Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Allison lost 52 lbs. in eight months.
Allison lost 52 lbs. in eight months.

“If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.” – Jack Dixon.

My whole weight loss journey began with one simple question that I did not have an answer to, “What are your fitness goals?” Last February, my boyfriend and I got into an argument that would change my life forever. At this time, I had graduated college, played four years of Division I softball and was working my first full-time job. My boyfriend who was preparing for his first NPC Men’s Physique Competition at the time made me realize that I was just coasting through life with no goals. I have struggled with my weight my entire life. That argument made me realize that I had more to accomplish than what I have already achieved. I’ve always been self- conscious about my body with ZERO confidence in my image. I knew this was the perfect time in my life to make a change.

My journey first began with Weight Watchers. With Weight Watchers, I was able to portion control my diet but still enjoy foods I loved. I set goals to lose 10 pounds every 4 weeks. I stayed consistent and patient and in 12 weeks I was able to lose 30 pounds with Weight Watchers. I was enjoying life and my new lifestyle. Once Joe competed in March and April I was inspired to step on stage myself. I decided I was going to compete. I was fortunate enough to find a coach to guide me through my first competition. I was on a strict diet and fitness plan for 14 weeks. I never in a million years thought I could do something like this. But I found it in my heart that is was something I wanted to do for myself. When you put your mind and heart into something you can truly do anything.

Allison's top supporter, her best friend, her rock, and swolemate.
Allison’s top supporter, her best friend, her rock, and swolemate.

My journey to stepping on stage took a lot of hard work, discipline, and sacrifice. But one thing I kept in mind throughout my whole journey is that this transformation was for me. When you want something bad enough you will find the way to accomplish it. I was able to lose 22 more pounds on my weight loss journey. Show day was finally upon us and I stepped on stage with more confidence than I have ever had in my life about my body. I knew I did everything in my power to step on stage 52 pounds lighter than I was 8 months ago. Win or lose that day, I already won in my eyes because I stayed true to myself my whole contest prep. I ended up taking home 3rd place of out 18 beautiful competitors. I can’t explain how proud I am of myself that I competed in Ohio’s largest bodybuilding competition and to place in my first NPC Bikini Competition. That moment allowed me to look back on all the sacrifices I made during my contest prep, making it all worth it in the end.

Words can’t express how thankful I am for God’s strength day in and day out, my family’s endless support, my loving and caring boyfriend, and his family. My life has change for the better and being fit is not a destination, its way of life. I want to help others on their journey to a healthier life. So just remember slow and steady win’s the race and that changes are not going to happen over night. It takes consistency, dedication, and will power to see the results you’ve always wanted. Don’t wish for things to happen, make them happen. Please contact me or follow me for any information regarding my journey. I want to help and inspire others anyway I can.

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My first NPC Bikini Competition Oct 5, 2013. Picture 2