Competition in May of 2013
Placed in the Top 10
(9th place-Womens Novice Bikini Model)
My first competition and all that hard work paid off!
It was the best experience in my life and I will definitely compete again. This was an event that I always wanted to do & was on my bucket list. I told myself, if I could get myself strong again & out of the hospital, I am putting this on the list.
I was also inspired by my sister who competed in Figure & Fitness in mid 2000. I had conversations with her & told her I wanted to do one. She was the one that gave me that push (thank you sis!).
People did tell me, "you can't do this." Let's just say I put my heart into it, found a way to make this happen & let go of these negative people...
I love this picture of my brother and my dad. They were such great supporters towards my goals & I was so happy that they were with me on this day. I had many people supporting me in this goal & I want to give a few shout outs. First, my medical team from the BMT clinic at the TBCC, thank you so much for helping me and answering any health questions I had. I want to also thank all my coaches from Strive Fitness (Anton & Andrew) you both are amazing coaches and pushed me out of my comfort zone, Eva my walking & posing coach (you are gorgeous & have a kind spirit) I can't wait to work again with you soon, my husband who helped me prep all my meals & his patience (love you), my sister who gave me that extra tips just before walking on stage (love her to pieces & you always making me laugh), Neil who took awesome footage on video & pics (thank you, you are like a brother to me), my brother who kept my spirits up and made me laugh also (thanks for keeping my abs tight that day-LOL), my sister in law who helped with my hair & final touches (wink, wink), Benish (Glow make-up), my girl who helped me get all glamorous & to my girl, my BFF & workout buddy who was there from the beginning of this journey, Tina thank you for supporting me back stage, helping me with all the glossy products just before ROCKIN' the stage (let's get ready for Round 2, baby!). Thank you to all and without you, I wouldn't have accomplished this goal! Love you all back & more! ~JCJ OXOX