My First Bikini Competition – 9 Weeks Out

This January I posted my very first bikini competition prep update post (you can also check out my latest update here!).

Weekly updates will be a regular feature on the blog for the next few months. My personal trainer, Cindy and I are competing in The Diva Classic on May 5th, 2018 in Duluth, MN.

She’ll be competing in the figure division and I’ll be doing bikini, so there’s no direct competition between the two of us! ? Read on to see how I faired over the last two weeks and what’s coming up this week.

Pssst… Here are my five top reasons for wanting to compete in my first bikini competition. 

9 Weeks to Go

Being a fan of tangibly being able to measure my progress, here’s a snapshot of where I’m at in pictures:

Left: I use my Omron fat loss monitor to assess my body fat percentage each week. We also use calipers from time-to-time at the gym.

Center: I normally take weekly progress photos with my Instax cameras by Fujifilm (plus my phone), so I can physically see my progress during competition prep. I didn’t get to it last week, but have this beaut from the beach! ?

Right: I weigh myself weekly using an old digital scale from my days working for Jenny Craig (here’s a similar one) – I’ve always had a strong interest in health and fitness and helping others become their best selves.

What happened over the last week:

To keep things nice and to the point, I’m going to offer up a list of highlights/lowlights bullet-point style:

  • This was our LAST week in Texas – what a wonderful 6 weeks, but man it’s hard to lose weight while at the beach.
  • I did return in WAYYY better shape than when I left though, so I’m chalking the trip up to a success!
  • Boom – newest LOW on the scale! ?
  • No movement in body fat percentage, but I’m cool with it.

Pssst… Cindy and I are doing regular video updates via our Facebook page – check em out here!

What’s coming up this week:

Homeward bound! The entire weekend was spent in the car and I’m not going to lie, my nutrition wasn’t that great.

I did quit drinking alcohol, however and am excited to clean up my nutrition even more now that we’re back at home with our normal stores, kitchen, etc. We also have no plans of dining out for the rest of the week.

And MY GYM – I’m SO excited to get back to my gym and working out with Cindy. I’m missed them both terribly, but am really proud of what I was able to accomplish with the accommodations that I had available to me.

Predicting the Future

As always, a lot of this is going to come down to my diet, which is one big reason that I’m blogging publicly about it. #AccountabilityForTheWin!

9 weeks will go by fast! Now that we’re home (and have NOTHING on our calendar re: travel), it’s 100% game on!

Next up is meal prepping, tracking EVERYTHING that I put in my mouth and continuing to ensure that all of my workouts are ON POINT. I also have to schedule posing lessons, get measured for my suit, actually register for the event and book travel accommodations.

My updates will probably get more interesting and become more in depth as we get closer to competition day. Which is… 60 days away from TODAY – YIKES. I got this though and can’t wait to strut my stuff on stage, proving to myself that I CAN completely change my lifestyle.

Here’s to a very successful week back at home – can’t wait to get back into my normal routine!

Are you currently working towards a specific fitness goal? Tell us all about it in the comments, so we can cheer each other on!

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