Whats up guys?! Well I am fresh off the Olympia stage and if you werent there or havent heard I ended up 6th place. Top 6, I guess thats good, but definitely wasnt what I was hoping for. Ya know, I've been here before. Every year actually, and there only 2 choices. Be sad or be more determined. I choose the second. I saw a saying yesterday that basically sums up how I feel...
"Every setback and is a set up for a comeback".. I freakin love that, and thats exactly what I am using to fuel the fires of my next competition....or competitions, we'll see ;)
So, in my new quest to cut out all the stress and BS and stay on the Happy train(not easy trust me this is a DAILY decision), I am fully focused to not let anyone or anything allow me to loose my Peace. Peace is sooooooooo important ad we MUST choose to keep it. I focus daily on not being aggitated, or fearful. To stay in Faith, and peace through the Lord. Its my everything, I cant stress that enough.
That being said, The Olympia was awesome! I really got to enjoy and love every minute. Its hard sometimes because we train and prep, then it comes and goes by so fast. Your on stage and get to compete, but you miss out on the EXPERIENCE. Being my 3rd tim competing at the O, Ive definitely found a nice balance of enjoying it and being stress free through out the weekend. The show was sooo fun, being on that big stage is AMAZING, and the day I spent with everyone at the expo, was just awesome! I had a line the entire time and got to meet soooo many awesome people. Thank you Thank you for sharing your stories and words of encouragement. I CANNOT express enough how much that means to me, and the absolute blessing it is to me to hear of the people that I am inspiring around the WORLD!!! WOW absolutely awesome. A few of my favorite stories were the Girl that came from Russia just to see me! WHAT?!!! and the girl that in order for her to get to see me she had to MARRY her boyfriend in Vegas! awesome, so I'm inspiring fitness ad marriage! LOVE LOVE LOVE!
So, my next competition is my redemption show. I am going in with my eyes on the prize, of course I always do, but this show is absolutely a top priority and focus. I am going to defend my title as the 3x Sacramento Pro Bikini Champion, and I definitely looking to make it a 4x!! No excuses.
With a few days off from the diet and getting my sweet tooth satisfied, well more than satisfied,lol...(reeses....oh myyyyyy way to many, and then reeses in the Ben&jerrys)... anyway you know how I throw down, but I am fully ready and focused on this win! I am better than before. It always happens, the hardest work is over, so this prep is easier and just maintaining and any minor fixes. Less cardio, more rest. Like 10 hours of sleep a day :) and adding in some Bikram, my fav and a little more food.
So, I hope to see you in Sacramento NOV 2. I will blog more about it in future blogs leading up, but just want to give you guys a heads up on whats next for me.
Here are a few pics from the Bikini Olympia stage and the day at the fabulous expo reppin for my amazing BSN! I love my BSN!
THANK YOU to my wonderful sponsors/family BSN for supporting me throughout the years of my fitness journey! To my TEAM FMG FAmily, my Managers J.M and Debbie, My family, MR. Jim Manion the IFBB/NPC and the judges for allowing me to fullfill dreams, Hany Rambod for the extra help, my suit sponsor CJ'S Elite competition wear and you guys for the amazing outstanding support!! THANK YOU THANK YOU!
Until next week,
amanda Latona xo