Monday 28 September 2009

The most amazing thing has happened

you know, since my very first post on Monday 16th February this year, I've spent the last 7 months not being able to shut up on this thing. I can waffle on for hours, seriously! But now, well, I don't know what to say exactly! I don't know how to put into words just how I am feeling!

I was sat at my desk at work earlier and I saw a call flash up on my mobile - it didn't say 'unknown number' (e.g. 'sales call') so I thought I'd answer it, to find myself speaking to a lovely lady from Maximuscle!

The rest of the conversation is a bit hazy to be honest... rather like one of those dreams you have during a lie-in on a weekend... where you've woken up to use the loo and then gone back to sleep for an hour or so - it's all quite vivid, but hazy, clear but opaque.

From what I could glean there was a problem with the entries submitted via the website (I got mine in on the morning of the 22nd - cut-off day!) so the judging got held up and they weren't able to inform everyone who made the shortlist before today.

And I've made the shortlist for the Maximuscle Body of 2009.


It seems even more dream-like as I sit here typing away, tipsy on 30th birthday champagne (saved for a special occasion, and I deem this one!) and listening to the Foo Fighters on Spotify.

Did I dream this? I've got the number still on my phone, I took her name and direct line just in case, I'm hoping I'll go into work tomorrow and it'll still be there so I know it's real.

It's difficult to articulate just how much this means to me. To have my hard work noticed by a company that has supported my goals, a company that I have trusted and believed in, and have since been rewarded not only with a body I am proud of but by making the shortlist for this competition I've been working towards all year.

I feel both proud and humble, it's really odd!!!

I don't care if I don't win it, to be perfectly honest I didn't think I would win the whole competition, but I wanted to at least make the shortlist and be recognised for my efforts and transformation.

And I have, and I couldn't be happier.



  1. Wow! Thats a great achievement! Congrats!! :)

  2. Fan bloody tastic! Huge congrats and celebratory hugs!

  3. Oh my god! So many congratulations, you really deserve it x

  4. Wow wow WOW! I don't know why... but I had a feeling you would get through. Well done! You totally deserve it and I can't wait to see the next phase of this journey!

    Edna xx

  5. You earned your place. You should be proud, not surprised and shocked!

    Maximuscle recognise the struggles that people have when trying to change their diet and exercise's not easy otherwise we'd all be walking around like Gods and Goddesses. You did it sensibly and achieved fantastic results, & your story and physique will inspire so many other women out there to do the same...
    Nab me a Promax Crisp bar whilst you're there eh? x

  6. So so so happy for you hun, I know this was your dream and I am chuffed to bits that they saw your fantastic progress.

    You live and breathe maximuscle and their products and I have no doubt that they have seen what a fantastic role model you would be for their company.

    I don't know how the judging works but if it is down to public vote, then you definitely have mine.

    Well done mate


  7. Many congratulations, very well deserved!

  8. Oh that's brilliant news! Woooo yeeaaaaah! *cheer*

  9. Thank you so much everyone, I'm still stunned and grinning my head off!! :-) xxxxx