October 27, 2014

Oh my goodness. What. A. Weekend.

I’m still on a high from this past weekend when I competed in the first bikini competition. I have sooo much to say, and I learned SO much! There will definitely be some posts coming about my thoughts on the entire day, behind-the-scenes nitty gritty details of show day, my thoughts, etc.

Just a hint: I know bikini competitions get a bad rap, especially lately. But competing has actually helped me in aΒ good way,Β and possibly affected me the opposite of how I have heard it affecting others.

I can’t believe it’s already over, my months of hard work all led up to this past Saturday. I’m so glad I decided to do the early show, too.

So? What happened? Well…


I got 1st place in my height class (bikini class D), and I am now nationally qualified!!!!!

I was SHOCKED. I was not expecting that at all, and I almost cried on stage. I held it back though ha ha.

It was such an amazing experience, and again, I definitely will be doing some posts on allllll of the details and my thoughts. Please let me know if there is anything specific you want to know about! You know I want to be transparent and honest about it all!

The thing I’m MOST proud of isn’t getting first, but the fact that I did this the proper way. I heard so many girls talking about how they had to stop drinking water at 6 pm the night before and other crazy things like that.

Umm…. I drank a gallon of water the day before, and was drinking 20-30 oz of water at each of my meals on show day, even before going on stage. I did NO sodium depletion, and I actually purposely had sodium before going on stage. I took no diuretics, no drugs, no fasted cardio my entire prep, no hours of cardio, no crazy restrictive diets, and I ate whatever I wanted my entire prep.

And I was eating these babies back stage while a ton of people were shoving down rice cakes. And I was drinking water while girls were talking about how thirsty they were.



Happily hydrated, happily candified πŸ˜‰

I was also eating full-on meals throughout the day to stay fueled. Winning first meant so much more to me the fact that I did do things the right way and wasn’t ready to die before going on stage or when I got off. I felt amazing, and I am so happy to have accomplished, and surpassed my goal.

The entire day was SO LONG. I woke up around 445 and didn’t get home until 2 am. CRAZY.

My mom had to pick up food for me, and I ate it in the car on the way home.



A cheeseburger, broccoli and sweet potato fries. Demolished the entire thing. SO GOOD. And I had more fries when I got home.


and wine to celebrate.


STILL CAN’T BELIEVE IT. Thanks for following my journey, everyone! Make sure to check out my youtube because I will definitely have some raw footage from the day!


Anything you want to know about competing? Let me know!!

      1. Thank you! Yes, I would never! I was actually told to drink water and eat sodium all throughout show day πŸ˜‰

    1. SOOOOO happy for you! think I need to talk to your coach! love that you accomplished this the healthy way!

    1. I’ve already said it a few times, but congrats–and great on you for doing all this without restricting and doing all that crazy stuff (aside from the spray tan, that is still crazy….)
      Good luck sloughing that off, and hope that you get to bask in the (real) glow of your accomplishment!

      1. Thanks so much!!! and omg.. I am orange right now LOL

    1. Congrats girlie! That’s amazing that your training plan worked like a charm! It’s so interesting how different bodies train differently! Candy LOVES to stick to me!

    1. Oh congrats!! What an accomplishment! I love hearing someone that did all the right things while training won!! This give so much credit to your coach and your team, but mostly to your dedication and just how awesome you can be if you listen to your body! Awesome job!!

    1. YOU ARE A ROCKSTAR!! Again, so happy for you girl! I can’t wait to hear about the day of the show! Are you accepting Q and A questions? I am curious about what you ate on show day? Thanks!

      1. Thanks, Kaila!!! Of course, ask away! I kept it very simple on show day and ate noo veggies. My entire day was low protein and higher carb and fat. Basically breakfast I had some coffee, sweet potato, almond butter, and egg whites. I had a reeses before I went on stage, and one after I got off haha. Then I had chicken, a piece and a half of cinnamon raisin bread, more almond butter.. then I had boar’s head deli chicken, sweet potato, peanut butter and more coffee.. then more deli chicken (needed the sodium), sweet potato, and more almond butter.. and then a snickers before going on stage. and then after the show a cheeseburger, fries, broccoli, and wine!! πŸ˜‰

    1. I’m so happy for you! Thank you for sharing your story and that success can be attained when prepping in a healthier way!

    1. I’ve been following for years ( beginning of gothextramile, and now your insta ) and watching you blossom into this Wonder Women has been a JOY.

      I don’t want to go all mushy on you…but you radiate vitality, beauty and health. Seriously! You look so so fantastic , and I think the way you done your prep allowed you to glow and have that extra sparkle.

      I can’t wait to read your follow up posts!

    1. Congrats lady!! It’s so exciting that you earned first place, but as you said, even more exciting that you did it in a healthy way. I’ve loved following your prep and progress. Teach me your ways! πŸ˜‰

    1. Way to show the world you can approach competition prep a healthier, non-extreme way and not just do well but win. Congratulations from the other side of the world, girl! (: I’m SO so impresssed by your achievements.
      Regarding further questions: Do you know if the other competitors followed the flexible dieting approach, too, or the more rigid clean eating one? I knooow I already bugged you with that question before but I’m so curious to find out how two approaches this diferent can yield the same results.

      1. Thanks girl!! <3 I'm sure some of the other competitors prepped using flexible dieting, but a LOT did the rigid clean eating way. The two approaches can yield the same results because no matter what you eat, you are technically still eating your set amount of macros which is your grams of protein, carbs, and fats each day and in a caloric deficit. That's what it comes down to! What you decide to fill your macros with is the only difference. It doesn't matter if you eat tilapia, asparagus, and coconut oil for your protein, carb, and fat meal or if you wanted to have like yogurt, cheerios, and peanut butter or something like that. Does that make sense?

    1. Congratulations! You are so gorgeous and you inspire me so much! I look forward to more posts on your competition!

    1. Congratulations! You look amazing and that’s such a huge accomplishment!! Can’t wait to hear more about it!
      Miss you!

      1. ahhh thanks love!! miss you, hope all is well!!! <3

        1. All is well, besides a broken ankle!! Haha, I am coming back to blogging VERY shortly! πŸ˜€

    1. A HUGE congrats to you girlie! I have had mixed feelings about competitions in the past since I got the impression that a lot of girls go to extremes to get to that level of fitness, but you have completely changed my mind about it. So proud that you did things the safe and healthy way! First place is INCREDIBLE!

      1. thank you girly!!! yes, I did NOTHING extreme, so happy about that! πŸ˜€

    1. That’s amazing and pretty mind-boggling to be honest! I haven’t competed yet but I plan to in the near future and I’m super excited to hear it can be done this way. Super curious to learn more about your exercise and meal plan… would it be possible to get more details by any chance? πŸ™‚

      1. yes, it absolutely can! It’s the BEST way to prep! of course! You can email me if you want.. I just followed macros though.. ate whatever I wanted as long as I hit my numbers, carb cycled, and did weights and cardio (but not too much).

    1. You are amazing. I was working 48 h on the weekend and couldn’t really follow you but I thought of you!!! And I am SO proud of you, good, good, brilliant job girl!!!

    1. Can you please tell me where you got your royal blue bikini!? I Love it!

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