Back to the competition news--so does this mean that I will not be doing a competition in 2012? Heck no! (Excuse my lack of profanity--it's the first day of Lent, and in the efforts to be a little more Catholic and to actively try improving myself, I've decided foul language needs to go for a bit
So now that I have a competition date, a more attainable goal, and heightened determination, what have I changed? Well, I'm back on my prep, though it's slightly less intense than what I went through for figure. By that, I mean that my meal plan will not be changing to scale back carbs further and further...or at least not until the last few weeks. Training is about to be changed up, but only because my upper body progresses much more quickly than my lower body. Since we're not going for as jacked of an appearance, I need to make sure the lower body comes down
Training: check. Nutrition: check. Any other issues? YES! Unfortunately. These past few days I've been having trouble sleeping, or rather having trouble staying asleep. I'll wake up at the least twice per night for no odd reason. Then I end up tossing and turning until I fall back asleep (which is also the very reason I end up waking up).
All in all, though, I'm incredibly excited for the opportunity to train for my first bikini competition! While it's not what I had originally planned on doing, I'm glad that I had this change of heart, and I think it will be great to see what I can accomplish on stage. My only reservation is that the bikini category is way more objective and is also more sexual, whether I want to admit that or not. And seeing as I don't dress very provocatively, this is going to be slightly out of my comfort zone...
Here goes nothing!