As this year comes to a close, I can’t but feel a little bittersweet. The beginning of this year was huge for GWPL. We launched our website, we began selling gear- the very first Peach Gang shirts went out the door and I got a real glimpse at how amazing all of you really are and how much support we really had. Because of that support, I was able to start doing this full time, which is something I will be forever grateful for.
Some more highlights were traveling to California for Boss of Bosses 3 and meeting some of you amazing ladies in person. Going to Atlanta for USAPL Raw Nationals, where we witnessed history being made for 4 days straight and experienced moments that I will never forget. I competed for the first time in March and then again in November and added 60lbs to my total!
This year has truly been one of the best of my life. I learned so much about myself, about the true graciousness of humankind and what it really means to be strong. You've all taught me that it’s not about how much ya bench… or squat or deadlift, it’s about how much passion you put into powerlifting and this thing we call life. You have all given me so much to be grateful for and I can only hope that GWPL has been able to touch your lives as well.
2016 may be coming to an end but 2017 is already filling up. I’m looking forward to, and I hope you are too, the first ever Camp Uplift in Chicago (announcement coming soon...like next week soon). We are already in the books to sponsor meets and be at events and much more! Also, some of you already know, but I would like to formally announce, that, barring any injury, I will be competing in this year’s Women’s Pro/Am in Ohio in April so I’ll be lifting my butt off and working towards some of my own goals.
As always, THANK YOU all so much for all your support and love. Some of you have become life long friends but I look forward to seeing all of you progress in powerlifting and life. Have safe and happy celebrations and we’ll see you in 2017!! #UpliftAndLiftHeavy
**Comment below with some of your favorite moments of 2016 and what your goals are for 2017**