Hope you had a great Saturday. Mine was jam packed but all fun times. As I mentioned yesterday, today was the GNC Pro SuperShow in Toronto so my lovely Dad came down to pick me up from Guelph and drop me off at the Convention Centre for me to run around my lil playground.
Now before you call me a spoiled brat, note that I was totally willing to Greyhound it down there but my Dad doesn’t like me taking the bus alone. Lolz, Daddy’s lil girl. I was so thankful for him doing this though and he just wandered into the Eaton Centre and did what he does best…Shopped.
First though, of course, a lift had to happen so a sleepy me (haven’t been sleeping the best lately, heat? allergies? Dunno) headed to hit shoulders (my fav!) and then head off to the Expo.
I was seeing a bunch of my friends from back at McMaster so of course I had to bring a lil something something..
I was notorious for my baked goodies at the gym so obviously I had to show them that I still baked. Showing my love.
They loved them btw, great job Averie!
So yeah, when you first walk in its all fake tanner, bikinis and buff guys wandering around and it’s so busy that it can get slightly overwhelming.
Us shorties are always in danger of being trampled. Legit.
I managed to make my way through to find Andrew and he happened to be with someone I often saw shop at GoodnessMe! back in Hamilton. Small world eh? Anyways Pierre and Andrew have actually teamed up to create their own business which is totally cool.
They had been waiting like an hour in line to meet Sadik, or 2nd runner up Mr. Olympia, and my lil tushie then snuck right in with them to also have some small talk and take some snaps.
Timing on point.
Sadik is quite a real guy. So not what you expect from someone so huge in the bodybuilding world. Great guy and very inspirational.
After that, and after a few calls, bad directions and getting lost, I finally found Daniel, who was a fellow personal trainer at Mac.
And we proceeded to also get a lil snaphappy at the bodybuilding.com Photo Booth. Do you even flex?
Dan is such a sweetheart and so it was super nice to catch up and see what he was up to.
I then found myself wandering away and finding myself in line for Miss Buff Bunny..
I waited a whole 40ish minutes (and that was at the end of the day!) to finally arrive up to her and that’s where my confident self basically turned into a rambling fangirl….
You know how you don’t really think of something as a big deal and you know what you’re gunna say but then you open your mouth and…
I wanted to tell her why she was an inspiration to me and now it’s all a blur of pointless **it in and amongst a few “you’re my inspiration” type stuff.
But hey, she thought I was cute and she said my quads were poppin so it could have been worse right…
Anyways, she inspires me in several ways and it would be nice if she could read this more scripted version instead of the garbles I said to her earlier.
~She’s tiny, like myself, but EATS! She eats to grow and she shows that she actually eats quite a bit. It’s none of this chicken and rice crap that I see so many female YouTubers sporting even when they aren’t on prep. This really helps me mentally because I have this weird irrational sense that I’m doing something wrong when I’m over here eating more then people larger then me. I have mentioned this before but this is why comparison is a total mind ef.
She’s five inches taller then me, lifts and eats 400 cals less then me. WTH?
Case in point, DONT COMPARE TO ANYONE ELSE BUT YOU!
I need to take this point to heart. Heidi even said this. Take it as a positive that you can eat so much. You body is telling you that you need it, not just to grow but even just to maintain. Fuel that rabbit metabolism girl!
~She lifts heavy. I have mentioned this before, but this is actually motivating always because there still aren’t that many girls, let alone, ones sitting nicely at 5 feet tall, that actually lift to grow. You know how proud I was when I hit that 135 back squat? Pumped!
Lastly, she’s real. She’s down to earth and actually the sweetest person ever. She was like:
Oh you’re such a cutie. I love how tiny you are.
Plus she dealt with my blabbering self with a smile.
Heidi, you are the real MVP!
So yeah, today was fun, but despite my lovely car nap, I’m drained so I will cut this off here so I can go stuff my face one last time for the day and hit the pillow.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend friends!