A few weeks ago, I started my journey into the 2010 contest season. I've been reading these boards for years now, waiting and watching some of the greats hit local shows in my Washington State area (Eric Helms, Jeff Alberts, Luke Ellis....many, many others). Now I've got the itch!
I little about myself...I'll be 40 when I compete again. I've loved this bodybuilding life since 1989...yes 1989! I was convinced by the local gym owner "Vince" that I should do a show in Vancouver, WA. I think I got dead last but maybe not...I can't remember that far back! I did a local show in Everett for a few years which I think is now the Emerald Cup, then quit for a whopping 13 years and got lazy.
Fast forward, 2005 I joined a gym and started getting hooked again. By 2006 I was approached by two great people, Kevin & Denise James, who told me about a local show they were putting on and soon I was at it again with contest dieting. I managed to get 1st in Light-heavies (No one else was there). So I felt pretty good but not good enough. I did a few more shows over the next few months...yada, yada, yada...2008 I entered the Vancouver again and placed 6th out of 6...I was depressed. Kevin & Denise offered to help me with my diet for their show in Aug and I've been with them ever since. We took a longer approach, about 17 weeks, but with about 4 weeks notice I suprised them with the urge to go to Sacramento for the Capital City Classic. I didn't know if I would make it but the dieting seemed to come together and I looked decent..I couldn't believe it. I got complements from the judges saying I could have got a most improved award, but it was my first time at that show (by the way...this was the show Berto got his WNBF pro card....Hey Berto!) I was now full of confidence to do the show in Arlington, WA! I did a great job on the diet and got 1st again in light-heavys and did well in the overall....alas WNBF-pro Brad Loomis was (is!) just too shredded to beat (Hi Brad!).
I decided to take about a year off to work on my weak points and make my strong points even better! I think of the summary like this:
2006 - Re-entry into bodybuilding
2007 - A stupid year of water-cutting, bad-carb-depleting/loading, sodium-loading/dropping, bro-science-following crap.
2008 - Admitting I needed help with my diet and having my best year in competing.
2009 - Adding size, working on weak points...
2010 - ???????.........Crushing everything in my path to Pro-Card!
My plan starts with Vancouver again, late March...about 30 weeks total! (believe me, I'll need it!...ask some of the guys who saw me in Arlington, WA this year) but this time I plan on taking my act on the road as well, including Sacramento, maybe even Ohio !..you never know when I'll show up!
I fully amped for this! I'm down a few pounds already and still feeling good. I'm still new to starting my own threads so I guarantee I won't be able to post everyday but I'll try to keep up as much as possible. I try to throw in a few photos here and there.
Attached is the 2008 INBF show In Wash...I'll be in even better condition in March! Here we go!...I'm coming to getcha!
Thread: TQ is coming to getcha! - 2010