What do the Non-Believers Have to Say Now?

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Antonella taking the stage

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.

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Antonella before and after she’s reached her first goal.

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!


About fitchick007

I aspire to educate and motivate others towards acheiving a healthy body and lifestyle.

Posted on April 1, 2013, in Fit Tips and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. ..hi Judy…your truly a genuine friend…i felt your support from the first day…and more so when you were the ONLY one that showed up to the Event…i thank you for all your knowledge & guidance..do’s and don’t….reading your blog…i fight back tears..it brought back all the memories of negativity i fought through…I’m proud of myself for not giving up….’as long as YOU believe…YOU can achieve’ i surly did..!! Xo…love you girl….Xo..

    • Awww, thanks sweetie! I was very happy to be there for you. Having been there myself I know how much you need the support when you’re up there. Also, I could see that you were so motivated and determined. That’s enough to get me inspired! I’m all about helping and supporting people who are determined for success!! Keep striving for the top. Dream it, believe it and achieve it! Much love to you too 🙂 xo

  2. I love this story. Congratulations, Antonella!!! Thanks for sharing this, Judy.

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