Back To Reality!
Felicia Romero's Blog
The show is done. Now it's back to the reality of life. Reflecting back on my experience at the Arnold I am very happy with the final outcome. Despite all the trials and tribulations I was faced with, I came out on top. This was my best placing at a big show to date placing 4th and improving from last year's 5th place. When I was onstage receiving my award I had flashbacks of all the pain I felt earlier this year. I felt at that very moment that I could overcome anything and anybody.
I had this overpowering sense of accomplishment and felt that God was rewarding me for all my hard work and perseverance. It was a great feeling and one that I will remember forever.
My first week back I came home to my reality...this was a bit difficult to swallow because I was alone and the Arnold weekend was over. Training for the Arnold helped me through a very difficult time and it allowed me to stay focused when all I wanted to do was crumble. But now that the Arnold training is over I have to admit I'm feeling the loneliness of being back home and back to the reality of my life. I'm not saying I don't love my life but when you are training for a competition or an important event one is able to put aside any distraction and push forward; then when all is said and done the pain and heartache come back. This tells me that I still have some healing to do and I'm looking forward to doing that and growing as a person. Life isn't about finding yourself ....Life is about CREATING yourself.
So after the Arnold I always study my pictures to see how I can improve and do better next time. My stage presence was much improved and my overall look was better and more polished. The feedback that I got was I need more size in the quads. I need the fullness in the next show with the same conditioning. Days out from the show Kim Oddo started feeding me...I was hesitant but we knew that this was the only was for me to get a top callout. Wednesday before the show my quads started drawing in so that day I started eating. It worked and my quads stayed full but still need more mass and density. So back to the gym training heavy and hard.
To me, this is the fun part. Challenging yourself and trying to create a look that is improved and competitive in the next show. So I decided to do a show this summer. I usually break till the Olympia but I feel like I still have to get out there with something to prove and try to get a 5th Pro win. I also feel good physically so why not do another show before the Olympia.
So here we go...the journey of my lifetime. I'm going at it alone and hoping in my journey I can find someone that I can share my journey with. In the meantime I'm looking forward to creating myself and body all by myself.
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