Firstly, here we go again, I’m going to apologise for my lack of blogging. I probably don’t speak about this enough but the mental and physical strain of training and preparing for competition is huge.
I find I have little time for anything else except training, eating, thinking about eating, thinking about training, thinking about the comp, planning my meals, organising my supplements and sleeping. My whole life is centred around achieving this goal and the pressure is on. It’s not unwelcome pressure and it’s nothing I can’t handle but it’s pressure nonetheless.
And I have placed this pressure on myself, like any athlete. And yes, body building is a sport! I aim to be the best that I can be and I won’t settle for anything less.
I’m constantly repeating mantras in my mind, listening to songs about determination and achieving success and surrounding myself with positive and supportive people. I don’t have any room for negative energy at the moment and the slightest amount of negativity can cause a crack in the all-important shield of goodness I am building up around myself. I’m putting myself out there to be judged on my physicality alone – it’s a pretty daunting thing! So I need as much positive energy as I can get right now!
So, speaking of putting myself out there, here is the competition schedule that I am considering:
April 22 – WNBF Sydney, South Juniors Rugby League Club (Best Body Swimsuit)
April 28/29 – INBA Sydney National Physique Titles, Filex Expo (Sportsmodel)
May 20 – ANB Sydney National Physique Titles, Castle Hill RSL (Fitness Model)
June 3 – INBA City National Champs, Castle Hill RSL
June 24 – INBA All Female Classic, Mooney Ponds VIC
(Click on the links above to check out the judging criteria for each federation – the INBA link especially has some comprehensive info on how the competition is judged)
I am incredibly thankful and lucky to have my good friend Charlotte (check out her profile on the amazing site Inspirational Bodies) coaching me and assisting me with the preparation for the competitions ahead. I thought at first I could go this alone but it’s so much better having someone there alongside you, guiding you and supporting you. She has a wealth of knowledge and did AMAZINGLY well in her first competition year so with her help I know I am going to smash this. I’ve promised her I will listen to everything she says, I trust her 100%!
Now, onto the exciting things like bikinis and shoes! I just got SO excited typing that! I can’t wait til everything comes together on the day – that’s when all the hard work, sweat and tears pays off! I wish I could fast-forward to see what I will look like! Eeeek!
I’m strongly considering this Dana Carmont bikini. Dana’s bikinis really stand out on stage and I have seen quite a few girls win wearing them and, god damn it, I want to be a winner! (big shout out to the guys at Build My Body, the best sponsors in the world, who are purchasing this fine garment for me! Hola!)
I’ll also be contacting Dana shortly about posing classes. I think this is going to be my biggest thing to overcome… I really don’t want to look like a deer in headlights up there and let’s face it, I’m a pretty awkward poser, so I’m going to need LOTS and LOTS of practice!
Shoes, shoes, shoes… why do they have to be SO tacky?! Haha! I get that the clear stripper heels make the legs look leaner and longer but geeze Louise… those shoes. Ah well. Maybe I’ll embrace them and start wearing them out at night… cough, yeah right, cough.
I think I’ll go for a 5 inch heel with no platform but I am not sure if I’ll go for one with an ankle strap or a slip-on. The last thing I want is to trip over on stage and I am a NOTORIOUS klutz (I once fell off the back of a stage accepting an award for work… yep… that happened). So the temptation to have an ankle strap is BIG. Check out the shoes here.
I also need to start thinking about hair, accessories, a dress for the dress round in the WNBF comp… It’s only 4 months away! It’s hard to even CONSIDER these things when I don’t even have the body yet! Oh baby cheeses, how I want that body NOW please! Must be patient…
I start dieting down in exactly 2o days. That means no more cheat meals and an extremely strict and repetitive diet from 13 weeks prior to my first comp all the way up until my last comp. I have already sworn off alcohol (I didn’t drink often to begin with and have not touched a drink for a month now) and I am starting to mentally prepare myself for the road ahead. Gotta totally be on the ball and keep my eyes on the prize! There is no room for failure!
Hopefully I have painted a picture of what I am going through right now! I’ll leave you with a current progress pic and I’ll endeavour to update this more often, even if it is just small posts to say what I am doing, thinking or feeling.
Big love to you all who have supported me over the last 2 years! I am forever thankful. x