Within a few weeks of the idea poking around in my head, I had decided I would give it a go. I mean, if I couldn't stick to the diet then no loss, at least I tried. I found my coach, who was the most inspiring person I have met. Not only had she trained a Pro athlete but she was a qualified Nutritionist, Trainer and owned her own successful business in Adelaide and I felt in safe hands, and I am still in those same safe hand's to date.
I had a 12 week prep, my diet was fantastic and never dropped food groups, everything was balanced and I always had tons of energy. Before I knew it I stepped on stage for my first competition in the Bikini category at ANB SA in June 2013. I remember being backstage and saying to my support group "I don't care if I don't place, it's all about bringing the best version of yourself to stage, and that's what I've done". I walked away that day with a 2nd place. I was THRILLED.
From that day I knew I could never compare myself to the competition. While being backstage, like every girl, I was looking around at all the other gorgeous girls sussing out the competition, I was thinking "I have no chance". What did I know!