As you all know, I competed in my first bikini competition this past October and I absolutely LOVED it! I learned soooo much from it and from prep as well, and I wanted to be a light in the world of competing and show you all that you can absolutely achieve your fitness goals, and even compete, the healthy way.
Like when I was the only one drinking a bunch of water on show day. Heck no to water depletion!
I wrote a couple of posts about competing, but this one about how it helped me is probably the most important! I am by no means an expert on competing, not even close. However, I do like to share my experiences and thoughts on any subject relating to fitness.
I got a video request for “tips for 1st time bikini competitors” and I thought it was an incredible topic to go over.
Before I delved into competing, I researched, researched, researched. I have actually wanted to compete ever since I was a freshman in college (so for about 5 years now) and just completed my first competition. So yeah, you can say I waited a loooong time. Mainly because of the money, but also because I had heard so many horror stories and bad information about competing. Yes, many people have had bad experiences and I can certainly see why and how, since competing can be a slippery slope. However, it can have a happy outcome, as it did in my case.
I figured I’d link my video here, but I’ll also bullet exactly what I go over. I had to split the video into two parts since I blab for way too long. What else is new.
The main topics I cover are about things to consider before committing to a contest prep:
1. Make sure you are mentally healthy and stable before committing (2:15)
2. Do your research (4:05)
3. Find a good coach (6:05)
4. Know how much it costs (8:56)
Have you ever thought about competing?
If you have competed, what was your experience?