Thursday, July 19, 2012

I Got Picked!

Remember back in elementary school gym class when the teacher had two kids pick people for team activities? Are you still scarred from always being "picked" last or near the end? I have a few memories of disappointment from when I wasn't among the first few picks, even though I realized my obvious shortcomings in specific sports.

In baseball and softball, I can run decently fast around the bases, but I tend to hit balls directly AT the outfielders. This makes it fairly easy to field the balls and throw me out at first. Same thing with kickball.

In soccer, I always tried to pick the ball up instead of kicking it because it was too frustrating not to be able to use my hands.

In basketball, I discovered that you actually have to be able to make baskets more than 15% of the time in order for people to want you on their team. And apparently, it's considered bad form yell "MOVE OUT OF MY WAY!" and shove the person guarding you.

I learned that I'm great at individual sports like tennis, skating, skiing, and bodybuilding.

In those sports, there's not much picking of teams.

But when it comes to competing in Figure and in getting sponsorships in the fitness industry, there is a form of selection and getting picked. When I stand on stage, some of the things that run through my head are, "Pick me!" and "Please call my number!" (Seriously. It's true. Next time you see me on stage smiling my heart out at the judges, you'll know that I'm silently pleading with them to pick me.)

Not only did I get picked at the Maryland Show, I got SERIOUSLY picked!! (Can you tell I'm still on Cloud 9?!)

And last week, I got picked again!

Big Bitch Formula, a growing supplement company, contacted Jerry and me and offered us a place on their team of sponsored athletes! We got SERIOUSLY picked! We're so excited to be able to say that we're now Big Bitch Formula sponsored athletes!

This company has a straight-forward, no-bull approach and offers high quality supplements that taste great! (Plus, the names of the protein powders are awesome! You can't beat "Kick-Ass Cake Batter," "Cinna-Bun Blast," and "Rocky Eff'n Road" for product names!)

We're so excited about this opportunity, we made a video!

Thanks to Rob Kreider and Bobby Haire for believing in us and for picking us! We're thrilled and honored to be part of the team!


  1. Congratulations! That is also Big Bitch Awesome! =D You guys deserve it!

  2. Congratulations. You both seriously deserve a sponsorship :)

    I would love for you to do a post on obtaining sponsorship. What are some of the things you did to get sponsored?

  3. Awwww YAYYYY!!!! Dreams DO come true!!!!
    (I would just like to say that Hero by Mariah Carey is playing in the background at my office currently)
    HUGE Congratulations Kari & Jerry!!!!

  4. That's awesome!! Congrats to you both :)

  5. SO AWESOME!!!!! So happy for you both. Very excited for you.

  6. that is so cool!!!!
    congrats to the both of you!!!!

  7. So thrilled for both of you!!! You deserve it!!