Dorothy Tiller - Figure Competitor

After attending my first NPC show back in 2003, I had the pleasure of watching some amazing women, 60 and older, compete on stage against women 20 to 30 years younger, win overall, and later be crowned Mrs. Georgia. At that very moment, I became inspired and thought to myself, "I can do this!" I realizied that it's never too late to accomplish your fitness dreams.

When the show was over, I was very excited and immediately began to set new goals, in spite of all the adversities I was facing during that year. Fitness became my therapy and my fountain of youth. The more I trained, the younger looking I seemed to have become.

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Growing up I was able to eat whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted to, or not eating anything at all. I had to learn discipline, how to eat, how much to eat, and when to eat it. During my off-season, I try to stay within a certain guideline. I continue to eat clean carbs. During this time, I increase my carb intake based on the intensity level of my training. Food to my body is like putting gas in a car. My performance level is better. I find that I'm stronger and more energetic. I try to keep my protein intake around the same. I mostly consume chicken, fish, or tuna.

I normally train 5 to 6 days a week. Most of my training days are very high intensity. I like to do at least four movements per muscle group and 100 reps per set on off season. This allows my body to maintain lean muscle mass throughout the year.

October 2015 was the last time I competed in a show. It was held in St. Augustine, Florida. I competed in a younger class and I enjoyed doing so. This is what keeps me motivated to train harder. The rewarding piece for me is when they announce my age on stage and everyone thinks the commentator has made a mistake. I am my worst critic and some may say that I'm such a perfectionist. It has not always been easy to step on the stage, almost wearing nothing, and most of the time you are still feeling like you're not good enough. When I see and hear people being encouraged by my story and how I am touching and changing lives as a grandmother, it is definitely another inspiration for me.

I am a proud sponsor of the National Gym Association (NGA). On September 10, 2016, I was reminded of my dreams and yet inspired again by a 69 year young woman strutting on the stage in the figure and physique class in the same show and showing no signs of any worry at all.

My future plan is to find sponsors and continue to prep for the upcoming year. My new goals are to become an IFBB PRO in 2017 and from there to the Olympia stage.

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