I’ve changed my mind about competing in the Ms.Figure this year
Last Friday (May 4, at precisely 3:37 : ) I made a decision to pull out of the competition. This was an agonizing for me, but at 116 pounds & 12.5% body fat I wasn’t prepared to shed anymore fat & sadly this body is not stage ready. For the next 7 weeks I needed to reduce carb intake to less than 50g on 6 of 7 days and i wasn’t comfortable doing that.
I learned a great deal about myself & what motivates me. In the end, the process of presenting myself on stage didn’t feel right to me. I’m more of a “meat and potatoes” kinda girl if you know what i mean? lol
I wouldn’t change the experience for anything & I accomplished some amazing stuff — even surprised myself on a couple of occasions. I think I’m a better trainer and a better person for having started this journey.
I’d like to give a special mention to Shelley Hindle (wonderful trainer & Friend) and Amazing Di (Diane Merpaw) for their support and encouragement along the way.
I cut pictures out of video that was taken at the posing practice session on Apr 29.
In closing I’ll leave you with this:
- Competition Shoes $50 (they’re not the ones on my feet BTW)
- Competition Suit $300
- Training Sessions $1500+
- OPA membership $80
- Competition Fee $150
- Finding out who you are…. priceless