Fit, Fearless, and Fabulous

It’s here and its really happening. This afternoonI left for Calgary to get my first coat of spray tan.  In my mind the competition started as soon as I was in my little hatchback rolling south on Highway 2.

I have worked hard, persevered, and overcome self doubt, fear, anxiety, and a muffin top to compete. It feels glorious to fly and soar above the cliffs that I previously thought were unscalable.

A thought came to me as I stared down the seemingly never ending highway to Calgary. I am fit, fearless, and fabulous.

Thanks to Joe Klemczewski and Peter Clarke I am in the best shape of my life and I have quite a bit of energy during peak week which is strange for most bodybuilders.  Being fit and competing in a healthy way brings color and excitement to life.  It feels awesome to know that if required I could outrun a robber, drop kick an attacker, or lift something heavy off of someone if they were trapped.

My fear regarding the competition has been replaced by excitement and anticipation. I can’t wait to see what the second coat of spray tan results in and then don my bedazzled bikini and strut my stuff.  It’s time to just do it and it feels glorious. A year’s worth of hard work and perseverance is my foundation for the event.  With such a great foundation and a whole crew of people cheering me on, I can’t feel anything but momentum and success!

Being fabulous has nothing to do with competing in the figure competition.  It has everything to do with being who I was created to be, and this competition happens to be part of that. The most fabulous people in the world are the ones that are supposed to be and aren’t trying to be someone else. I have always been a bit out of the ordinary, so for me this competition fits perfectly into my portfolio of ridiculousness.

There is only one you, so please do the world a favor and be you for the rest of us!

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  1. You have inspired me to get off my chubby South African butt and do something!
    You have already achieved so much – whatever happens now is just a bonus.
    Well done and good luck for tomorrow!

    • I am so excited for you! What are you going to work towards?! You are so right – anything that happens tomorrow is totally a bonus. I win by making it this far and everything that has changed inside and out for me over this last year. Thank you for the encouraging words!

  2. YAY! I’m very excited for you. Can’t wait to see pictures and hear how everything went. You will do fantastic. As you said, you’ve worked so hard for this, just get up there and enjoy it!

  3. Good luck today! Can’t wait to read about it. Go get’em.

  4. good luck. i have enjoyed reading your competition blog. rock that stage. be proud.

  5. I am so thrilled for you – and am amazed at you! And I love reading your blogs, You are so inspirational, motivating, intelligent, beautiful on the inside and out. Your posts make me laugh, and they give me goosebumps too because I know what this must mean for you. Know that I will be supporting you all the way from AZ tomorrow. I truly am happy for you and all that you have accomplished in your journey. You will continue to succeed!

    Go do it tan girl! :)))

  6. Good luck tomorrow! I’m looking forward to reading all about it & hopefully seeing some photos.

    I started reading your blog after seeing the Edmonton Journal article. Like you, I was a library kid, not an athlete, but now I’m a 58 year old woman who has been lifting weights every winter for years; not body building per se but just trying to keep fit. I also identify with you in other ways. I’m an avid list maker & I’m sad to admit that I’m sporting a muffin top that I’d love to be rid of! Most of all, I love your attitude. I believe in being the best me I can be & am not adverse to doing something outrageous once in awhile!

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