It is a HUGE commitment, they said. Your social life and circle will grow small, they said. You will have to make huge sacrifices, they said. You will have many moments of exhaustion, they said. You will have days upon days of feeling hungry, they said.
You will have moments of weakness and despair, they said.
22 weeks ago, when I made the decision to commit to my first NPC Bikini Competition, this is what THEY SAID and everything THEY SAID, is 100% true!
I had to do cardio 5 times per week, practice posing an hour everyday & train with my coach, Dr. Norwood, 3 times per week on top of my Mommy/Wifey/Dental Hygienist duties. I have learned through all the trials and tribulations I have faced in my life, that the ONLY WAY to get to the top and be happy, is to WORK HARD and stay POSITIVE! I live my life determined never to settle and this is no exception!
With Dr. Norwood by my side it was all made possible. Not only did he push me physically and emotionally, but more importantly I was pushed mentally. Pushed to believe in myself, to know that there were ZERO obstacles standing in my way if competing is what I wanted. I lost 34 lbs. and had zero pain. I was in the best shape of my life and when I stepped on that stage I was READY.
Best experience I’ve ever had in my fitness journey and will forever cherish my time with Dr. Norwood.
– Ashley Q.