Thursday, September 20, 2012

I'm a Finalist ...

Hey, guys!
A few weeks ago, our east Tennessee gym chain, National Fitness Center, held a testimonal contest. I sent in my story with a before and current picture along with my blog link and pretty much forgot about it. Well, I got an email a couple of weeks ago telling me that I'm a finalist. There are 12 finalists total. The winner receives $500 and second and third place winners receive a prize worth up to $500. I'm not sure if they plan on doing anything with the winner's testimonal and pictures or not ... I'm guessing they will probably do something with them.
I got the call yesterday telling me that I need to be at my gym this Saturday at 12:00 and that I have one minute to tell about my journey in a video shoot. How do I even begin to explain my journey in one minute? The lady told me to practice what I'm going to say, so Brad is going to help me on Friday. To say I'm nervous is an understatement. Lol.
The winners will be picked based on the video shoot. I'm not sure when we'll find out the winners. I'm also not sure if the gym chain leaders will be the ones voting or if they will be putting it online for anyone to vote. I'll find out soon enough! I would love to win, of course, but I am beyond thankful and honored to have even been chosen as a finalist. It just reminds me how far I've come.
PLEASE pray for me! I'm not good speaking in front of people and a camera will probably make it that much harder (especially with the pressure of only having one minute to say what I need to). Oh, and they are shooting it in the personal training room which is surrounded by glass so everyone can see in. Haha! :-P
I'll post again on Saturday and tell you all how it went.


  1. Amy, I know how you feel! I am giving a 10 minute speech tonight at a Take Shape For Life meeting my coach is having. I am terrified! Congrats on being a finalist! My fingers are crossed for you!

  2. Just have fun! Congrats!!

  3. Congratulations Amy. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. But whether you win or not, what a great acknowledgement of your achievement.