2016 Ms. Bikini New England Finalist Katie Veazie is giving us some motivation for those midweek struggles!
Katie says, "Just a little #transformation for ya. While the physical changes are obvious, and no I don’t care which one you prefer, the mental transformation is far greater. Both of these bodies are physically healthy. However, that person on the left would have cared which one you preferred. I spent countless hours in the gym to find a look that the judges liked and that would be marketable. I had no 'edge' and had this overly positive, fake persona. Yes, I LOVE to motivate others and really probably believe in you more than you believe in yourself, but I’m not going to bullshit you and pretend that everything is all sunshine and rainbows all the time. I’ve struggled, I’ve fallen down, and I’ve clawed my way up to become the person I am today. I’ve become someone I genuinely like and think is pretty freakin cool. I’ve expanded my education to become a better trainer who’s training and nutrition protocols are backed by science and not just what the trends are. I’m a better person now. I’m a stronger person now. And in turn, I’ve had more opportunity in this industry than ever before. You don’t have to be like anyone else and you don’t have to try so hard to stand out either. Just be genuine and care about other people. That shit will take you far."