11 Days Out
This past week has been CRAZY for me so I promise to get to my story of this prep this week! It’s a LONG story and I have a lot of things to share so it will take me a while to tell it.
As you saw from the post title, yep… 11 days out!
Yes, I’m crazy!
Okay, maybe not that crazy. I did this last year, a show 2 weeks after my first. I swore I wouldn’t do that again, yet here I am. That was the plan this whole time though. Knock out two shows. This one is 3 weeks after my first.
So which show am I doing? Going back to my roots folks!
I’ll be doing an OCB show, natural athletes only. And in fact, this is the same show I did last year. Going back to where this bikini journey all began 🙂
Let’s just say my shoulders have grown some huh?
Which brings me to my next point. I always say I won’t compete anymore, then I live for the stage and “that moment”. However, I’ve never really felt comfortable as a bikini girl. I don’t like the sass and sex appeal that comes with the bikini girl package. I like strength, muscle striations, and flexing. Can you guess where I’m going with this?
Lately I’ve even been asked a lot in the gym if I’m a figure girl. No, I’m not. Then people are surprised. Really I am not made for bikini. I have big shoulders and a strong back. And guess what? I worked for those shoulders and that back so why not take it to the next level instead of trying to hide it under my hair?
This will be my last season as a bikini competitor. I definitely want to do a natural figure show because I don’t think I could hold a candle to girls that use, but we will see how I do.
Bulking should be quite the journey itself. It’s going to be fun and evil at the same time. Fun eating! Not so fun watching my abs and muscles disappear under fluff. But again look how I changed this year by doing a mini bulk 😉
This show I’m coming in MUCH softer. I won’t look like the picture above. OCB last year I was too hard, they like a soft look. I don’t plan on throwing out all my hard work, but I’m not going to stress over a ripped 6 pack.
This show I’m doing for fun only. Not expecting to place since my shoulders are very “figure girl” and the judges mark you down for that. I am doing this show because I want to ENJOY IT! For the NPC Gladiator I was insanely stressed and that day was a total blur. I didn’t stop to “smell the roses” and appreciate all my hard work. Only that one little moment when I was handed my award did I enjoy it. I plan on doing that the whole day in 11 days 🙂
I do have a different suit I bought a long time ago and I’m excited to wear it. Keeping my bikini girl swag I was finally able to get down: straight hair, big eye lashes, minimal jewelry. Loved rocking my straight hair, plus HELLO it was so easy to manage all day.
So spending my days in the gym hardcore these next 11 days and I’m going to finish this bikini girl race 😀
Have a great Tuesday!
XOXO With a Cherry On Top,