So you ask, why after all this time to decide to compete again? Because Its what I should be doing! Because I love it and have been good at it! I especially know now because of my months of pre contest training that this IS my PASSION!! What I feel and continue to learn and prove to my self is invaluable and I can pass it onto the world! BUT as the title suggests, with a twist and that being the creation of 'Physique' which simply means I move from Bodybuilding to Physique Competition At the Professional Level!
WOMENÊ¼S PHYSIQUE DIVISION
(HER IN REFERRED TO AS “WP”) HAS
BEEN CREATED TO GIVE A
PLATFORM FOR WOMEN WHO ENJOY
WEIGHT TRAINING, COMPETING
AND CONTEST PREPARATION.
COMPETITORS SHOULD DISPLAY A
TONED, ATHLETIC PHYSIQUE
SHOWCASING FEMININITY, MUSCLE
TONE, BEAUTY/ FLOW OF PHYSIQUE.
This new category opens up the opportunity again for me to compete based upon my standards of the physique I want to represent! And so once I saw the IFBB release officially that Physique would be part of the pro curriculum, there was no question for me! Had this been implemented before id have done it! Female Bodybuilding as the sport has evolved, so have the bodies and the women just got way bigger than I care to be! BUT don't you doubt I have the utmost respect for the hugest of the women because I still Do understand what it takes to get there, and to me it is fascinating and beautiful! I personally just like to look a certain way! Although i stepped away from the stage, I Never stopped training ever over all these years!
In fact, In the meantime I developed a supportive fan following that has encouraged me to compete again! And I had many people/friends/ business associates over the years that to them voiced how clear it was to them I should compete again and that its my passion! I trained people among other ventures I had to discover! Mostly for free because of my love of the sport and helping people empower themselves thru transforming their physiques! Throughout the years of break from stage I indulged in many photo shoots and traveled extensively thru out North America feeling the need to investigate other possible paths. Everything I ever did was rooted tho from my body building! And often from people they would say as tho it were crystal clear, You belong in the health, fitness and bodybuilding realm, and well, where has all life's events brought me full circle....back to what is always loyal, reliable, and my passion, my bodybuilding career! Love it!
I think you will find interesting a series of events that led to my decision to compete again! Here's how I decided absolutely and feel strongly why else its meant to be!
I just learned of this site not too long ago from a friend and had to work with a teammate to compile my story for you, so by the time all was said and done the show is just around the corner! I will gather what I can for this show and am creating another campaign in the hopes of living my dream touring the new Physique competition circuit! My decision to do this show has been a necessary and wise distraction from a very powerful year of a few life events that could have sent me in a downward spiral, but I always fight the forces that try to suck you into the negative! In so many ways I am winning already!
To summarize the level of importance funding for this particular competition and the many more I just learned about is for me....I WILL BE DOING WHAT I SHOULD BE...LIVING MY PASSION!!! This always ends up helping others! I have adopted a complete body, mind, soul connection and balance that I am loving living...the new Physique category is a healthier option for competing than bodybuilding so I can continue to grow with this! The inner strength you have to call upon for the bodybuilding and all associated events is highly underestimated and misunderstood! I want to help (along with the teachings of Joe Anturi of PROPTA) change that! What competing and doing what it takes does for your mind, body and soul....Empowers beyond any description really! What it has done for me and wow is doing again....I'm so happy and want to share and it is my intention and will to do so, but if i can do so touring and competing...OMG!!!! And my past competitive career was cut short most especially by lack of funding, so I feel I still have unfinished business! I would love to end on a certain note when that time comes in the who knows when future! And....this next show is Dedicated (by me and Jerome (current trainer help) together) to Darren Oliver,(starting training help coach) RIP my friend!! Our triangle will create success no matter the outcome!
My Body not only is just that (a body) but it is my Business, My Passion, and The Framework of my soul and vital organs teehee! An incredible gift I’'ve learned of creative energy that works wonders. Like A machine, but better because we were here first! ;)
To be exact, IFBB Pro Bodybuilder and Physique Competitor! That means I get the privilege to compete among the best in my sport in the world! I am very aware of this which is why it is so important to me, as well as living this lifestyle teaches way more than the public perception portrays! I have been training for 25 years and took a break and have re emerged to do my work! It began in my early years with a successful amateur career, resulting in my winning For my country Canada which earned me my pro status! And I’ve achieved this starting off a very shy girly girl....my mind has pushed me to achieve!
Not only will you be helping me live my dream in a sport that doesn’t always ironically exercise consistent rules, results and rewards or lack thereof, but it can bring some support and public awareness to us female athletes in many regards! And we don't get paid as other pro athletes do, so we must pay or our own way to continue the dream, and I really in the depths of my being, know this is where i belong! Although i stepped away from the stage, I Never stopped training ever over all these years! In fact, In the meantime I developed a supportive fan following that has encouraged me to compete again! And I had many people/friends/ business associates over the years that to them voiced how clear it was to them I should compete again and that its my passion!
Personally when i live this lifestyle, It easily empowers and enriches all other areas of my life! That can only ever spill out into positive things towards others and the world. I want to share and teach how our inner and outer being are entirely connected! I did my first re emergence onto the stage last June in Toronto and in LA last year and I am going to again this Nov in Santa Barbara.
So, I am reaching out to you!!
What We Need & What You Get
So why I need funding! Its a Very expensive and time consuming sport! ....way more so than people have any idea....they say golf is, well bet this is neck in neck with it and more so because there's no consistency in sponsors, etc! Also comparable to beauty pageants with all that needs to be done and acquired! And Yes I am a PRO bodybuilder but we don't get paid! And no sport that I know of takes into account every aspect of your being!! What you eat, how you sleep, the bio mechanics of training, cardiovascular, supplementation, and MIND control and beyond the limit willpower, 24/7! The only consistency in rewards is the mr and ms Olympia id say regarding financial support! So I do it and will do it For The Love Of The Sport!