Well, ladies, the finish line is in sight. I will be standing on stage in my first bikini competition in less than a week. I’m excited to show off all the hard work I’ve put in the last 12 weeks. Prep was not as hard as I thought it would be. Once I was doing all the workouts and the dieting, I didn’t think too much about what I had to do. Just goes to show you that when you put your mind to something, you can do anything.
I started prep 12 weeks ago not knowing what I was getting myself into. These were some of the hardest things for me:
As a mom of two kids, they tempt me all the time with goodies they want to eat like cake, pizza or donuts. I didn’t eat the bad stuff too much before prepping for the competition, but not being able to have it made me want it. I’m so glad that I have a wonderful coach who helped me plan my meals. The plan helped me say “no” to those bad foods. I’ve planned my post-competition meal which will consist of a slice of pizza and a donut. Waiting patiently until Saturday night to have those suckers!
Water Intake during peak week (last week before the bikini competition)
I’m drinking so much water right now and I need to use the bathroom constantly. I had to make a road trip to Miami last week. A 10.5-hour drive turned into 13 hours due to the constant bathroom breaks! Don’t get me wrong, water is good for you! But, to intake more than a gallon a day is kind of rough!
I mentioned this in my last blog, but posing is the roughest thing for me. I practice constantly, and I must critique every movement to make sure I only show the good parts of my physique. In my head, I keep hearing, “Front pose. Now back pose.” over and over again. Oh by the way, I need to move in a fluid, graceful way.
Regardless of the outcome of the bikini competition, I’m very proud of what I’ve done. I never thought I would step on stage in a bikini let alone doing it after having kids. My body has done some amazing things including giving birth to both my sons (one was a nine pounder). I breastfed both of my sons for over a year. And now, my body has morphed into a bikini competitor. I’ll step on stage knowing that I gave it my all. Wish me luck!