A BODYBUILDER will experience her first national final this weekend just months after starting in the sport.
Tara Taylor, of Ketton, qualified for the National Amateur Bodybuilding Association British Finals in Southport after securing third place at a West Midlands tournament.
And she won her first contest at Nabba’s East Anglia championships on Sunday, taking the novice ladies trained figure title.
Tara said: “It was brilliant and an excellent day all round.”
The mum-of-two took up bodybuilding in January as she says she likes to try something new each year.
Already a regular at the gym, she began training eight times a week as well as doing four cardio sessions a week, starting at 5am on her treadmill at home.
Tara, 42, said: “Every year I make a new year’s resolution, learning to ride a horse, jumping out of a plane.
“Quite a few people had encouraged me to give bodybuilding a go and so I thought I would.
“I think if I can do it, looking after two kids, two dogs, two cats and working 50 hours a week, then anyone can.”
Tara also competed at the Natural Physique Association’s Yorkshire competition on Saturday, earning a fourth place.
She is delighted with her success so far and thanks Richard Patrick, of Muscle Creation and the staff at Westside Health and Fitness Club in Stamford for their support.