All About ME!!

I was born and raised in Sydney, and lived there up until May 2010, when I decided – pretty much on the spur of the moment – to move north to Bris Vegas.

I have been active ever since I can remember. As a child, I swam and danced. I quit dancing early on to take up tennis, which I played on and off for close to 20 years. I also worked in a gym after finishing school and in my early uni days.

When I was 20 years old, I was in a massive car accident. Several injuries including punctured organs and broken bones – including some of my vertebrae – later, I was in quite a state. As a result of my back injury, I ended up with secondary knee problems and wound up having knee surgery 4 years after the accident.

Part of the rehab for my knee and back included using some gym equipment during my frequent physio visits. At the time I was going to the physio 5 days a week, and I figured that it would be cheaper to pay a gym membership and work on strengthening the muscles supporting my sore spots to reduce the physio visits.

So I got started in the gym, after being away from it for a few years. I hired a personal trainer to help me with rehab stuff and away I went – I got hooked!!

I have been obsessed with fit healthy bodies since I can remember. I recall being about 12 and watching Terminator 2 at the cinema, seeing Linda Hamilton’s amazing physique, and wanting to be like that when I grew up!! On the opposite end of the scale, I was also obsessed with thinness, and recall watching the movie The Karen Carpenter Story when I was very young, and becoming obsessed with that. By the time I was 14 I was stuck in the eating disorder rut. So I went through the anorexia thing (which included hospitalisation) through my teens. But when I got back into the training, I knew I wanted to change my physique and get it looking buff. I knew I wanted to compete in a Figure show at some point, but when I told my trainer, he shot me down – telling me I would never be able to do it as I didn’t have the right shape.

So it put me off for a while but it was always there, that niggling in the back of my mind. When I want something – I will get it. Don’t tell me I can’t because it will make me more determined.

I literally woke up one day in early 2007 and said “if I don’t do it now, I never will”…and that was it. My decision to compete was made. I competed in my first show, the IFBB NSW/Aussies, in October 2007, and was hooked.

So here I am, 3 years and ten shows later, and am still plugging away. I have lots of room for improvement, and that’s what I plan on doing. 2011 is to be the year where I make the best changes yet – I am determined and I am confident that 2011 will be a cracker year!!

  1. I just found your blog and just wanted to say I find your hard work and dedication inspiring! I don’t think competition would ever be a realistic goal for me, but I love seeing women working so hard to be fit and healthy, and it motivates me to be more committed to my own fitness!

    • PrincessVic says:

      Hi there and thanks for dropping in!
      Thank you for your lovely words. I checked out your blog too and gosh – training for a half marathon – I find that inspiring!
      Competing in figure or bodybuilding isn’t for everyone – BUT if someone has a dream of doing it, there is no reason they can’t! With dedication and hard work pretty much anyone can do it!!
      Good luck with your training and I look forward to reading all about your efforts šŸ™‚

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