When I started my weight loss journey back in 2010 I was extremely hesitant and doubted myself. I lost weight fast, and then realized I wanted something more. I didn’t want to just be a fit person, or someone who works out, but I wanted to inspire others, and motivate them to reach their goals.
So in December 2013 when the opportunity to leave a dead-end job with pay, presented itself, Not only did I resign happily and begin receiving a pretty cool severance package, but I started planning the rest of my life.
In January I began training with a competition prep team for physique shows. I was extremely intimidated, the girls on Instagram looked like goddess’, there was no way I would ever compete with the likes of Stacie Alexander, or Coryn Salarzer in the NPC. But, I knew I wanted to get on a stage, so I kept going.
Fast forward to April, where I started training clients and creating personalized fitness and nutrition plans to help them reach their fitness goals. It was in April that I finally committed to competing! After receiving my first payment in full for a 4 week personal training plan, I submitted my registration for Muscle Beach’s International Classic- Memorial Day!
At about 30 days out, I was still very much bloated. I had no idea how I was going to get my body ready for stage, and I definitely didn’t know how to pose, and I didn’t even have a bikini suit idea! Thank God for my girl, Maribel and Tantra444.com – she made it all come together and helped me prepare within just three weeks out from the show!
Luckily for me, my bloating we caused by diet, and my diet included broccoli’ so as soon as I eliminated the gassy foods, I noticed an immediate change in my tummy! Between a clean diet, and depletion I was summer time fine and bikini comp ready for May 26th
What a wonderful first show! A Cali babe in a bikini at Venice beach it couldn’t be more right! The day was filled with great networking opportunities and of course the opportunity to show off my hard work to the masses!
Between 4am make up, 7am check in, 930 athlete prep, and finally going on stage at 1, it was an extremely exhausting day! When finals started at 5, I wanted to win, I wanted place, but most of all I wanted to eat and drink some water! When Joe Wheatley called my name, “Lana Davis” I wasn’t sure what place I made, but I knew I had placed!
The initial shock was quick, ok, I placed, but which place, oh shoot, I out performed girls who do this often! Ahhh! Taking 4th out of 19 in my first showing was the most empowering feeling ever! I’ve had no formal training and pushed myself to new heights.
Feeling extremely accomplished I’m even more motivated to compete in the NPC and become a national qualifier! I’m hungry for success, and I see the light at the end of the tunnel. So many people doubted me, questioned me, and had negative things to say, but as I sit here living my dream, on my own time, I’m extremely blessed and soo happy to be Lana Davis!