“When I got to Los Angeles, I didn`t know anybody. The only person I had a little bit contact with was you Pauline, and the day I meet you – and you said “yes” to help me towards my show, I was thrilled! You have been my “superhero”, and inspiration for five years know – nothing could make me happier than having you by my side.
My biggest problem through the years have been my time between my shows. The time many people call “off season”. I always gain too much weight, and every year I need to rip it all off when my shows are coming up. I`m not a big junk food eater, but I`m a big portion eater! It didn`t matter if it was something healthy, it`s still calories and I ate way too much. Finally I learned how to go through my “off season time” without gaining a ton of weight! Pauline showed me how she lives her life, her “tricks” for staying in shape, and how I really could be able to live my life in a good shape, all year around – without feeling like I was constantly starving!
But Pauline didn`t just show me how to live my life off season, this was just the start. She also gave me a different kind of support than I`m used to on my diets. If I didn`t see her in a couple of days, she always sent texts wondering about how I felt – and when you are tired on a diet…That means A LOT! Another thing was trust, I know I really could trust Pauline. I could tell her everything, without ever doubting she would not keep it to herself. When I contacted Pauline, I didn`t have long until my show was coming up, only two months..So the stress often got to me, and ripped away my believing. For me, when I`m doing my shows – the mental state means almost more than anything else. To have someone backing you up at all times, listen to you when you have something to say, telling you that YOU can do it, see the talent in you and just really SHOW that they care about you – when the dieting gets to your head. This person Pauline proved to be, and because of her I continued believing in myself – and completed the show. With the best result I ever could hope for, a FIRST PLACE! It`s insane to think that I actually wanted to skip it, because I didn`t feel good enough…I truly believe that if it wasn`t for Pauline’s backup, support and help I would have skipped the show – and missed out on my biggest happiness and experience so far in my life!
-Excalibur Figure winner 2009 Heidi Vonka Koi