My First Bikini Competition – 16 Weeks Out!

Last week I posted my very first bikini competition prep update post (check it out here!).

This will be a weekly feature on the blog for the next four months or so. 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 week and what’s coming up this week.

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

16 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:

That’s a SUPER unflattering angle of my legs, LOL!

Have you seen those cute Instax cameras by Fujifilm yet? It’s the new-school version of a Polaroid and takes these adorable mini photos – I’ll be taking weekly progress photos with it (plus my phone), so I can physically see my progress over the next four months.

The top right photo is an Omron fat loss monitor, which I’ll use to assess my body fat percentage each week. We also use calipers from time-to-time at the gym.

Lastly, the bottom right is an old digital scale I have 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 last week:

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

  • Most importantly, I LOST 2.2 POUNDS! My body fat percentage stayed the same, but I’m happy to see a number on the scale that I haven’t seen in quite a while!!
  • I only made it to the gym 3/7 days due to traveling to Destin, FL for a mastermind retreat.
  • While I didn’t do any strength training, I did get to walk and talk with my new besties on the beach! And walking in sand counts for something right?!?
  • I didn’t track my food, but tried to be conscious about every food choice I made and whether I was eating because I was hungry or due to being tired or out of boredom.
  • As anticipated, I drank to0 much wine. ?

Pssst… Cindy and I are doing regular video updates via our Facebook page – here’s the latest where we dish about a few fun things!

What’s coming up this week:

We leave in less than two hours for Texas!

First up is ~18 hours on the road driving overnight from north of the Twin Cities in Minnesota to Austin, Texas where we’ll be spending Saturday and Sunday night. I’m hoping to do a meetup (totally last minute!) with my regular Horkey HandBook community and my friend Holly. This could mean coffee or cocktails…

Then Monday morning we’ll be traveling the last ~6 hours to our final destination in South Padre Island, TX. I’m SO looking forward to daily walks (or runs) on the beach and SUNSHINE!

My goal is to choose wisely when it comes to food while on the road and take advantage of both the pool and workout room at the hotel. I’ve also packed resistance and booty bands, my scale and fat loss monitor for the trip since we’ll be gone a month and a half or so.

#PlanningForTheWin!

Predicting the Future

Again, 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!

As long as I log my workouts, eat healthy and don’t pretend that I’m “on vacation,” I should be good to go. I’d love to lose 10 more pounds while away… not sure how realistic that is, but you have to have goals, right?

To a very successful upcoming week!

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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