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Help Carmen Michelle James get her IFBB PRO CARD
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Ended Jul 14, 2014
Carmen Michelle James is a 41 year old mother of 4 birth babies and 2 step children and married for 21 years to her training partner, Matthew James.  She has always worked till their 6th child was born and worked out competing competitvely in ... More ...

Help me get to PITTSBURG for the NPC Masters Nationals in JULY!3 of my six kids this past Easter. My cheerleaders!

I am a 41 year old mother of 4 birth babies and 2 step children and married for 21 years to my training partner, Matthew James. I have been competing competitvely in USAPL Powerlifting for 16 years (including nationally). Last year I decided to try NPC Bikini and realized I've quite possibly been training for my PRO card for 16 years and didn't realize it till I stepped on to that stage and felt I had a REAL SHOT at reaching the top in this sport.

I am not a come and go workout warrior...I AM COMMITTED!   I promise to work hard every day in the gym as I do.  I spend an average of 15 hours a week working out which is much more than a non-athlete needs to, but I'm giving it 110% and will atleast stay FIT trying!!!!

All 6 of my precious angels. They have all changed my life for the good!

The only thing that could stop me from reaching my goal is funding.  I ran a Women's Weight Training Class this past January to fund my last competition and part of this upcoming Nationals in Chicago at Jr Nationals. It can take quite a few National shows before getting your PRO CARD.

I think I can encourage other busy moms, big families and those over 40 that NOTHING is IMPOSSIBLE! I like the challenge of proving anything can be done and anyone can change.  I am working with coaches Shane and Tiffany Heugly from TEAM HEUGLY to get to the top! They already have pros on their team and have some amazing transformations.   

My husband Matt of 21 years:)

Bodybuilding is an expensive sport but when you have to travel, fly, and get a hotel for 3 nights it gets REALLY expensive.  If I can not get enough for the plane tickets I will not feel comfortable booking my next national show.  But I have FAITH it will happen:)

Once I get my PRO card I can compete in PRO shows where you not only have alot more opportunities to be a paid athlete but you also can earn your spot at the OLYMPIA!  So consider helping be part of my PRO JOURNEY! Let's prove that a western Nebraska mom CAN do this and that AGE is JUST a NUMBER!  

You can stay posted on my updates and get motivation on my athlete page on Facebook (Carmen Michelle James), my blog and Instagram (SeeYaAtTheGym) AND of course you can follow this FUNDRAZR page too! Please share this page and my updates too! THANK YOU!!! 

Thanks GNC of Scottsbluff for being so AWESOME!

Special thanks to my sponsor GNC of Scottsbluff, NE. They are a total blessing and I recommend getting ALL your supplements there considering they PRICE MATCH ANYTHING. Thanks in advance for taking the time to read. Even if you can't donate your prayers, encouragment, and support are TOTALLY helpful as well! I couldn't do it with funding alone. You all keep me motivated too!

~See Ya At The Gym~

Carmen Michelle James

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