Competing in NPC bikini was a very interesting journey in many ways.
You can learn a lot about your mind and body.
I have liked fitness since I was about 15 and have always admired athletic bodies. I always knew that one day i would be on the stage competing in fitness.
I’ m very happy that they opened the bikini division and gave many ladies an opportunity to compete. Bikini girls are fit, athletic, sexy but not overly conditioned. I really like that healthy feminine beach-body look.
My journey started when I became nationally certified as a personal trainer and started to work with clients. I decided to take my fitness to next level because I wanted to become an inspiration for my clients, but also because I really want to understand how the body works.
My goal is to help my clients to achieve the best results possible, to have a fit body, better health and happiness. Competing is a big commitment that require a lot of discipline. I must admit that i was very focused and i did everything the best I could. I really followed the diet and the workouts and practiced my posing every day. Some days were easier then others but I appreciated each day the good and the bad.
I remember during the first 14 days, I had really bad sugar cravings. I really realised how addicted we become to certain things, and knowing that I couldn’t have the sugar when I wanted it drove me crazy….. ahh! SO, to make things easier, I played around with the food that I could eat and found some great alternatives, and now I can apply what I learned. The biggest challenge though was to make my coffee tasty since I had to avoid milk. I really missed my milk in my coffee. It took me a while to find an alternative that would taste similar.I was super happy when I discovered a coconut creamer from Whole Foods. What a relief…..hehe, I know you’re probably laughing, but for me, it was painful time:).
Little things like that can throw you off balance sometimes, because we are so used to grabbing whatever we want whenever we want it.
We all have something that is hard to give up. But the good news is that we can overcome it and create new, healthier habits.
Its just takes a strong will, time, and patienc,e and of course you have to want it.
Other then that, my diet was super healthy! I ate sooooo many veggies, lean protein, and healthy fats. I also drank a lot of water every day. It left me feeling light and gave me a very clear mind. I really enjoy it and I am grateful for everything I have learned.
A Healthy lifestyle has a really big impact on your mind and body. It also gives you a lot of energy!
The hardest part of the process was the last week leading up to the competition. My will had to be super strong and I had to stay very focused. I was eating less carbohydrates. And that was bit challenging, but it all was worth it. I placed 1st in my class.
I was very happy with my results. The competition day was very interesting…. People who compete know what I’m talking about.
The entire experience was overwhelming specially the spray tanning, hehe. I was also was amazed how nervous I actually was before going on the stage.
I had never been so nervous in my life, but at the same time I couldn’t wait to be on the stage. I was hoping not to be so nervous because I wanted to do the best with my posing and smiling. My lips were so shaky that I could hardly hold my smile. My whole body began shaking, but I kept going strong. I was enjoying the moment of being so blessed that I could do what I was only dreaming about not very long ago.
I guess I’m just human.. We get nervous from new things……the unknown, but it really feels good to step out of your comfort zone and give the best you can in that moment.
Back in stage a lot of girls were sharing the same feelings. They said the same thing, “wow i couldn’t hold my smile”. I felt so connected with them since we were all going through the same thing. I met many amazing girls that day! Now, I want to compete again very soon.
Thank you for reading my journey and for all the love and support.
Talk to you soon!