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sdahlum
04-10-2008, 08:58 PM
Hello Everyone,

This is my first post here but I'm looking forward to being here for a while. Big thanks to IslandGirl for the invite. I could really use some feedback from some of you seasoned pros! I'm 10 weeks out from my first ever figure show. Here is a set of pics of me doing the mandatories and I would really appreciate it if I could get some good and honest criticism. Right now my back pose absolutely sucks but I'm working on it :) Thanks so much for your help.

http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/2207/dsc0610zv5.jpg

http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/9816/dsc0609bg6.jpg

http://img395.imageshack.us/img395/7777/dsc0636xa7.jpg

http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/4597/dsc0610sidewz3.jpg

http://img395.imageshack.us/img395/6052/dsc0624ac0.jpg

http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/8021/dsc0623up6.jpg

Thanks for your help!

Ana

JasonLannigan
04-10-2008, 09:39 PM
Hi Ana! :waving:

You look great for 10 weeks out. How big of a local show is this?

How long have you been working out?

Are you a client of Trace, and Cam's?

:)

I'm not an expert. I'm sure the women here will be more helpful.

buffbabeGA
04-10-2008, 10:09 PM
welcome to the board.. i have seen your pics posted by your hubby on another board i read at... good luck

IslandGirl
04-10-2008, 10:16 PM
:aloha: Ana! I'm so glad you joined us! I'm sure you will get so much feedback. You already look GOOD!

Sioux, no, Ana is not working with us. I saw her on another board and invited her here.

bree marsh
04-10-2008, 11:38 PM
i think your posing looks very good! your have a great figure structure as well. lookin good for 10 weeks out! can't wait to see more pics in a few weeks...

buffbabeGA
04-10-2008, 11:41 PM
where are you from Ana?

sdahlum
04-11-2008, 12:23 AM
Thanks so much for the feedback! I've been training with my husband for about 3 years but only really got serious about diet in the past year. We love training together and I figured as much hard work as we put in I might as try a competition. He is doing my prep for me, this is his first time doing it so he's a bit nervous too! Hopefully I can convince him to join me on stage sometime soon as well :)

I'd be happy to post up our routine and my diet if that's of any help. I feel like we're on track but I've never done this before so I can never be sure. I'll have lots of logistical questions as well. I don't really know what goes on backstage and what I can and can't do yet.

We live in a small town in Louisiana so there isn't a lot of access to local pro's or even competitors at all. We moved down here last year from the Washington DC area so it's a big change but I love it. We have three young children (6,4,and 2!) and this is such a great place to raise a family.

I'm really looking forward to getting to know you all. Thanks again!

buffbabeGA
04-11-2008, 12:31 AM
awesome!!! your hubby is so proud... he posted those pics on another board looking for some feedback.. that is super sweet of him....

feel free to post your questions about backstage or anything else , we have tons of knowledge here

sdahlum
04-11-2008, 12:31 AM
I forgot to mention I'm doing the NPC Greater Gulf States Figure Championship in New Orleans. It's close enough to home and it's a national qualifier which may or may not have been a good idea for a first show but so be it. I'd like to see how I stack up :)

buffbabeGA
04-11-2008, 12:42 AM
awesome... i LOVE NOLA..... i think its an ok idea but then again i am ALL about throwing yourself out there.. just be sure to speak with the judges after the show and take ALL the feedback you can get....

fitmomma3
04-11-2008, 01:03 AM
YOU look great you have an awesome structure and great muscle! Remember to enjoy the process and the changes :)

KristineLarge
04-11-2008, 01:47 AM
I agree...you look GREAT! Definitely right where you want to be at 10 weeks out and your posing is awesome!

Melissa Dettwiller
04-11-2008, 01:52 AM
you look absolutely AMAZING!!! not only are you VERY pretty, but your body doesn't have any flaws.....your legs/butt are gorgeous, you have nice wide shoulders,good arms, good back....everything looks REALLY good! just stick to your diet and practice your posing (it isn't bad at all....but you have to be able to SHOW them what you have and that you look better than anyone else ;)) and you will do great!!!!:awesome::)

p.s. where do you live in louisiana? we are from houma....born and raised.

sdahlum
04-11-2008, 02:23 AM
Thank you all for the positive feedback- it definitely boosts my confidence! My husband has been working with me on the posing every night, and we seem to make some great improvements with every session. I've received some great advice which has helped tremendously, so as show time gets closer, I'm sure I'll continue posting and asking more questions. I plan to post updates every one to two weeks as well, to show my progress and ask for feedback.

Melissa, I'm living in Monroe. My husband is from here, and we moved down here trying to escape the rat race in the DC suburbs. I saw you at the Europa last year (we stayed in the host hotel). Will you be there again this year? My husband and I loved it, and plan to go again. If I see you, I'll definitely have to introduce myself :)

Melissa Dettwiller
04-11-2008, 02:26 AM
yip! we'll be there! please do come and say hello! :) keep doing what you are doing.....you have so much going for you. you have the looks and the body structure already.......all you have to do is stay reg. with your diet and training, etc. and you're home free!:kiss:

SBT
04-11-2008, 03:04 AM
Wow girl!!! GREAT pics!!!

Very impressive for being 10 weeks out I can't wait to see some more pics!!

KP DIVA
04-11-2008, 03:15 AM
Hi Ana!! Welcome! For some reason I can only see the pic with your back pose, which I must say looks good....especially for 10 weeks out! Look forward to following your progress.