I posted this on Facebook a week ago, but forgot to put it on here for the few of you who aren't yet in the 21st century... Anyway, here it goes:
So this is it.... after much anticipation and excitement, I'm letting you all in on what my big change is. No, I'm not engaged. I'm not pregnant. I'm not having a sex change. It's nothing big and exciting like that. Now that I've let you down, I can tell you what this is really about, as it's very exciting for me, even though none of you will probably really care once you find out.
On June 5th, 2010 and July 17, 2010, I'm competing in the NPC Mississippi Bodybuilding and Figure Southern Classic and Championships in Jackson, MS in the figure division. For those who don't understand what I'm talking about, google image "Ms. Figure." It's not quite regular modeling, but it's not quite bodybuilding, either. It's right in the middle.
This is something I've wanted to do for a long time, but I was afraid of negative criticism from my friends, and especially, my family. By moving to Mississippi, I got away from those that I feared and just let me be myself. I'm happy with my results thus far, though I still have a long way to go.
I've told most of my close friends and the few people in my family that I feared the reaction from the most. This is my first public official announcement of my intent to compete. I know this is a sport that isn't very widely accepted for women to do, yet, but I hope to shed some light on how awesome it can be. If you feel it is unacceptable for women to have muscle, that is fine. It's your opinion. All I ask is that you understand that this is something I really want to do that is going to make me a happier, healthier person.
I appreciate all of your support, and I hope you can enjoy what I'm working to do! Below is a link to my BodySpace (it's like MySpace for fitness enthusiasts). You can see my progress from 2007-Present on it. Disclaimer: while on stage, I must wear a bikini and high heels. Don't hate on them in my practice poses!
Again, the link is below. Thank you, and enjoy!http://bodyspace.bodybuilding.com/v5qaq4/