Show Day

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I can’t believe I’m writing my show day blog post, this prep has gone so quickly and now it’s over any ‘tough’ times have escaped my memory. In this blog I will be sharing exactly what show day entails and what happened on the stage.

Day’s Events

6am Wake Up
6:05-6:20am Shower + Body Scrub exfoliation
6:30am Make breakfast
6:40-7am Check in with coach
7am Breakfast
7:30am Arrive at Venue
7:45-8:30am Tanning at the event by ProGlow
9am Registration
10am Make Up
11:30am Athletes Meeting
12pm Show Started
12pm Change into Bikini, Touch up hair and makeup
12:15pm Tan touch ups
  Pump up with resistance bands
12:45pm Onto the STAGE
1:10pm All Finished

Nutrition

On the day everyone will have different goals and methods. I personally still needed to fill out more and stay full (my muscles needed to be full). I had a whey protein shake first thing in the morning alongside rice cakes and jam. I then continued to eat rice cakes and jam throughout the day until my show. I chose these foods because rice cakes are a low fiber carbohydrate source causing no bloat but providing the carbs for my muscles. The Jam again is carbohydrate based and also contains sugars. With regards to water and sodium I drank normally throughout the morning and added some sodium in an hour before I went on stage to allow more water to be absorbed.

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Me with my Lean Body Performance Coaches, Alex and Adam

The SHOW itself

As the call came my adrenaline shot up, although my heart was racing as soon as I walked onto the stage it all went away. I felt confident and proud to be on the stage, I could hear my family and coaches all cheering me on in the audience and this was a big boost for me. We held our poses, and performed the walking routines instructed to us. Whilst the judges decided who to bring back for the top 3 they turned the music up and got all the competitors to perform again for the audience. We were then whisked off stage and the top 3 quickly whisked back on stage ! Unfortunately I received no placing in the competition but it wasn’t just about a placing for me. I learnt so much throughout the prep, about myself, the fitness industry and who my true friends and supporters are. I made some great friends backstage that I really hope to stay in touch with. Although I am a competitive person so couldn’t help being slightly disheartened; I will be using that competitiveness to drive me though.

Keep coming back for my future blog posts including: Post Show food & Feelings, Do you really want to compete? and what I’m doing next !

You can follow the whole prep on the links below:

Bikini Prep 1

Bikini Prep 2- Posing

Bikini Prep 3- The research Project

Bikini Prep 4- Diet and Nutrition

Bikini Prep 5- Cardio and Update

Bikini Prep 6 – Curveballs and Changes

Bikini Prep 7- Full day of eating & Showday essentials

Bikini Prep 8- Peek Week


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