Sunday, November 22, 2009
Congratulations to all the atheles that competed this weekend! The weekend started with a fun plane ride to Boston with many of my Savage sisters. We were greeted at the hotel by one of my coaches Celia Thompson as well as Tyler, who is in charge of our reality show which is filming and being developed! It wasnt the best feeling in the world, having stepped off a plane and then having a camera in my face. I mean, does anyone ever look good after a flight? Well the day started bright and early with registration, seeing all my friends (old and new) and then photo shoots, promotions, meetings etc. Later in the day, we gathered for the annual Savage shoot at the Bellagio which was incredibly inspirational. It was amazing. I was brought to tears seeing all these beautiful women together- the bond that was there, was something that seemed to come from a higher presence. When the fountains came on, it was sheer magic. After the shoot, my staff went out for a staff dinner at the Bellagio. It was wonderful sitting out, looking at the fountain show once again. It was an emotional dinner as we all were so grateful to be a part of each others lives as well as our team. We talked about many of you girls who were competing and the joy you bring to our lives. Its truly magical. Later we went to see "LOVE" at the Mirage, before our team meeting. The team meeting was a wonderful experience where all the sisters got a nice gift from their coaches and we reminded the girls that this event was a gift and the winners are the girls who walk away with love and memories in their heart! Friday, the show began and through Saturday night, it was simply a beautiful display of gorgeous women from all over the world. Congratulations to all the girls who competed, whether they were Savage Girls or not. I want to give a shout out especially to Tiffani Bachus for winning Fitness Tiff is like a sister to me and I am blessed to have her as our official "registered dietician". To see her in the top 5 with Annette, Amber and Katie was so inspirational as she has a watchful eye on the nutritional needs of the entire team! Even after her win backstage, she was already meeting with Amber about her post show needs. That is the type of woman she is. I could go on and on about all the placings such as Lori Harder in bikini, Annette Perry, Janelle Nicole, Jess Kenney, Barb Server, Laura Kobar,Jodi Harrison,-you see I can on an on so I cant possibly name all the placings so instead, I want to congratulate EVERY woman on that stage. You all have your own story- such as Maria C -my teammate who learned about a serious diagnosis prior to this show, yet still came to Vegas and strutted her stuff onstage. And Lea N who just got back from Iraq and wanted to be a part of this journey and shined when she appeared! To all of you, embrace and take in this journey and remember it. Take it from a gal who is well into her mid 40's.... this is a time that you wil fondly look back on and remember. Make your memories and savor every minute... its a true gift...And remember, the 2010 season is just around the corner!! CAMP SAVAGE is January 29,30,31 in Boston-learn every aspect of how to prepare for shows the RIGHT way from the original camp in its 14th year. Look for weekly postings here on how to get through the offseason! Its an important time of year ladies so keep yourself in check!!