My First NPC Competition Recap
Sorry for the delay in this post 😉 Zoe’s birthday is Monday, so as soon as we got back I started planning out her cake, video, and presents. Busy busy busy ha ha ha
The competition was awesome and a lot of fun! I learned a ton!!!! HUGE event much bigger than I had anticipated. Over 300 competitors!!!!
Many have sent some wonderful and touching messages to me. Some were concerned that I was upset that I did not place. Of course there is a level of disappointment, but I am not upset or angry in the least!!! Going into this, I knew that it was mainly the start of my learning curve in competing.
Everyone starts somewhere 😉 Even the greats started at the bottom
There were many reasons why I feel I did not place. One was that I did not drink enough water on road trip up, or the day of the competition. On the trip up, I had a migraine (Probably because I was dehydrated) I got registered and measured when we arrived, then was tanned. To be completely honest, I was so worried about messing up my tan, that I didn’t want to pee all the time. When I woke up on Saturday, I felt dehydrated and knew I was retaining water because of it. I also thing I carbbed up too much the week before. As I stated before my peak week was trial and error, so now I know how my body will react. I have a better idea of how to manage my macros that week. I also probably won’t get the air brush make-up again. I felt it made my face look dirty and too dark. Many of the other ladies faces looked more bright and clear. I had a dental issue and noticed in photos that I, without realizing it, was messing with my tooth instead of smiling, My posing also needs work. I am still waiting to get the judges information so I can better know what they were looking for. I am excited to hear their critiques so I can work on improving myself for next year!
Josh’s phone pooped out ha ha so he wasn’t able to get many pictures. I am fortunate that I met some amazing ladies back stage and have gotten pictures from them!
FYI Contest spray tanning is not for the meek ha ha men and women are all in the same area. There were tents, but little privacy. Nudity everywhere ha ha ha
Josh is in the front row yellow shirt with Zoe sitting next to him 😉 She loved the show and was very excited to see me on stage! It was awesome to look down and see her jumping up and down in excitement!
Post competition meal was epic!!!! Not gonna lie, I am excited to get through this reverse dieting and start bulking again 😉 The things I know that I will need to improve on are building better delts, arms, back, legs, glutes, and coming in a bit leaner. Obviously NOT dehydrating myself next show ha ha
The overall experience was awesome! I was happy I chose the show I did to start with. I truly did learn so much from sitting back and observing everyone. I have a better idea of what I need to bring in my bag to the competition, as well as what physical goals I need to have this year. There was not only a lot of ladies there, but they all brought their A game. Definitely gave me a run for my money ha ha ha
The list is all the figure competitors…YES that is just figure. A ton of awesome ladies right there!!!!
Next competition I will shoot to compete in novice, masters, and open. Not placing at this show by no means makes me a loser. It makes me better educated and more prepared for the next show 😉 Hope you all enjoyed a look into my experience!!!
Have a fabulously fit day!!! xoxo