I have spent many years crafting my athletic life based on avoiding logistics, equipment, and planning as much as possible. This bikini competition is really throwing my normal MO off, because there’s tons of stuff to do to get ready for it. I won’t go into detail because you can find that other places on the internet if you’re curious, but just to give you an idea – yesterday I had to order a silk robe online so that when I get my spray tan it has the greatest chance of not rubbing off all over everything, and so that I have something to keep myself decent with backstage. There are so many layers of ridiculous right there (considering that I’m doing this as a sport… kind of), I won’t even try to break them down for you.
Contest prep is also insanely time-consuming. The workouts don’t take that long, and now that I’ve figured out a regular food prep plan, that doesn’t take much time either. But I never realized how much time I would have to dedicate to staring at food on Pinterest and looking at my abs in the mirror to make sure that they haven’t disappeared and that this is worth it.
People keep asking me what the first thing I’m going to eat after my competition is, and the truth is that I have no idea. Feel free to head over to my YUM page on Pinterest, where I’ve narrowed down the possibilities to about 200, and help me decide. Anything with more sugar in it than this meal will be a good call:
This week my diet has consisted of that meal, protein shakes, cream of wheat, and egg whites. Really that’s a fairly close description of my diet for the past five months if you change fish to chicken and cream of wheat to oatmeal, but I’ve been way better at it in the past week than usual. I’ll let you know in just a little over a week if it was all worth it. I’m pretty sure it will be, as long as I don’t trip and fall while I’m on stage in my stripper heels (did I say mention this sport is ridiculous?).