Tuesday 10 November 2009

Maximuscle Body of 2009 Competition pics

I got my individual pictures back from the Maximuscle Body of 2009 photo shoot and it was apparent why I didn't win the competition!

The pics were great in terms of lighting, hair, makeup etc but I wasn't happy with how I looked - Definitely not like a winner!!

Anyway, sorry to sound negative but I'm my own biggest critic and really wish I'd worked out that much harder before entering this competition!

Next year eh..

Anyway, here are the pics that I've selected that I don't utterly hate!

Unfortunately I didn't get any of the joint ones but hopefully will receive a selection soon so can post them on here (and you'll know what I mean when I said I felt like a giant next to the other girls!)

You probably can't tell but my lips were wobbling as I was trying to smile... so nervous!

I quite like this one but I'm not sure why I thought curly hair would look good - it's not like I look this glam when I workout!!

I felt like a wally doing this!

This one is very posey, according to Jay Benedetti (Maximuscle Body of 2009 Winner - Cover Model Category), lol!! The words 'pot', 'kettle' and 'black' spring to mind for some reason! ;-)

I was asked to demonstrate how I stretch my arms, this was one of the moves.... unfortunately not the best to show off my arms as it targets the biceps and anterior delts so my triceps are left loose and it's impossible to engage them... which results in...

bingo wings... arghhh!!

So that's your lot for now (the rest are pretty much variations on what is above, just at different angles etc), I might post the groups ones if/when they come, so you get to see the other girls although you will when we're all on the site and obviously the winner will be on the front cover of the catalogue - woo hoo!

Will write more later, Joe's out at a poker game so I have the PC to myself in the quiet... hurrah!

Catch you later



  1. i think you look great :) and the best part is that anything you don't like, you get to keep working on. that's the best thing about fitness, the possibilities are endless!

  2. You are being too hard on yourself Tara, you look fantastic. I think it's their loss :)

  3. Definately too hard on yourself - many would kill to look like you do! I think you look amazing xx

  4. You look great but white/pink isn't slimming/ refracted light and all that (art major) that is why you paint rooms white in houses, it makes things appear larger. you probably could have worn a bra top to show your fab abs. The camera adds ten pounds....like carrie underwood was 125, then she dropped to 115 and looks a ton better on camera, but looks kind of anorexic in person. :You look really pretty though. Not sure what they were looking for.

  5. Your body is so well proportioned you look great! And you are still working away on your body so even better things are to come :-)

    "fardev" is the word of the day...would be better if it was "fartev" *cue Beavis and Butthead style snickering*

  6. Thank you everyone, I definitely picked the wrong wardrobe - why didn't I wear darker colours and show off my quads etc

    but I am pleased all in all and if I'd seen these pics earlier in the year I'd have never believed they were me!

    wish I'd flexed my 'ceps a bit though ;-)