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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

I DID IT! Brief check-in

Sorry for the delay in my post. We started our vacation a day early and we have not had internet. I am in the parking lot of a McD's at the moment posting this.

I don't have pics to share at the moment. I will though hopefully later this week when I download them and come back to McD's.

Just wanted to tell you that the competition was AWESOME!! It was an amazing life experience that I am so thankful that I did.

I have a new respect for those competitors. I obviously got a taste of what it is like to dedicate yourself to such a goal but it is a completely other thing to get out there on that stage with confidence. I was SCARED TO DEATH!! I had no idea I would be that scared and honestly I am glad I didn't realize it until I was already on the stage. My heart was about to beat out of my chest and my legs were totally shaking from the anxiety. I think I managed to smile and my friends said they couldn't tell I was that nervous. I think they were just being kind though.

I have a lot more to share about it but just wanted to start with that. I will have to go in more detail after my vacation which lasts a while longer so it will be another week and half or so before I share more. I have SO MANY people to thank also. I did not accomplish this goal alone that is for sure.

A major plus was that there were 5 people in the bikini short class that I was in so all 5 of us got trophys so I walked away with a 5th place trophy to always remember the moment and my accomplishment.

ok, that is it for now I could type for hours sharing everything but my family is ready to leave the McD's parking lot.

Thanks again for all of the well wishes. Can't wait to share the pics with you of my experience.


J said...

I can't wait to see the pics! I would be scared too. How incredible ! I am looking at your "Before Pic" right now and absorbing the fact that you have become so fit that you are competing in bikini...wow, Dawn, wow

Lindsay said...

can't wait to hear the rest of your experience!

Talia said...

That's awesome, Dawn! You did it! I'm so excited to see pictures and hear more detail soon! Hope you are enjoying your vacation with your family!


Rachel said...

Way to go Dawn! I'm so happy you have accomplished your goal!!! Way to hang tough and along the way inspired MANY other people! ME!

Thank you!!!

Can't wait to hear more!

i am Susan said...

YOU DID IT!!! Proud of you! Enjoy your holiday with your family....you deserve it after how hard you worked.

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MB said...

WOW! I'm so happy for you. I can't wait to see the pictures.

Enjoy your vacation time. You deserve a little R&R after all your hard work.

Leslee said...

Congrats, Dawn! I knew from the moment you made this decision that you WOULD make it on that stage and kick some booty--and of course, YOU DID! You are so inspiring, and I really admire what you've done in your journey.


Becca said...

Your friends aren't just being kind: YOU DID NOT LOOK ONE BIT NERVOUS OUT THERE!! You smiled your face off, your walk was smooth, and no one can see the legs shake unless they're looking closely and sitting in the very front!! Jes and I were in the thrid row and you didn't look the LEAST bit nervous!! YAY!!

Stacia said...

YOU ROCK!!! so proud of you!
2 more lbs down for me :)

Anonymous said...

Glad you had a good time! We've been patiently waiting to hear how it all went and what your thoughts are. Do you think you'll do more competitions down the road? Did you behave at McDonalds? If it were me I'd be tearing up the candy aisle at the closest store. LOL

Anonymous said...

Yea! Congrats! I can't wait to hear the rest! And you are a HUGE INSPiration to SOO many people. You have accomplished a lot and I am proud to be able to follow your progress! keep it up! And I will be watching for pics!!

Anonymous said...

Hi! I just found your blog and have to say...What an amazing transformation. You look great!! I'm following the remainder of your journey to the bikini stage!

100DAYS said...

I just stubbled across your site and I am speechless! Your transformation is amazing. I'm sure you are a role model and inspiration to many people. Congrats on following through with your goal! I accomplished one of mine and know what a rush of achievement you must be feeling!
Great job!

Becca said...

I am so proud of you Dawn. I think you did excellent and I saw pictures of you and I think you looked GREAT!

Enjoy your vacation.


Kari Keenan said...

So glad you had such a great experience! I can't wait to see pics and to hear more about it. Congrats on your trophy!! :)

Natalie said...

way to go! congrats!!!