Well, it’s almost here. It’s almost time to face my fear of getting on stage in a tiny bikini. The getting on stage part makes me more nervous and anxious than putting on a tiny bikini. You’re probably sick of reading posts about it. And honestly, I am sick of thinking about it. It pretty much consumes my thoughts most of the time.
Anyway, I met with my coach on Friday, 15 days before my show. She was blown away by my progress! I think mostly because she had low expectation for me, although she didn’t confess this.
But really think about it.
I message her out of the blue, I’ve never done a show or anything remotely close to one or anything like it. I have 3 small kids and I’m in average shape. She tells me that I have a long way to go, my prep will be hard and I still probably won’t win. Okay. Sign me up anyway!
Well, to recap. I didn’t miss a single workout except when I was sick with over 100 fever. And even then she had to tell me to rest and not workout. I did way, way, way better with my food than I thought I would do. I had some cheat here and there but didn’t have a whole meal cheat other than the ones she told me to. I didn’t have a drop of wine or any other alcohol. I just had those B.L.T.s That’s what my coach calls here and there nibbles. Bites. Licks. Tastes.
When I met with my coach the first time, my body fat was 22%. When I met with her last Friday, six weeks later, it was 16% and I had only lost .3 pounds of muscle. She couldn’t believe it! As a mater of fact, she said I looked really good. My posing was way better in person than what it looked like in the videos I had been sending her each week.
So with the good report she sent me home to have a CHEAT MEAL! A cheat meal at 2 weeks out is ridiculous and so much needed. It had to be a specific cheat meal…everything is detailed with my coach, which I appreciate! I had 2 sushi rolls (that’s quiet a bit of food but this girl can completely handle it) then some frozen yogurt. It was such a blessing to have that meal, in more ways than just craving yummy different food. I have been distracted from my kids since starting to prepare for this show. I still spend a lot of time with them but when we are home I am prepping food, measuring food, working out or trying to catch up on all the things that I push aside while at the gym.
My kids love to snuggle on the couch and read or watch movies. So I got my sushi as carry out. I went to the yogurt place and picked out different kinds of yogurt with different toppings. Then came home and made them frozen pizza (a treat for them). We watched 3 movies, snuggled, ate our treats and had so much fun! I didn’t do laundry or balance a checkbook, I spend time with them. It was so fun! I am so blessed!
Back to the show, my workouts are pretty much the same as they have been. However, next week is peak week. That’s what they call the week before the show. Things will be crazy! Saturday I will start to do carb, water and sodium loading with depletion workouts. I increase my the carbs, water and salt each day until Wednesday. Then I will cut it all out. I will decrease water and sodium and by Friday night I won’t have any. Saturday I will have very little water and some carbs. I start the day with pancakes, snack on rice cakes all day and 15 minutes before stage I will have wine and a peanut butter cup!!! PRAISE GOD!! Seriously, I cannot wait!
This is a super general overview of what will go down. She sent it to me in a very detailed specific plan, down to the minute.
This week I practiced my make-up, putting on eye lash extensions, got my wax, hair color freshened up, tanned two times, practiced posing a million times and tomorrow I will go grocery shopping for all my carbs and random foods for the next week.
Next week I will meet with my posing coach for the 3rd time, exfoliate and moisturize all thought the week, shave my arms and if there is any hair left anywhere, pack everything I need for the show since we will be staying all night Friday night, pack clothes, diapers and snacks for the kids for 2 nights, practice posing a million times more and read my peak week plan a billion times so I don’t mess it up!
Once again, I can’t believe it’s here. It’s time. I’m about to get on stage.
Single digit count down!