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Post-Competition Update

Post-Competition Update


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My reflection of a quote from Arthur Ashe, "Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is more than the outcome." It makes you think how very thankful and proud we should be as competitors, regardless of first-timers or Pros. It's easy to forget what it is all about :-) time flies! 4 days since the show.

I am so proud that I won 2nd place in the IFPA Pro Bikini Open and Winner for Best Bikini Presentation. The competition was tough and the ladies were beautiful!

I would like to first mention, I could not of done it without my mentor and loving husband, Ron. He saw the passion in me when I couldn't see it myself. He saw my talent and honed it to a point where I am now sharing my story with you. Everyone needs such an inspirational mentor, and I am lucky to have found mine who happens to be the love of my life :-).

It has been an amazing and challenging fitness journey these past 15-weeks towards my pro bikini debut. The IFPA Pro Bowl was a day to celebrate and appreciate our accomplishments as athletes. Every single competitor was a winner that day!

I believe every one of us is a winner because it is about appreciating the journey and not just the destination. Trophies or titles do not determine a person's worth or level of success. It's the person within that must appreciate the perseverance and commitment to achieve a goal and realize the entire journey is what makes a person a success. To reflect and to embrace every moment of the journey, even the challenges, is what makes the destination truly rewarding!

I have faced several challenges on my way here, but each has only strengthened me to make me the person I am today. I use the same determination and focus from training towards everything I do...towards every goal I want to attain.

There is always a lesson learned for every competition I do and that is simply to be....thankful.

I live and love life to the fullest!

Overall, I am honored that I am able to inspire family, friends, and even people I have not personally met. Thank you.

My message to the first-time competitor: Enjoy your fitness journey because when it's your time to shine on stage it goes quickly. Be sure not to forget and appreciate all of your hard work so you can celebrate your accomplishment to the fullest.

Author: Pamela Adams

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