The theme of my first competition could be neatly summed up as “Baptism By Fire.”
I had NO IDEA what the heck I was doing.
I think the worst piece of advice I got was, ‘Trust the process…” simply because I had no idea what the process was!
Google is a double edged sword…tons of information, but who and what do you trust? There were many late light conversations between Google and myself.
DLH – “How to diet for a first time figure competitor who has a muffin top”
Google – “Did you mean to say ‘How to figure out diet muffins for a competition?“
DLH – “NO! That is NOT helpful. How do I find abs?! I need help!!“…thinking…”Ah, yes…let’s try ‘Figure Competitor Diets”
Google – Pictures of lithe women in bedazzle suits…aka…no relevant data for Donloree…
DLH – *eyes bugging out* “Yes, I understand that is what I WANT to look like, but HOW do I do it??!?“
Google – *no response…blank stare…fathomless blinking…*
In November of 2009, I decided to compete in an all natural Figure Competition; but that was all I knew. HOW was a whole different story.
All I saw in front of me was a deep, dark, black hole with a skimpy, bedazzled bikini at the end. So I did my absolute best, but I lost copious hours of sleep panicking and obsessing and ended up not nearly in the condition that I had hoped.
I met the goal of being confident and fully loving myself on the day of the event, which is a HUGE accomplish for a woman that used to be in Obese Class One. Unfortunately, the goal of being competitive was not met. I got gold for the journey of self discovery, but placed last in my class.
I tell you all this because perhaps you are thinking of competing but you have no idea where to start. All you see is a black, bottomless hole and you don’t have a flashlight.
There is no way I have all the answers, but I want to share what I know or help you find the answers to your questions!
Leave a comment on this post or email me at dl at bikiniorbust.com with your questions. If you have 100 questions, that is more than ok!
So…what do you want to know about:
- Training for a competition
- Balancing life and training
- Finding a skimpy bedazzled suit
- How to prepare mentally
- When to tell others what you’re doing
- Finding a trainer
- Anything to do with training for a competition
There is no need for more than one of us to be baptized by fire; let’s do this thing together.
I’m aiming to have the theme of my competition this fall be, “DL Takes The Cake!“.