HOMETOWN: Goose Creek, SC
OCCUPATION: USAF Technical Sergeant – Air Transportation Craftsman
My past year being with Bombshell Fitness has been nothing but phenomenal! I started out on the “Under Construction” program, now known as “Pro-Fit”. Back then, I just wanted to look and feel better about my appearance and improve my overall health. Participating in any type of fitness competition was the furthest thing from my mind.
After following my plan for about 5 months, I started seeing fantastic results. I had scored an overall excellent on my AF Physical Fitness Assessment, something I had never done before and my confidence was through the roof! It was then that I decided that I wanted to, at least, TRY to compete, however I was notified that I was to be deployed for about 7 months.
While deployed I face multiple challenges with my competition prep. I didn’t have access to fresh, healthy foods most of the time. Some of the required equipment necessary for my workouts were not available. There were often times that the heat was so unbearable that I just didn’t want to exercise! But I was determined to follow through with the commitment that I had made to myself and made the best out of an otherwise difficult situation.
I worked hard in the gym, made the best food choices that I could, and earned my body despite the adversities I’ve faced. Of course there were times I wanted to give up because it was difficult or because I had self-doubt or because I wanted ice cream, cookies, AND pizza at the same time. But those behaviors are what got me to where I was in the beginning and there was no way in hell I was going back to the old me.
I returned home 10 days prior to my competition and although I knew I had improvements to make, I still wanted to follow through with my commitment and competed in my first ever bikini competition! Even though I didn’t place, in my eyes and in the eyes of many, I’m still a winner! With the support of my Coach Gigi, a number of my Bombshell Sisters (most of who I never met personally), and my family, friends and co-workers, I was able to achieve my goals and much more. And I owe a lot of that to Shannon Dey for creating Bombshell Fitness!
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