Last weekend I competed in my second NPC Bikini Competition. I went into it with much more confidence and determination. I turned 35 since my first competition so I was excited to compete in the Master’s division (35 and up). The goal I set for myself was to take first in Masters and top 3 in Open. Well, I concurred that goal! I placed 1st in Master’s and 3rd in Open.
Because I had competed before the fear of being on stage and being judged was completely gone. At my first competition I spend a lot of time looking around and comparing myself to others. I counted how many girls were in my height class and let their appearance bring my confidence down. After the show I looked at the pictures and videos and realized that I had nothing to feel insecure about and that the only person on stage I should have been focused on was myself. This show was completely different. I didn’t even look at the line up or know how many girls I was competing against. When my friends arrived and asked how many girls were in my class I simple said “I don’t know, I didn’t even look. Who cares, I am going to go out there and rock the stage.” I was competing against the girl I was last time around and no one else.
It has been a week since the competition and I kind of feel a little lost without that goal. I didn’t go crazy with food after the competition but I can say that I have overindulged on red wine. Tomorrow I am starting the 22 Minute Hard Corp challenge with my husband and a challenge group I am leading. The program is 8 weeks log, comes with a balanced nutrition plan and 22 minute workouts. This will allow me to focus on my fitness and nutrition again without completely consuming my time and energy. I will be blogging about this challenge so others can see what it is like.
Here are some photos from my competition: