Bikini Thoughts + Pamper Me Fabulous Giveaway!
I just got back from LA this morning! Landed in SF and headed RIGHT to training. This stuff is getting serious. I will be on stage in just 12 days. 12 days!!??? What!!????
That is like nothing. I really can’t believe it. I keep watching YouTube videos of the bikini pros who have stellar muscle tone and definition from years of training, but I have to remember that I am competing at an amateur level! So all will be fine. I will bring the best package I’ve got and I know I will have a great time. The journey so far as been a rewarding one and I am falling in love with weight training all over again.
While in LA, some friends were asking about about my obvious weight loss and were pinching me like a specimen or something.
“Oohhh those thighs, so toned!” *grabs my quad*
“Whaaa, your waist! Much tinier!” *pinches my ab fat*
Hahaha, pretty funny, a little uncomfortable, but I do not mind. All I say is that it is clean dieting, double cardio sessions, and heavy weight lifting! Seriously. And in that order too. I am working hard because I want to look good on stage and I want all of my sweat and tears prove it.
Today Kip, my trainer, shared some insight that stuck with me. He said something along the lines of “Bodybuilding is unlike any other sport. In tennis or soccer or football, you train and train and train but if you make a mistake on game day, you lose. In fitness competitions, you train and train and train and on game day you just show up with your best package. There’s no mistakes that can really be made.” He’s right, all the work that needs to be done is being done NOW. So every minute that I can spare to prepare myself for the competition, I’ll do it. So I’m putting in my cardio time at the gym after teaching AND after training.
I got my jewelry this weekend too! Sparkly bangles! A huge ring! Big hoop earrings! Swarovski crystals for my bikini! This was probably the most fun part of prepping for a bikini comp – haha. I have 2 bikinis actually – one hot pink and one cheetah. Not sure which I will wear yet but I am decorating both. It’s gonna come down to which fits me best on show day and which looks better on my super tanned body. Secretly I want the cheetah to work out but I have a feeling it might blend with my skin tone.
Anyway! Thanks to all the POPsters who came out to Hollywood to workout with me! Had a blast at the meetup. If you weren’t able to come…well you’re in luck. I will be doing another class up in San Francisco on May 13th! Not a regular meetup, but as a guest teacher at Pamper Me Fabulous. It’s a super cool event that a fellow female entrepreneur I know is hosting. It’s all about relaxing, indulging, and getting quality YOU time in for all things, fitness, health, beauty, and luxury! Think gift bags, mani’s, pedi’s, cupcakes, pictures, massages, pilates, yoga, shopping, juicy fireside chats…yeah!
I’ll be teaching a POP Pilates class, 2 actually I think, and I’d love it if some of my POPsters could come! To make it easier, Pamper Me Fabulous offered to give away 3 pairs of tickets to 3 deserving gals and their moms (or girlfriends, grannies, aunties, sisters etc.) So that 6 tix total!
All I need you to do is answer this question…
“What’s the one thing that always makes you feel FABULOUS?’
Only enter if you are local (in the SF Bay area) or are willing to commit and travel to the event on May 13th! For everyone else who wants to come but doesn’t have much luck winning, here’s a promo code just for you! You get 20% off the ticket price of $42 with the code “pop”. You can get tix here.
So I’ll be picking 3 winners at random by the end of the week, so Friday! Best of luck to ya. Much love,