🔸Not much feels as good as progress. . Except maybe Kewpie Mayonaise. 🍚 Only just getting around to looking at the photos from one of my shoots after Comp. Any volunteers to help me filter through a million poses of me being about as awkward a human as you’ve ever met? 💅🏾

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🔸25 👑 . 24 was big, onto the next. . A list of goals I’m hunting: – Settled into Melbourne ✅ – Worked a (Japanese snow) season in Hakuba – Travelled overseas for work and had the opportunity to help @benperformancecoach do his thing teaching the #aspeffect 💪✅ – Made my debut on the Stage in a physique show ✅ . – 550PL total (finally) ⚪️ – Buy New Zealand ⚪️ – World Domination ⚪️ – Get the worlds biggest back ⚪️ . 📸 @takeovxr @adelaidefitnesspc

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🔸One of the most unexpected side effects of Comp… . 🔸No, it’s not the loss of libido or obsessive fascination with Almond Croissants 😂 . 🔸The camaraderie between competitors was a huge part of what made the prep, but especially the day, amazing. ➖ I’ve heard that Comp day (especially in some of the female categories) can be really tense or even hostile but from my experience, everyone was just happy to be up there giving it a crack! ➖ A huge shoutout to guys like @the_strength_student and @tomkenyon7 who immediately recognized that you can only aim to beat yourself in this game, and that having others – competitors or not – in your corner makes all the difference. ➖ Other guys like @jake_abel_official @jyetapping @stevecristiano.evc who I met late (on the day or a week out) and all did what we could to push each other through to stage. ➖ Now, time for us to all step up, looking forward to seeing all these guys on stage again a few years from now 💪💪💪

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🔸Contest prep is one of the most selfish things you can do. . 🔸I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: you are who you associate with. . I could not be more grateful to those around me. I work hard to cultivate an environment I’m proud of, and I’m so blessed to have an amazing, supportive tribe of friends, family, colleagues, even competitors. And very importantly: clients. . All of my clients have been amazing during this process. They’ve seen me grow and struggle. Grind and cruise day in and day out, they know how hard I worked for this – but they also supported me when realistically, I wasn’t the coach they’re used to – despite my best efforts. . I had 5 people drive over from Adelaide to watch me compete, another fly, and so many more there on the day – physically or in spirit! . I could spend all day trying to articulate my appreciation, but I’ll leave it at this: . 🔸 If you’ve been a part of my life, I appreciate you and your support more than you know.

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🔸What an amazing weekend! This weekend has been honestly incredible. . 🔸4 categories; walking away with a 1st/2nd/3rd and 4th placings, hell I’m stoked! . To go from having such an intense focus on a goal, committing to something with an intensity I’ve never really seen before in myself. To see it through the end, and to give literally everything I had to it’s execution. . I’ve loved the journey, and it’s giving me a lot of lessons, and a lot of belief in myself. . Going through this processes has given me even more confidence in the methods and concepts we teach here at ASP! The support and guidance I’ve had through @benperformancecoach and the whole @trainasp team has been so crucial in making this prep as simple and stress free as possible. . Thanks to everyone who helped me during the process – from @vicstar_11icnposingcoach for the posing coaching, to @sarahjadebeauty for brilliant and professional and everyone behind the scenes at @icn_victoria . 🔸It’s been a huge learning experience and I can wait to apply what I’ve learnt to both my own clients, and the seminars and courses moving forward! 💪💪💪

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