Over the weekend we had Theresa hit the platform for the first time. This was a long time coming for this queen. Competing has been something Theresa has been talking about for quite some time now. Never believing she would be able to get through the prep and get onto the platform. Having participated in many of our Lifting Parties here at HQ, it has been an absolute pleasure to see the progression to achieve this huge goal!
Theresa has been training with BBB for well over two years now. Sunday was a true testament to all of the hard work and dedication Theresa has been putting in over the years- both inside and outside of the gym.
This babe’s journey to the platform saw her experience every emotion under the sun, from feeling on top of the world, buzzing with excitement, to having knots in her stomach and being incredibly nervous. Sunday was no different and she experienced it all.
Theresa’s nerves were high from the second we got to the venue. She was able to channel her nervous energy into the task at hand, focussing on managing her energy incredibly well throughout the day to ensure she could execute all she had worked for.
Hitting 3/3 on her squats AND a new PB, her energy was high and a sigh of relief for the first hurdle was felt.
We hit bench press with the same focus and intention which saw her again hit 3/3.
Her nerves crept back in as deadlifts approached. This had been Theresa’s most inconsistent lift leading into comp but she wasn’t going to let this dictate the outcome. She gave it her everything on her 3rd attempt but didn’t have it in her on Sunday. Walking away pleased knowing that she didn’t give up and elated, her second deadlift moved so well.
Finishing the day 8/9 and executing her lifts with precision, this babe walked away with second place in her weight class and a smile on her face that you couldn’t wipe off even if you tried. Theresa gained so much more than the number on the plates and the medal around her neck. There were so many lessons learnt along the way that saw her grow to new heights and discover inner strength she didn’t know existed.
Incredible work babe. We cannot wait to see what is next for you!