My First Figure Competition – 3rd Place!
Finally! The longest overdue post in the history of long overdue posts…
My first figure competition!
Yep, I did it. It was a wild and crazy time but it’s over and I’ve had the few months to reflect on it.
But first, photos!
While I immensely enjoyed the training and the high fat, low carb diet, I didn’t love stepping on stage. Talk about stage fright…
And I had a bad case of that stage fright. Walking out on stage for the first round of posing was horribly scary. I thought I had mentally prepared for being SO in the limelight but I guess not. Second round of posing was certainly better than the first and I had a chance to feel a little more comfortable behind all of those lights and even give a little sass to the judges.
So, I did it. I completed my first figure competition! And glad I did. I mean, who can say they wouldn’t love getting super tanned (spray tanned, that is), head to toe glammed,
fondled oiled up by strangers, and taking smokin’ hot photos? Those parts I quite enjoyed.
So, how did I do?
I entered the competition for Figure Novice and Figure Open. I took 3rd place in Novice, 4th in Open categories. Not too shabby for not really expecting much and not really knowing what I was doing.
For anyone wishing and dreaming that they could be up on stage competiting, like I dreamed for years, I would highly recommend doing it. But be prepared to learn a LOT about yourself and be prepared to learn a LOT about the whole procedure… it was NOT at all what I expected.
And get a coach who can guide and support you along the way. I wrote this post before my competition about just that and it still stands true. You need a solid support system in doing a competition… and in anything in life really.
One great lesson I learned in this process: Find people who love and support you.
For now, that is all. 🙂