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    Julie Palmer wrap up

    I got my ass handed to me yesterday. I placed 10th out of 14 competitors in the light heavyweight division. Not only was I off (very flat, struggled to fill back out) but even had I come in on point, I still would have not placed well. This was by far the most competitive of the 3 shows I've done so far.

    There were 3 call outs for this weight class. I was in the third call out. To look at things in a positive light, I did win my call out. But I'm not about to take pride in being the tallest midget.

    At the end of the day, I earned my placing and I accept it. Had I stayed focused in my long offseason, maybe things would have gone differently. But I didn't and I learned my lesson.

    As long as I compete in this sport, and throught the entirety of my upcoming offseason, I will always remember how I felt on this day. I never want to be in the place again. Next year, 1st place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PA Kodiak View Post
    Julie Palmer wrap up

    I got my ass handed to me yesterday. I placed 10th out of 14 competitors in the light heavyweight division. Not only was I off (very flat, struggled to fill back out) but even had I come in on point, I still would have not placed well. This was by far the most competitive of the 3 shows I've done so far.

    There were 3 call outs for this weight class. I was in the third call out. To look at things in a positive light, I did win my call out. But I'm not about to take pride in being the tallest midget.

    At the end of the day, I earned my placing and I accept it. Had I stayed focused in my long offseason, maybe things would have gone differently. But I didn't and I learned my lesson.

    As long as I compete in this sport, and throught the entirety of my upcoming offseason, I will always remember how I felt on this day. I never want to be in the place again. Next year, 1st place.
    Austin said the same thing (he was in your class) , that this was a very deep and competitive class.
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    So here's a few pics from my posing routine at the Mid Atlantic Cup.













    The pictures below are progress pics. The top one showing the transformation I underwent to get back into contest shape and the bottom one showing the progress I made over 20 months of training and trying to bring my back up.

    2017 Contest Prep Transformation

    March 2017, April 2017, May 2017

    As you can tell from the first pic on the left I had really let myself go during my long offseason. It's been said (and perhaps this is evidence) that women weaken legs. Especially those party girls who throw you off you road to greatness. There was a good 6 month stretch in the middle of my offseason where my head wasn't right, I was missing meals daily, cheating several times a week, and drinking every weekend which resulted in me gaining way too much bodyfat.

    2015 to 2017 Back Progress

    2015 NPC Elite Physique Championships, 2017 NPC Mid Atlantic Cup

    Despite that 6 month blunder, I still made a considerable amount of progress as shown in the pic above. I'll be the first to point out that I have better color in the most recent pic and my posing is also much better (thanks to hours of practice with my coach). But my back (and physqiue as a whole) has definately improved.

    So the question is this. If I made this much progress in a year and a half of dicking off...what can I achieve in fully focused 6 month offseason with no distractions?

    Time will tell.
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    Time to get to work!
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