My Cover Letter to the Arnold Amateur

The Arnold Sports Festival is one of the biggest bodybuilding competitions in the United States.  It has grown to include everything from strongman to cheerleading competitions and lasts four days.Arnold-schwarznegger

Athletes from around the world submit their applications to compete and literally thousands attend the event.  For most events you have to qualify (i.e. – you have to have won a competition.)

But not the bikini division.

That’s open to anyone who has the brass ovaries to step on stage and be judged.  Most local shows divide the contestants into age categories, with women aged 35+ in the Masters Division (that’s fancy for old chicks.)  But this competition is just divided by height, not age, so if I did get in it would mean that I (mother of two, age 41) would most likely be competing against 23 year old super model types.  (Who, you know, won competitions.)

Realizing I did not possess these qualifications (youth/award winning body) I went a different route.  I wrote a cover letter.  I guess it worked because…

I’m competing in the Arnold Amateur in 2 weeks!!!!

So the moral of the story is, get some brass ovaries and go for your dreams.  Sometimes it actually works out.

Lisa ;)

Lisa Traugott is a Mom’s Choice Award winning writer, fitness blogger, wife and mom of two. You can read more about her in her new book, “She’s Losing It!” available at Amazon.com.High Resolution Front Cover.4837209

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  • Cindy vatter
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    Keep going for your dreams! Proud of you sissy!

    • Sheslosingit.net
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      Thanks sis!

  • Jen@jpabstfitness
    Reply

    Congrats and good luck!!!

    • Sheslosingit.net
      Reply

      Thanks!

  • vivlynn
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    Lisa, I’m SO proud of your accomplishment! You’ve worked diligently, and have changed your life while inspiring all of us to bring our ‘A Game’ daily to the gym and to LIFE itself! This will be a great show for you. You’re in GREAT hands – you have THE best trainer in Robin Johnson!

    • Sheslosingit.net
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      Thanks so much, Viv. I agree – Robin rocks!

  • fromtrextotigress
    Reply

    You look like a bodybuilder! Best wishes. Excited for you!!

    • Sheslosingit.net
      Reply

      Thanks! I’ve been working on it!

  • Deirdre Ryanphotography
    Reply

    #doitforlisa

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