I distinctly remember exiting stage left after the 2010 Northern KY contest. I felt defeated, confused and let down. Just 8 weeks earlier, I had started on a journey that I couldn’t have imagined becoming such an important part of my life. I had been working out in the gym, and noticing a group of females working out together (and they were hitting it hard!). I remember thinking that I would like to work out like that. I eventually asked one of the girls about her training regimen and she told me she was a figure competitor. This piqued my interest right away! Having the competitive nature that I do, I knew it was something that I would love to try, so I went home and
Googled that night.
I felt that I would be a strong competitor with my sports background. I had run track and played volleyball at the collegiate level. I had also been a part of a competitive sand volleyball league. I knew I had the dedication, and I felt the diet would be a breeze... boy was I wrong!
I picked the Northern KY as my first show, mainly because it was the only one I had ever heard others talk about. Figure was brand new to my world, and I just wanted to
check it off of my list of pursuits to try. You could say it was more of a
bucket list item than something that I considered becoming a large part of who I am.