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 a good way, 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 😉
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!!