Barbie Thomas didn’t win any major awards at the recent NPC Junior USA Bodybuilding Championship in Charleston, South Carolina, but the audience made her feel like a star.
The 37-year-old, who is missing both her arms, was given a standing ovation after completing her routine, reports the Daily Mail. This is just one of many inspiring performances by Thomas, who hasn’t let losing both her arms in a childhood electrical accident keep her from exploring her passions.
The mother of two started bodybuilding in 2003, after reading about the competitions in fitness magazines for years. Able to cook, text, shop and drive – all with her feet – Thomas decided to push her doubts aside and call local bodybuilding officials about the rules for participation. After receiving the go-ahead to enter, the single mom now follows a rigorous training schedule and regularly competes in events. Article from Www.people.com #hero #ilovegymheroes #physique #photoofday #gym #gymrat #exercise #competition #diet #cardio #fit #fitfam #fitspo #ifbb #npc #bodybuilding #train #lift #instahealth #fitspo #winning (at 🌟 WHO IS YOUR HERO?! 🌟)
I'm 24 years old currently living in NY. I love to travel. I've lived in 3 different states in the past 4 years, and still don't know where to permanently reside. I'm currently an amateur bodybuilder and have competed in Canada, and dream to one day achieve a pro card. Other than bodybuilding I absolutely love video games. When I'm not doing one, I'm doing the other.