3 hours ago
So if you are thinking of competing, here are some things you may want to consider:
✔️Competing is NOT a reason to lose weight!!! A lot of people go into competing because they know it's a strict goal and will force structure. Well although structure is good, if you are wanting to lose weight there is a good chance you already struggle with food/and or your body, you don't have healthy habits or you don't have the tools to create balance, eat moderately, etc.
✔️Unfortunately competing has become a "trend" and is glamourized, and the truth about the sport hides. If you compete be prepared for little sleep, long hours at the gym, measuring all your food, a lot of tears due to mental exhaustion, physical exhaustion, post show blues, etc. It is a lot more than the bikini, tan and abs.
✔️Money! Competing is a damn expensive hobby! I don't like to think of the cost of food or gym as part of the expense because competing or not the cost will be there. How about the coach, supplements, tan, hair and makeup, association fee, competition fee, bikini, heals, jewelry, nails, hotel, etc, it all costs money and it's NOT cheap!
✔️How is your current mentality around food and your body? Do you show yourself self love, happiness, appreciation for all you have or do you pick yourslf apart?
✔️Post show blues. I think this is the biggest of all! People don't like to talk about this aspect as it shows "weakness" but post show blues are a REAL thing! Most going into competing are good with goal setting, but competing adds a whole other part. Most think about competing on its own as the goal but finding motivation after you have reached that said goal is where it becomes tough. You have dieted for x amount of weeks, got on stage, placed well (for the sake of this), but you have decided you aren't competing again/this year, so now what? It can feel like you are chasing nothing!
These are just some aspects! I feel the need to remind anyone who has thought of competing to remind you of your values, and what is truly important to you. Life is about creating balance, happiness and fulfillment within, so follow your heart! 🙏🏼💞 #CreateYourLife