What do the Non-Believers Have to Say Now?
Have you ever been told that you can’t do something because, “It’ll be too hard” or “You’re not good enough” or “You’re not smart enough” or You’re too young”, “You’re too old”. Or what about those that try to discourage you when you come up with a creative idea, or you have once in a lifetime opportunity? It never ceases to amaze me how people impose their own fears and insecurities on others. Well, I’ve been there and I thank God that I’m so stubborn!
Any time I’ve been told that I can’t accomplish something I’ve made it my mission to prove that person wrong, as did my friend Antonella at the Fitness Star Model Search on March 16th, 2013. On this day, Antonella entered her first competition ever and WOW, did she ever kick a**! She placed third in the Level 1, Female Masters category. Then it was the icing on the cake when she was selected by the Chief Executive Officer of Stella’s Corset, Abraham Catano, to model Stella’s Corset brand in 2013!! A paid modeling gig! $Cha-ching$ Pretty darn good for her first show!!
Antonella began her journey on August 8th, 2012 when she walked into L.A. Fitness, the first time that she had ever been in a gym. She joined the gym for two reasons:
1. She wanted to lose her baby weight and be a positive role model for her beautiful little girl. This meant healthy eating and exercise. Toddlers are active and being a part of your toddler’s active lifestyle is a short-time opportunity that you don’t want to miss out on just because you can’t keep up.
2. Antonella had to prepare and be ready to look her best for an event happening in September.
After a steady regime of training three times per week for a month, Antonella reached her goal and thought, “Wow! What’s next?” I like the way she thinks! Always reaching for the top!
After seeing such great results in such a short period of time, Antonella’s trainer asked her if she would consider competing. This was it, her next goal. Antonella increased her training to five days a week. This journey was quite a challenge because she had absolutely no support from the people she loves the most, her family. To add insult to injury even some of her friends were un-supportive and told her that she’s too old. But her answer to that was, “there’s NO age in fitness!” She decided she was going to do this regardless of the lack of support she was receiving. So what I have to say is, “In your face, non-believers! What do you have to say now?”
On March 16th, 2013 Antonella rocked the runway and she looked awesome! She was strong and confident, beautiful and proud. Congratulations to her and I know she’s going to blow the judges away when she competes in the Fitness Star Model Search World Championships on August 17, 2013.
Antonella is a shining example of someone who was able to overcome challenges and achieve success. Her faith and belief in herself was far greater than all the negativity and discouragement combined.
Positivity! Make it happen!
Posted on April 1, 2013, in Fit Tips and tagged believe, challenges, faith, fear, Fitness Star, LA Fitness, make it happen, Model Search, negativity, Stellas's Corset, success. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.