So much for doing weekly updates FAIL!
So I did it! I’m so, so thrilled I can honestly say I’ve never felt so good in so many ways, I feel even more healthy than I did before, energised, confident, not only in myself but other aspects of life, I don’t know why but I guess this whole process for me has changed lots of things, and all for the good! Hence why I’ve been a little quiet, so much has been going on I got offered a job 2 weeks before my competition day to start the week after so life has changed massively again! Fulltime job for me so a whole new routine is needed so it’s been a little crazy!!
The most surreal day of my life, all these things going through my head, what am I doing here, should I be here, what if my bikini snaps, when can I have an alcoholic drink and what if I fall on stage? I frightened myself to death and then I got massive stage fright when I was just about to go on, it was in fact the scariest thing I have ever done. Looking around at the other girls, they were all fine and eager to get on stage and I was shitting myself. I walked out there and I felt like I had that smile, you know the one where it just looks fake? My legs were shaking like jelly, but I did it and I’m glad I did. I did not place (this time) but I was happy with my achievement, there were 18 girls in my category and for some it was not their first time. When looking around at your competition it’s daunting, but you never know what the judges are looking for on the day and who might stand out, I certainly didn’t with my scared smile and shaky legs, but hey ho…I know what to expect for next time.
So, my next plan is to definitely compete again, but I want to really build more muscle. I have areas I really need to work on and I’m looking forward to seeing these changes. Building muscle and a good strong physique takes time, a lot of time. Unfortunately, it is not done overnight or even in 12 weeks. You can get a good fat loss and transformation, but to really body-build takes years, this journey and meeting Leo has taught me this. I have learned so much about food, diets, exercise, the body and how it all works over these past four months, more than ever, I’ve also learnt how my body works, what works for me (and I’m still learning.)
I’ve had so many questions thrown at me , how did I do this, why did I do this, I wish I could do this and I wish I had your determination? Come on girls, anyone can do this it is down to your determination and what YOU want to achieve. Yes, it is hard, very hard, as you have to be consistent – that is the main thing, consistency; you will not get that body, that fitness that energy, that fat loss if you are not consistent, that is the tough bit!
Do you think I was eating chicken, plain rice and broccoli 6 times a day? No way! I was eating chicken burgers, curries, thai curries and all the things that you like to eat. This is of course within my macros and healthy versions. It just takes a bit of thinking and creativity, this kind of diet is no way restrictive, so therefore it is easy to stay consistent eating the foods you love (within reason!) Please feel free to drop me an email if you would like any of these recipes.
I’ve had so many of you say how inspired you are and have set yourself your own goals! Well done, you go girls and I’m looking forward to seeing your progress.
I will keep you all updated on my next move! X