downing shots of Sambuca! That to me seems boring!
I feel amazing! Since I decided to compete in Perth in 2008 I have not looked back and I have graced the stage 12 times, competing in NABBA / WFF shows, as well as fitness modelling at the New Zealand Fitness Expo.
I took three years off from the stage in 2011 until now, to focus on other areas in my life, as well as concentrate on training (good advise from a judge).
I returned with a much fuller and muscular figure winning first place in the Tall BSN sports model competition at the expo in July, first place and best routine in Christchurch at the National Amateur Bodybuilders Association (NABBA) / World Fitness Federation (WFF) and the Nationals in Auckland.
Last year was a pretty amazing year for me, both on the stage as well as landing the perfect career!
One of my many goals and dreams since competing was to compete on the world stage. It felt like just a dream and I never thought it would ever happen. But I was extremely lucky to represent New Zealand, thanks to Alex and Leanne Simays who took 23 amazing athletes over to the Gold Coast WFF World stage in November. I placed sixth in Miss Athletic. I was and still am very humble and grateful for this amazing opportunity.
My next goal is to compete in the Arnold’s sports model search in Melbourne, followed by flying to Sydney for the Lee Priest Classic show a week later for the figure class, but this all depends on finance. Bodybuilding isn’t a cheap sport and going international costs! I am not a sponsored athlete, so I do my competing, like many, by saving hard and making sacrifices. I will most certainly be competing this year in New Zealand. With the right support and focus I know I can do this!
Dieting started over Christmas and the training continues. No treats for me, but this is the life I choose and I wouldn’t change it for the old backpacking days – those days are over!
Dream, believe, achieve.
Louise took three years off from the stage in 2011 until now, to focus on other areas of her life, as well as training.