I constantly get asked if Iâ??m planning on competing again. I say "no." I also might get asked why I maintain my physique the way I do in my â??off-season,â?? or get labeled as a â??gym-ratâ?? and a â??cardio whore.â?? I donâ??t see myself as any of these.
I do not plan on competing again. If I do, it will just be to get that feeling of being on stage again. But, I do not need to prove myself to anyone. I do not need to get a trophy for how I look or my achievements. I would do it for fun, just like Juliana Malacarne.
Juliana is definitely the only IFBB Figure Pro in my opinion who constantly gets overlooked. I love her physique, and I aspire to have a body like hers. I am happy with my body the way it is, and I refuse to change anything about myself to win a trophy. Sure I can make improvements, but to reduce or change something altogether is something I refuse to do.
I train, workout, exercise, eat clean, and enjoy this lifestyle for one person only: ME! No one else but me! I do this all for myself so I can be proud of my own achievements and build my own trophyâ?¦my body! I sculpt, chisel, and use the right tools to get what I want.
Thatâ??s what itâ??s aboutâ?¦what I want and what will make me happy!
Now, of course, there are always people who try and belittle your efforts, or judge me because I look this wayâ?¦there are always those that want to say something negative, and try to bring down my achievements. You know why? Itâ??s because some people are envious that I have the strength, will-power, determination, motivation, and discipline to do this all for me and no one else. I am not gaining anything out of all I do except my own happinessâ?¦.should anything else or anyone else matter? Hell motherf-ing NO!
I am living my life the way I want and I am the happiest Iâ??ve even beenâ?¦and itâ??s unfortunate when others see that, they try and bring you down by making negative comments.
So, I will say this with a quote I love:
â??You have every right to say what you want about me, but that doesnâ??t make it TRUEâ?¦andâ?¦ I have every right not to give a ratâ??s ass about what you say or about YOU.â??
â??Where you see valid achievements or virtue being attacked, it's by someone viewing them as a mirror of their own inadequacy instead of an inspiring beacon for excellence.â??