It's The Road That Makes The Ride.

We are all told, “live your life to the fullest”; I am here to do just that. My role as Mrs. Race City America 2021 serves as a vessel to project my passions and excite others as to what inspires me in this crazy world. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride with me.

I haven't always looked and felt the way I appear today. Years of stomach pain, depression, fatigue, brain fog, skin issues, anxiety, etc. kept me from living my best life. It took major lifestyle changes, doing my research, and ultimately trusting my gut. My years of struggling with food and environmental allergies shaped my lifestyle. By embracing the process of personal development, I have been able to find the light and fight within myself; a path to peace in my mind, body, and soul.

Kaizen is the Japanese word for improvement. It denotes an approach to process centering on “continuous improvement”. This process works to mold your abilities based on what you have, what you know, and what you do. Improvement in one area will naturally result in improvements in other areas and opens the possibility for advancement. 


This is why for me pageants and bikini fitness competitions are vehicles for self-improvement. I give myself permission, space, and time to develop my survival skills. If the past year has taught me anything, upping my survival skills on all levels is definitely a goal to work on daily. The payout is a healthier mind, and therefore a body, and soul- a state of optimal capability and survivability. 

Sharing my struggles and tools to overcome them with others has inspired me to show up in a variety of ways. It has become a superpower for me to help others heal and bridge the gap between want and do. I think of myself as a Wellness Warrior. Using my own wellness journey, I inspire personal victories and self-fulfillment. Because when we are happy, we choose to do better for ourselves and others. And when we all do good, we all do better. 

Goals as a Wellness Warrior:  to improve daily and use my own wellness journey as a vehicle offering a roadmap to excellence, a path to understanding what your mind and body are capable of, and offer an opportunity to maximize your survivability - in all walks of life. 

Grow Through What You Go Through. I am proof you can, will, and are capable of that. Get out of your own way. If you want to fly, give up everything that weighs you down. The work is in letting go. Moving forward. Finding power and purpose in the pain. It’s all in your hands. Follow your heart. Give your head a break. 
May God Bless You From The Crown of Your Head to The Soles of Your Feet.  
- Tara Allmendinger

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