'My Big Fat Fabulous Life': Whitney makes it to North Carolina weightlifting championship but fears failure

Even though she seemed hesitant at first, she decided weightlifting was worth a try because she has never attempted it before


                            'My Big Fat Fabulous Life': Whitney makes it to North Carolina weightlifting championship but fears failure
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Whitney Way Thore has been working hard to make sure that she can compete in the weightlifting championship. It all started when her trainer, Jessica, suggested that she should give weightlifting a try. Even though she seemed hesitant at first, she decided it was worth a try because she has never attempted it before. 

Undoubtedly, Whitney loved every aspect of weightlifting and decided to continue it. However, after a couple of months practicing with Jessica, Whitney was asked to practice with another trainer who would be able to guide her about what would be a good posture for her.

Without wasting any time, the duo got into the training mode. Whitney knew that she had to work on her posture because she was set to take part in North Carolina State Championship. Thinking about it filled Whitney's mind with worry and self-doubt but she knew she could not give up. 

While she worked hard to get her posture right, she was concerned that she may not be able to lift as much weight as she did before. While Whitney was working out with Jessica, she focused on lifting as much weight as she could but it changed once she started working out differently.

With the championship soon approaching, Whitney felt the pressure of performing well. She was also worried about disappointing everyone who came to see her at the show. She knew that she had to do well and make her parents, as well as, her friends proud.

Finally, the day had come when it was time for Whitney to enter the competition. Listening to some motivational songs, Whitney knew that she had to keep her mind calm if she wanted to do well. She first started by practicing a bit but was surprised when she fell while lifting the weight.

She also felt conscious looking at others as she could not see anyone who was her size. However, her trainer, Sean, asked her to focus on the competition and nothing else. Finally, it was time for the first round and as Whitney entered, she hoped that she could just get one lift right.

Once the competition started, Whitney was able to go two rounds lifting the weight properly. However, the third one was not counted as her technique was not right. Despite this, she was able to get back on her feet and ace the lift. As the competition came to an end, Whitney did not expect to get an award but she was left stunned when she heard the name being announced.

She found out that she was placed second and that made her immensely proud of herself. She knew she had to keep working hard, but for now, she decided to enjoy her glory. 

'My Big Fat Fabulous Life' airs on Tuesdays at 8 pm ET on TLC.

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