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October 20, 2013

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Bodybuilder draws strength from son, faith

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SHENANGO VALLEY —

When that happens, her mom will remind her that she once did the same thing -- but with two daughters.

“Faith keeps me sane,” she said of her church.

Rose was working out earlier this year when she was asked if she’d considered competing.

Until then, she hadn’t but she entered the INBF Cardinal Classic and started training more intensely.

On the day of the competition, urged on by Gavin, she ate their favorite treat: a Daffin’s chocolate bar, just before taking the stage.

It worked as a good luck charm, she said.

Now, she’s setting her sights higher as she’s earned a pro card and can compete for cash.

Her heroine in the sport is Dana Linn Bailey who just won Miss Olympia.

“I guess she inspired me,” Rose said.

She hasn’t picked her next competition, but plans to do so by spring.

Eating healthy and exercise have turned into a way of life for Rose and her son.

“Our lifestyle has changed for the better,” she said.

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