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Friday, August 17, 2012


It's FINALLY FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!

What does this mean!?!
Well for me it mean My Love will FINALLY be in the same state as me in just a few hours :-)
He is flying in to be with me for a WHOLE WEEK and words can NOT express how excited i am to have him here with me!

No worries...i will be sure to give an update on his visit next week!

Ok so i broke the news to your guys a few days ago that i am going to be competing in a Bikini competition in October.

I have gotten a few questions about it...sooooo i decided to just do a 'Tell All" post about it :-)

What is a Bikini Competition?
A bikini competition is a health/fitness competition.  In a nut shell it is somewhat of a fitness pageant (with out the talent and Q&A parts)
What you do is you train for MONTHS (eating REALLY healthy and working out A LOT)
You get on stage (in a bikini) and they judge you on your physic.

They have other kinds of competitions like figure competition or fitness.  These are a lot harder to train for and you have to work hard to gain muscle as well as slim down.

I do not want to bulk up very much, i just want to be lean and tone so i chose to go with the bikini competition which is exactly the goal i was going for.  
READ HERE for a little more info about it...

How are you training for the competition?
right now i eat 5-6 small meals a day.  They are all pre-weighed out and i eat a certain combination of foods to help me get the right about or protein while keeping my sugar and carbs levels low.  You guys may have seen my meal pics on Instagram.  I cook my meals usually on Sunday and keep them in the fridge so i just grab them at meal time.  I workout 5-6 days a week. i do 45-60 minutes of cardio plus weight training (only 4 days a week right now).


What kind of bikini do you wear for your competition?
here is an example of what i have to wear...

they have a lot of rules and regulations for the things you can and cannot wear on stage.  You can wear an "off the shelf" bikini but it does not show off your body the best way for judging.

Why would you ever want to do something like this?
I was asked to join a fitness promotional team earlier this year and we will get to promo at some of these fitness competitions.  I just got more and more interested in it and thought to myself "Why Not!?"
I have always eaten pretty healthy and worked out regularly.  But i knew i would have to dedicate more time and effort into getting ready for this competition.  I also met a girl in my area that started training for one around the time i was stating to train for mine so it was just a reassuring thing to push me to want to do it. 
It is just one more thing to push me to work hard in the gym so that i can look and feel the way i want 2 :-)

Are your friends/family/boyfriend supportive?
YES all of them are very supportive.  Like i said i was always the healthy eater our of our group so my friends are use to my "healthy" ways.  Of course i get the random teasing but nothing that is extreme.  My boyfriend is very supportive and is even helping find the best suit for me for the competition.  My family is supportive but they live so far away they they can not actually be here for the competition.  

What has been the hardest part of training for this competition?
the hardest part by far was getting use to the meal schedule! 
I was always the kind of person to eat my 4 -5 meals a day but only when my body told me i was hungry.  It took me a few days to get use to the schedule and menu but after that it was OK.  I already was a gym rat so spending hours in the gym is nothing new to me. I did have to get use to MORE cardio which was hard at first but i have adjusted well to it.  The key is to change things up and have fun!

I hope that this has answered some questions that anyone may have had!
It is still so new to me and i am learning a lot.  But i will for sure keep you updates with my progress!



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FABBY'S LIVING said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh wow, you have such a beautiful figure, I'm sure you'll win, pretty girl! The best of luck! Can't wait to see you and what happened too. Blessings.
FABBY

Camille said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I hope you have a nice time with your boyfriend and good luck on the bikini contest training! Sounds like it's taking a lot of determination and discipline!!

Tricia said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Well you go girl! I guess you will be having a wonderful time this next week! Yeah for you!!

Good luck on your competition! You go girl! You got this!

Rose Mode said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You are so lucky your BF is coming to see you =)
I hope that yo will have fun.
I would be so happy if you could like my Facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/RoseHeartMode

Marina said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Have a great weekend with your guy and good luck with bikini competition :)

Hanna & Christel said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

it sounds pretty tough, wish you the best of luck ;)

<3

ps. you can now win a beautiful Caressa statement necklace on our blog!

Theresa said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

It sounds like a lot of hard work to be in a bikini competition, but you are the most fit blogger I know, so I think you will do awesome! Can't wait to hear how it turns out. Good luck!

Ashley said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'm pretty sure I won't be entering a bikini contest any time soon :-)

Good luck with everything!

Natalie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

this makes me want to go to the gym!!


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Lindsay said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

How exciting for you. Good luck!!

Janna Renee said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That's basically how I eat all the time! Although, I don't stress about keeping my carbs low. I don't overeat them, but by watching my sugar and sodium levels, I can keep everything in check! I think that it's awesome you do these competitions! They are better than the ones I do ;)

Reggie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Good luck.

 
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