Played every sport imaginable--always was around 13/14% bf comfortably. I went on to play Division I Volleyball at the collegiate level. And that is where I really started to focus on trying to achieve the look that i wanted for my body. But this time period was more about reaching my goals as an NCAA Athlete-- I hold the 'Career Dig" record at Bradley, I also joined the Women's track team for my final semester in school once my eligibility ended for volleyball-- Started bodybuilding a WEEK after graduation (May 2012)---I had my sights on a local show because I knew that I wanted to take my active lifestyle to the next LEVEL with a commitment to a healthy diet. I knew it would challenge me, so I accepted. --- In just 3 shows and 4 months I have obtained my pro card..I think this is a blessing that not many athletes are blessed with being so new to the sport--but I am happy with the path that I've found in the bikini division, and I am going to keep myself grounded to work hard and prepare for my PRO DEBUT!
Why I Love it
I love reaching out for the most farfetched of goals. I always ate whatever I wanted and was sitting pretty in a very toned and athletic body...but I wanted to take it a step further and push myself even more! thats why I knew I wanted to compete.-- It challenges me to a whole new level that I didn't know existed really. I have experienced the life of a student athlete, in the NCAA--balancing 20 + hour athletic schedules (not including traveling), and the demands it puts on your academic life, social life, and the lifestyle you need to live in order to survive in the gym multiple hours a day--BUT I never was challenged with having a set meal plan, among other things-- I always felt that I wanted to give more while in school and playing volleyball. I wanted to put in extra time, run a few more miles a day, and get in extra reps even after a 3-hour practice. I think this mindset that I have matches up with a lot of bodybuilders because when preparing for a show, or some event, you have to sacrifice A LOT: time, hanging out, eating whatever, and the list goes on.. I admire this, and can relate--