Hey guys!!!Thanks for staying tuned to my site for all my updates! This has been an incredible journey for me. I started training for the Ontario Naturals in June, but took a few breaks along the way due to travel, family stuff, and just life in general! However, I trained consistently and hard, stuck to my diet as best as I could and maintained a positive attitude, most importantly I had FUN! I have competed a few times in the past and allowed my nervousness and insecurities to get in my way of success and in turn did not enjoy my journey... This time, I had a great support team by my side, my coaches Mindi & Dennis (Team O'Brien), my makeup artist/stage prep coach/good friend CherryBomB (Cherry Villanos) and friends and some family that kept me going the whole way through!!!I was honored to place first in the medium class and come home with first in Overall Figure as well! This was one of the happiest moments for me ever since I started training when I was 13, back in middle school... haha! This experience has given me the courage to pursue my dreams in the fitness industry, believe in myself and obtain the confidence I was lacking in the past! All the ladies I competed with looked beautiful and had some stunning physiques, I had the pleasure of meeting lots of nice people backstage, that I hope to stay in touch with!!
A BIG thank you to: GOD first and foremost!!!!!!! Mindi & Dennis (Team O'Brien Training & Nutrition), CherryBomB (Makeup/Hair/Posing & Stage prep), Pamela Bortmes (Spray Tanning), Lisa from SXE-FX for my lovely suits & my mom and brother, and all my friends for keeping me motivated!!! XOXO
Here are some pics from Saturday, I hope everyone of you had a lovely weekend, and stay tuned to my site for more exciting articles and updates!!
|Pumping up before going on stage|
|Receiving Overall Figure trophy :)|
|On stage during Pre-Judging|
|Pumping up my shoulders!|
|Side-Pose during Pre-Judging|
-Alex L. :)