BOTW: Lindsay Carter

Lindsay Carter

My fiancé and me celebrated our 12th anniversary this April. We met in Junior High School at an annual carnival in our hometown. I would have never thought that 13 years later we would be getting married!

We have gone through many stages of life together; high school, college, and now adulthood. We have both found a passion in fitness, health, and bodybuilding. We have been competing in bodybuilding shows for three years now and placed top 5 last year at the Branch Warren Classic here in Houston, which qualified us for Nationals.

We competed at our first national level bodybuilding show this July in Teaneck, NJ. I went on stage on a Friday night and competed against some of the top physiques in the nation. When I realized I wasn’t receiving the placing I had hoped for I couldn’t help but be upset. As I exited the stage, there he was waiting for me. In the midst of all my disappointment, he turned it in to the happiest night of my life. He got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife. I was overcome with joy and excitement. Of course I said yes and he took me in his arms. I walked away from that competition with the biggest win. A lifetime with my soul mate! We celebrated our engagement the next few days exploring New York City.

We are planning a fall wedding in 2017. Our tentative date is November 4th. We are looking at venues but haven’t chosen one yet. It will be in the Kemah/Clear Lake area. His family is from the Caribbean so it will be an exciting mixture of Caribbean and American food and music! We are so thrilled and cant wait to continue all the engagement activities.