"You had a baby?" That is what I heard most of the weekend, followed by a "you look great". (Love hearing that BTW) And well most of you are wondering how the weekend went...for me it was a great show.
The results were as follows....top 5
1. Dawn Butterfield
2. Sheri Vucick
3. Vanda Hadarean
4. Nikki B.
The full results will be posted on the www.fitnessamerica.com site, or fitnesshollywood.com site on Friday.
I placed 8th.
I performed my routine perfectly, but with that being said, it was not as skilled as it would have been in the past, and definitely not as skilled as my competitors. I do have to work on getting my strength back, and everyday it returns. I will be returning to FAP for the Universe and the Nationals next year, as I would love to win the big one (ok one of the two) one more time (or for the first time), before having baby #2.
By next season I will be just as strong as I was prior to the baby, am willing to learn a few new tricks. ;)
Here are some pics
This one is courtesey of John Atherton
Allison & Liana
Allison, Linda & Liana
Allison & Amy
Allison & Amber
Loved being on the Fear Factor stage. It was big and bouncy too. Glad to have competed in these 2 shows, as it really eases my nerves for next year, and fires me up at the same time to really put together a dynamo, routine.
The girls were a lot of fun as usual. Lots of laughs, sharing similar stories, the running to and from the tent (which was our changing room), the opening number. I always loved competing in fitness, but now I really enjoy it more and don't take myself too seriously anymore. Somehow Zach (the little guy), has put a perspective into my life that I have not been aware of before.
Up next for me, well, Christmas...already decorating, and baking some seriously calorie laden cookies, shopping, answering email,and trying to get myself to the Arnold again this year.
I just want to thank my sponsor Slimquick for encouraging me through my return to the fitness stage. Sylvia Tremblay of TremblayDesigns, thank you for putting together my routine outfit, and swimsuit in such a short time. They were beautiful and I will be asking for more in the new year!
Congratulations to Dawn Butterfield for winning the big one! I am so proud of you for sticking it out, and pushing forward!