Monthly Archives: October 2010

You can be a figure competitor if you believe in yourself!

(Sorry I’ve been gone so long but I’ve been working on some new projects for figure competitors. I will have details in a few weeks).

The following email I received epitomizes the reason I became a figure coach. This is what it’s all about… if you’ve ever doubted yourself read below and get re-energized!!!!

Dear Terry,

I owe you my thanks. You don’t know me, but it was nine months ago in February that I decided to do some research on how to go about doing a Figure Competition, nine months ago when I found your website and purchased your e-book on line. Nine months ago when your website convinced me that I COULD do it!

I’m a mother of three, a wife, a full time worker with an awesome 70 mile commute (one way). The odds were against me. How would I ever find time to train? How would I be able to cook meals for myself and then turn around and take care of my family? How could I cram the workouts I needed into my 1 hour lunch break?  It seemed impossible at the time, but now that I look back, the hard work was well worth it. I would have never gotten as far as I did had it not been for your Figure Guide. The idea of it was overwhelming, but your workouts and your diet plan made it easy for me. I didn’t have to think, I didn’t have to figure anything out and I didn’t have to spend 2 hours a day at the gym. I just had to follow the plan and stay focused. Follow the plan, take your word for it and trust that my investment would pay off.

Well Terry, IT DID!!!  I followed the Figure Guide workouts religiously and stuck with the diet. I only had 12 weeks to get ready for what seemed like the impossible and all I had was your book. I had 20lbs to lose and was sitting at 27% body fat.  It was hard to imagine that I could shave it all off in just 12 weeks, I was scared and I consistently wondered if I would make it. I had no one to guide me, no teacher, no trainer but I could see myself changing weekly and I enjoyed the challenge of each workout.

On June 19th, after only 12 weeks of training, I stepped out on stage for my first ever Figure Competition. I was 22lbs lighter and sat around 13 to 14%BF. I took home second place in my height category and realized then that it wasn’t over, I had the bug and I was going to keep going. Since my first show on June 19th I’ve entered two more NPA shows where I placed 1st in my height category and recently on October 16th I took the stage to battle for Pro. I was 25lbs lighter and sat at 10%BF. I placed 5th in the NPA Pro Classic barely earning my Pro Status and winning my first check!

At first I was pretty bummed out about getting 5th place. I was going for the gold and felt like I didn’t train hard enough, but after giving it some long thought I realized, “wait”…here I am, a mother of 3, a wife, a full time employee with a 70 mile commute, and I managed to do all of this on my one hour lunch break. In just 9 months I did the unthinkable, I transformed my body, I became a Figure Competitor, I became an NPA Pro Athlete and I changed my life.

I will admit that I no longer follow the Figure Guide like how I use to, but I owe my success to you, it’s where my success started. The book was my stepping stone; it was where it all began and it’s what convinced me to commit to achieving my goals. I still use the concepts weekly tweaking things here and there, but since I’ve come to know and understand my body I realize that I no longer need to follow a guide,  I now know what works for me, I now know myself and what my passion is. Thank you Terry for the “no more guessing” and making it easy for someone like me. I often wonder what would’ve happened if I never stumbled upon your website. I’m so glad I did. Thank you!

Best,

Janelle

That’s the reason I’m a figure coach!

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