I wasn't exactly overweight but after years of training I felt I needed a challenge to shake me up, so I entered a 12-week challenge in 2004. Whilst I didn't win the challenge, I achieved so much more than I ever thought possible. The next logical step for me in order to challenge myself further, as with a lot of other girls who transform their body, was to enter a Figure bodybuilding competition. I found a Coach who remains my Coach to this day (Andrew Ivey), entered my first comp and the rest is history.
To date I have entered 8 competitions, winning 3 and placing at 2 of them. It has become an all-consuming passion for me and is what gets me out of bed in the mornings! I have made so many friends in this sport and a lot of them are here on Lindy's forum. There have been so many girls that have gone out of their way to encourage, support and share their experiences and knowledge with me and I am aiming to do the same.
This website is a perfect way for me to give back to the sport that has given me so much. To be presented with the opportunity to encourage, support and assist other people in achieving what I have achieved is such an honor and something that brings me great happiness. I have learned a lot of lessons through this journey, some of them great, some of them downright hard, and hope to share them with other girls to make their journey's a bit easier.
When I started out there wasn't a lot of information for someone starting out in Figure and it's thanks to the internet blogging and forum communities like Lindy's that all this has changed.
I have gained so much more than a better physique. My confidence, happiness, inner strength, self-discipline and passion for life has increased ten-fold, and continues to grow daily. I have achieved so much more than I thought possible since commencing my athletic career in Figure Bodybuilding.
Being a part of Lindy Olsen's team is giving me an opportunity to indulge and strengthen my love of all things fitness. I look forward to getting to know everyone who joins the online community.