Last year was the most exciting year of my life, I MADE IT ONTO THE STAGE. Not only made it onto the stage but to finals! FINALS!! I had never heard on an autistic bodybuilder, I didn’t think there could be such a person but there I was autistic as hell, doing it myself!
My proudest moment wasn’t stepping on stage though, it was preforming my routine to the children I work with. The ooooohs and awwws when they saw my posing routine, catching a little girl kissing her biceps in appreciation made my week! All the children that I worked with where rooting for me… now that’s a good feeling.
However I have to put my hands up, everything went wrong at finals. EVERYTHING! But here’s the thing, I could sit here and list all the reasons, moan and bitch about how unfair it all was… or I could do it again. Do it better!
"I am scared, and terrified and nervous and even nauseous on an hourly rotation"
I decided the day after finals that I was going to make the ultimate come back! Instead of moping I got myself a much better coach, instead of sulking I worked six days a week for 7 months building a better package. I didn’t eat my weight in crisps, chocolate or doughnuts. I reverse dieted, I went from hungry in my prep to a little less hungry in my off season. I needed to do everything I could to bring a better package.
OH MY GOD I am scared, and terrified and nervous and even nauseous on an hourly rotation but I am doing this!
I’m going to step back on stage for myself, for the children I work with, for the autistic community and probably a little bit for my pride.
I am 18 weeks out this Saturday and that’s when I will write my first post.
It will be a countdown till show day and hopefully til finals *crosses all fingers and toes*
In this blog I will talk about my training, eating, progress and possibly even talk a little about my mental state. I try to post pictures or videos of everything and be as motivating as this little autistic monster can.
Before I start I am going to make a promise to you that I will do my best to stay as positive as I can, but bear with me if I have a dark day or a few swear words make it in. I’m only human.
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|M||10 - 11.5|
|L||11.5 - 13.5|
|XL||13.0 - 15.0|
|2XL||14.5 - 16.0|
|3XL||15.5 - 17.0|
|4XL||16.5 - 18.0|
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|S||11.8 in. - 13.0 in.|
|M||13.0 in. - 14.2 in.|
|L||14.2 in. - 15.7 in.|
|XL||15.7 in. - 17.0 in.|
|XXL||17.0 in. - 18.3 in.|
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