Bring it on!
Tomorrow I start the hard, exhausting, agonizing road to the stage again, my second taste of preparing for a contest. Well, I suppose technically it’s my third as I had started another prep but things got a little too much and I had to say enough was enough and pack it in. But as hard as the next 17 weeks will be, I’m so excited and motivated to get started.
This time I AM READY for it – BRING IT ON!
I can’t wait to start seeing my body change again, no more squidge, hiding under baggy tops feeling miserable about myself and kicking myself for going off track and piling on the weight again. Now that I’ve gone through this process once already I know a little more of what to expect, and I hope I’ll be able to keep my self control after the show so that I don’t end up wasting all my hard work again.
This time around I do feel as though I’m at a worse starting point than before, but I have a couple more weeks on prep too, so hopefully that’ll help balance thing out!
This is how I looked back in May, all tanned up literally about to head off to first show;
Right now I’m feeling so focused that my mind set is spot on, the diet will be strict and perfect, down to the very last detail, I will be excited to smash my cardio workouts, I won’t let them become something I dread like last time. And I will be training like a beast EVERY single training session – no half hearted workouts here. No complaining, no moaning, no excuses. It’s my choice to take this journey so I will be doing everything I can to embrace it and enjoy it.
I’ve already found my suit, from the same place as my last one and cannot wait to get it ordered, although that won’t be for a few weeks yet. And I have an idea in mind for my hair and makeup. Unfortunately my wonderful friend and fluffer from my first show will be away on holiday during the contest so I’ll be going it alone with putting the look together, but I might be able to get Craig to take a lesson or two in makeup application! 😉
Of course I’m excited to get up on stage again, I can still remember how incredible I felt for only the few minutes in the spotlight but this year there are a couple of other things adding to my enthusiasm. Craig has also decided to complete, and in the same show! We hoped to compete together last year but ended up prepping at different times.
Not only this but our coach is returning to the stage as well, Paul was a judge at my first show but now all three of us plus any other Team Pscarb members that might compete as well just make it all the more exciting!
Let the fun begin!