“Here is my official announcement that I will be competing in my very first figure show tonight at the Mesa Arts Center. I told myself in April that I would compete in the November show and I have been putting in work ever since then. I’m a person of my word and I always finish what I started. I set a goal and I met it, head on. I didn’t realize how much I would fall in love with this process and lifestyle change. I truly have found my passion in life and I am so excited to compete.
I never cheated myself once during this process. I didn’t miss one minute of cardio. I didn’t miss one workout, and I didn’t miss any meals or sleep. This journey has taught me a lot and has changed me into to what I believe the woman that I’m supposed to become. This night is very special to me because; I made it, and I didn’t back down once. Stepping on stage knowing that I have done everything I could is more than enough than any sort of placement. This isn’t about perfection; because that does not exist; this has always been about making progress. I’m very proud of myself for achieving this goal and completely changing my life, for the better. I am more positive than ever now and I truly have fallen in love with life and the person that I’m becoming. I AM JUST SO HAPPY! My family doesn’t know about me doing this show and haven’t seen me since July. This is a surprise for them. I kept it under the radar as much as I could so that they wouldn’t find out. I wanted to do this on my own and have them mind blown at what I could achieve, if I just tried. This show means a lot to me and having my family out here to watch me compete and experience how I live is very exciting.
I’d like to thank my coach who has guided me throughout this whole process and has taught me so much, especially trusting the process and being patient. I have met some amazing ladies as well during this process and I couldn’t be happier to call them my fit family. A lot of people don’t understand this lifestyle, but we get each other, and I couldn’t be happier that this process has brought you ladies into my life. Everything happens for a reason, and people cross your path for a reason. Change in life is necessary to grow and I definitely have changed and am not the same girl I was a year ago. I have found my true passion in life and I couldn’t imagine living any other way. I plan on moving forward in this lifestyle because it is one that gives me the upmost happiness.
To my beautiful lovely fit ladies competing tonight: Good luck, you all are so amazing and I’m so excited for each and every one of you: WE FREAKING MADE IT! LET’S DO THIS!!!!! To my coach: I couldn’t thank you enough for your guidance throughout this whole process, and now your friendship. LET’S GO TEAM FIGURE FIT MISS!”
– Caitlin from Phoenix, Arizona