I am back from Sin City got back early this morning at about 12:30 am. Woke up this morning and was back on the day to day grind. I have been hydrating all day with my favorite Zico Pure Premium Coconut Water!! I just finished at work and am pretty exhausted. Here are some pics and a little recap of Olympia weekend. I had a blast!
Arriving in Vegas with my husband Christopher.. Do you love our new matching kicks? Yup they glow in the dark too!
Wednesday: I arrived to Vegas and as soon as I landed I realized I left all my fish and chicken at home in the fridge minus my days worth of food. Thankfully I brought my mini George Foreman grill with me and cooked in my hotel room. I almost didn’t bring it with me this time too! So for future reference you might want to bring your mini Foremans in just in case this happens to you. I then did some cardio with my teammate Alea and got a good sweat on! Is it me, or whenever you know your closer to show time your cardio is much harder? Thats how I felt! But I did it;)
Being goofy with my teammate Alea Suarez in our new O.F.F Challenge shirts we love!
Thursday: Went to check ins midday! I love the fact that we get “Olympia” jackets! Feel like a BAMF wearing them hehe! Also my sponsor Bodybuilding.com surprised me and fellow teammates Alicia Harris and Ali Rosen with our hoodies that had our name embroidered in the front! It was very nice of them. I got to reunite with my manager J.M. Manion and the rest of my FMG team right before “Meet the Olympians” meeting. I had such a great time here. I remember my first time going to the “meet the Olympians” back when I first turned pro and being so inspired by all the pros. I couldn’t wait until the day I was sitting behind those tables signing autographs. I got teary eyed because I had some sweet girls come up to me and tell me I was all over their vision boards and that I inspire them. It is such a rewarding feeling to know that I can inspire people all over the world. I want to continue to do this and let others know that they too can do anything if they set their minds to it. I feel that if I have the voice to do it then why not?
Our surprise hoodies from Bodybuilding.com!
I must say me and Nathalia had the coolest kicks of the night! My shoes even glow in the dark lol!
Classic gangsta pic with Adela, Alea, and Dianna!
These girls were from Canada! I loved them they said I inspired them;)
After “Meet The Olympians” I walked right by these yummy smelling candy apples! Omg SERIOUSLY! Did they have to put this out there on the way to our hotel rooms? haha
Friday: Show time! LIGHTS! CAMERA! ACTION! hehe This was the show day. Although I didn’t place I had an amazing time with all the girls backstage and onstage. For me it is just an honor to be on that Olympia stage! I would be lying if I said I didn’t want to place but sometimes you win sometimes you don’t. As long as I had a great experience is all that matters to me! I was very happy for my coach for winning her 6th Fitness Olympia and for Alea being in the top 15 her first Figure Olympia! These ladies are wonderful and talented and deserve it!
After prejudging I always Look forward to seeing my hubby right around the corner to surprise me! I love him so much he supports me in all of my shows!
The funnest part is being backstage with the girls sharing stories, ( I wont go into what we talked about at this one haha) indulging in goodies, and taking pics;)
Classic Bathroom pic with our coach as she got dolled up before going on stage to collect her trophy and check!
Saturday: This day was fun as well! I got to do a signing with fellow team athlete Ali Rosen at noon! It makes me feel good when even guys come up to me for workout advice. Ali and I always have so much fun together when we get the chance to work together. We always get glammed up together before work. It is now our ritual to get glamified together before any bodybuilding.com event;) Love her mucho! At night I went and supported Alea at Figure Finals followed by the Olympia Gala where I hung out with more FMG sistas!
Bodybuilding.com made us cool banners yay!
I love these girls so much! Oh and that cupcake! #kidding!
muah Love these ladies too!
Sunday: Last day in Sin City.I got to sleep in and man did it feel good! Me and Chris had brunch with Alea and her husband Aziel at the cutest place called Serendipity 3. It was cute, pink, and had hello kitty everywhere! I didn’t take pics with my camera but as soon as I get them from Alea I will post them! We had a mini feast there not going to lie and it was good and deserving!
All in all I feel happy that I got to grace the Olympia stage for a second year in a row now. Next weekend is my bridal shower in Austin so this week I am getting ready for that. I hope my dress comes in time! eeekkkk! Keep put I will post pics from the bridal shower for my next blog! Thank you for reading and don’t forget to subscribe to my blog so you get notified everytime I write a new one!
So awesome! I loved seeing little bits of your entire weekend, what a great experience it must be. You definitely are an inspiration so keep it up;) Your comp photos look amazing and you’re right about the placing…my trainer and I talk about this all the time…once you make it to the level of competing at the Olympia, you are stellar no matter where you place. It’s the OLYMPIA! Hoping I can compete with you one day:-)
Thank you so much Emily! You are awesome!