Results are in!
Well what a day it turned out to be! As you may (or may not) be aware, from threads on the forum and other’s blogs (Carolyn, thank you!), I am so pleased to report that I won my comp yesterday. It was a very close class, and I had some great competition so I am very rapt with that result. I also had to contend the Overall title and this was awarded to the Open class winner. I was however pretty pleased as I measured up ok I think – pic of back double biceps is the overall line up – Novice, Intermediate and Open class winners (in that order).
It was a small show, but the standard was quite high. In my class there were 3 competitors, same for Open and there were 4 in Novice (Nadia’s class). There was a 52 yo lady in mine, who looked amazing. She had veins all over her abs. I will be interested to see how close it was if I can – apparently it was close according to the compere. When we were doing our compulsory poses both times when we did our back double biceps the compere commented about the level of muscularity in all competitors He also said we all had great calves! We went through compulsories twice, and we had to swap places to do so. I was so excited to hear my number NOT called out for 2nd place, it’s a special feeling and hard to describe. I think I did a really good job on my routine, I was not nervous in the slightest and just thought ‘go out there and have some fun!’ so I tried to do that. I lost my balance at one point and did wobble a bit, but oh well.
I had a really great time. Kathy was a wonderful helper and I thank her profusely for being there for me all day. Doing the show with Nadia was fantastic, we all had a really fun time. Nadia placed 3rd in her class but quite a few people (more than I can count on my fingers!!) feel she was a bit unlucky not to have placed higher. Go Nadia, I’m so proud of what you have achieved. Nadia is now an Ideal Bodies Online team member, and will start Feedback Coaching very soon. I’m so glad to have her on board, her recent comp experience will be of great benefit to our clients because as we know, success is more about the mental aspect rather than the physical.
Nadia wanted some feedback at the end as we weren’t sure where she went wrong. The judge we saw had her placed 2nd, and said she had the most muscularity of all. So we didn’t really get anything to go on from there but I have since spoken to someone else who gave me some more info which I will pass on to Nadia. Basically though he said she has a great future in the sport if she chooses to continue as she has a great muscular base. The lady we spoke to had notes against every competitor. When I looked at what she wrote against my name I had to laugh – “fresh, young and attractive”. LOL!!
So, as far as food goes – I ate sweet stuff all day so was pretty over that by the end. I was dying of thirst, that has to be the worst thing of all. I skulled a Gatorade afterwards, more water, and a lemonade and nothing much came out of me – my body is holding onto it all! We went home and I put baby oil all over me and soaped up and got most of the Dream Tan off. The shower looked like an accident scene. I then got changed and put some perfume on and moisturizer and felt normal again! We went to Scuzi in Rundle Street with Nadia and her ‘entourage’! It was great. I had 2 bits of Damo’s pizza, and we shared a pasta. I really was not hungry and I felt a bit dodgy so I had to be careful. I did buy a cake to take home as it was some coffee thing that I just couldn’t resist! Nadia what cake did you end up getting?
Just before bed I got a phone call. It was about 10.30pm and when it rang I said ‘whoever that is I am not talking to them’ as I was just buggered. But, it was Wayne McDonald, how could I not pick up! I had only caught up with him briefly at the show and did not get a chance for a decent chat. I was so glad I answered the call because he had me in stitches – as he usually does. He was driving to Hamilton and expected to get there around 3am. He asked me what I had to drink (I didn’t realize he was referring to alcohol) and went through the Gatorade, water, lemonade thing. He said well he was glad he didn’t hang around to go out with me! I said if he did, he would probably have been at Hamilton already!
I am in the car travelling home now, about an hour to go. I am so so so tired. I crashed last night but again was unable to sleep. Was still awake at 2.30am. I got up and had some MORE chocolate, some cottage cheese and peanut butter. I did sleep after that. I had my oats and cc for breaky and now just polished off a half a bbq chook on the way home for lunch. That REALLY hit the spot. I will be back training tomorrow, and will go shopping and get my usual supply of healthy foods and get back on my game.
I have so many emails and texts to answer – thanks so much everyone, you are all superstars and it has been wonderful to receive your support. While driving home and I uploaded some pics and will display over the next few days. Maybe I should put on Facebook too.