It’s the day after the final photo shoot and I couldn’t be happier or more excited with my results!!! It was an early start, 4:45 to be exact. We arrived at the local tennis courts and the morning was shaping up to be a perfect day for a photo shoot. The energy amongst us boys was electric and you could tell that we had all been looking forward to this day for such a long time. We all looked great, especially thanks to our fake tans we received the night before!! Haha
|Ash's application photo for the comp, Sep'11|
|Ash on the final day of the comp! early Jan'12|
The photographer and DNA team arrived shortly after we did and Andrew got us doing some last minute training to make those muscles bulge. Five minutes for hair and make up proceeded and then it was onto business. Coincidence had it that we were having our photo shoot right where we have our Bootcamp of a morning, so the boys and girls that we train with in the early hours of the morning watched as we struck our poses! The photo shoot was so much fun. The tennis theme was a little bit of a struggle for all of us as we were quite hopeless at returning the ball over the net… haha! We all got our photos taken, and they look fabulous… clearly we are all born to be models!!
When the photo shoot had ended the three of us went and had a celebratory brunch. It was delicious, although I found out later that it went straight through Greg, as he wasn’t used to carbs!
That night I went out to dinner to celebrate with my friends, and it was amazing. They had all been so supportive throughout the entire process and I participated in my first glass of wine since the competition had started… I have to say I have lost my fondness for wine… maybe that’s a good thing if I am to keep this body I know have in this condition!! We also had pizza, which I hadn’t had in ages and it was a taste sensation!!
Today however I am straight back into training with some light cardio, a TRX class at Golds gym and a weights session with Greg after… not bad for a Saturday morning!
I am determined to continue my progress and maintain the body I now have. I have never felt better. My health and fitness has just improved so much I don’t want to go back to what I was.
I must take this opportunity to thank everyone at DNA for this opportunity of a lifetime!! I am very grateful and lucky to have been able to experience this rollercoaster ride of fitness. Special thanks to Andrew for always being there and having the answer to everyone of our questions… this is sounding like an Oscar acceptance speech! Haha
Finally this has been a wonderful experience and I wouldn’t change anything of my time in the last three months. I am actually sad that the competition has come to an end and I won’t be seeing Greg, Andre or Andrew everyday… we have become quite a tight little fitness family.
I want to wish Greg and Andre continued success in their ongoing body transformation, I know they will do superbly!!