since gave up my job at a fitness club and have joined them in working at their studio :)
It's funny how much can change in a year... I walked into that studio for the first time one year ago and now I have my own key!
Thanks again guys....looking forward to another year!!