I competed in my first competition and it was quite the experience to say the least. I want to share everything including events leading up to show day and the day of the show.
So peak week arrived…so exciting! That’s when the fun part begins. All of the hard work of the last 18 weeks has been done and it was time to relax and enjoy the moment. On friday before competition day, I got my hair done in the morning then I went to my hotel where I took my last shower until competition was over. Yes, exactly. No shower until competition was over. hahaaa. On top of that you cant put lotion or deodorent on. It is because of the tan. Before you get spray tanned, you have to exfoliate in the shower then just completly dry off and not apply any moisturizer or deodorent. So you get to the room where you will be tanned and as soon as I walked in it was a group of chicks standing in front of a fan drying their tan butt naked. Talk about broken in. Lol. and everyone acts as if it is no big deal! It’s like okay whatever, youre naked, I’m naked. Yea pretty awkward at first but it is what it is.
Saturday was show day and it was just a hustle and bustle type of day most of the morning. I got my make up done first thing in the morning. Once my make up was done, I took the clips out of my hair to let my curls fall, put my suit on and it hit me. I am about to do this! Everything had come together so perfectly! I was getting excited!
Made it down to pre judging and it was just terrible. For me. They were making announcements when they wanted each class in the back to get ready to go on stage. Well I never heard them make an announcement for figure and it was getting pretty close to the time where I should have been going up. I walk back to check things out and masters figure is lining up. Talk about a complete freak out moment. I was no glued in to my suit and I had no been glazed. I did get to do my pre workout pump, last minute posing, and most important, get my mind focused. I literally threw everything together (with the help of my awesome coach and chrissy that competed bikini) and jumped on stage. Im sitting their holding back tears as hes like 112, walk to the box (on stage) in seconds I had to pull it together and throw on my happy face. This was it, I had to do it. I got off stage, went to my room and sat there like, what in the world just happened? I couldnt even remember anything. It was just…i dont even know. I had so many unexplainable emotions at the time. Took me a good 3 hours to process it all.
I was so unexcited about heading to finals. I walked down like, lets just get this over with so I can eat my burger. When I got down I saw all my friends and family and thats when I realized how much everything I had done was worth it. It meant to much to me to have that support from people that are closest to me. I ended up having a ball at finals!! No I did not place, but I took so much from this entire experience! and also ended with a rockin body too. hahaaaa
Who knows what my next crazy goal will be but I am happy that it is finalls over and I can enjoy my normal clean eating healthy life and go back to the times I worked out because I want to and not because I absolutely have to.