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.
|6:05-6:20am||Shower + Body Scrub exfoliation|
|6:40-7am||Check in with coach|
|7:30am||Arrive at Venue|
|7:45-8:30am||Tanning at the event by ProGlow|
|12pm||Change into Bikini, Touch up hair and makeup|
|12:15pm||Tan touch ups|
|Pump up with resistance bands|
|12:45pm||Onto the STAGE|
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.
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: