This year I won' t be attending the Olympia - as it is just not a good time of year for me to keep taking off 3 to 5 days to attend these events. Perhaps it will be best to save the Olympia as an event I will attend for first time if I managed to get my pro card, and then a bid to go to the Olympia as an IFBB Pro Fitness Athlete.
As you are all aware I have decided to go for my IFBB Pro card. I did compete in the CBBF Fitness Nationals again this year, placing 3rd. I had placed 5th in the previous CBBF Fitness Nationals so my ranking is going in the right direction. I had competed for CBBF in 1999 and 2000 but there were so many girls back then (figure did not exist yet), that I kinda got lost in the mix. I would like to say that I am somehow coming full circle as I am returning to the organization I originally started with.
I am choosing this past as I feel that my time with the other federations have been wonderful but I am looking for a new challenge. I have had a fantastic time with Fitness America, FAME, World Natural Sports, Ms. Fitness, Neutron Sports, Women's Tri-Fitness, and Fitness Universe. I am learned so much from all my competitions, and loved meeting the other competitors.
I knew I would always return to CBBF, but I did not know how difficult it would be in Canada to win the Pro card. Having only one pro card being offered at one show per year, can make the process very long to finally hit the Pro stage. If you had asked me a few years ago if I was ready to be an IFBB Pro I would have said yes, but now I am more than ready to be a Pro and compete with the other fitness gals. I mean, I know most of them as we have been competitors in other federations as well. So I am ready and excited to keep pursing the IFBB Pro card.
So from now on I am competing in only CBBF and NPC events until I can win my pro card. I will be up against some very tough competition, but I am ready and willing to work hard to get it. I am learning new skills, and trying to come up with a routine that is killer. Physique wise, I am always working to get better. I hope I never arrive as then I will have nothing to strive towards. (or will have to retire).
So I am still training, still working, still with Slimquick Extreme - life is very good right now.
I love the fall anyways so maybe it is the weather that is putting me in a good mood.