This caption could be long, very long, and very emotional. 
But it won’t.

One year of sacrifice, dedication, and hard work got me to this day.

I DID IT. And so can you. 

(November 20, 2011 - my first figure competition: November 10, 2012)

Oh and P.S. - to preemptively address any negative comments, I believe I am absolutely beautiful in BOTH photographs. I am happy and proud of my body no matter if I am super fake tanned and made up and leaned out for the STAGE, or curled up, no makeup on, with my awesome full thighs and belly, on the couch digging into a glorious piece of raspberry pie. I set a goal and I achieved it. I love who I am. I am proud.